Glass cleaners' cuts through the most stubborn grease, grime and stains, which include grease, dirt, oil, coffee and juice stains, adhesives and much more. These cleaners are based on a concentrated blend of surface-active agents that are coupled with water softeners suitable for cleaning all washable surfaces.
Glass cleaners are generally spray and wipe type of cleaners that are formulated using water, detergents, solvents, and many other additives. There are a various types of detergents, solvents, and other additives, which can be mixed in varying proportions and quantities to produce a glass cleaner. And this is the reason why they differ in their performance. What you are trying to remove and clean is important. For example, a formulation meant to remove oil from vehicle traffic may or may not work properly to remove soap scum from a bathroom mirror and vice versa.
Most window and mirror cleaners are relatively safe to use, and have only a small impact on the environment. However, some cleaners contain glycol ethers and other chemicals that are harmful. Use the mildest product you can find, and always wear gloves and goggles to protect yourself.
- Regular Glass Care- For regular glass cleaning, use a mild alcohol or
ammonia glass cleaner.
- Disinfecting - If you need to disinfect the glass surface, use a product, which contains alkyl ammonium chloride to kill germs.
- Grease Removal - Sometimes grease, fingerprints, or other oily deposits are found on the glass surface that you are cleaning. In such a case, use a stronger degreasing cleaner with butoxyethanol. Apply this glass cleaner with a scrub pad. Afterwards, you can use your regular cleaner to finish the job to remove streaks left by the degreaser.
One of the most important decisions while purchasing glass cleaners is to decide between products containing ammonia, or those of the ammonia-free nature. The advantages and benefits of ammonia are exploited heavily by the household cleaning products industry, however not all ammonia based products are suitable for automotive glass cleaning applications. Because of its intense formulation, ammonia may damage certain types of leather, vinyl or may even remove tinting from the windows. In the case, you wish to use an ammonia-based product, be conscious to avoid applying it to areas that may cause deterioration.
Directions for Use
- Spray on a small area of glass surface at a time.
- Wipe dry with clean paper or terry towel.
- Make sure the glass is clean.
- Make sure all the towels and your hands are free from waxes, silicones, etc.
Mentioned below are some of the care tips that are important to follow while using glass cleaners
- Avoid glass-cleaning products, which are flammable.
- Use products, which are packaged in a trigger bottle rather than an
- Some degreasers contain butoxyethanol or similar toxic ingredients.
Always protect yourself by wearing gloves and goggles while using such
- If there is an eye contact with the glass cleaner, wash thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, contact your physician.