WOW! Streak Free Cleaning Technique

We at WindshieldWow! take perfectly clean and clear windshields seriously, and we have a lot of experience with cleaning windshields and know the perfect technique to get your windshield perfectly clean and clear-just like it was a brand new windshield.  After all, we invented the first magnetic windshield cleaner!

The WindshieldWow! is the perfect tool for cleaning your windshield because 1) it allows YOU to clean both sides simultaneously and 2) it applies super firm cleaning pressure so you don’t have to.  But the important thing to understand is that the WindshieldWow! is just the tool  YOU still are doing the cleaning.  The WindshieldWow! isn't a smart device that automatically does the cleaning for you--or knows how dirty, grimy and oily your windshield is.  Only YOU know this. So its up to YOU to use the proper technique for the conditions you observe while cleaning your windshield with the WindshieldWow! 

The following technique, if followed with the WindsheildWow! will provide you the perfect streakfree results every time:

Wow! Technique to Crystal Clear Windshields

Basic Rules to Follow whenever cleaning your windshield:

Rule 1: Never ever clean your windshield in the direct hot sun!  Why?  Because the hot sun causes rapid evaporation of the cleaning solution before cleaning is complete, leaving behind dirt and grime.  It is best to clean your windshield in the shade (in a garage, carport , etc..).  If you do not have a shady spot, consider waiting until the evening when the sun is much lower and it isn't hot out.

Rule 2: Use a good quality streak free glass cleaner.  The testers are WindshieldWow! have tested many of these retail glass cleaner and we recommend SprayWay Brand (Foaming action) Streak Free Glass cleaner. While others may work for you, we have found that SprayWay Brand, Foaming Glass cleaner to yield the best results over any other glass cleaning solution.  Invisible Glass liquid was the second best performing. For information, Windex doesn't perform well! 

Rule 3: Note the black tinted border around your windshield on the exterior.  This tinted border area signifies where the hard objects such as your windshield mounting pillars, dash and mirror mount are located on the inside.  So this means your WindshieldWow internal paddle can not be pushed into this area.  So when using the WindshieldWow! you can not push the external paddle into this black tinted border area as the internal connected paddle with hit those hard objects and fall off.

Two Step Technique for Streak Free Results


Apply blue micro fiber cloths to both WindshieldWow! cleaning paddles and spray liberally with your chosen streak free glass cleaner (We recommend SprayWay Foaming Action Glass Cleaner)  Also spray some on your windshield inside/out.

Apply the paddles to your windshield and perform a THOROUGH wet cleaning of your entire windshield with your WindshieldWow!, making sure to not miss any area.  Make several complete passes across your windshield.

Inspect your blue micro fiber cloths as you wet clean, and replace with new clean cloths and repeat the wet cleaning (with additional glass cleaner as needed) until the blue microfiber cleaning cloths no longer pickup any dirt or grime from your windshield. (Note: any dirt visible on the blue cloths means you need to continue wet cleaning)


Once your windshield is thoroughly cleaned (as evidenced by no more dirt appearing on the blue microfiber cloths), remove the blue microfiber cleaning cloths and replace with the Wow! Streak free Finish Buffing Cloths.  With your windshield dry (or mostly dry) re-apply the paddles to your windshield and perform a final finish buffing evolution with the Streak Free Finish Buffing cloths across your entire windshield.

Make multiple passes until the windshield has been completely finish buffed in all areas.  Don't stop buffing too soon.  Buffing removes any smears left behind. If you stuborn smears still persist, lightly mist both sides with your Sprayway foaming cleaner (just ever so slightly) and continue to buff until they are gone.

Inspect the windshield in bright light or sunlight and reperform the dry buffing if smears are still present (lightly misting the windshield with cleaner on the smeared areas) .

While this is a dry finish buffing step, lightly misting the windshield on both sides can help with the dry buffing process.

PRO TIP: Isopropyl alcohol in a mini spray bottle handy while performing your DRY FINISH buffing can be immensely helpful.  Lightly spritz some on the windshield or the finish buffing cloths as you dry buff.  This will help reduce any chattering of the paddles (rapid skipping across the windshield) and will also reduce the time needed for dry buffing.

Look closely you will see the smudges and smears disappear as the buffing cloths erase them.  Stop too early and you may not erase all the streaks.  If you don't get streak free you didn't dry buff out the left over cleaner smears!

NOTE:  If you still have smudges and smears visible and you are certain you did a good thorough cleaning and finish buffing, your windshield needs a good degreasing cleaning and your glass cleaner simply did not do the job in removing the oily film that was released from the road grime as you did your initial cleaning.  Mix up a degreasing solution with a spray bottle of plain water (distilled is best) and just a dash of Dawn dish liquid (just a little).  Clean both sides of your windshield again with the WindshieldWow!, using this degreasing liquid first.  Then repeat the above 2 step Streak Free technique again as per above.



WindshieldWow! Recommends the Sprayway Brand Foaming Glass Cleaner for prefect results with your the WindshieldWow!  Sprayway Brand Foaming Glass cleaner can be purchased on Walmart, Target and any home improvement store.


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