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Old 10-29-2006
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holy crap.. how did your windows get like that???
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holy crap.. how did your windows get like that???
i have no idea......
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thats wut we are trying to answer
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i can elaborate the conditions........it hasnt been garaged....its usually washed every week sometimes more...
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can you still see the spots when it is wet or do they "disappear"... kinda looks like reallllly watered down paint or something...
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claybar sould take it away i'd think.
then use rain-x when ur done.
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claybar sould take it away i'd think.
then use rain-x when ur done.
tried and didnt do anything
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hey that looks liek the inside of my moms windows! Check and make sure it isnt on the inside?
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You got some serious marks there. After you wash it... you do dry it by hand right? Cuz if you let it drip dry every time then youre gonna get those marks no matter what you do to try and stop them.
Ive used several methods to remove hard water spots. The toughest ones I ever worked with I actually took my buffer and a wool pad to the windows and used 3M Heavy Duty Compound (stuff's like sandpaper). That did the trick. But that takes some practice cuz if you hold one spot for too long it will actually swirl the glass. What you might try, every time you wash the truck from now on, scrub the windows with Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound. Comes in a red container, and can be bought at damn near any store (ive even seen the stuff in grocery stores).

Another thing you could try... since your truck is now officially a guinnea pig, Eagle One Nevr Dull.

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we have this huge problem w/ then on our boat... we use this thing called Ducky-water spot remover... does what it sais.. but i only found it in the walmart next by the lake lol
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For the glass, I have a small (maybe 4oz) container of a cleaner called 'sparkle'. White container with blue writing, milky consistancy. I bought it from a window tint shop when I tinted the windows. Takes a bit of work but it got rid of the waterspots (my windows looked like yours). I followed up with rain-x.
My girlfriends Explorer had waterspots on the paint nearly as bad as yours. I spent HOURS with a claybar, and a bunch of different waxes, and got the worst of it off, but it takes forEVER. Take it to a detail shop and see if they can fix it, cause it takes way too long to make it worth it. I figured out how my girlfriends paint got that way, she let some kids wash her car at a fundraiser MONTHS ago, and I think they used dishwashing soap or something and it stripped the wax (I used to have a great coat on it). Then she parked it next to a sprinkler every night for about 2-3 months.
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