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Old 10-22-2006
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Water Spots (Extreme)

There has got to be a way to get these damn spots off my windows......anyone have any Professional Opinions besides new windows.......all glass on the exterior is Water Spotted............
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3m rubbing compound? <---worked for me
Razor blade?
Fine steel wool?
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3m rubbing compound? <---worked for me
Razor blade?
Fine steel wool?
Whats that---3m rubbing compound?
Razor blade--------tried and nothing
Fine steel wool-----used a brillo pad and nothing......
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comparing a brillo to fine steel wool is like comparing a sandal to jet...

go to walmart and find some fine steel wool and pull off a little chunk and just start scrubbing your windows.
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comparing a brillo to fine steel wool is like comparing a sandal to jet...

go to walmart and find some fine steal wool and pull off a little chunk and just start scrubbing your windows.
ok then what exactly does it do?

do you use water or any chemicals with this steel wool???
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I dunno...magic, but it's never failed me at getting my windows crystal clear. I picked up the skill when I spent a summer working at a body shop where we would get used rental cars and make them look brand new for auction. and on the side a wrecker would bring us wrecked cars that we could pick up cheap and fix up and sell them at auction as well. Turned a great proffit and I never had a problem getting the windows back to clear.

basically it works like a razor blade would, but multiply it by like a 1000 because of the fine threads and you can press as hard as you want it wont scratch the glass.


it can't hurt to try, nor to have steel wool around the house, cooks use it to get all the baked on **** off pots and pans, and takes rust off pipes and shines them back up and stuff, it's like a sand paper that wont scratch stuff
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guess iam headed to wally world
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Bro... I already told you what works. Now if you really want them clean you will fork out the 19.95 and buy that stuff I posted up in the last thread about this. This is coming from my bad experience with the same stuff, someone recommended this stuff to me, and it WORKS, GAURUNTEED!
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this will work wonders on water spots
http://www.waterlesscarwashproducts....products_id=80, and this
http://www.waterlesscarwashproducts....products_id=79

Mix them 50/50 and they will remove them like magic.

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water and vinigar (the white stuff, not the apple) 3 parts vinigar to 1 part water.

just trust me on this.
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I dunno...magic, but it's never failed me at getting my windows crystal clear. I picked up the skill when I spent a summer working at a body shop where we would get used rental cars and make them look brand new for auction. and on the side a wrecker would bring us wrecked cars that we could pick up cheap and fix up and sell them at auction as well. Turned a great proffit and I never had a problem getting the windows back to clear.

basically it works like a razor blade would, but multiply it by like a 1000 because of the fine threads and you can press as hard as you want it wont scratch the glass.


it can't hurt to try, nor to have steel wool around the house, cooks use it to get all the baked on **** off pots and pans, and takes rust off pipes and shines them back up and stuff, it's like a sand paper that wont scratch stuff
worked well on the mirrors but didnt do shyt on the windows...






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woah dude that sux!!!! look on the internet for removing acid rain spots!!!!
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If it was acid rain then the windows are etched and that won't come off. The acid will eat small pools into the glass which are different than water spots (which are just deposits of minerals from evaporated water). The only way to fix etching would be to grind down the glass to make a uniform surface. That involes abrasives, which can clump and cause major unrepairable swirls (been there, done that).
Hopefully yours is just stubborn water spots. Have you tried RainX? It has strong cleaning chemicals in it.
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Kind of looks like my windows after i wash my truck....if i wait to long to dry it, or something....it looks like dried on water...i dont know what to do about it man....
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oh snap i thought he was talking about like acid rain spots on his windows, not just plan ole water spots.. lol
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water spots contain calcium and lime i believe. My friend had water spots on his corvette and used a lime remover like:
C.L.R. Remover

Try it. Be sure to dilute it at first in case some gets on the paint. If the diluted version doesn't work, try the full fledged out of the bottle way. Spray it on let it work a few moments and hopefully wipe away the spots.

Good luck! Hope it works!

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My dad has this industrial glass cleaner made by ZEP that always gets my windows pretty damn clean. But not sure how easily it can be found to the average person. I just know that he always has gets like 10 cans when they order the stuff (they order the stuff in bulk).
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water spots contain calcium and lime i believe. My friend had water spots on his corvette and used a lime remover like:
C.L.R. Remover

Try it. Be sure to dilute it at first in case some gets on the paint. If the diluted version doesn't work, try the full fledged out of the bottle way. Spray it on let it work a few moments and hopefully wipe away the spots.

Good luck! Hope it works!

-Freddie
Thats what I was thinking when I saw the pics- looks like some nasty hard water spots
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well hell i have acid rain spots on my windows.... any suggestions on how to get that cleaned up?
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water spots contain calcium and lime i believe. My friend had water spots on his corvette and used a lime remover like:
C.L.R. Remover

Try it. Be sure to dilute it at first in case some gets on the paint. If the diluted version doesn't work, try the full fledged out of the bottle way. Spray it on let it work a few moments and hopefully wipe away the spots.

Good luck! Hope it works!

-Freddie
bought clr and didnt budge any...
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Steel wool didn't cut it man? The right side of my civic was horrible until I tried it.

On a side not, don't screw up and buy scotch brite, it uses tiny pebbles and will scratch the crap out of them (found out the hard way on the first trip to get steel wool) lol.

I honestly don't know what to tell you. That is some serious stuff if the wool won't get it off.
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its the fine 0000 or something like that
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try Windex.








lol.. had to say it.

did you drive through some puddles that weren't "normal" puddles or something?? i wonder what the hell it is on your window since it wont come off.
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I guess there really not hard water spots than if CLR didnt work. How did acid rain get on the windows and not any other part of the truck paint?
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bc acid rain like sticks to glass, i cant really say it sticks to paint to bc i never really seen it on paint only on glass
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