Removing Water Spots/Cleaning Side View Mirrors

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  1. 330R

    330R New Member

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    I have water spots on my side view mirrors. I don't want to scratch the surface trying to clean them. I'm not sure what to use since they're plastic. It's not the same as cleaning a windshield, so i doubt even then the softest steel wool could be used.

    Any tips? Scottwax? Thanks :)
     
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    You'll have to be more specific. Water spots on the painted part or the actual mirror?

    Either way, just wash the car again or use Meguiar's Quick Detailer to remove them. It's just mineral deposits, it'll come off.
     
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    thanks for the reply. to be more concise, i am referring to the mirrors themselves. i have tried water, and i have tried 20/20 glass cleaner, but the spots are still on the mirrors. this most recent attempt, however, was at night in the garage. maybe i need to apply a little more elbow grease when its warm and the sun's out.
     
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    Hmm... a little more difficult, since they won't come off. I know Clay Magic clay bar removed shit from my window that I never knew was there, give that a try. Use it the same way you'd use it on paint. Just be sure to use the 20/20 afterwards to remove the lube.
     
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    Try some paint polish like EMT said. Usually that is enough to break the spots loose. You may want to presoak the mirrors with some vinegar.
     

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