Garage Door Window Cleaning Tips

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Garage Door Window Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year to get the house clean and ready for the rest of the summer. It also may be the time to wash all your homes windows to clear away any remaining evidence of winter. If your garage door also has windows, be sure to wash them along with the rest of your home.

Here are some tips to prolong the life and the style of your garage door windows. Remember that periodic cleaning is important and to use compatible household cleaners on your windows. Avoid the use of abrasive, gritty cleaners and/or hard cleaning implements, such as hard brushes, scrapers and squeegees. These may cause the surface to become scratched.

General Cleaning

  1. Use warm water to pre-rinse the window to loosen and wash away any surface material, grit or grime.
  2. Be sure to use a soft microfiber cloth or a damp non-abrasive sponge and gently wash with a diluted soap or detergent.
  3. Rinse the window again and to prevent water spots, dry with a soft cloth.

Removing Heavy Oils and Tars:

  1. Use warm water to pre-rinse the window to loosen and wash away any surface material, grit or grime.
  2. Use a 50/50 isopropyl alcohol-water mixture and gently rub the area with a soft non-abrasive cloth.
  3. Immediately rinse with clean water and to prevent water spots, dry with a soft cloth.

Removing graffiti, paint, marker, inks and glazing compounds:

  1. Use warm water to pre-rinse the window to loosen and wash away any surface material, grit or grime.
  2. Using Naphtha VM&P, Isopropyl Alcohol or Butyl Cellosolve, gently rub the area with a soft non-abrasive cloth.
  3. Immediately rinse with clean water and to prevent water spots, dry with a soft cloth.

Removing Adhesive Backed Labels:

  1. Isopropyl Alcohol, Naphtha VM&P or Kerosene will help lift stickers and adhesives.
  2. Immediately rinse what clean water and to prevent water spots, dry with a soft cloth.

Compatible Cleaners

  • Top Job, Joy®
  • Palmolive Liquid®
  • Windex Ammonia Free

Removing Scratches

Deep scratches and gouges made by sharp objects cannot be repaired. Fine scratches may be reduced in severity or cosmetically hidden by using a buffing compound such as NOVUS 2 Plastic Fine Scratch Remover, followed up by a cleaning and polishing agent like NOVUS 1.

Cleaning your windows should be painless and easy to do. Be sure to use these tips this summer.

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