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    Question Getting water spots off windows?

    I had to do this on my old Mustang. I have to do it again on this one. I'd really like to find a better product out there if there is one. I forget the name (I'm at work), but I use steel wool & this white liquid stuff. I had to use a lot of elbow grease & ended up with marks on the windows even though I used the finest steel wool out there.

    So what products are on the market to remove waterspots? These bitches are baked on!
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    Yea, you really have to be careful w/ 0000, even if it is relatively safe. The only glass I will use it on is the windshield. I've tested it on other glass and it easily scratched it.

    To help w/ your question; You can try some CLR and even Rust Stain Remover! Just be careful w/ them and try to avoid getting any on your paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris(NJ) View Post
    Yea, you really have to be careful w/ 0000, even if it is relatively safe. The only glass I will use it on is the windshield. I've tested it on other glass and it easily scratched it.

    To help w/ your question; You can try some CLR and even Rust Stain Remover! Just be careful w/ them and try to avoid getting any on your paint
    I tried CLR before & it didn't help

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    You could use a little bit of white vinegar. You need to apply it on a small rag, and let it sit on the spot
    Normally, you always want to remove water spots -being on the paint or on glass- by dissolving it chemically; that way even if it doesn't completely remove it, you will have at least a smaller are to work with with a more abrasive method

    Whatever you use, allow the product to do its work. Let it soak
    If the water spots are etched on the glass, then removing it via abrasive method may only be your only option
    Try some Cerium Oxide to polish it with. Cerium Oxide is what is used in the industry to polish and repair glass
    Do a search on google for: cerium oxide or try janvil.com
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    The water and vinegar works. Then wax the windows with a glaze to seal them up it will also fill any fine scratches.
    Once you have glazed the widows the water will bead and you won't get those spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    The water and vinegar works. Then wax the windows with a glaze to seal them up it will also fill any fine scratches.
    Once you have glazed the widows the water will bead and you won't get those spots.
    What do you mean by "glaze"?

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    Ive got tons of scratches on glass... and what is this glaze... I used nanowax on my windshield a while back and it helped a lot... it "recommended" it as a rain repellant..

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    Quote Originally Posted by state69champ View Post
    What do you mean by "glaze"?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Ive got tons of scratches on glass... and what is this glaze... I used nanowax on my windshield a while back and it helped a lot... it "recommended" it as a rain repellant..
    Go to AutoZone and buy some Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze. This shit is awsome to say the least. It's a pure polish. Most know the California liquid SuperGlaze but it is far in superior to the #7.
    I would follow it up with the #26 wax




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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Go to AutoZone and buy some Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze. This shit is awsome to say the least. It's a pure polish. Most know the California liquid SuperGlaze but it is far in superior to the #7.
    I would follow it up with the #26 wax

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    You use this on glass ?????

    Don't really think thats what its intended for But hey it may work.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    You use this on glass ?????

    Don't really think thats what its intended for But hey it may work.......
    Yes I use this on glass for years! Weather it's a $500,000 Porsche or my daily driver.

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    When i worked at a Kia dealership what we did was get a type of liquid acid... not the really big acid but safe acid stuff then a light steel wool and we sprayed the window nicely with the acid... it was a acid/water mixed i think 50/50... and then buff out the watermarks... kind of thing... it worked for my camaro..

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    vinegar didnt work for me last time

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    I'm going to try that rust stain stuff as I picked it up last night. I also have cerium oxide on the way in case that fails.

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    If nothing else works, this has worked for me. "Etched" waterspots. This stuff took them off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luster View Post
    If nothing else works, this has worked for me. "Etched" waterspots. This stuff took them off.

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