Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

How To Really Get Rid Of Those Windshield Streaks and Specks

Lee Hunt

Washing a car windshield shouldn't be a difficult task, but many people end up with streaky, spotty windshields despite their best efforts. They try to repeatedly clean the glass, only to end up with the same problems. While the cleaning process can be simple, it's not always intuitive. These three little changes will make the job a lot easier!

Avoid Ammonia

The first is to stop using ammonia-based cleaners on tinted windows. Your average store-bought glass-cleaning fluid is usually ammonia based, so if you've been grabbing the same stuff you use to clean your home's windows, stop! Ammonia will only end up damaging the film along with leaving streaks. It's also a good idea to stop using the ammonia-based cleaners on non-tinted glass too, because they can be effectively cleaned with just water. Why add the chemicals?

Try Cotton or Microfiber Cloths

The second change is to start using either cotton or microfiber washcloths on the glass. Regardless of whether you have tinted film or not, take a cotton or good-quality microfiber rag and dip it in plain water. Wash part of a window, scrubbing gently. Immediately dry the part with a dry cotton or microfiber cloth -- be sure you get some that don't leave behind lint. You can get special car-window cleaning cloths at auto supply stores. As you dry the spots, wipe off streaky areas with a squeegee. This should be enough to get rid of the streaks and leave the glass sparkling.

Consider Pit Repair

The third change is to forgo cleaning the little specks on your windshield. If what you're seeing are tiny little dots that create a lot of glare in the sunlight, no amount of cleaning is going to help (that doesn't mean you shouldn't clean off actual dirt).

These dots are pits caused by sand and dust that have flown into your windshield at high speeds. If you drive in sandy areas, such as near a beach or desert, there's a very good chance you'll have these. 

Unfortunately there's no way to clean them off since they're pits in the surface of the glass. Take your car to M S Glass Outlet and have them take a look. Chances are you will have to get a replacement windshield if the pitting is so bad that it makes it difficult for you to drive. In order to avoid glass repairs, ask your auto shop about pit-resistant film. If you have been thinking about getting tinted windows, you may want to pay a little extra for film that protects from these pits and from rock chips.