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Old 07-03-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Water spots on windows

Anybody have a good solution for water spots on the windows???
It's probably the hard water here.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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RainX is good.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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i would always just use a razor blade on my windows. did the job and didnt harm the windows.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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Mines the spots on the freaking black car.

I just wax the window along with the car. Allways worked fine for me.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #8
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i would always just use a razor blade on my windows. did the job and didnt harm the windows.

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Old 07-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
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well excuse me for being cheap!!! Lol, doesnt matter, it aint my problem any more!
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #10
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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

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #11
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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/
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 07-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #15
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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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