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    Hard water spot removal write-up.

    First off, just want to say that all credit for the knowledge of what works goes to WhiteIrocZ. He told me this information, I just chose to use it and document it for a write-up.

    What you need:
    A 15 OZ. bottle of Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner ($4.30 at your local Wal-mart) Can be found with the other cleaners in the grocery side.

    A pack of ultra ultra fine steel wool. This is grade #0000, it is very important for you to get the right one. The pack I bought had 12 pads in it and is made by Rhodes American. You can find this also at your local walmart for $3.00. It will be with the sanding stuff in the paint aisle.

    A cloth. This can be microfiber, terry, or a plain rag from the bathroom. It doesn't matter as long as it is clean.

    Some elbow grease. You will have to really bear down in some spots, depending on how long your windows have been spotted up.

    Here are pics of the supplies you need to pick up:

    Cook Top Cleaner:



    Steel wool:


    Not great pics, but just remember to pay attention and get ultra fine(0000).

    Process:
    First, you need to at least wipe down your windows, not really getting them super clean, but so you won't scratch if there pretty dirty.

    Second, take the Cook Top Cleaner and pour it on the window in little dots a few inches apart. Don't put it everywhere, but you don't have to spare it, and one bottle sill be plenty. It is almost like waxing, do a little at a time, maybe a square foot of window.

    Third, scrub with the steel wool, it will not scratch up your window, but your hard water spots will vanish.

    Last, take your cloth and rub up all the excess Cleaner with it. If you still see spots, put more Cleaner down in the spotted areas and scrub a little harder.

    It took me about 45 minutes to do the back hatch glass, about three on each mirror, and about 20 on each side window. I have not done the windshield yet, it got dark on me.

    Now for more pics:

    I only have one before, I didn't think about doing a writeup. But, you guys all know what water spotted windows look like and how much they ruin an otherwise beautiful car.


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    Hope you enjoy my write-up. This stuff really works on hard water spots.
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    Thanks! I always wondered how to get rid of those spots. I need to do that.

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    Your welcome! Yeah, I was amazed when I found out it really did work.
    I know after I got tint, they were so annoying.
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    ha, see? I told y'all steel wool works, lol

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    I would rub and rub with all kinds of cleaners. I got so frustrated I gave up.
    This is fantastic info.
    The front window would be a nightmare at night with it raining.
    I would imagine doing this will end that nightmare.
    Do you think it will?

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    Hmm...I should probably give this a try too
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    ha, see? I told y'all steel wool works, lol
    I tried regular steel wool, like a danny duzzit. It just made scratches lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ret.CFD View Post
    I would rub and rub with all kinds of cleaners. I got so frustrated I gave up.
    This is fantastic info.
    The front window would be a nightmare at night with it raining.
    I would imagine doing this will end that nightmare.
    Do you think it will?
    I tried a ton of stuff too. Thanks, and yeah I think it will help. I am gonna finish doing my windshield, Get new wiper blades, and then rain x the crap out of it. Should be good for me lol. I can't see nothin now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsepower844182 View Post
    Hmm...I should probably give this a try too
    You will love the outcome. I hated those freakin spots. I swear my car was never ever taken care of, much less detailed before I got it haha.
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    Looks good. Might have to give a try.

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    Thanks. It really stands out alot better and just looks alot better even though its a subtle thing really.
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    Want to get rid of hard water spots?
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    Since were on glass care, does anyone know of a product that will restored a scuffed windshield? The glare is horrible at night on my car.
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    I thought a claybar would do the same thing? And remove it on paint too? I've got water spots since I washed my car in around 10% humidity with a light breeze in the shade. The water dried up almost instantly. Gotta buy a water filtration system for the hose now.

    Quote Originally Posted by sixbanger View Post
    Since were on glass care, does anyone know of a product that will restored a scuffed windshield? The glare is horrible at night on my car.
    A professional glass polisher service has to do that. They are hard to find but well worth it sometimes.

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    No, I never could get a claybar to do it.
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    Hopefully Ill never have water spots but if I do I know where to go. Thanks for the write up. I thikn the 86 maro I sold has water spots. A friend bought it so Ill send this link to him


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    Yeah, its really tough to keep them off of any car when you don't have a garage.
    98 BGM V6 Camaro.
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    Want to get rid of hard water spots?
    http://www.fullthrottlev6.com/forums...ad.php?t=54669
    89 Camaro V6, cammed.

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    Do you know what causes it? I know our headlights get foggy bc of soap and sun. Soap should never touch the lense or a softtop or convertable top. i guess its just the sun and beeded up water on the glass


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