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7 Unusual Ways to Clean Your Car ...

By Lauren

Without some unusual ways to clean your car, it can be a boring and mundane task that most of us probably put off for as long as possible. Yeah, sure, you can take your precious baby to the car wash, but why not make it fun instead? Wait for a sunny day and then try some of these unusual ways to clean your car.

1 Use a Hair Conditioner

Using hair conditioner will leave your car clean and shiny. Make sure your conditioner contains lanolin though. This may sound like one of the most unusual ways to clean your car, but such a conditioner will not only clean your car, it will add a layer of protection to your car's surface that will repel rain.

2 Clean Windshields with Cola

One of the most unconventional things you can use to clean your car is cola. Cola works brilliantly on a dirty windshield that is all streaky and blotchy. Just pour some cola over the glass and the bubbles in the cola will do the trick. It is a good idea to place a towel along the bottom of the windshield to ensure you cause no damage to the hood paint. Don’t forget to wash it off afterwards, otherwise you’ll have a very icky sticky windshield.


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3 Use Window Cleaner for Sparkling Headlights

OK, so maybe this is not so unusual, but it's something you might not have thought of. Use window cleaner on your car lights to give them a sparkling look. Rub vigorously and for even better effects, use an old pair of pantyhose to apply the window cleaner.

4 Ammonia for Cleaner Windows

For instant cleaning, prepare a mixture of ¼ cup ammonia and 1 quart water and put it in a plastic bottle. Keep it in your trunk to whip out every time you need to wash the car windows – use a sponge and after cleaning, don't forget to dry the glass using a paper towel or a soft cloth. You can also use this solution on your wiper blades.

5 Use Maxi-Pads for Cleaning

Yes, you read it right – you can use feminine hygiene maxi-pads to clean your windshields. You just need to hold a pad on the sticky side and wipe the windshield vigorously. Put in more effort to make that glass shine perfectly.

6 Baking Soda for Quality Cleaning

You can make a cleaning mixture using ¼ cup baking soda, ¼ cup dishwashing liquid, and water. Just pour this mixture in a gallon-sized jug with a cap. You can store it for as long as you want and use a cup of this solution in a 2-gallon water pail whenever you want to wash your car. Don't forget to shake the jug well before you pour the mixture into a water pail. Using this mixture is definitely one of the unusual ways to clean your car.

7 Vodka Wash

When it's time to refill the windshield-washer reservoir, you can use a homemade washing fluid that will work amazingly well. Mix 3 cups of vodka with 4 cups of water and a couple of teaspoons of your regular dishwashing detergent in a gallon jug. Shake this mixture for a few minutes and then pour it into the reservoir for use.

Will you be trying any of these unusual ways to clean your car or will you stick to conventional cleaning products?

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