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    Glass and claybar

    Can I use the claybar I have been using on my paint (Meguires) to clean my t-tops? they have horrible water spots on them that I can't get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerPlus View Post
    Can I use the claybar I have been using on my paint (Meguires) to clean my t-tops? they have horrible water spots on them that I can't get out.
    i have the same problem...on the top of my windshield and ttops..im curious as well on how to get them out

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    use the clay bar or a good solvent it shouldnt be that hard to get off if all else fails (and it wont ,the clay bar will work) use a razor blade it wont hurt the glass but dont nic the trim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsremmos View Post
    use the clay bar or a good solvent it shouldnt be that hard to get off if all else fails (and it wont ,the clay bar will work) use a razor blade it wont hurt the glass but dont nic the trim
    the clay bar didnt take it off for me. they are still there. i was wonderin if i should try some really fine sand paper? like the grit i tried to clean up my headlights with (didn't work)

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    I dont know if i would go sanding on it just yet. Those water spots are caused by calcium build up the best way i can think to get them of it a calcium remover (solvent) like Limeaway or CLR works the best in my book. Im a tattooest and to sterilize my equitment i use something called an autoclave it gets really bad water spots and CLR is probably one of the best i have found to remove it.
    Again be carefull of your rubber trim(a little wont hurt just rinse it quickly
    Once u have removed it with CLR rinse it with water and then a really good trick to keep those damn things from coming back as often is to seal all of your glass with rain-x and the inside with rain-x anti fog. The ran-x stops that shit from penetrating to the glass I use it every 3 months and still no water spots

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    If you have sanded the stuff of your lights you might want to polish the sanding marks out of the plastic it would give better results

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    thanks for the suggestion, ill look into that.

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    You always want to try dissolve them first. Try some white vinegar and water. Soak a small towel with vinegar and hot/warm water mix, and let it rest/soak on the water spots for some 5minutes or less, and then see if they can be rubbed off...

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    I use grade #0000 steel wool on all my glass. I spray with Stoner's glass cleaner and "scrub" with the steel wool, then follow up with newpaper.

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    I think Meguire's makes a hard water spot remover. You could also try Meguire's plastic polish on the glass. There are also other products out there that are made specifically for removing hard water spots - just Google it. Hard water spots on glass aren't nearly as bad as acid rain etch spots in paint - but you can usually polish those out (sometimes).....
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