Not all window cleaners are the same
Automotive Brands has carried out research suggesting there isn’t much cleaning agent in many of the most popular brands of car glass cleaner. The makers of Power Maxed car care products say the amount of isopropanol present in some leading manufacturers’ bottles ranges from half of what is effective to negligible, and is urging consumers to take the time to read the label before making purchases.
These findings come as part of ongoing research by Automotive Brands into products used to clean and maintain vehicles. Managing director Adam Weaver commented:
“We’ve looked at everything from wheel cleaner to lubricating oils and I think most consumers would be appalled if they knew exactly what what they were getting for their money. If you knew there was more gas to get a product out of a can than actual product, would you buy it? Then there’s the quality of the products themselves. We found that the majority of big name glass cleaner brands use less than optimal amounts of the key ingredient, and some water it down to around 20 per cent of that level. There’s more colouring in some glass cleaner than there is cleaner!”
Power Maxed glass cleaner is 30 per cent isopropanol, which Automotive Brands says is the point at which performance stops improving. This reportedly leads to less smearing and better cleaning potency, meaning less liquid has to be used to achieve the same results.