Mirror Is Full of Smudges After Cleaning with Windex...

Updated on December 21, 2009
K.M. asks from Plano, TX
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The bathroom mirror is full of smudges after being cleaned with Windex or ammonia or 409 or Extreme Clean using a clean paper towel each time. Any suggestions?

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So What Happened?

The culprit was the paper towel. I tried everything again with a clean microfiber cloth and the mirror is clean.

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L.B.

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Take waded up newspaper and rub like you are cleaning the mirror. It will take out all the smudges.

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B.L.

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Try baking soda, water, and vinegar. This came in hand when I ran out of cleaning supplies for the windows and mirrors.

K.R.

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I would suggest using a newspaper to clean instead of a paper towel. I find that using a paper towel, there are lots of fuzzy leftovers on the mirror. I also use the generic window cleaner with newspaper and no streaks (or fuzzies).

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C.S.

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Hello K., We have neighbors (2) who were ready to replace large bathroom mirrors becaue they were always streaked after cleaning. We loaned them our Shaklee Basic H spray bottle with the mixture for windows and mirrors and no more streaks.

My first time to respond so I am not sure what information to include.... C.

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J.L.

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Instead of using a paper towel, use a newspaper. Works great no smudges!

L.B.

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Take waded up newspaper and rub like you are cleaning the mirror. It will take out all the smudges.

L. B.
www.GetOrganized.ws

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C.C.

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My Mother always sworn by only using crumpled up news paper to clean windows and mirrors with whatever soution you choose. I have to say that it does work but I'm not sure why. I don't always use news paper but I do quite often. Good luck to you and Merry Christmas!

P.S. I also read somewhere that peroxide or rubbing alcohol is good for "no streak" windows as well.

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L.K.

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I used to clean houses and would run into this problem all the time. Sometimes I would use a microfiber cloth or other clean lint free cloth. I've heard of using newspaper...but I didn't want all that ink on my hands. Hope that helps!

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R.J.

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It seems as though all the windex streak free does is streak. Add some alcohol to your windex and this will help your problem.

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