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Vape Residue on Car Windows..........any suggestions?

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  1. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    Does anyone have a magic potion for removing the gooey residue on car windows after heavy vaping while driving?
    Windex and microfiber just seems to smear it.
    It is really nasty.
    I'd appreciate any input.
    Blessings,
    Pat
     
  2. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    prattville
  3. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    See my post, Windex just smears it.
    Thanks for the response, tho.
    P
     
  4. txcolt

    txcolt Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2013
    Plano, TX
    I have been using Stoner Invisible Glass (I get it at wally world) and a waffle weave microfiber towel. It can take a couple of passes to get it really clean. I am having to clean them once a week as I spend a fair amount of time in the car.

    I hope it helps!
     
  5. JacobDaniel

    JacobDaniel Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2011
    Jackson, Michigan
    I just use Windex and paper towel, I never really get a film from vaping though.
     
  6. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    Oooo I was just in WW today! I wish I would have posted before I went.
    Thank you.
    I have a ton of microfiber cloths but will look for a waffle weave.
    Thank you so very much!
    P
     
  7. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    Scotch-Brite Sponge Cloth and your favorite window cleaner.
     
  8. cigarbabe

    cigarbabe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Boston,MA.
    I also vape heavily in my car and I never get any film either from it.
    I wonder if it's possible for inhaled VG to leave a film?
    I suspect not.
    C.B.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Tealady12

    Tealady12 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2013
    St Paul, MN
    This may sound weird but it may depend on the car also. No problem in the Mustang it did not build up. The MB was horrible, nothing would get it off. The Xterra I just wipe with a kitchen towel.
     
  10. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    Now that is interesting.
    Maybe I'll just buy a Shelby!!!!!!!
     
  11. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    There is another cleaning aid I have never heard of!
    Thank you.
     
  12. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    I really don't have the build up others have complained about, but I use this and a microfiber cloth. I usually crack a window open while vaping. I like being able to see while I am driving-LOL. I clean my windshield a couple times a year and have been vaping for 4 years. YMMV
     
  13. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    Sponge cloth cleans windows nearly squeegee clean just using dish soap and water.
    Another great 3M product.
     
  14. Patkid

    Patkid Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2013
    Rockford, IL
    Thank you to each!!
    I am taking notes and appreciate each response.
     
  15. catalinaflyer

    catalinaflyer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I drive a semi for a living (or adventure) so I vape inside a vehicle 20+ hours a day. Buildup hasn't been a problem but I have noticed it on really cold mornings. I just wipe it off with a blue microfiber. However about once a month I use the Rain-X wipes on them so they are kind of pre-treated.

    Now, back when I sucked analogues I would get the brown tar buildup and the way I cleaned them was regular dish soap in warm water with a sponge then a squeegee.
     
  16. SissySpike

    SissySpike Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2012
    San Diego CA
    I scrape it off with a razor blade and desolve it back in to a bottle of juice and revape it;-)

    It must not be model specific my 250 gets it
     
  17. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    You are such a Ham!!!!!!! LOL


    Cleaning glass in bright/harsh sunlight will dry the cleanser before you can clean and cause streaks. This is a good time of year for window cleaning [​IMG]
     
  18. Rickb119

    Rickb119 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 20, 2013
    Greeley, CO, USA
    I've read that a little cornstarch in the window cleaner (shake before using) keeps it from streaking.

    Anyone else think of Ray Stevens during this thread? :D
     
  19. tragictaste

    tragictaste Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2013
    Houston, Tx,
    Rain x makes a fog free wipe for interiors that may work, just have to get the windows squeaky clean before applying.
     
  20. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    I didn't realize how bad the vape film was in our 2012 Terrain until it got cold, once it got below zero the windows just fogged up and didn't unfog. It was so bad that I went to the dealer thinking it was a heater problem or heater core leaking. They found nothing wrong with the system but I think they flashed and reinstalled the software. All I had to look out was the center of the windshield and couldn't see clearly out of any other window. I used a damp norwex microfiber cloth and it cleaned quite well.
    It shocked me to read this forum thread in here of what caused the windows to fog so badly
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/general-e-smoking-discussion/502661-film-windows-worse-than-analogs.html
     
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