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Old 10-25-2007
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yes, another "waterspots" thread

i have looked at a lot of threads about this topic to find a solution.

i have seen many methods, but can someone tell me which one really works well, i have heavy water spots on all windows and my tint is showing them all ruining the look of my limo tint...so please someone give me some advice on what to do


EdGe_wannabe said that rust stain works great and u can get it from wal mart, but i cant find it there, what section would it be in?
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EdGe_wannabe said that rust stain works great and u can get it from wal mart, but i cant find it there, what section would it be in?
home supplies, plumbing maybe...
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I just put some rainX on my windows and it seems to have made them go away.
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Old 10-26-2007
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well i think what happened with rainex, is it just covered them up, if im not mistaking, rainex act as lubricant on the windows to resist water and let wipers slide better, so i think it just filled in the water spots and you cants see them with the naked eye
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well i think what happened with rainex, is it just covered them up, if im not mistaking, rainex act as lubricant on the windows to resist water and let wipers slide better, so i think it just filled in the water spots and you cants see them with the naked eye
yeah if theyre as bad as you say then get the rust remover like brenton said... the guy before spent tons of money on every other product with no luck until he used that stuff so keep looking
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i need the remedy for this too, i have them wicked bad
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If it is on just your windows and the outside.. Some glass cleaner.. and steel wool.. Thats what we use at our dealership.. Works fine for us and the customers..
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If it is on just your windows and the outside.. Some glass cleaner.. and steel wool.. Thats what we use at our dealership.. Works fine for us and the customers..

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i also work at a dealership :) lot attendant FTMFW
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i thought about using steel wool, but i was afraid that it would scratch the glass surface, would an sos pad work?
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hey you can use steel wool all u want its NOT going to scratch it. ive used a razor blade once to clean a window and i was fine. steel wool is very fine, so you will be fine. want pics?
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i got that rust stain stuff a while back and it worked awesome...i think iam going to do a write up on it because my chevy windows have those waterspots..
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Razor blade and glass cleaner will work.. just a lil longer.. im a firm believer in the steel wool...faster.. safe.. and works great!
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sure some pics would be nice
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well the SOS pad does NOT work, at least not on my windows lol
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SOS might not work because of the soap.. its not really metal to glass.. Just go to your local hardware store.. get a little peice of steel wool.. and BAM! your done in 30 min or so.. for all windows..
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Water spots are easily removed with a little vinegar and a rag. I use vinegar all the time to remove heavy water deposits on household plumbing fixtures.
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Steel wool has always worked for me too.
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well, the vinegar did not work for me i have tried it before
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You don't really have to use steel wool, vinegar, or any of that stuff..Just use Windex or whatever, then wipe it with a dry towel, then go over it with a microfiber, They'll be spotless, I guarantee it.
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Just use "0000" steel wool, works great.
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Ive used comet, It will not hurt the glass and when its done the comet leaves a film that helps the water sheet off the glass. Another approach is just paste wax and hard rubbing. One of the two is a sure fire cure, I had the problem on my focus, After using the comet i have never seen them come back. Just be sure to rinse your car off very well as it will scratch the paint.
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i am a detailer, and we use glass cleaner and steel wool, if that doesn't get it off then you may have to acid wash it. which unless you know how to do it and have the tools, i would advise you to go to a detail shop
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Brake cleaner sprayed on a towel or very fine (0000) steel wool, or rubbing compound on a towel or steel wool. Followed with glass cleaner sprayed on a towel and buff.
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i am a detailer, and we use glass cleaner and steel wool, if that doesn't get it off then you may have to acid wash it. which unless you know how to do it and have the tools, i would advise you to go to a detail shop
I agree, so far steel wool has been said the most...
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