First, let us say... NEVER use solvents, abrasive solutions or razor blades in order to avoid damage to the glass!
That being said, here's five simple methods for cleaning goo from your glass, whether it's tape adhesive, food residue, or any other sort of sticky mess.
- Glass cleaner.
- Good old fashion Goo Gone.
- Baking Soda and warm water paste.
- Warm soapy water on an clean, but old wash cloth.
- Heat the goo with a hair dryer on low heat and wipe with damp wash cloth.
Always remember to use cleaning products as directed on their packaging. Also, immediately remove any cleaning solution with a squeegee or a clean, lint-free cloth. To minimize any cleaner residue from depositing on the glass, do not clean in direct sunlight, as it will dry on the glass before you have a chance to clean it off. Instead, try cleaning windows on cloudy, but dry days.
After your glass is goo-free, you're going to want to give it a streak-free cleaning so that it looks its best. So here's another tip: Paper towels leave not only streaks, but linty ones - instead, go for a microfiber cloth or a squeegee!