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    Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    I just got a new GTI and noticed it has these annoying and difficult to reach corner windows:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20140617/sypeqy7a.jpg

    Not my picture, but you get the point. Has anyone come up with a trick or found a tool to clean these properly, or am I stuck trying to stuff a microfiber in there and moving it around with a stick of some sort?

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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    I have had my mk7 for 2 years now. I cleaned those small windows once when I first got it with a MF towel. Since they I have had no issues or any need to do it again. I just applied a small amount of glass cleaner to a towel and stuck it in the corner and cleaned the glass.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Hah, those infamous corner windows, I honestly have never cleaned mine. When I got mine tinted the guy couldn`t tint them and used gloss black vinyl on the outside instead. So I guess I have no need to clean them now.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Huh, surprised that people don`t have to do `em. (I`d crumple up a GG Polypropylene Window Wipe and use that.) Seems like every square centimeter of our autoglass needs cleaned, even on the garage-queens.

    Nizmo- Didn`t the vinyl limit your visibility a bit?
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Nizmo- Didn`t the vinyl limit your visibility a bit?
    Eh, not a whole lot. IMO you can`t really see anything out of them anyways. The super dark tint in itself limits night driving visibility though.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Nizmo- Ah, OK.

    And yeah, the tint that my Crown Vic has from its in-service life *looks* really cool..but on a dark night, in an unfamiliar area, with my eyesight...well, if I ever get cited for it I won`t begrudge having to replace it with something lighter.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    What a strange design element. I have a MK6 and that small window doesn`t exist. I had to look up some additional images of the MK7 to figure out what was going on. For the MK6 the side mirrors are mounted higher on the car and there is no place for a small opening.

    I can`t imagine how hard it is to properly clean the window. Getting the middle of the area should be easy, but actually cleaning the edges would take some real flexibility.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    There are long handled thin applicators that are foam on the end somewhere...
    They were sold to clean all the opening in front grills, remember ??
    Perhaps search front grill cleaning tools, etc???

    My brain just kicked in and I believe the products for grills were, or are still sold by - yeah - Griot`s..
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Isn`t it strange that they would do that? It`s going to drive me nuts if I can`t clean these properly. Maybe I should hire somebody with tiny hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    There are long handled thin applicators that are foam on the end somewhere...
    They were sold to clean all the opening in front grills, remember ??
    Perhaps search front grill cleaning tools, etc???

    My brain just kicked in and I believe the products for grills were, or are still sold by - yeah - Griot`s..
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    I`ll look for them, thank you!
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Never cleaned mine. My window tint guy was able to tint them, so I don’t notice much if there is some minor dust on the inside.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Quote Originally Posted by jwyfk View Post
    Isn`t it strange that they would do that? It`s going to drive me nuts if I can`t clean these properly. Maybe I should hire somebody with tiny hands?



    I`ll look for them, thank you!
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    Found them !! https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...ks&from=Search

    And this -- https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...ortby=ourPicks With this set up, you can put a microfiber towel over some of these things and it should fit into those tight spaces around that tiny window really well too..

    I bet these will work..
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    I might have cleaned them once, sprayed some glass cleaner and shove a microfiber cloth in there. Really awkward to clean, but they don`t seem to get all that dirty or at least it`s not noticeable.
    I wonder it VW made a special tool for them
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    I would try to go over the inside perimeter of that tiny window a few times first, then go for the rest. Try Griot`s Lint Free wipes, as Accumulator mentions, maybe cut and wrapped around a foam swab, or the Lake Country foam sticks. The photo looks like the perimeter has that black stippling, which always seems drag a haze over the rest of the glass. Not sure what that material is, actually.
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the Griot`s Detailing Stick System... never did order that one, but always wanted to try it.
    Might have to look into it...
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    Re: Has anyone here detailed a MK7 Golf or GTI? Corner window question...

    I don`t mind spending a little more to get stuff from Griot`s, but if the price on the Detailing Sticks is excessive they`re available elsewhere, or at least they were at one time. I bought the Griot`s ones as the other vendor was calling them a Product Name that rubbed me the wrong way.

    Dunno if I`d use them for this, but hey they`re good to have anyhow.
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