best stuff to get hard water spots off windows

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  1. BlackdeathM3

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    Have hard water dots all over my windows. What is the best stuff to use to polish them off? I've used some stuff that was the consistency of toothpaste before, but I can't remember the name. I got it off a detail truck, came in a smaller bottle.

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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Not like a search won't pull up this regularly asked question....

    Vinegar and 0000 steel wool.
     
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    thanks! I don't have a sub, so I can't search.
     
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    Perfect reason to get a sub.... :mamoru:
     
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    been waiting for a break in the weather to go see if I can make a dent in the windows and had a chance to today. no dice. I rubbed for about 15min on one spot with vinegar and 0000 wool and didn't get really any of a difference.

    would compound put on by hand mess anything up and make a difference?
     
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    Without your car in front of me, no way to know. Just keep trying stuff-but if 0000 steel wool and vinegar don't work, the glass might be etched.
     
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    I think it may be etched. anything to make that a little better?
     
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    If the glass is etched you are pretty much screwed. You might want to look for some jeweler's rouge and see if that will work.
     
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    If you really want to put in some serious hours on it, you might try some Rhodite polish:

    http://www.eastwood.com/glass-polishing-kit-pro.html

    It's effective but lots of work, and not exactly meant for the novice. Never used it personally but I've seen it used and the results were surprising. Just make damn sure you mask off any trim or paint around the glass you're working on.
     
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    do i need to be careful with the steel wool or is it not going to scratch no matter how much pressure i apply?
     
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    You should still be careful with it, yes.
     
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    Ive seen great results with "nothings better" powder
     
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    Cerium Oxide?
     
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    Won't scratch no matter how much pressure you apply as long as it's #0000.

    Lots of detailers use #0000 on very dirty leather. Comes out teets.
     

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