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Old 10-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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I purchased a brand new mustang about 2 months ago. I've washed the windows several times but no matter what I use I can't get the water spots to come off my windows. It's like they were somehow etched into the glass while the car sat on the lot for almost a year. Anyone ever had this issue? Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these darn spots off my windows? They are so bad it makes it difficult see out when the sun is in your face.
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Take it to the dealer and tell them
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First.... What have you tried using to take the spots off?


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I've used 2 different types of glass cleaner. Regular Windex and an auto glass cleaner. I've washed the car by hand several times (scrubbing the heck out of it), and even tried a clay bar.
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Try using polishing it


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water spots on window

Alright if the clay bar didn't cut it then I suggest this stuff if it is really bad
http://www.eastwood.com/pro-glass-polishing-kit.html

Otherwise Zanio or Griots Garage will do just fine.

http://www.zainostore.com/product/Z-12.html

http://www.autogeek.net/griots-glass-polish.html
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Try using some white vinegar on your windshield.
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Take white vinegar and mix with water in a spray bottle. That's what I always used to clean my boat after getting off the lake.
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Thanks for the help guys! I'll try a small spot with the white vinegar first because I already have some, and move up to the polishes if that doesn't work. The Griots and Zaino products sound like they are exactly what I need!
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Just a quick FYI. Don't use windex on a car. Anything ammonia based is not good. Especially if you have tint and get some on the inside.

My go-to is Stoner Invisible Glass.

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Meguiars or Mothers (or both) make a water spot product for your windows. I almost bought some once and kinda wish I did. It would be nice to have. I hear it works really well on the tiny pit-like spots that are hard to get off.


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Just posting an update. I went to 4 different auto parts places looking for some of the glass polish with no luck. A few of them looked at me like I was smoking crack. Lol

I tried the white vinegar and it worked great. It doesn't appear to have had any negative effects on the glass. Thanks for the tips all!
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Just posting an update. I went to 4 different auto parts places looking for some of the glass polish with no luck. A few of them looked at me like I was smoking crack. Lol

I tried the white vinegar and it worked great. It doesn't appear to have had any negative effects on the glass. Thanks for the tips all!
Glass polish? You want cerium oxide. There's a polish specifically for it called ceriglass. But be VERY careful. If you swirl up glass, it's a mofo to get out. Do your homework before you open that can of worms.

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I wasn't able to find any of the polish others above mentioned. I tried a small spot with the vinegar that was also recommended and it worked great so I didn't even need to try the polish.
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I wasn't able to find any of the polish others above mentioned. I tried a small spot with the vinegar that was also recommended and it worked great so I didn't even need to try the polish.
You generally won't find the good stuff at box auto parts stores. You have to order online for the professional grade products.

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I wasn't able to find any of the polish others above mentioned. I tried a small spot with the vinegar that was also recommended and it worked great so I didn't even need to try the polish.
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Vinegar is a great cleaner. You can mix some soap in with and you got an all purpose cleaner.
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Vinegar is a great cleaner. You can mix some soap in with and you got an all purpose cleaner.

Do you have to rinse off any vinegar when you used it?


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I realize OP solved his problem, but since this thread is here I'll share my 2 cents.

RainX makes a deep cleaning windshield kit, which is basically a clay bar with some other products. I've never tried it, but they also make another product called X-treme clean glass cleaner. Its a white paste that is rubbed into the window like a polish. I have used this to remove various stains and films of my windshield and it worked GREAT. You can apply it by hand or with a machine, and either way it takes some elbow grease. If using it by hand you need to use considerably pressure. However in my case it removed wiper marks, some odd discoloration from the base of the windshield by the wipers, and some tough to remove water spots. My arms were dead tired at the end though.

I got the X-treme clean at Walmart, and have seen it at various auto parts stores.
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Try Bonami cleanser. It won't scratch the glass. It leaves the glass smooth as hell and the drops bead off. The stuff is amazing for all sorts of things.


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