autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: water spots on windows

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    3

    water spots on windows

    How can I remove hard water spots on side glass? I have used the best window cleaners, window microfiber towels, and newspaper. I just can't get these spots off the windows, I have heard trying 0000 steel wool, and lemon juice, but have not tried that yet... Car is a 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, with 55,000 miles. Any buffing chemicals to try, I have buffers and polishers. Thanks a lot!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Dr Oldz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NE PA
    Posts
    3,100

    Re: water spots on windows

    You can try Car Pro waterspot remover. If the spots are really etched into the glass and that doesn't work, Car Pro Ceriglass should do the trick.
    pdqgp and Nicholls like this.
    Jim

  3. #3
    Senior Member Harpolith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    1,217

    Re: water spots on windows

    Duragloss Nu-Glass should take care of it. Or the McKees Glass Restorer product.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Eldorado2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    5,774

    Re: water spots on windows

    Try the steel wool.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Kettering OH
    Posts
    83

    Re: water spots on windows

    Vinegar is less expensive than lemon juice.

  6. #6
    Senior Member pdqgp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    2,403

    Re: water spots on windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post
    You can try Car Pro waterspot remover. If the spots are really etched into the glass and that doesn't work, Car Pro Ceriglass should do the trick.
    ^^ this. it's expensive but using it with a very hard LC Grey or Yellow pad dedicated for such uses makes short work of them. Just be sure to use a spray bottle of water to keep the slurry mixture working. Other tipes are to use a damp rag to remove most or all of the product before flushing it with water. I do this as I don't want remaining ceriglass getting caught in trim or other areas where it might break loose over time and get settle on the paint surface that would in-turn perhaps find its way under a sponge or towel.

    Again, very important to not reuse any towels or rags with it for anything else. I don't even launder them, I toss them out as I don't want any partialss in my washer where I launder my other items.

    Good luck!
    Cruzscarwash and oneheadlite like this.
    2014 Brilliant Black /// Audi S4 | APR Stage 3+ | 498hp/445tq | /// 11.375 @ 122mph

  7. #7
    Senior Member Mantilgh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Boonsboro, Md
    Posts
    2,341

    Re: water spots on windows

    I'd try a compound and a cutting pad first if a chemical cleaner is not working. That may do it.

    If not, then I'd try Ceriglass
    ____________
    "The more answers I seek, the more questions I find."

  8. #8
    Director of Training Mike Phillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Stuart, Florida
    Posts
    37,329

    Re: water spots on windows

    Quote Originally Posted by HiredDriver View Post

    How can I remove hard water spots on side glass? I have used the best window cleaners, window microfiber towels, and newspaper. I just can't get these spots off the windows, I have heard trying 0000 steel wool, and lemon juice, but have not tried that yet...
    Steel scratches glass. I've seen experts recommend using steel wool all my life now for working on glass and all I've ever seen is scratched glass. It's easy to be an expert and make a recommendation while posting under a made-up nickname. But when something goes wrong.... then what do you do?


    Quote Originally Posted by HiredDriver View Post

    Car is a 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, with 55,000 miles.

    Any buffing chemicals to try, I have buffers and polishers.

    Thanks a lot!!

    As a person that detailed cars in Oregon I've buffed out a lot of water spots on glass. Here's the deal, a wool pad on a rotary buffer and any clearcoat-safe compound will usually do the trick.

    When the FILM that build up on the glass takes place for years, hoping to somewhere chemically dissolve the film off the glass is a great idea but it usually won't work completely. The Optimum MDR is one glass remover I've used where after application of a film of the product onto the glass and allowing the product to dwell - you can actually see a chemical reaction taking place as the film and the perimeter rings of water spots turn white. You still have to SCRUB hard with something like terry cloth to agitate the film off.

    Me?

    I show all the time on the cars I buff out taking WHATEVER compound I'm already using on the paint and after compounding all the paint I simply then buff out the glass. And the chrome.


    What do you have for buffers and polishers?



    FrankS and Paul A. like this.
    Mike Phillips
    Host - Competition Ready on Velocity Channel
    Director of Training Autogeek & Marine 31
    IDA Board Member
    CD-SV, RT
    Competition Ready Facebook Page
    Mike Phillips Facebook Page
    Twitter
    Instagram

    Click on a book to get your own copy.



  9. #9
    Senior Member Cruzscarwash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Desert of California
    Posts
    1,272

    Re: water spots on windows

    id go with carpro waterspot remover first and even try using it as a clay lube.

    if you want to go the compound route id use megs 4 as its chunkier, I think Mike told me about it, which is why I bought it but it does work

  10. #10
    Senior Member MX5HIGH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    527

    Re: water spots on windows

    I've never had a problem using 0000 "brass" wool ultra fine. You could try a small test area first before doing the entire glass. YMMV
    1990 Miata Crystal White 1.6 "B" package VLSD stock 5-speed

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Water spots on windows
    By jeffs detailing in forum Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-08-2013, 08:56 AM
  2. Water Spots on Plastic Windows
    By RcAutoDetailing in forum Tricks, Tips and Techniques
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-05-2011, 06:55 AM
  3. Need some advice on water spots on windows.
    By Rat007 in forum Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions!
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-10-2010, 03:26 AM
  4. Help for Water Spots on Windows
    By Gary Sword in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 11:38 AM
  5. water spots etched into windows
    By Jay Laub in forum Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Orbital Polisher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 01:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» September 2017

2728293031 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30