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Old 07-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Unremovable grime? on windows

Hey guys I have this grime on the windows all of them that dosn't seem to wash off at all. It looks liek dried rain or something of the sort, I know dosnt help with out pictures. Its been raining so when its dry ill get a pic asap. It really looks like dry rain streaks they dont wipe away or wash off at all. Would there be a product or technique i could use to get it off? TIA guys! i didnt know where to post this but i figured you guys might know!
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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Hey guys I have this grime on the windows all of them that dosn't seem to wash off at all. It looks liek dried rain or something of the sort, I know dosnt help with out pictures. Its been raining so when its dry ill get a pic asap. It really looks like dry rain streaks they dont wipe away or wash off at all. Would there be a product or technique i could use to get it off? TIA guys! i didnt know where to post this but i figured you guys might know!
It sounds like you have etchings from hard water. You can try a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar or use a clay. This usually helps with ultra faint etchings. More noticeable etchings can be cleaned with the Glass Science Glass Scrub. Just pour about a nickel sized drop on a wet foam applicator, rinse the glass and then buff on the product with medium pressure. It helps take care of about 95% of the water marks I've had to deal with.

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Old 07-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
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Thanks I'm deff gonna try this tommorrow!
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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The cheapest and simplest solution would be: Steel wool and window cleaner.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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you can also use water & newspaper, the ink acts as a polish
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #6
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tried scraping it off with a razor blade?
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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I just removed mine with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

I was cleaning my steering wheel and decided to polish the windows at the same time. It did great job on both!

Oh yes, it is made in Germany .
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:22 AM   #8
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+1 to distilled vinegar and water.
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I just removed mine with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

I was cleaning my steering wheel and decided to polish the windows at the same time. It did great job on both!

Oh yes, it is made in Germany .
This is a useful thread on Magic Eraser.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=199151
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:30 PM   #9
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These are the water spots they havn't come off yet tried a razor no luck at all.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:43 PM   #10
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tried distilled vinegar and water aswell but nothing.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:19 PM   #11
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This sounds odd. But i used Meguiars Cleaner wax. I have very bad water at my house, I have spots like that on my windows.
Once you use the as take it off with a MF and then go over it with your glass cleaner of choice. I like Stoner's Invisible glass.
And it should be good to go.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #12
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If it is mineral deposits in the windows will the Glass Science Glass Scrub work well or is something more powerful needed?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #13
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OK so, there was another thread i stumbled upon through google brought me to an e46 forum "big A's Detailing" these are Acid Rain Spots!

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=663864

now to figure out how to get rid of them !

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"Glass Science Glass Scrub applied by Porter Cable for heavy acid water spot stains on every glass window, including sunroof"

Is used to get rid of them TY all!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #14
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The cheapest and simplest solution would be: Steel wool and window cleaner.
Steel Wool FTW!!
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But please use 0000 Steel wool... not your normal kitchen sink stuff.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #16
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the 0000 steel wool had no effect on these spots! I'm trying Spot-X which seems to be doing the job, tho very slowly =[
I've got no buffer to use Glass Science Glass Scrub that Greg recomended.
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you can also use water & newspaper, the ink acts as a polish
+1. Worked wondered on my windows/windshield. Dealership apparently use this technique.
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i hate the etchings! thanks for the magic eraser/newspaper tricks
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Stoners invisible glass even says on the back "some professionals use news paper to clean" I havent tried it yet but i have the same problem, well something to try tomarrow i guess...thanks guys!
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the 0000 steel wool had no effect on these spots! I'm trying Spot-X which seems to be doing the job, tho very slowly =[
I've got no buffer to use Glass Science Glass Scrub that Greg recomended.
You don't need a buffer to apply the Glass Scrub. From my understanding a hand application can be used, just apply a nickel sized drop on a wet applicator and buff it on in a circular motion. Rinse the surface thoroughly when you are done.

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