Hey everyone, first post here.
This isn’t related to cleaning the kinds of windows this site is probably intended for - so if this thread is in the wrong place or not allowed, I apologize.
I’ve struggled to find a solid non-linting/cost effective (cheap) towel for window cleaning for awhile now. So a week or two ago I’d ventured out of the automotive detailing forums and decided to see what professional window cleaners use/recommend. I feel like if there’s a towel I can use to wipe down my windows and leave them streak free - you guys here would be able to point me in the right direction.
What I’ve tried:
- Regular microfiber towels of varying density and nap style. These seem to always lint to some degree.
- Waffle weave microfiber towels: I’ve had the most success with these, although they’re definitely not the most cost effective choice I’ve come across depending where/who you purchase them from.
This is where I came across huck towels. I got my towels in a few days ago, and I’ve washed/dried them three times. When I clean my window with them, they still seem to leave behind a film/residue. My first instinct was maybe it’s my cleaner. Being that I can’t really squeegee a windshield or rear window in a sedan, I’m using these with glass cleaner. Is it unusual for them to leave a very streaky finish if you wipe a window down with them?
I realize I’m not really using these the way you would use them as a professional window cleaner - to detail around the edges and wipe the sills down (that’s what i’ve gathered you use them for after a half dozen window cleaning tutorials, anyway. sorry if my terminology is off lol.)
Do you have any recommendations on how to approach cleaning a window with these? I realize that most of you probably aren’t using a rag to produce streak free windows, so if this wouldn’t even be your go to if you were put in a situation where you had to - i’d love to hear what you’d reach for.
Thanks for your time,