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#1 My5ABaby

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:37 PM

So I searched around and found out that I could use a Magic Eraser on the windshield to get off water spots. Only problem is that all I could find is the Extra Strength ones. Anyone see a problem with using those? If so... guess the g/f is getting some new erasers. :D

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#2 mr.ikon

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:50 PM

I dont think it should be much of a problem. How much more aggressive are the extra strength compared to the normal ones?

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:11 PM

I think that they are just more durable and can handle more scrubbing and not reall more aggressive. Remember to dampen it through out the sponge because they crumble much easier when dry. I find that dampening it in distilled vinegar instead of water aids in the removal of waterspots on windows.

#4 Invigor

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:12 PM

what's wrong with steel wool?

#5 never gone

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:46 PM

I found a simple towel and vinegar works perfectly for removing water spots.

#6 mr.ikon

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:50 PM

also depending if the water has etched into the glass. things like that can get really tough.

#7 My5ABaby

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 06:06 AM

The cars only a few months old (07/07 build date) but it sat out like any other new car and got rain spots. Hopefully they won't be too bad.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:45 AM

I had severe waterspot on my trans am before I sold it. What I use is Duragloss Nu glass with the Pc and orange cutting pad to take all of them off. It was so easy taking them off.
Just trying to keep my family's cars clean.

#9 My5ABaby

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 09:05 PM

Yup, didn't work a bit. Time to go buy vinegar...

#10 My5ABaby

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:49 AM

And.. the vinegar + magic eraser failed. :(

Here's what I'm working with...

The first is when it's really wet and the second is while it's drying. Guess I'll be going with some type of polish. :bat

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#11 mr.ikon

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:19 AM

Thats what it looks like when its dry? If those things you've tried before didnt work, i guess polishing it is your only solution. Good luck.

#12 My5ABaby

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:25 AM

Thats what it looks like when its dry? If those things you've tried before didnt work, i guess polishing it is your only solution. Good luck.

The left is wet and the right is semi-dry. It wasn't a very wet cloth I was using to show it so it was drying quickly. About 5 seconds after the picture I couldn't see it anymore.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

Ugh..my wifes SUV is like that. I had a fun time driving it in the rain at night a while back. Let me know what works for you....might be time to break out the PC and some polish.

#14 My5ABaby

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:24 PM

Ugh..my wifes SUV is like that. I had a fun time driving it in the rain at night a while back. Let me know what works for you....might be time to break out the PC and some polish.

If I had a PC.. :(

The only polish I have is 1z Metallic Polish Wax. Think that will work? If not, anything cheap I can buy locally?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:29 PM

I can tell you claying won't work....I tried it when my car had the same problem. I gave up trying to get it off, i thought maybe it was some defect in the window or tinting since I couldn't wash it off.

#16 My5ABaby

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:23 PM

I can tell you claying won't work....I tried it when my car had the same problem. I gave up trying to get it off, i thought maybe it was some defect in the window or tinting since I couldn't wash it off.

Yeah, claying failed for me too. The car has a build date of 07/07 so I wouldn't think it would of been exposed THAT long. But... maybe it was around some really hard rain or something.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:31 PM

I wouldn't call that water spots, thats just some residue thats on the glass which is why vinegar isn't working.

My new Ridgeline had that, I have a PC and tried Zaino AIO which didn't really work, I think it was FP that did the trick but it might have been 106, don't remember. A good cleaning with this stuff found at Advance Auto Parts called Professional's Choice glass cleaner got the windshield clean after that.

Since you don't have a PC, I would try Bon Ami scouring powder (mixed to a very thin paste for the first try) and either a wet cloth or a sponge.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:41 PM

If those really are water spots and a full strength vinegar soak with a towel had no effect, you could try Spot-X.

It is usually available for about $6 at Home Depot.

#19 My5ABaby

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:15 PM

I wouldn't call that water spots, thats just some residue thats on the glass which is why vinegar isn't working.

My new Ridgeline had that, I have a PC and tried Zaino AIO which didn't really work, I think it was FP that did the trick but it might have been 106, don't remember. A good cleaning with this stuff found at Advance Auto Parts called Professional's Choice glass cleaner got the windshield clean after that.

Since you don't have a PC, I would try Bon Ami scouring powder (mixed to a very thin paste for the first try) and either a wet cloth or a sponge.

Residue from what?:nixweiss

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:41 PM

I second JesseLyon2002's suggestion. Duragloss Nu-Glass has been the only thing I've found that works for bad waterspots on glass. My car had bad waterspots when I bought it, and I fought them for awhile. Tried scouring pads, every window cleaner, vinegar, and some paint polishes. A local glass shop recommended the Duragloss, and tried a test spot for me. Took them off immediately, so I bought the bottle. It can be used by hand, but a PC makes it almost effortless. It can be found at a lot of glass specialty shops, or online. A little bit goes a long way, so a small bottle will last awhile.

Dave




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