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Waterspots!

Whats some good ways you guys deal with this problems, ive used glass cleaner with ammonia, foam window cleaner, rainx cleaner, nothing seems to get this crap off. I can get some super strenght nh3 cleaner but i dont know if thats even going to work. It really looks bad all over tinted windows! Help!
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I thought that you could just wax it and it would take them out?

Oh on edit... I didnt see that it was for your windows. There is some polish that I have that will take them out, but your arm will fall off when you are done. Ill try to get the name of the stuff.
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Lol Korey
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Ok so car wax and a buffer on windows is what your saying? Or just buff it with nothing and they will fall right off?Lol it would help to know what youd use on it.
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R we talk’n window spots or paint spots ?

Window spots should come out with a good quality glass cleaner BUT if there is a high level of acid rain then there is a no go on that, they may never come out.

If it is paint, then using at least a micro material cloth and wipe the truck down directly after washing BUT again if there is acid rain then they might never come out.

You might try a Polishing Compound after the wash. make sure the vehicle surface is cool, like in the shade before doing the compound. Make sure it is a Polishing Compound and not a Rubbing Compound, big diff.
Then apply Polish and buff with a electric Polishing machine.

Just talking, try them out and see...
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Mostly on my windows, when on the body i usually give it a good wash them wipe it down with that spray wax stuff. Whenever i used the glass cleaners it always takes them about half off lol it seems like they never come off the windows.
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on windows go get ya some wink brand torlet bowl rust remover and put it on a rag and rub like crazy and it takes em spots right off.
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I used to have the spots you are talking about, went wheeling on old farmland and i think it was some kind of leftover pesticides/fertilizer or something, It would not come off no matter what i tried, they only thing that work was sending her to the scrap pile (I didnt want to let her go)
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I use vinegar to remove hard water spots from glass. Works best to use newspaper with the vinegar (the ink acts as a mild abrasive). If that doesn't work, use a machine and a heavy polish or compound to remove the water spots. I use M105 on either an orange or yellow 6.5" LC CCS pad.
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Ok so car wax and a buffer on windows is what your saying? Or just buff it with nothing and they will fall right off?Lol it would help to know what youd use on it.
No, thats a Meguiars G110v2 D.A. which is used for paint correction
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I use vinegar to remove hard water spots from glass. Works best to use newspaper with the vinegar (the ink acts as a mild abrasive). If that doesn't work, use a machine and a heavy polish or compound to remove the water spots. I use M105 on either an orange or yellow 6.5" LC CCS pad.
I have heard of the "newspaper with the vinegar” thing, might be worth a try but have never done it myself.

Does anyone make a buffing compound for Glass, that might do it too.

Let us know what you do and how it work out, interesting problem.
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Just go get u a good quality glass cleaner and some 0000 steel wool please
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You can also try Mothers Chrome Polish. It does a great job cleaning stubborn crap off glass.
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ive had good luck using a clay bar on my windows
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These are all good tips ill try a few and see what works best.
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Ive tried vinegar and nh3 window cleaner and my back windows didnt even change at all. Any other ideas?
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did you try the steel wool
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did you try the steel wool
On a window!? Sounds dummmmmb.


Dude have you tried a sock full of rocks and broken glass? Worked perfect for me.
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Id rather use a hammer
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On a window!? Sounds dummmmmb.


Dude have you tried a sock full of rocks and broken glass? Worked perfect for me.
how is it stupid! if youve never tired it.. then you dont know. buy some 0000 FINE steel wool i use it on mine ALL the time and my glass is fine. its no differant then using a blade to get a sitcker off of a window. it doenst hurt a thing and paired with good window cleaner or vinegar or soemthing of that nature works greeeeeaaaaattttttttt!!

but hey its your windows, you dont have to take my advice, i just know it works for me and i learned about the techinique up here.

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Did you miss all the sarcasm in his post? I'm pretty sure he was joking.
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Did you miss all the sarcasm in his post? I'm pretty sure he was joking.
ahhh, feel like a noob
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ahhh, feel like a noob
Nah, I was serious. I figured steel woll would leave fine scratches all over the window haha. But I've never had water spots nor enough sunlight to create them which may explain MY noobyness.
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Use this stuff, it works.
CRL "Sparkle" Cleaner and Stain Remover. Google search "sparkle sp101" and you'll find it.


Make sure it isn't the regular glass cleaner, but the stain remover. A window tint shop suggested using it on my old ranger that had horrible water spots. I couldn't get rid of them with anything else that I tried. This stuff took a lot of scrubbing but it worked.
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