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Old 04-09-2007, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rain Spots On My Windows

Does anyone know how to get rain spots off glass. My truck has them badly, and I have tried the normal stuff.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried some white vinegar? I have found that to work in the past on some tough spots. It's at least readily available to try.
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sorry, i've never had anything on glass that didn't come off with Windex? except, the dealer wrote on my windshield one time and i used my clay bar to get it off...
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to get rain spots off glass. My truck has them badly, and I have tried the normal stuff.
Are you sure they are rain spots? Here in New Mexico we have really hard water, if you park next to sprinklers or leave water on the windows after a wash you have to really work to get them off. On the windex note.. I have tried windex for the hard water spots and it does pretty much nothing, and I even scrubbed the hell out of the windows and did this three times to maybe a 50% better than before. Here is a thread that sheds some light on possible fixes. http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?p=50492825
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Is it iron spots from well water? If so the Zep industrial purple will get it off. Make sure its wet first and rinse well. The stuff will etch glass.
Clay bar should help other ingrained spots, then once gone put a coat of Klasse on it to seal the glass.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Suggest 100% vinegar first. Also look at ammonia, rubbing alcohol, soap/water and water softener. Make sure the glass has not become etched from acid rain. Strange yes, but happens in some areas of the country.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sparkle by CRlaurence works good but I can't find it locally anymore.
http://crlaurence.com/ProductPages/S...24.html?Origin=

I now use Zaino glass polish with a PorterCable buffer. Wash car afterwards since there's lots of residue.
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...oduct_Count=14

Use Aquapel afterwards to stop stuff from sticking. Cheapest place for Aquapel:
http://www.tcpglobal.com/autobodydep...FQ-WbgodSGbK2g

Also a new stainless single edge razor blade will remove most spots.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Use some Klasse AIO it works WONDERS!
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Does anyone know how to get rain spots off glass. My truck has them badly, and I have tried the normal stuff.
There is a product called "Nothins Better" ......Works great

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Use some 000(finest grade) steele wool and any glass cleaner, and with little effort your done.
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I've used Scotchbright (it's a synthetic steel wool) with success removing built up road scum so I'm pretty sure it would work for the water spots.

I checked to make sure it didn't scratch the glass before I started and I used it lightly and patiently.
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Bon Ami or Barkeeps friend both work well. They make stained glass look new!!
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Bon Ami or Barkeeps friend both work well. They make stained glass look new!!
Agree with the Bon Ami, but make sure that it is the "Cleaning Powder" product and NOT the "Cleanser" which has abrasives in it. I hit the glass on all my vehicles with Bon Ami Cleansing Powder every Spring when I change wiper blades, you wouldn't beleive the dirt that comes off on the rag, plus I know I'm not contaminating the new wiper blades (less chance of chattering).
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Bon Ami is the deal. You can keep all those expensive cleaners and all. I use Bon Ami on all of my windows every time I wash mine. It gets rid of all of the road grime and oils. I sprinkle the window with a little water and then shake some Bon Ami on the wet window. I use my bare hand and rub it all over the window then rinse it with the hose. The stuff has been guarenteed not to scratch glass for over 100 years. Make sure you don't use it on anything other than glass because it will scratch plastic. I use it here in FL to clean the love bugs off. Great stuff.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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+1 Barkeepers Friend....mix it with water to make a paste and clean your windshield with it, then use your normal window cleaner.
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