Help On Hard Water Spots Please???

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  1. stubborny

    stubborny New Member

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    so i realized today that the sprinklers at my apt are really getting to my back window on my car ... anything anyone can suggest to get them off???

    all the stuff i already tried ...

    windex, window cleaner, vinegar, lemon, rain-x, lime-a-way, ducky, razor blade ... i know there was a couple other things but i can't think of them right now :confused:


    update: i ordered some of this ....

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    when it comes in, i'll let everyone know how/ if it works :)
     
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  2. MartyFukstein

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    watch the razor blade!

    Try to rub out the spots with some fine cut compound and a clean cotton towel or microfiber:

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    This is available at most auto parts stores. It may dull your clearcoat, so follow up with a wax.

    If this compound doesn't work, your clearcoat is likely etched and needs to be wet sanded, cut, and polished by a body shop. Depending on the size of the damage, this will cost $80 - $250.
     
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    the water spots are on my window! i wouldn't put a razor blade on the paint!! :hs:


    oh, and im assuming that's for the body of the car only right?
     
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    so i read this on another forum

    can anyone confirm?????


    Wet the windows with class cleaner(windex) and rub with fine steel wool. Will not strach windows and spots come right off!!

    I just had a topic on this very thing I used rare earth and you have to order that from a auto glass shop but I see Zaino has a product that sounds good too. My windows had rust and mineral deposits on them from hard water and nothing would get them off until I tried rare earth now they look brand new.
     
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    oh damn i wasn't paying attention

    that tip about steel wool is true; use #000 very fine in the yellow bag
     
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    0000 Steel wool and Soft Scrub works in many cases.
     
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    thanks :cool:
     
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    ANOTHER UPDATE:

    just to let everyone know, the stuff i ordered took the hard water spots off and it looks fantastic now :bigok: it didn't come off easy, i had to work at it - but nothing overwhelming. when it was taking it off it sounded nasty like nails on a chalkboard ... but in the end - NO scratches at all. kthat'sallthanks :)
     

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