Are you tired of contorting your body to reach the impossibly far corners of your windshield to clean them? Is the inside of your windshield hazy, streaked and smeared? In this post I go over the easiest and most effective way to clean the inside of a hazy windshield!

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Windshield Cleaning

Cleaning the inside of the windshield is normally not an easy task, but have you ever had that feeling of cleaning your glasses after they have been dirty for a while, and the wonder of being able to see again! “Why didn’t I clean these earlier!” Having a clean windshield makes everything about driving more enjoyable.


You will kick yourself for not using this method earlier! They make these windshield cleaning tools that have a handle and a rotating head. Basically they are the “Swiffer” for your car’s windshield. This makes cleaning the windshield 20 times easier!

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Best Way to Clean the Inside of a Windshield

Step 1: Dampen Wiping Pad with Cleaner

Spray a small amount of Invisible Glass spray directly onto the pad; it should be damp but not soaked.

Windex or other glass cleaner in a spray bottle is fine, but the “Invisible Glass” cleaner in the spray can works the best. Spray bottles are awkward to use in the tight space of your car, and in general, you don’t want to use too much spray. This stuff leaves the glass completely free of streaks if used properly and in moderation.

Inner windshield cleaner

Step 2: Use Articulated Cleaning Tool and Circular Strokes to Wipe Windshield

Use the articulated cleaning tool to wipe in a circular motion to remove smudges. Let the cleaning tool do the work. Only use a small amount of spray on the cleaning pad. If you use too much, it will soak the windshield and not dry up as quickly which can leave some streaks. It is better to use a small amount.

Clean the scum off the inside of the windshield

The key to why the tooled handle works so well is that it allows you to keep even pressure on the pad while wiping the entire windscreen, even the normally hard-to-reach corners.

Step 3: Finish Wiping the Glass Using Vertical Strokes

Finish up with another small amount of spray and use up and down strokes to even out the cleaned surface.

If the windshield is already pretty clean, but just has a layer of haze on it, use the tool with the pad dry. Wipe the pad in circular motion to get most of it, then for the last pass, change pads and use up and down strokes to eliminate streaks.

The cleaning tool folds up, so take advantage of that and store it in your glove compartment.

Folded Window Cleaner

This makes it easy to clean the windshield more frequently before it gets too bad!

Windshield cleaner folded in glovebox

Step 4: Wipe Down the Dashboard with a Microfiber Cloth

As a final step, use a microfiber cloth to wipe up any drips or spills, as well as other dust, on the dashboard.

And that’s it for the inside of the windshield!

Finishing Up

As long as you’re at it, clean up the rest of the interior with one of these gel cleaners. This works wonders for getting the dust, grime, and coffee stains off of a car’s interior!

Thanks for reading!

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