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Old 01-17-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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anyone still use newspaper to clean windows??

I've been using them for years to clean windows. usually leaves a streak free window.

Anyone still use them. Or is there a better method these days???
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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haha.. thaz how i cleaned the classroom windows back in the elementry school @ Taiwan..

it works great!! the graphite on the newspaper does its job!
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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me too but in HK Must be an Asian thing
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:37 AM   #4
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Use Stoner Invisible Glass, and a good quality microfiber glass cleaning towel. Try and get one that has a waffle weave.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:33 AM   #6
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You can also try using Diamondite Glass Cleaner with a nice microfiber cloth. Works great on my car! Available here:

http://www.modbargains.com/dept.asp?dept_id=13-009



Never tried the newspaper thing, might try it on my fiancee's car next time I wash it, just to see how it works.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:28 AM   #7
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the tex part works better than the pictures ..

and.. if i remember correctly.. this can also prevent condensation .. @.@ who knows..i was very innocent back then..
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:01 AM   #8
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i still do... and works like a charm
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:42 AM   #9
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i used to use newspapers all the time for amazing results.

i now use 2 microfiber cloths - one damp to wash the windows, one dry to polish them and the results are astounding
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #10
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i use stoners and newspaper, works great
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:30 PM   #11
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lol yea my mom taught the kiddies to use newspapers on the glass doors and windows.. and yea were filipino.. it def. must be an asian thing. i must see its very good at cleaning them windows, and youd think that itd get some crap on the window 'cause you get crap on your fingers after reading through it a lot.
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how exactly do you use a news paper? Do you use it just to dry after youv sprayed a cleaner on or no cleaner at all. This is the first time Iv ever heard anything like this (im not asian)
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lol ohh yea sorry to not clarify.. yea you can use it with water, but we also use a cleaner like windex... teh fabric rags usually leaves streaks and such so the newspaper is a good way to get rid of them.. thats what we do at least.
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how exactly do you use a news paper? Do you use it just to dry after youv sprayed a cleaner on or no cleaner at all. This is the first time Iv ever heard anything like this (im not asian)
Use it like you would paper towel. The ink works great againts streaking.
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yes, i do and it works............
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haha asian thing.... well i am a quarter japanese and I do this. It must be true lol...
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Use it like you would paper towel. The ink works great againts streaking.
Yes, the ink on the paper acts as a polish and helps leave the window crystal clear, cheap way to get the job done.

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how exactly do you use a news paper? Do you use it just to dry after youv sprayed a cleaner on or no cleaner at all. This is the first time Iv ever heard anything like this (im not asian)

Back when it was paper towels, cotton rags, and newspaper...

...when you spray a window cleaner on the glass, wipe the window, and then dry it, a dry sheet of newspaper is MUCH better than using a paper towel. No lint, no streaking.

Usually it was: wipe with a clean paper towel or a clean cotton cloth, dry with newspaper. Result: invisible glass.

Only since microfiber cloths and microfiber window cloths (different weave, I think) have come out have I stopped using newspaper.

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Sometimes, I use it especially in the morning. However, I used to pull over my car inside of garage. ^^
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My wife is Filipina and she uses newspaper. I use a microfiber cloth.
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