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Hard Water Spots

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Palmetto Pete, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    Palmetto Pete

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    Just seeing if anyone out there has any good tricks to remove hard water spots from the windshield? The water we have here in Hawaii is extremely hard and it feels like every time I wash the truck I get spots on the windshield.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    ETaco23

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  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    ok I just bought some on your recomendation:)
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    Thanks EverTaco, I will definately be giving that a try!
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    go buy one of those thick micro-fiber wash mitts (the thicker and softest the better) and windex the windows and wait till it dries, make sure the mitt is dry and rub with pressure till they are gone. I detail cars and this will work the best with streaks and spots
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    I have one of those Mr.Clean Auto dry things....

    After you wash & rinse the truck, you flip over to the 'filtered' water and go over the entire truck again with this filtered water and just let it dry. Removes a great majority of the deposits out of the water = less water spots.

    Not perfect, but soooooo much better than the hose water. My water leaves all sorts of water spots, even with a softener!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    yep, I tryed everything to try to get my water spots out. Then the guy at my window tint shop showed me that "Nothin's Better" water stain remover, and was soo impressed at how fast and easy it got all the water spots off, I went home and did all my windows.
    Its just a rubbing compound that comes in a paste or a powder, so it does take a little bit of elbow grease, but well worth the time and effort.:)
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    rutherk1

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    Why hasn't anyone said Vinegar. A couple caps full in the bucket will do the trick.

    We have the hardest water to the point of having mineral deposits clog up the faucets.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    For hard stains, I use Bon-Ami cleanser. Wet the window then put some Bon-Ami on a rag and rub the window with it. Then rinse thoroughly. It is available in the home cleaner section of your super market, etc. I does not contain bleach as does Comet cleanser and some of the others.

    For general use, I use regular windshield wiper fluid in a spray bottle with 4 oz of white vinegar added to every 20 oz of fluid.

    To get rid of streaks I mix my own formula.
    8 oz of 70% rubbing alcohol (Available in the pharmacy section of stores).
    8 oz of distilled water.
    3-4 oz of white vinegar.

    Hope this helps.

    Norm.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    So after all of your advice I was at the store and decided to try this product. Would highly recommend this if you have hard water spots on your glass. It goes on like a wax/polish and then is removed with a clean cloth. Again, thanks for the advice but would also highly recommend.

    http://www.hawaiianislandshine.com/retail/his02.html
     
  11. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    ^^^Are you talking about the "Nothin's Better" ?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    Yea, I didn't try the "Nothin's Better". Just saw this at the store and decided to give it a try.
     
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