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The Auto Finesse® Crystal Glass Cleaner is highly concentrated, with a finely balanced blend of mild distilled solvents, meaning fingerprints and greasy films are effortlessly removed to reveal a streak and smear free finish.
Its fast-flashing alcohol based formula is safe on all glass surfaces, including mirrors, and sensitive tinted window. Crystal can also be used to effectively clean the lightweight polycarbonate or acrylic windows used in high-performance, or racing vehicles.
•Crystal can also be used in conjunction with glass sealants and is safe for regular use
Looking for the perfect cloth for glass cleaning? Check out our Superior Waffle, the best companion for the job.
Want to enhance your glass protection? Check out our Caramics Glass Protection Kit.
For tips and tricks on helping you achieve the perfect crystal clear finish, take a look at this guide: How to clean, protect and get a sparkling smear-free finish
- Smear and residue free
- Highly concentrated and finely balanced with distilled solvents
- Suitable for all glass, sensitive tints and polycarbonate / acrylic windows
- Effortlessly removes fingerprints and greasy films
If the glass is heavily soiled, begin by washing with a light Shampoo or All-Purpose-Cleaner solution to remove the bulk of the grime before finishing with Auto Finesse Crystal.
For lightly soiled glass, you can proceed directly to application. Start by applying a fine mist of product to a manageable section of glass (3-4 spritzes is usually sufficient to do an average window, or half a windscreen.), and remove immediately using a short pile Microfibre Towel.
Turn the towel to a clean side, and return to the glass for a final buff to reveal a crystal clear finish. If contamination still persists, repeat application, allowing the product to dwell and penetrate momentarily before wiping.
Auto Finesse Crystal should be used on dry glass, and out of direct sunlight to obtain the best results.
Can Crystal Glass Cleaner be used over a ceramic coating?
Yes, Crystal Glass Cleaner is safe and effective on glass with a previously-applied ceramic coating, including the 12-month-durable coating in our Caramics Glass Protection Kit. Silica (Si02) based ceramic coatings chemically bond to surfaces on a molecular level to provide a durable layer of protection that can only be fully removed through abrasion. Crystal is a non-abrasive formula made up of a finely balanced blend of distilled solvents and, as such, it removes residues by dissolving them and allowing them to be easily wiped away without abrading surfaces or protection layers. While Crystal will not degrade your ceramic coating though, it will not strengthen it either. For this reason, whenever there’s a ceramic coating present, for the best results we recommend utilising Caramics Glass Cleaner which has been specifically developed to boost coatings, prolonging their life and their performance. Learn more about how to clean and protect your glass in our guide – Protect Your Glass For Winter.
Can this glass cleaner be used on tinted windows?
Technically yes, both our Crystal Glass Cleaner and Caramics Glass Cleaner can be used on tinted windows. The mild distilled solvents in these products will not harm window tinting films in any way. Unlike some harsh cleaning solutions and glass polishes, which can soften films and interfere with their adhesion, these non-abrasive, alcohol-based formulas will clean away sticky marks such as fingerprints, along with light dust and grime, and will not abrade any sensitive surface. This is because the solvents are specially selected to melt away oily residues, chemically dissolving them into the solution to create a solute. Once dissolved these contaminants can be safely wiped away with a Microfibre Work Cloth or Superior Waffle (which is designed specifically for cleaning vehicle windows) without fear of scratching the surface underneath - whether that’s glass, tinting films, or even Lexan, Perspex and Polycarbonate motorsport windows. For tinting films in particular though, it’s worth noting that most commonly these are applied to the inside of the car windows, and will not require ceramic protection. So, while you can use Caramics Glass Cleaner from time to time because it will do no harm to the tinting film, the vast majority of the time it’s more suitable for use on the exterior (where there is no film) and utilised to add protection or top up another Si02 ceramic layer, just like the 12-month durable coating you’ll find in our Caramics Glass Protection Kit. Crystal Glass Cleaner however can be used at any time, inside or out, on glass, tinted or plastic windows.
Should I use Crystal Glass Cleaner or Caramics Glass Cleaner on my interior glass?
We don’t usually recommend using any ceramic product on interior glass, but this does depend solely on the frequency of use. Although Caramics Glass Cleaner is primarily designed to clean exterior glass - and contains an infusion of Si02 to prolong the life and performance of previously-applied ceramic coatings (such as our Glass Protection Kit) - it can be used inside, now and again, as a quick and powerful glass-cleaner. This can be extremely useful, say at a car show or on the go where you only have this product in your kitbag. However, one of the key attributes of this product is that it will leave behind a ceramic layer which is not designed for vehicle interiors. And, although there will be no coating already on the interior to top up, regular use of Caramics Glass Cleaner will build up and strengthen a coating itself… and quite simply, water beading and heavy grime protection is best left for the outside. This is why we always recommend that, for the most part, Caramics Glass Cleaner only be used for exterior glass where the Si02 layer is needed for protection. Crystal Glass Cleaner however can be used, inside and out, for all cleaning purposes, but bear in mind that, while it won’t degrade any ceramic coatings, it will not strengthen them either. For more on our glass cleaning, polishing and protection products, and how they can be used to get the most from your detail, see our guide – Glass: How To Clean, Protect and Get a Sparkling, Smear-Free Finish.
Can this product remove fine scratches?
Vision Glass Polish will certainly remove fine scratches and - in a way - so will Crystal Glass Cleaner. Scratch removal requires an abrasive polish to ‘level down’ the surface to the bottom of the deepest defect, until that defect disappears. In the same way as correcting swirl marks and other blemishes in paintwork, these defects aren’t removed directly, the entire area around them is taken away until the defect vanishes. Crystal isn’t an abrasive product, so it will not level down any surface in this way, in fact, it’s specifically developed not to, making it safe for regular use on sensitive surfaces such as polycarbonate motorsport windows and tinting films. But, while Crystal doesn’t physically remove scratches through abrasion, it can fill light scratches, obscuring them to the eye, essentially removing them from your vision. For the physical removal of fine scratches though, and removing the most stubborn stains, we recommend using Vision Glass Polish which contains light abrasives specifically for this task.