There's a rumor going around that cleaning your windshield with steel wool can provide you with professional-looking results. The Internet is full of life hacks that can save you time and money. Some of them are just nonsense and cause issues or damage for you, so we researched to find out more.
Cleaning your windshield with steel wool sounds like a bad idea, but it's not as crazy as you'd think. Using the Mohs Hardness Scale, we can compare the hardness of glass and steel wool. Glass has a hardness rating of 5.5, while steel has a lower rating of 4 to 4.5.
To clean your windshield with steel wool there's a couple of things you'll need to have on hand. You'll need super fine "0000" steel wool and your favorite auto glass cleaner. Some of the best auto glass cleaners also contain rain repellent and make a significant difference in the rain.