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Old 09-28-2009
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waterspots on windows

Hello everyone,
I have tried just about everything, including steel wool to get the water spots off my windows, but with no luck. So Saturday evening I was polishing my toolbox with
Blue Magic metal cleaner, and I kept looking at the water spots on my rear window
and thought, this stuff takes the oxidation off the metal, hmmm, so I put a little on the rag
and rubbed it in a circular motion until it turned kind of grey, then wiped it off, alot
of the water spots were gone, one more application and they were all gone. Last night
I tried putting the metal cleaner on steel wool, worked even better. then I just cleaned the window with water and vinegar, worked great.
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I guess you have really hard water where you live. Another good reason to dry your vehicle off after washing it. Maybe invest in one of those Mr.Clean auto washers.
For regular rain water spots, I use Windex, works every time.
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ok, this is gonna be so easy, you wont even know what hit you. Go pick up a pack of FINE steelwool from lowes. is should say 0000 on it! then pick up glass gleaner. Then just wash ur window real good and hand dry it. THEN take the glas cleaner and spray on the window, scrub the steelwool on it, then wip up with papertowels....This WILL remove waterspots rally good! worked great for me!
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I guess you have really hard water where you live. Another good reason to dry your vehicle off after washing it. Maybe invest in one of those Mr.Clean auto washers.
For regular rain water spots, I use Windex, works every time.
Yes, and I am gonna be more careful from now on too, about cleaning the windows in the shade and use the vinegar and water, hopefully that will keep those pesky water spots at bay. I just picked up
one of those Mr. Clean washers, they had them on clearance for $5 so I grabbed one, it helps too.
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vineger and water in a spray bottle will take them right off
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ok, this is gonna be so easy, you wont even know what hit you. Go pick up a pack of FINE steelwool from lowes. is should say 0000 on it! then pick up glass gleaner. Then just wash ur window real good and hand dry it. THEN take the glas cleaner and spray on the window, scrub the steelwool on it, then wip up with papertowels....This WILL remove waterspots rally good! worked great for me!
Sorry, but it wasn't that easy. Like my post said, I had already tried the steel wool(Fine), and I used a couple of different glass cleaners, and vinegar and water with the steel wool, just didnt seem too work. Maybe the spots were sitting there too long, I dont know. I am glad it worked for you and and I am gonna try and keep up on them now, and hopefully it will work for me in the future. thanks
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heres the deal with waterspots on windows. if it's really really bad, nothing will get them off because the deposits actually eat into the surface of the glass and leave an impression. For everything else, the steel wool will work.
I had both results with mine. I went to town on my windows with ultra fine wool and it made a huge difference but it still didn't get everything. The wool got about 80% of the spotting off my windows. The remaining spots are there permanently. I tried that Blue Magic metal cleaner, it didn't work on the remaining spots.
One of my coworkers is a professional glass cleaner and he said there is a point at which the deposits etch the glass and nothing can be done except replacing it.

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talk to "steveoh" he had really bad water spots. I believe he used rust remover to get them off.. double check with him though
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wink torlit bowl rust remover brown bottle white cap stuff does wonders for them stubern water spots
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I guess you have really hard water where you live. Another good reason to dry your vehicle off after washing it. Maybe invest in one of those Mr.Clean auto washers.
For regular rain water spots, I use Windex, works every time.
I just wash mine normally and use a synthetic chamois called "The Absorber". Works like a sponge!
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#0000 steel wool did the trick on mine! It was like a night and day difference!
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I polish my windows using 3m glazing compound. Doing it by hand takes a while but helps to polish out the spots. I also heard using jewelers rouge helps polish glass and remove scratches.
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Water Spots on windows

I wonder if CLR would work since most water spots are caused by hard water. If you can rinse your car off with soft water it will help keep that from happening and I think there may be a washer/wand that you hook up to your water hose that may be able to filter the water.
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i had bad ones on mine too. people said the glass was etched from acid rain. For the heck of it I used windex and 0000 steel wool- spotless. they look new now. Try it out.
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x2 i used remington gun oil and 0000 steel wool at my brothers house, then since i didnt have any rem oil i just used invisible glass and the steel wool. my back glass looks great, the sides and front are still a work in progress, much more caked on than the back.
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wow, Ive tried everything but rem oil (i have plenty )
clr, windex, rust remover, all with fine steel wool.
and i just got my windows tinted pretty dark so it looks worse.

I dont know what the eff to do about it anymore.
any last new suggestions?
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Break the f'n window if you have glass breakage coverage. lol



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Yeah, I've tried everything and only managed to get the glass looking better than it was, but i have managed to keep it from getting worse. Might break that windshield but my deductible is $500 anyways so that's not gonna work for
Me lol.
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Break the f'n window if you have glass breakage coverage. lol
All five windows break with no other damage to the truck? I don't think that would fly with insurance. Haha
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Hello,,,

Hello everyone. Water is not the same everywhere.Water spots typically caused from acid rain.
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Have you tried something acid, like vinegar? Wet a cloth with it, lay it on the glass for a bit, then rinse it off. It works with drinking glasses, so I imagine it would work with a windshield. You also could try Lyme Away, but I'd be careful not to get it on any other surfaces, like the paint.
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