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      05-22-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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Angry hard waterspots on glass

i have a 09 335 that was washed for the first time, the car has never seen rain and always in the garage. my father took it out while i was at work and the sprinklers went on and it was 80 degrees now i have water spots all over my passanger windows. i used compound wax and bmw nano wax with micro fiber but its still there, Any sugesstiones please help!

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      05-22-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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Chemical Guys Water Spot Remover. You have to call them to order it, as it's not on their website.
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      05-23-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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      05-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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Exclamation i tried vinegar

I tried vinegar with newspaper and still didnt remove them, any sugestions???

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      05-23-2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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I tried vinegar with newspaper and still didnt remove them, any sugestions???

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use a Porter Cable with White Pad and Poli-Seal!
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      05-24-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Exclamation is that the same as waxing??

i already used compound wax and the bmw nano wax, all it did was make the car shiny. water spots are still there???

I read about the poli-seal and it doesnt say anywhere about removing water spots.
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      05-24-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
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What kind of compound wax are u using? A wax and a compound are two completely different things, a compound is made to cut out defects in paint and wax is for protection. The water must have etched the glass, but you should be able to polish it out, most likely need to use a buffer and a polish. Water sprinklers can cause some bad etching, have u inspected the paint under light?
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+1 on Chemical Guys' water spot remover. It's paint-friendly so you can just rinse it with the hose. I live in a pretty hard-water area. It's always worked on the car for me.

If that doesn't work, there's a product called WinSol 55 used by professional window-washers that will probably do the trick. I've only used it on residential glass, but it's pretty effective. I wouldn't get it on the paint, though - you can actually feel it burning if you get it on your skin, so mask off the paint & wear gloves. And shoes with tops. And a haz-mat suit.
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      05-24-2009, 06:03 PM   #9
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Unhappy turtle compound wax

the compound i used was turtle wax with compound. I buffed off the waters spots off the paint its just the window that its etched into!!!
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1/1 distilled white vinegar & distilled water. It really does work well if you give it time to penetrate the water etch.

You could also clay the windshield if you haven't already.
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I would do as others here suggested and try the distilled water/vinegar. That turtle wax compound is some harsh stuff, definitely wouldn't recommend using it on your paint again, and I'm surprised it's not taking the etching off the glass. Where in NJ are you from?
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Exclamation wonder if this is why???

im wondering since i waxed the windows twice with the nano wax is that why the vinegar and water mix wont work???
I am trying to figure out the best way to remove the etched spots as right now its protected by wax the vinegar and water beads off the window???

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im wondering since i waxed the windows twice with the nano wax is that why the vinegar and water mix wont work???
I am trying to figure out the best way to remove the etched spots as right now its protected by wax the vinegar and water beads off the window???

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Put the water/vinegar mix onto the cloth and then apply it. It's going to take plenty of rubbing but the end result should be worth it.
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im wondering since i waxed the windows twice with the nano wax is that why the vinegar and water mix wont work???
I am trying to figure out the best way to remove the etched spots as right now its protected by wax the vinegar and water beads off the window???

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Vinegar is acidic so I don't think the wax is keeping it from getting to the etched spots, but if you want to be sure you can use rubbing alcohol before hand to remove any wax on the window.
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I used vinegar with dish sponge(yellow and green one) and it took all the etched spots off leaving no scratches or stains looks brand spanking new!

finished off with glass polish and now i have a glossy look
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I used vinegar with dish sponge(yellow and green one) and it took all the etched spots off leaving no scratches or stains looks brand spanking new!

finished off with glass polish and now i have a glossy look
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I belive detailedimage.com has CG Water Spot Remover
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i have some hard water marks myself any suggestions
I think using a snow plow rather than your car would be a great start!
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I think using a snow plow rather than your car would be a great start!
i didnt use it for a snow plow. the snow was really high though.
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i didnt use it for a snow plow. the snow was really high though.
I was just kiddin' bro ........

Do you really have the water spots?
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