remove hard water from glass
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07-29-2011, 12:37 PM #21
That's what it appears to be pajeff. funny that the trim and paint cleaned up. guess they were better protected.
you get those scratches out Justin?
07-29-2011, 01:36 PM #22
- Join Date
- May 2009
- college station, tx
sold: 1999 firebird
- 1998 Trans Am
sure didn't, and in addition, the rubber lining on the glass is torn too for whatever reason around the 'corners' of the glass, (sort of where the hatch, quarter panel and sail panel all touch) not sure how that happened and I cant find a replacment anywhere online so one of these day I'll probably get on craigslist and buy a hatch off a wrecked V6 camaro/firebird for dirt chap and swap the entire glass piece
07-30-2011, 06:46 AM #23
I would try an razor blade, first spray windsheld wiper fluid on the window and scrap it gently with a razor blade.
07-30-2011, 08:48 AM #24
Thx for the advice. Tried the razorblade. Detailer did too. Spots are apparently now in the glass.
08-17-2011, 07:25 PM #25
I had this problem on my SS for two whole years. Tried this and tried that. I came across a glass polish that i seen this old guy using on some of the cars he was detailing. He saw my problem, grabbed the #0000 steel wool and some of the glass polish. He did a small 8in sec of the rear window. In about 6 min that spot was free of water spots. I went home and did my rear window and passenger window. took me about 1hr. I was so happy so see my windows spotless again. I never did get the name of the glass polish. I guess any good brand will do.
08-18-2011, 03:02 AM #26
thanks. i havent had a chance to mess with the windows as I'm trying to prep my house to move. May try the steel wool method every one keeps mentioning. Don't know of any local stores that would sell glass polish though.
anyone know discount codes for any of the zaino E-stores, lol...
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08-18-2011, 05:41 AM #27
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- Bay City
Sport Red Met.
- 09 G8 GXP
U anal bitch!! Lol so ur still fighting the spots, IT'S A TRUCK!! Haha. U gonna be home sat so I come by and get those mufflers out of ur way?
08-18-2011, 07:01 AM #28
Damn... I got an internet stalker.
Yeah, ill be home all sat
08-18-2011, 12:59 PM #29
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- Feb 2009
- Ugy Lower Corner of AL
Navy Blue Metallic
- 98 T/A w/a little mods...
Z-12 Clear View Polish
Quantity in Basket: none
Description: Make your glass disappear! Z-12 isn’t a glass cleaner, it’s a glass polish. With mild abrasives, Z-12 deep cleans and polishes glass surfaces with ease. Use Z-12 to remove acid rain spots, hard water spots, road film, and bird stains. Z-12 is so effective that it even removes fine to medium scratches. *Not for use on aftermarket window tint, coated glass, painted, or plastic surfaces.
08-18-2011, 02:56 PM #30
That's why I was looking for a discount code. Saw the same thing.
08-23-2011, 11:24 AM #31
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- Marshall, TX
- 2001 Pontiac Trans Am
Spray CLR on it then use a green scotchbrite. Use elbow grease. Then use Brasso and a highspeed buffer. It was the only thing I tried that worked.
08-23-2011, 12:41 PM #32
I have these spots now on my windows and mirrors.
It was right after I used Zaino car wash...
08-23-2011, 12:58 PM #33
Last year I bought the Eastwood glass polishing kit. Took it off no problem. It's a powder that mixes with water, and a small buffing wheel you stick in a hand drill.
Glass looks like new, and even takes out small scratches. I liked it so much I use it on all the cars now. Afterwards apply a little rain-x and you won't have that problem again. Just follow the instructions.
What ever you do don't use steel wool. Even the fine double ott wool will still leave very fine scratches in the glass that you can see if you get the lighting just right.
08-23-2011, 01:01 PM #34
If I get to the water spots on the glass quick enough I can remove it with mild rubbing compound. But if it's been on there for years, such as in the case of my chevelle, the Eastwood Glass Polish kit was the only thing that would take it off.
That's why I started using rain-x all the time. It cuts down the water spots on the glass to non existant.
08-23-2011, 02:16 PM #35
Alright, I'll try some stuff. I tried rubbing it with some glass cleaner and a rag, no go. It was warm out and I rinsed the car almost immediately after washing it. I always hand dry it also. First time I ever encountered this problem.
08-24-2011, 03:34 AM #36
08-24-2011, 03:36 AM #37
08-24-2011, 09:09 AM #38
A tip that I always do is to mask off around the windows with newspaper, because the stuff tends to splatter a bit when you start spinning the drill. Keeps it off the paint that way and makes clean up much easier afterwards. The access washes off easily with water and a spong.
08-24-2011, 01:38 PM #39
Not sure the best place to get it. . On the eastwood site there is a pro glass polishing kit for 48.99. I imagine that's the one your referring to.
08-24-2011, 06:37 PM #40
Let me go look at mine real quick to make sure.
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