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Hard water spots on windows

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by MTBLAZER89, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Something nasty in the water here leaves spots on the glass that glass cleaner won't take off. We had our last car's window's acid washed and that removed them but thats more $$$. Any special products out there for this??
     
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    Look for "Nothin's Better" water stain remover at your local Napa Auto parts store. It's a small white bottle with blue writting and it has a money back guarantee if it doesn't work. I used it on all my windows and it works great but it takes a lot of elbow grease scrubbing with the recommended rag if your windows are as bad as mine were. I took the buffer to it last time I did it and that seemed to work better. Oh and it's a white powder and gets everywhere. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    I have a recipe for a home brew window cleaner that will take off the water spots and make the windows look like they're brand new. I'll dig it up and post it. The $$ is less than $10 for all the ingredients, but WELL worth it IMO. Not to mention that after you buyt all teh stuff, you have enough ingredients for approx. 10 gallons. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I use it for all my windows on the cars and home.
     
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    Bon Ami works good too. Comes in a can and you sprinkle the powder onto a damp rag and rub. Another product that takes some effort but leaves sparkling windows.
     
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    Bon Ami works good too

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    Takes some scrubbing, but works good. my wife found this stuff called "Bar Keepers Friend" It works great for all kinds of stuff. I have been meaning to try it on my windows. I imagine it would do a great job. Dunno for sure. I'll have to try it out and post about it.
     
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    Had a contract years ago with UPS to remove hard water spots from their windshields. We used 0000 steel wool and a little white rubbing compound. Worked well and was safe for paint, window, etc.

    Lime Away or CLR will take those spots out pronto, but you need to be careful not to get it on anything else, so drape the rubber and hood, cowl etc.
     
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    [hijack] Pam, yer avitar cracks me up! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif [/end hijack]
     
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    Thanks... it's what I do... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    A little diluted white vinigar works too.
     
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    We use a mixture of ammonia & water on our windows at home. It is a very weak solution, something like 10:1. Might try experimenting with that.
     
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    Regular paste-type toothpaste and a soft cloth. Works on metal, too.
     
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    Cool I will try some of those /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Here is the home brew recipe...

    1/4 Cup distilled white vinegar
    1/2 Teaspoon "VEGETABLE OIL BASED" liquid soap (cannot be any other base...MUST be VEGETABLE OIL BASED /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif)
    2 Cups Warm water

    Puit it all in a clean spray bottle and...here's another little secret for windows......

    Use a cloth baby diaper to wipe them down /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Something about the way they make the cotton fibers in them. Makes for kick azz window rag!
     
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    as a body guy i've always buffed glass... works great... heck, you can even wetsand glass.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have always used car wax on the glass and it will help prevent water spots the next time you wash it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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