Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner
Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner. Click image to enlarge

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Washing windows has never been one of my favourite chores, especially when it involves those hard to reach interior sections of a car’s windshield or rear window. Stoner Solutions, the maker of the Invisible Glass line of glass cleaners, has come up with an interesting device that puts an end to the awkward gymnastic workout that typically comes with cleaning the interior window surfaces of a car. The Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool is basically a plastic handle that features a pivoting head to which you attach cleaning bonnets designed to perform one of three dedicated functions- cleaning, scrubbing or polishing.

The cleaning head is triangular with rounded edges which allow it to navigate tight corners and irregular shapes – such as large truck mirrors – with ease. Stoner refers to this as a “wedge” shape. The face of the wedge features a thin foam pad to give it some cushion, but it is the trio of bonnets that come with the tool that do the dirty work. The user simply slips one of the bonnets over the cleaning head and in conjunction with Stoner’s Invisible Premium Glass spray cleaner, begins the cleaning process.

Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner
Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner. Click image to enlarge

The last time I washed my truck it quickly became apparent that summer had arrived early, as my windshield featured a nice collection of baked on bug guts and a couple of substantial bird droppings. I affixed the nylon mesh bonnet that Stoner has designed for scrubbing duty, and with a little elbow grease this set-up made short work of the debris. I started with a light spray of cleaner directly on the glass surface to soften the grime, followed by a few passes with the tool. The nylon mesh quickly broke up the solid matter so that I could later wipe it up with a paper towel (I didn’t want to soil my microfiber bonnet unnecessarily prior to using it for the first time on the window surfaces).

Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner
Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool and Invisible Premium Glass Cleaner. Click image to enlarge

Stoner’s product designers should consider adding a scraper attachment, or perhaps, a stiff bristled brush accessory, to help remove heavier debris. This would reduce the amount of time and elbow grease required to complete bigger jobs.

I tackled the exterior of the windshield in two parts, spraying one half with Invisible Glass and then attaching the microfiber bonnet to the tool’s head. The instructions suggest holding the handle at a 45-degree angle which allows for enough downward pressure to be delivered to the cleaning head. The foam grip handle is quite comfortable, but I am not sure how durable the plastic handle (or receiver clip) will prove to be in the long run, as it seemed prone to substantial flex when extra pressure was required to scrub heavily soiled areas. After making several horizontal passes the surface came clean, but a couple of quick runs around the windshield’s perimeter proved necessary to catch the build-up that had been displaced by the microfiber. The third bonnet is referred to as a multi-purpose design, but its terrycloth material is excellent for giving the glass a final polish or picking up surface dust on the dashboard and interior panels.

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