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Old 05-22-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Question for detailing pros - Water spots on glass?

What do you guys use for stubborn water spots on glass? So far nothing I've tried works.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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What have you tried? Could try 0000 steel wool with a ton of glass cleaner but you just need to be real careful. I've used glass polish with a glass polishing pad as well.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, thinking I'm going to have to pick up some glass polish. Hard water marks on glass thanks to hard water from a lawn sprinkler system. Tried lightly compounding it, no real effect. Might need glass polish and a pad.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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WD40 and a brand new razor blade. Or steel wool. Then you glass cleaner and glass wax.
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Chemical guys recommended me something last year but I forgot. Let me know what you use
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I will when I find something that works.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:37 PM   #7
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Try using a clay bar
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

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Old 05-23-2015, 06:55 AM   #8
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Did that. It reduced them slightly, still there though.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #9
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
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Try some brake cleaner.
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Bonzo, only if you promise to help me put my windows back together again!
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Glass is overrated. Very heavy. Saran Wrap ftw.
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It's the new Lexan!
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:51 PM   #14
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I sell Chemical Guys water spot remover, which works very well. Non-abrasive - just need some elbow grease to remove stains, then rinse...

Cleaned up a cloudy shower door (water stained to hell) with just 2 applications.
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Thanks, Paul. Didn't know you carried Chemical Guys stuff! Should have checked your website first, ordered this stuff a day or so ago. Really like the chemical guys stuff I've used so far.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:38 PM   #16
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No problem - word is out there, but not enough - for now...

We sell Chemical Guys, Griot's Garage, and other brands (as authorized dealer/wholesaler).

We also have access to marine products from Meguiar's and Marine 31 this year - people have asked and luckily one of our distributors has followed suit.
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https://www.barkeepersfriend.com/cle...eanser-polish/

That with either some hand power or a slow speed on a buffer, while misting water from a spray bottle. That is how I get spots off glass and polish them.

After you are done, coat the glass with whatever water replant you like.. I prefer Adams Glass Sealant.
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I tried the Chemical Guys stuff on one of the side windows today, by hand, with a paper towel. Not too much hand work. Holy crap, the spots are *gone*. This stuff worked when nothing else did.

Kay, I tried BKF. It didn't make much progress and I was hesitant to get too aggressive with it because I didn't want to mar the glass.
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Yes, the CG stuff works great. We used it last weekend on a shower door that was white from water spots. 2 passes and it was clean. It isn't abrasive, so no worrying about marring. CarPro makes a spray that supposedly works even better - need to get a bottle to try out.

Make sure you rinse the residue off with a copious amount of aqua...


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I tried the Chemical Guys stuff on one of the side windows today, by hand, with a paper towel. Not too much hand work. Holy crap, the spots are *gone*. This stuff worked when nothing else did.

Kay, I tried BKF. It didn't make much progress and I was hesitant to get too aggressive with it because I didn't want to mar the glass.
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Ok, so I used the Chemical Guys water spot polish on two vehicles now. One was my 2013 Ram, the other my wife's 1999 Explorer. Used a 3" pad in a cordless drill on low speed.

Glass looks new. Aside from the rock chips, the water spots and wiper haze is history. It wasn't easy, took an hour or two per vehicle, several batteries in my drill, which I'm pretty sure hates me now.

It's surprisingly difficult to get a before/after picture of glass, so you'll have to take my word for it.
After polishing it up, I sealed it with CG's Jet Seal.
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Good to hear that the product worked great for you...



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Ok, so I used the Chemical Guys water spot polish on two vehicles now. One was my 2013 Ram, the other my wife's 1999 Explorer. Used a 3" pad in a cordless drill on low speed.

Glass looks new. Aside from the rock chips, the water spots and wiper haze is history. It wasn't easy, took an hour or two per vehicle, several batteries in my drill, which I'm pretty sure hates me now.

It's surprisingly difficult to get a before/after picture of glass, so you'll have to take my word for it.
After polishing it up, I sealed it with CG's Jet Seal.
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I don't know if that is the product I just bought, this one ?
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That's it.
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i just picked up this 99 SS a few weeks. i dont think the car was washed once since 1999 and im being serious. i have never seen water spots to this extent. i ended up ordering the chemical guys product do to all the good reviews and tried it with just a regular polishing pad. did nothing. the only thing that worked was 000 steel wool with alot of product. took me almost 2 hours to do 1 window but it worked

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