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wlvrine 07-03-2009 03:35 PM

Water spots on windows
 
Anybody have a good solution for water spots on the windows???
It's probably the hard water here.

mbavenger 07-03-2009 03:40 PM

I use a clay bar and remove the spots, to prevent them I use turtle wax ice synthetic paste on all the windows, it works great.

Vash 07-03-2009 03:44 PM

RainX is good.

VR Code R6P 07-03-2009 03:50 PM

Use some vinegar to dissolve the deposits on there now, and then wash/rinse/dry.

Don't ever wash the car in the direct sun if possible, or let the car dry while washing, and then dry very quickly.

Beefman 07-03-2009 03:50 PM

rain x rules

Iwantone2 07-03-2009 04:47 PM

i would always just use a razor blade on my windows. did the job and didnt harm the windows.

PQ 07-03-2009 04:51 PM

Mines the spots on the freaking black car. :mad0259:

I just wax the window along with the car. Allways worked fine for me.

mlee 07-03-2009 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwantone2 (Post 646169)
i would always just use a razor blade on my windows. did the job and didnt harm the windows.


:facepalm:

Iwantone2 07-03-2009 05:21 PM

well excuse me for being cheap!!! Lol, doesnt matter, it aint my problem any more!

usmcjlp 07-03-2009 05:26 PM

Okay, I spend a lot of time detailing. If you have issues with water spots there are several options:

1. Stoner's invisible glass : great product, available at most auto parts stores
$4 a can, window tint safe

2. If you have hard water, they sell a treatment you can add to your wash bucket that will stop water spots from forming.

Here are 2 great web sites for detailing info and products:

www.properautocare.com - family owned out of Tampa, I've bought from them for over 15 years

www.autogeek.net - great customer service

both websites have tons of detailed instructions for fixing minor issues to preparing for a car show

CyberDude 07-03-2009 07:26 PM

If you looking to stop water spots from forming at you wash your car check this out. It's actual for pet grooming.

http://www.nakidparts.com/4th.html

I think this is the manufacturer.
http://www.metrovacworld.com/

PsyDoc 07-03-2009 07:54 PM

The best product I have used to remove water spots from glass without harming the glass is "Auto Glym Car Glass Polish." The stuff is also great for getting rid of the contaminants that attach themselves to your glass. Get a Ziploc bag and put your hand inside it. Then, slide it over the glass. It will likely feel like you have sand attached to your glass. After using Auto Glym, it will feel completely smooth.

http://www.refinesalon.com/zencart/i...s%20polish.bmp

Deeboe 07-08-2009 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VR Code R6P (Post 646053)
Use some vinegar to dissolve the deposits on there now, and then wash/rinse/dry.

Don't ever wash the car in the direct sun if possible, or let the car dry while washing, and then dry very quickly.

huh?

PsyDoc 07-08-2009 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deeboe (Post 660106)
huh?

Vinegar can dissolve/loosen the minerals that are attaching themselves to the glass. You can put some vinegar on a paper towel and try wiping across the water spot. If it does nothing, then try soaking a piece of paper towel and then placing it on the water spot for 4-5 minutes. The minerals are in the water, water dries on the car and/or glass and the sun "bakes" them on the surface. To minimize this from happening, you want to do whatever you can from letting water dry on your car. Rain water is not so bad, but city water often is hard-water and can really do a job on a car's finish. If the vinegar does not work, then use one of the above products for removing them from glass...do not try using them on the paint. Using Rain-X on a monthly basis will prevent water spots from forming on the glass.

Camaro_Corvette 07-08-2009 07:30 PM

wax em

Bornin69 07-08-2009 07:39 PM

The detail boys used razor blades all the time, it took me a while to get used to but razor blades remove everything. I also saw them use steel wool...


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