Care and Cleaning of Your RV Sunroof and Other Windows
Good care and maintenance is essential to the longevity of every component in your RV, including windows and the RV sunroof. Windows and sunroofs need to be regularly cleaned of dirt and splattered bugs and also checked to be sure they remain properly sealed around their edges to prevent against water intrusion. The following are a few good tips to follow to make sure your windows and RV sunroof continue to withstand water and look great doing so:
The Care and Cleaning of Your RV Sunroof and Other Windows
- Use #0000 steel wool to clean glass. We know that steel wool doesn’t sound like a good idea on glass, but so long as you get the finest grade, you will enjoy all the cleaning benefits of this material without worry. This is because the tempered glass in windows and skylights has a higher hardness rating than #0000 steel wool. This allows this grade steel wool to easily clean off bugs, hard water stains, and other grime without scratching or otherwise damaging the glass. Of course, it’s still a good idea to test the wool you plan on using on a corner of your windshield before cleaning the entire surface area.
- Go for a residue-free glass cleaner. Quality really matters when it comes to glass cleaners, as way too many use cheap compounds that will leave ugly streaks and residue on your windows and RV sunroof. One product we recommend is Invisible Glass Cleaner, which works great on both tinted and non-tinted glass. Or, if you prefer all-natural products, then you can also home make a great glass cleaner by shaking together a 50:50 mixture of vinegar and water. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil for that extra clean scent.
- Clean in the shade. Finally, it’s a good idea to always wash and clean your windows in the shade and out of the bright sunlight. That’s because while it can feel nice to enjoy a warm and sunny afternoon outside, cleaning your windows beneath the sun causes them to often dry too quickly and thereby cause streaks and undesirable water spots that then need to be also cleaned off. So keep things simple and do this task once — in the shade.