Recent Topics
Where did valvoline nextgen go?
by slowdime
02/01/15 07:34 PM
Chevron Delo 400XLE 10w-30. No moly? Issue?
by OceanRuns
02/01/15 07:13 PM
Cooking with motor oil
by Oro_O
02/01/15 06:22 PM
G-oil ZDDP Zinc
by landtoy80
02/01/15 06:01 PM
Advance Auto Seems the Best to Me.
by SwedishRider
02/01/15 05:31 PM
Changed the Power Steering Fluid in the Reservoirs
by SwedishRider
02/01/15 05:19 PM
How much should I thin spar urethane?
by JHZR2
02/01/15 05:04 PM
Parallax errors from analog dials
by y_p_w
02/01/15 04:55 PM
Royal Purple Max Atomizer
by jk_636
02/01/15 03:51 PM
91 Park Avenue starts then shuts off...
by gregk24
02/01/15 03:38 PM
P0304 CYLINDER 4 MISFIRE IN THE EXPEDITION
by MalfunctionProne
02/01/15 03:31 PM
Castrol Edge Professional
by mjbi
02/01/15 02:55 PM
Newest Members
mjbi, ckeough, Dmstrbav, dieseloil, macka
52695 Registered Users
Who's Online
112 registered (147_Grain, AandPDan, 74DartSport, 01_celica_gt, 2009Edge, 90crvtec, 9 invisible), 1273 Guests and 209 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52695 Members
66 Forums
225902 Topics
3595353 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3128757 - 09/18/13 03:49 PM Getting off hard water spots on windows?
morepwr Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1441
Loc: ventura, ca
I recently bought a truck that had a camper shell on it and when I took it off, the rear window is a mess of hard water spots. I tried all the different window cleaners and some quick detail spray but they are still there. I have never had spots this bad on a window and was hoping somebody might have a good cleaner or polish that would work.

I thought about maybe a paint cleaner type wax might work? The last thing I want to do is scratch it up!

Top
#3128763 - 09/18/13 03:53 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 2915
Loc: Ohio
This stuff works very well especially with a buffer:

www.duragloss.com , click on glass cleaners. The Nu Glass works very well!

Top
#3128787 - 09/18/13 04:19 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
White vinegar solution and/or ammonia solution should cut through it.
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#3128841 - 09/18/13 05:12 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
nitehawk55 Offline


Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1048
Loc: Ontario , Canada
Yes , white vinegar solution , about 5-1 or stronger if really bad . Newspaper works best with vinegar too but paper towel or terry cloth is OK too .
_________________________
05 Ford Five Hundred AWD 3.0 DOHC V6 CVT tranny

Top
#3128930 - 09/18/13 06:48 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
Falken Offline


Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1737
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
A ball of dry newspaper works well.
_________________________
Falken - Draftsperson
2010 Honda Fit DX-A in Black
Current Fill: QSUD 5W20 SN, Wix 57356 Oil Filter, ATF DW-1

Top
#3129126 - 09/18/13 10:35 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 17960
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
This should work great:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3125820#Post3125820

CarPro CeriGlass- it contains Cerium Oxide. I have some coming and will be testing it on my dad's windshield later this month.

Top
#3129398 - 09/19/13 09:16 AM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
morepwr Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1441
Loc: ventura, ca
Thank you everyone! I did the vinegar and water idea since I had what I needed at home and it took a little scrubbing, but worked great!

Top
#3129983 - 09/19/13 07:45 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: morepwr
Thank you everyone! I did the vinegar and water idea since I had what I needed at home and it took a little scrubbing, but worked great!



Vinegar is a good multi-purpose cleaner. I have used it straight to cut through some really nasty stuff on windows before.
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#3133766 - 09/23/13 07:04 PM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
97prizm Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 623
Loc: USA

Hands down Glass Science glass scrub. It gets everything off, and leaves the windshield really clean. Glass Science
_________________________
If at first you don't succeed fail fail again. (Waldorf and Statler.)
1997 Geo Prizm
1984 Mazda RX-7 Spec 7

Top
#3134017 - 09/24/13 01:03 AM Re: Getting off hard water spots on windows? [Re: morepwr]
qwertydude Offline


Registered: 05/15/08
Posts: 635
Loc: Norwalk, CA not CT
One of the best things for removing the most stubborn stains on glass is steel wool, get the extra fine stuff 0000. Combine steel wool and vinegar and you'll get all hard water spots and bonded contaminants off guaranteed.

Top