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    wannafbody
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    Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    I stumbled on a video on youtube by Sweet Project Cars. Anyhow, he uses Lava bar soap and 99% ISO to removed water spots from exterior glass. I haven`t tried it yet as we are in the middle of snow, rain and freezing rain season. They also posted a good video on refinishing leather seats.

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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    hmmm, pumice on glass, I`m not totally convinced but I`ve polished with cerium oxide.....
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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    I’d be incredibly carefully especially on newer car glass. I wouldn’t do it on a car that I cared about.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooser View Post
    hmmm, pumice on glass, I`m not totally convinced but I`ve polished with cerium oxide.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I’d be incredibly carefully especially on newer car glass. I wouldn’t do it on a car that I cared about.
    Yeah, you can count me out on rubbing a Lava bar on my glass.

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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    It`s been a long time since I used Lava but I recall some larger chunks of pumice in there. That might ruin your polishing job if it did work.

    On modern glass stuff like M100 works fine for water spots and wiper marks as long as they aren`t too deep. It is a bit slow going but that might be a good thing on glass.

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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    Many years ago, we used to use Bon Ami cleanser sprinkled liberally on a damp wool pad on a rotary at the dealership. Haven`t tried it for years, but I remember it working pretty well.

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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    Used Essence Plus on a medium polishing pad with great results for removing water spots on glass - granted they were not from 1 year of sprinklers, but we have hard water in central Texas.
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    Re: Old schoo exteriorl glass cleaning...

    As Bill D noted, today`s AutoGlass is different stuff from what it used to be.

    Eh, I dunno...I`m on-board with the idea that "what works, works, no need to guild the lilly by using something fancy if it`s not necessary" and I just hit my glass with abrasives made for paint.

    But OTOH, I knee-jerk against "improvised solutions" to stuff, at least when there are products specifically designed to do the job properly. IPA + Lava just doesn`t sound as likely to work optimally as a Glass Product developed by a major manufacturer of such stuff. "Hey, we don`t need some laboratory or stringent QC/Testing Protocols and neither do you! Just grab your Rubbing Alcohol and a bar of Lava.." Nah, not me thank you.

 

 

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