I am an absolute klutz when it comes to window panes. I get glue seepage and finger prints/fuzz/lint/hairs/smears on the panes. And I model in O Scale. I need a technique as the windows are ruining my otherwise fine kit builds. Its so bad I just scrapped a 300 dollar kit build because I messed the clear panes up so badly.
I will make a small comment here - From speaking to thousands of modelers over the years almost everyone could use more light. Daylight LED bulbs are cheap now and will work in nearly any fixture. Several of these will make a massive difference. Can't model if you can't see...
I have a couple of LED strips stuck to the bottom of the cabinets that hang over my bench. The LEDs in the strips alternate between cool white and warm white. It has a controller so that I can dim one or the other thus changing the temperature of the light. The only down side is that there's no diffuser over the strips so I have rows of shiny little dots reflecting up at me if I'm working on glass. I should get a strip of milky plastic one of these days.