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Water Spots

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by BMH, Apr 14, 2024.

  1. Apr 14, 2024 at 6:21 PM
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    BMH

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    Wanna clean the crusty water spots off all the glass.. Since I've been through the razor blade thing before, don't really care for it.
    It seems there are a gazillion cleaners out there that say 'We're Awesome!' I'm wondering who has used what and what's good and what sucks.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2024 at 6:32 PM
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    There are specific water spot removers but you can also try white vinegar and baking soda and claybar it.
     
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    THAT'S what I'm looking for. Something off-the-shelf that I don't have to put a lot of work into.. LOL
     
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    I used this in the past. Thankfully we moved to an area without hard water and it's less of an issue now.

    Adam's Polishes Water Spot Remover - Hard Water Stain Remover For Glass, Shower doors, Paint, Windows, Car Detailing & More | Bio Safe Calcium, Magnesium & Soap Scum Remover Formula (16oz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G3L9GYX
     
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    Been detailing professionally for nearly 40 years now. The best stuff is good old wire wheel cleaner. Just spray it on glass or paint, rub it around and rinse off, do not allow it dry. This is the fastest and best method I have used with barley any elbow grease! I have removed some many water spots from cars its crazy.
     
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    Nothing to add to this well-qualified list, but be sure to let us know what you use and how it works out.
     
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    I'd imagine this would work. I've seen the kits in the detail section of Walmart. https://invisibleglass.com/products/invisible-glass-glass-stripper-3-38oz-kit

    Also, if you see Turtle Wax "Slick Glass" glass cleaner. I can't recommend that stuff enough. Hands down the best I've ever tried. Not sure if it's being discontinued or what, but I've only seen it at Walmart, and it's not on Turtle Wax's website. I bought every bottle my local Walmart had after I tried it out.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2024 at 7:29 AM
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    I use a cleaner spray wax. Works great
     
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    Thanks for all the tips so far!
     
  13. Apr 15, 2024 at 4:35 PM
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    I imagine that most waterspot removers use some sort of weak acid to get things going your way. Try a gallon of white vinegar to start off - on a really bad crust, I've wet a paper towel with it and let it lay on glass surfaces a considerable amount of time. The white vinegar trick has been used a lot of years by people skilled at cleaning glassware.
     
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    That’s the one I have
     
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