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Old 05-21-2016, 08:56 AM   #4176
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Whats the best (or easiest) way to get rid of hard water spots on my windows?
Hard water spots consist of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates. While there are numerous specific "hard water spots removers for glass" cleaners, toothpaste actually works very well.

With your car in the shade, windows cool to the touch, take a wet microfiber rag and a dab of toothpaste and slowly but firmly work it in a circular motion all over the glass. Hose of, and see how well it works.
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:26 PM   #4177
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there is no easy way really, what have you already tried? and how long have the waterspots been on the glass.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:19 PM   #4178
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Hard water spots consist of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates. While there are numerous specific "hard water spots removers for glass" cleaners, toothpaste actually works very well.

With your car in the shade, windows cool to the touch, take a wet microfiber rag and a dab of toothpaste and slowly but firmly work it in a circular motion all over the glass. Hose of, and see how well it works.
I may give this a try. thanks.

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there is no easy way really, what have you already tried? and how long have the waterspots been on the glass.
I haven't tried anything yet. I did run my autoscrub through it a while back but still some spots remained.

From what I noticed, I had the spots for a couple months now.

I heard vinegar and water mixture will get rid of it too?
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:14 PM   #4179
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I may give this a try. thanks.



I haven't tried anything yet. I did run my autoscrub through it a while back but still some spots remained.

From what I noticed, I had the spots for a couple months now.

I heard vinegar and water mixture will get rid of it too?
try the vinegar - diluted it and make sure you remove all of the vinegar after it can etch your paint if it drips on to it.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:44 AM   #4180
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nodrog321,

Several years ago I took a trip to Hilton Head SC. My car was literally brand new. The hotel we stayed at had a sprinkler system, and it sprayed on my car everyday(I found this out after about day three). When I got home, my windows were covered in water spots, and no amount of rubbing with any cleaner would remove them. After researching how to remove the spots, I decided to try the toothpaste...I mean who doesn't have toothpaste, right? I couldn't believe how easy the spots came off. I think it took me about ten minutes to do the whole car. Try it before the vinegar, I bet it will surprise you!

Best of luck!

Edit: You want to use a white toothpaste, not a gel type.

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Old 06-18-2016, 08:17 AM   #4181
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What's the best method for removing a scratch without leaving swirl marks? I must have got a piece of sand in my wash sponge while trying to remove a dead bug... It's a small spot but I don't want to make it worse.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:57 AM   #4182
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If it's really deep and you need to use a rotary with cutting compound, you will need to finish with a DA and fine polish.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:32 AM   #4183
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What's the best method for removing a scratch without leaving swirl marks? I must have got a piece of sand in my wash sponge while trying to remove a dead bug... It's a small spot but I don't want to make it worse.
I would compound and then polish with a da. got any photos?
do you have a da polisher?
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:11 PM   #4184
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I would compound and then polish with a da. got any photos?
do you have a da polisher?
I have a DA but would rather do it by hand if possible. Here's a pic.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:37 PM   #4185
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That looks easy enough. Use your DA. It will save you time and will be more consistent if you do it right.
I'd even do the whole panel after.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:42 PM   #4186
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your car won't corrode unless you leave the salt on it for years....these cars should be rust/corrosive free for 10 years plus.

I would say your best bet will be to go to the pressure washer locations once a month if you can.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:19 PM   #4187
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:47 PM   #4188
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:12 AM   #4189
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My Windows seem to have some kind of greasy or oily substance on it. When trying to dry it, it will leave streaks and won't dry. However it does dry when I let it sit and I don't see it. Once it rains or I use my wipers, the wipers don't wipe clean. What can I use to clean this?
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:48 AM   #4190
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My Windows seem to have some kind of greasy or oily substance on it. When trying to dry it, it will leave streaks and won't dry. However it does dry when I let it sit and I don't see it. Once it rains or I use my wipers, the wipers don't wipe clean. What can I use to clean this?
you can try giving it a quick polish.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:20 AM   #4191
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Any particular polish/pad? Or should I just use some elbow grease instead of my PC?

Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:09 AM   #4192
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:20 PM   #4193
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I have M105/205. I also have some menzerna finishing polish and some Megs Plastix polish. What color pads to use?
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:33 PM   #4194
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:18 PM   #4196
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Hi Phil, what do you recommend for pads, compound, polish for my 2012 obsidian black pearl Sti hatchback?

Car has heavy swirling all over and I haven't detailed it since I purchased it pre-owned at the dealership.

I have a porter cable 7424xp 6inch.

Can you recommend to me which pad should be used with which compound/polish all the way up to the sealant and waxing?

Thank you!
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