Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Detailing and Interior

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2000, 05:52 AM
Posts: n/a
Hello guys. How are you? Well, I was wondering what I should do to clean tinted windows inside the cars. I know i can't use any chemical on them since it will ruin the tint. Is there such thing as Amonia-free Windex? Is it safe to use on tinted windows? Or should I just use wet towel followed by paper towel to clean tinted windows? Any other suggestions? Thank you so much for your time. Take care.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2000, 02:26 PM
Posts: n/a
hello. Well, i am hoping you guys will answer this one for me thank you~
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2001, 02:41 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 171

I would only use water to clean my tinted windows. Take a semi-damp cloth and wipe it down. Then let it sit for a minute or so to dry, then chase it with a dry towel. It should leave you streak-less shine w/o chemicals. Hope this helps.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2001, 01:50 AM
HaYN Benz
Posts: n/a
Water on a clean chamois (or fake chamois) is best. Do not use paper towels or newsprint as they will scratch the tint big time. A clean 100% cotton cloth will work too.

Also, I'd recommend a knife, like the one I have in my car. It has a blade about three inchs in length and is serated. Kinda like a steak knife. I tell my passengers that I use it to cut off fingers that touch my tint. Very inspirational. And it works too.

Just my $.02
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2001, 10:43 AM
Ali Al-Chalabi's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,837
I would use a mixture of about a cup of distilled water to a couple tablespoons of white distilled vinegar. You can use regular water, but I like to use distilled to keep any mineral deposits (ie streaks) off the window.
Ali Al-Chalabi

2001 CLK55
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel
2002 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
Merlin Extralight w/ Campy Record
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2001, 11:37 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 962
There are a lot of glass cleaners which are safe for tinted windows -- just look for 'em at your favorite auto parts store. I've never had any problems with hurting the tint as long as I used one of these products specifically made for auto glass and which said "safe for tinted windows" on the can.

I agree with using 100% cotton, not paper.

There is a product called "Invisible Glass" which is advertised in Car & Driver and similar mags, which is said to be quite good. For $20 they'll send you 3 cans and a couple cotton cloths. I haven't tried it myself.
'93 400E
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 01:07 PM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
There is a product called Sparkle that will work on tinted windows without harm. It comes in a "Windex-like" bottle and is purple. You can find it in most auto and general-purpose stores...newer tint products are a bit more resistant to ammonia-based products, but Sparkle was recommended to me by a tint installer who did my 73 Bug back in 1986...tint is still intact and the original color. others have posted, tint does scratch easily, so avoid abrasive paper products.

BTW, newer vehicles (especially vans and SUVs) come from the factory with tint laminates on their rear and hatch windows, so avoid using paper towels on those surfaces too.

Some dealers aren't clued in to this though, as the dimwit who sold me a brand new 94 Honda Passport off the showroom went about removing the window sticker with a razor blade...dealership had to replace the window!
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
300E (W124) RR window regulator parts FREE hanno Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 3 11-13-2004 06:15 PM
rear power window cable stuck? 88 190e 2.3 olpos Vintage Mercedes 1 03-25-2004 12:22 AM
Rubbing passenger window acm123071 SL Forum 0 11-23-2001 03:37 PM
S 500 Rear Pass. Window Problem Quist1 Tech Help 1 11-01-2001 07:50 PM
Window Problems Brent Tech Help 3 01-23-2001 06:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page