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i second the steel wool. I didnt believe it either at first but man it makes a world of difference. Kind of a pain in the *** though.
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Whys it a pain? Last night i trued stronger ammonia and vinagar but nothing, man they are bad especially on the side mirrors. Where can you buy the sparkel stuff?
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So u still hadn't tried the steelwool I take it?
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So u still hadn't tried the steelwool I take it?
What kind of glass cleaner did you use when you used steel wool?

I'm gonna have to go pick some up
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I havent tried it yet, i cant find that fine of steel wool.

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it jus takes a while its not going to be rub it for a couple seconds and your done. At least mine werent but I had them pretty bad. I also used windex when i did it so I dont know if there is something better out there but it does look good when your done.
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i bought a filter for my hose :)
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Opentip.com: Ducky DUCKY WATERSPOT REMOVER D-1000 (Image for Reference)

i use this stuff at work. also some instant detaler and a microfiber works too.
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Google search "sparkle sp101" and you'll find it.
I'm not sure what stores may have it, I bought it from a window tint shop. I you search google like I suggested you will find places to buy it online.
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i dont have hard water! hehe
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Dan u r a *** lol, our water here blows, even with a water softner hooked up theres still tons of **** in it!
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I picked up some Meguiars Ultimate Compound today and tried it on my windows, wow I am impressed, took off almost all my waterspots and cleaned them up awesome, and I have tried almost everything in this thread too.
Meguiars Ultimate Compound ftw.
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sweet! i tried the steel wool tonight. actually worked pretty good!
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Ive looked everywhere for that fine or steel wool and havent seen it yet, ill try some of the ultimate compound today, its horrible i even waxed the fender to see what it would look like and there is pretty much no change i think i need that buffer and a day.
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Lowes or Home Depot will carry it in the paint dept. It'll be right near the sandpaper.
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Btw haha, try to stay away from glass cleaner with ammonia if you have tinted windows...it turns them purple after a few months lol=not good. haha just fyi
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sweet! i tried the steel wool tonight. actually worked pretty good!
you have hard water.... weird
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Just got the ultimate compound and it did nothing, pardon my french but my paint and windows are fuked, especially on black it really looks fubar i dont know wtf to do, only other option i have is steel wool but im not using it on the paint. Today i used a cleaner wax, vinegar and newspaper, purple power, some kind of acid, ultimate compound, and nothing changed just hundreds of white puddle marks all over the ****ing place. I rubbed the heck out of it to, this is getting to be a bunch of bull****.

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Your going to have to have it professionally detailed then.
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What can they do different? Do they have special chemicals or something? I dont even think a buffer would work as much as i rubbed it in, i dont see how it would help.
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There is no way you can even get close to a buffer by hand. A buffer will actually remove the top layer of clear coat to get under it to the non-marred surface. Even a orbital polisher would be 5x better than by hand.
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Sounds bad, like etchings below the surface. Take it to a body shop. They can get them out with a rotary.
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Whats a normal price to pay? I dont wana get taken but ill have to find places around me that are not a bunch of illegals slapping wax on, i wish i could post pics from my phone, its horrible. I tried a few more times with the mequires and it looks like its starting to come off on one window but if i do the whole truck like that its gonna take awhile. Just picture a black truck getting soaked in water with god knows what, then baking in 100 degree heat, thats my truck. Tommorow im getting some mequires 80 and a buffer, if that doesnt work im taking it somewhere.

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If you want something that will take them off, here you go. I have personally used this product and it works great. This place formulates most of their own detailing solutions. The guys inside are very good and very knowledgeable. If you ever get out this way, make sure you stop by this place.

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Whats a normal price to pay? I dont wana get taken but ill have to find places around me that are not a bunch of illegals slapping wax on, i wish i could post pics from my phone, its horrible. I tried a few more times with the mequires and it looks like its starting to come off on one window but if i do the whole truck like that its gonna take awhile. Just picture a black truck getting soaked in water with god knows what, then baking in 100 degree heat, thats my truck. Tommorow im getting some mequires 80 and a buffer, if that doesnt work im taking it somewhere.
Don't use a buffer if you don't know what your doing, you can burn right through the paint. If you want to try doing it yourself use a dual-action polisher like the Meguiars G110V2 or Porter Cable 7242XP. I'd be surprised if you couldn't get it out with those.

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