How to Clean Garage Door Windows

CLEANING YOUR GARAGE DOOR WINDOWS

For most Holmes garage door windows it is perfectly fine to clean the surface using a mild dishwashing soap and a soft cloth. Some doors have decorative inserts designed to snap in and out of the window frame for easy cleaning.

CAUTION:
Never use ammoniated, abrasive or solvent- based cleaners of any kind.

SNAP-IN CLOPAY WINDOW INSERT

Remove the four tabs of the insert from under the edge of the window frame and pull the insert out of the window. There is one tab on each side and one on the top and bottom of the insert.

Replacing the insert is the reverse of the process for removal. The four tabs must be pressed under the lip in the window frame.

SPECIAL CASES

Clopay Studio Series Windows
Use a quality automotive-grade paste wax and buff with a soft cloth a minimum of once a year.

Clopay Impact-Resistant Windows made of LEXAN®
Using a clean sponge or a soft cloth, wash the surface with a mild soap or detergent and lukewarm water. Rinse well with clean water, and dry thoroughly with a chamois or moist cellulose sponge to prevent water spots. Do not scrub or use brushes on this product.

The following products can be used to clean LEXAN®:

  • Joy®
  • Top Job®
  • Palmolive®

MINIMIZING SCRATCHES

The appearance of hairline scratches and minor abrasions can be minimized by using a mild automobile polish such as SC Johnson® Paste Wax, Novus® Plastic Polish #1 & #2, M10 Mirror Glaze® Clear Plastic Polish. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test a small area of the window with the product prior to use.

LEXAN CLEANING “DON’Ts”

  • DO NOT use abrasive or highly alkaline cleaners.
  • NEVER scrape LEXAN® with squeegees, razor blades or other sharp instruments.
  • NEVER use benzene, gasoline, acetone or carbon tetrachloride.
  • DO NOT clean LEXAN® in hot sun or at elevated temperatures.

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