Hot Deals in Automotive Parts and Accessories $6.79 Chemical Guys CLD_202_16 Signature Series Glass Cleaner (16 oz)
- Brand: Chemical Guys
- Model: CLD_202_16
- Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 8.3 inches
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- Item model number: CLD_202_16
- Manufacturer Part Number: CLD_202_16
- OEM Part Number: CLD-202-16
- Folding: No
Chemical Guys Signature Series Glass Cleaner is the perfect way to achieve streak-free glass, windows, and mirrors. The advanced formula is designed to easily break down dirt, dust, debris, bugs, fingerprints, and road grime in seconds. We engineered the Chemical Guys Signature Series Glass...
Sorry, I say this with my head held low, cause what I'm about to write is not so favorable on a Chemical Guys' product, but this one sort of missed the mark on glass cleaners for me.I mean, I 'get' what it is they're trying to do here. USUALLY when you clean glass, you want some kind of 'coating' left behind, so when you go for your buff cycle, the glass seems like you just waxed it and it's optically perfect. That 'buffing' action on the glass is the most important part, and that's what typically removes any kind of haze. Now, with microfiber's you have to be careful, cause that 'buffing action', with a microfiber, can cause static, and if you get the peach fuzzy pieces of the high pile of the cloth, breaking off, they can stick to your glass and make a mess. Hence why I use quality, low pile, cotton cloths for my glass. They don't generate that much static.However, with the Signature Series Glass Cleaner (CLD202) I found that it dries too fast and that the buff cycle is that of great effort to get it to NOT streak.Quite honestly, if you want that same 'feel' of a glass cleaner then use Chemical Guys' - -> Extreme Slick Synthetic Detailer (part number: WAC_116)... That will give you that 'slick' feeling as you polish the glass down, and leave no streaks. It also has enough alcohol in it to be a good cleaner. However, if you use the WAC116, it will 'spot' on what it lands on, so if you use it on interior windows, don't spray it on the windows, spray it on the towel first, then hit the glass. For the exterior that's no problem, but on the interior, you could spot your dash or door trims. But the WAC116 will give you that 'polished and waxed' feeling on your glass.This glass cleaner, however, doesn't quite do that for me.THAT BEING SAID, what I DID find this glass cleaner useful for, was finishing off my wheels after I dressed the tires. The trick is to shake it real good in the spray bottle, so it sort of foams the wheel, then do your cleaning action nicely and then wait a second then buff it off. I use the high pile end of a microfiber cloth so it picks up more schmutz, and then use the dry side to buff. It really does a nice job on the wheels.Sorry, Chemical Guys, I love your products, but this signature series glass cleaner didn't hit home too well.Quite honestly, to me, and I've been using it for years, the best glass cleaner is just Invisible Glass. I use the spray bottle in the summer, when it's warmer, cause it won't dry as fast, and in the winter, I use the aerosol can as it's 'hotter' and dries quicker in colder climates.
Does not leave windows clean.I am by no means a professional when it comes to car detailing, but I have been detailing cars for close to 25 years now.I decided to purchase the Chemical Guys window cleaner after talking to a friend who is also a car guy. I had complained about the white film that seems to develop on the inside of automotive windshields over time. He recommended purchasing an automotive window cleaner and said that it would prevent that from happening as quickly. I started researching and narrowed it down to this and some other "big brand" options. I decided on this after reading several glowing reviews on automotive forums.I was immediately disappointed after the first use, where I used a normal Terry cloth rag. I told my friend about my disappointment and he said the rag was the issue and that I needed to use a microfiber cloth. So I tried that with little improvement. I even bought new microfiber cloths thinking the one I used might not have been washed properly.It streaks, and it doesn't get the window clean. The one positive thing I can say is that it smells nice.In short, save your money and just use a damp cloth. I may try another brand at some point in the future, but this stuff is absolute marketing/forum hype.
I wish I could say that all the hype about Chemical Guys is true, I've always heard great things. I decided to purchase the glass cleaner because it seems like a product that would be hard to mess up because you just have to be better than a 3$ bottle of windex. Unfortunately this product for 9$ for 2/3 the quantity, is absolutely terrible. It literally says streak free on the bottle then on the same bottle for directions it states make sure to wipe away any streaks... This product leaves a nasty greasy film on any and all glass, making cleaning interior windshield awful as it turns your windshield into a greasy, film covered, light refracting mess. Makes driving in direct sunlight near impossible. I even tried on multiple different surfaces and glass windows and even sunglasses every thing was left a mess and I must now clean again with a much cheaper windex. Windex is the way to go its 1/3 the price but you get 23 oz instead of 16 oz. Literally almost a full 8oz more for a 1/3 of the cost.