Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Green Mountains
Car: '05 2.5i H4 4-Speed Auto w/Sportshift
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Just about every car I purchased new had the new car odor, which is basically gases coming out of all the plastic and rubber and other things man-made. I have noticed that, along with that smell comes interior windows that get coated with residue. In the sunlight, you can easily see it, just rub your finger or your knuckle where the window appears to have the inside-haze, and if you just made a 'clean-mark' then the interior windows are coated from the new gases your car is putting out.
I have found that removing the haze from the interior is hard work, mainly the windshield, as the angle is so steep, you need to be a contortionist in order to clean every interior square-inch of window! I also found that most glass cleaners just move the mess around. It takes much elbow grease and a fair amount of clean towels or paper towels to eliminate this mess!
It also takes cleaning the windows more than one time during each cleaning session, if you really want to remove all the haze!
Once cleaned, if it is hot out, within weeks (sometimes even within DAYS), the windows will be hazy again! The colder it is out, it seems the less gas that is put off thus the less haze to clean with less frequency.
If you can park inside your garage and if you can safely leave your windows all open, you will help to eliminate the new-car smell which means you will also be eliminating those gases!
Look at it this way.
As long as you get in and smell that new-car smell, be assured that the gases are leaching into the air and are constantly causing the mess inside the windows!