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Old 07-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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After i clean my car and dry the windows right away then i clean them with glass cleaner they still come out with water marks all over them. Can someone tell me how to remove these water marks. Thanks
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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dont put the window down after you clean them
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
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What kind of towel are you using? What glass cleaner are you using?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:40 AM   #4
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i dont and its all my windows. i use a Absorber to dry them. then i use Invisible Glass cleaner with a micro fiber cloth.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:43 AM   #5
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....are you talking about pre-existing spots/etching or spotting as a result of your cleaning methods?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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....are you talking about pre-existing spots/etching or spotting as a result of your cleaning methods?
What do you mean by etching? and they look like water marks all over the windows. and iv tried to get them off by cleaning the windows real good then cleaning them with the window cleaner and they look the same.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:04 AM   #7
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Don't use an absorber first of all. They are awful for your paint.

Claybar your windows, use rain-x, and then glass cleaner. Which glass cleaner are you using? I hope it's not ammonia based. Use something like Stoner's Invisible Glass. Also are the water marks on the outside or inside? I'm curious to see if you have moistuer inside the doors and they are leaving a mark on the inside of the window as well.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:12 AM   #8
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Don't use an absorber first of all. They are awful for your paint.

Claybar your windows, use rain-x, and then glass cleaner. Which glass cleaner are you using? I hope it's not ammonia based. Use something like Stoner's Invisible Glass. Also are the water marks on the outside or inside? I'm curious to see if you have moistuer inside the doors and they are leaving a mark on the inside of the window as well.
yea i claybared the windows today. it didnt make a diffrence really. and i use a ammonia free glass clean cause i have tinted windows. and the water spots are from the outside. i feel like there stained onto the window.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:24 AM   #9
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What do you mean by etching? and they look like water marks all over the windows. and iv tried to get them off by cleaning the windows real good then cleaning them with the window cleaner and they look the same.
....while the following is an example of water etching/deposits on paint, it still gives you a good idea of what it can look like on glass:



If they are spots that don't go away with washing, cleaners, etc., then they are likely hard water deposits, etching, etc. from standing water that was left to dry on the car/windows previously.
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i think they are not new water spots but old ones.
try some vinegar. and/or claybar
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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....if distilled white vinegar doesn't work I have had excellent results with water spot removers like Chemical Guys WSR on both paint and glass. Some use 0000 steel wool (with a cleaner to lubricate the surface), Bon Ami, polish (incld. chrome polish), etc. I would take a visit over to the Autopia forums and do a little searching.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:40 PM   #12
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thanks for all the help i will check out what you guys said and try these products.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:07 AM   #13
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best thing you can try is either spray the window down with glass cleaner and take some steel wool to it. or you can buy some water spot remover. and the last resort is taking the buffer to it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #14
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....cerium oxide would be the last resort IMO.
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I would try a simple clay bar before anything else
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dam what is up with all of you guys and using the clay bar. the easiest way to tell if a clay bar will work on it or not is by how ruff the water spots are. clay bar might take some of it off however when put back out in the sun you will still be able to see the water spots through the window.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:25 AM   #17
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thanks for all the help i will check out what you guys said and try these products.
Honest to god, I have tried everything. I finally decided to buy Zaino glass polish and it worked miraculously... I'm not a product promoter at all but this stuff really does work. If you dont want to waste your time "trying" these other things, get this. It works.
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