Hard Water Spots.

Discussion in 'Keeping it Clean' started by OLD 96, Jan 5, 2023.

  1. OLD 96

    OLD 96 Junior Member

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    My Pony has water spots from when I first got it, Especially bad on back window. I have tried Windex, Invisible Glass, white vinegar and ammonia mix. Lemon juice. Even head light restorer. Nothing cuts the water spots. Any suggerstions? Thanks.
     
  2. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Senior Member

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    I had to use fine rubbing compound and then swirl remover on a power buffer to remove the water spots from my paint.
     
  3. 86GT351

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    This
     
  4. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    for glass, vinegar and baking soda is effective
     
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  5. JC SSP

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  6. MrBhp

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    I imagine if you use a power buffer on the glass you will have a perpetual haze. I could be wrong. Stkjock has the best fix.
     
  7. Laga

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    Water spots are made from dissolved minerals and salts being left behind when water evaporates. Adding baking soda (a base ) to vinegar (an acid ) only neutralizes the vinegar’s ability to remove the calcium minerals.
    A 50/50 solution of muriatic acid and distilled water will remove the most stubborn water spots on both glass and paint. Wipe it on gently with a microfiber towel and then immediately rinse THOROUGHLY.
    Before I retired, I used to work concrete construction. Sometimes, my vehicle would get coved in cement dust. Add a passing light rain sprinkle, and you get the world’s worst water spots. I’ve done this multiple times on multiple vehicles with no ill affects. At the time, I didn’t even use gloves because my skin was toughened from the concrete. Today, I would use gloves to be safe. If they have been there a long time and covered in a layer of wax, use Dawn detergent to remove wax first.
     
  8. DieHarder

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    If you're talking about glass the only thing I've found that will remove hard water spots and mineral haze effectively is a razor blade scraper. Goes without saying do not try this on paint.
     
  9. OLD 96

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    My bad. I should have been more detailed in what I was talking about. I should have learned by now. People see or read only a portion of a post. And Take it from there. GLASS. I am talking about GLASS. I never mentioned PAINT. I am going to use stkjock's method of baking soda and vinegar for removing hard water spots on GLASS.. I hope that works. As it seems to etched in to the GLASS. Thanks for all the input.
     
  10. OLD 96

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    I tried the vinegar and baking soda to no effect. Next up muriatic acid and distilled water. Razor blade scraper? Last resort.:( waterspots.jpg
     
  11. stkjock

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    sorry dude, that's what I used on my wife's Audi and it seemed to work
     
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  12. DieHarder

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    Yep, that's from hard water. Just skip to the razor blade. I have hard water where I live as well and use it on glass when needed. After you get the minerals off follow up/scrub with Windex and a rag. Safest, easiest way I know to get that stuff off. You do have to use some pressure when you scrape. No worries, it won't scratch the glass.
     
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  13. Andrey Sidorov

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    Thats some hard nasty spots, grab an orbital polisher from harbor freight + 3m solution for glass polishing + glass polishing pad from 3m - polish it off the glass, return polisher if not needed = profit and quick:)
     
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  14. Cum Grano Salis

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    Same problem here, just rewash and have all new spots. Bigger trouble was acid rain, would etch pock marks in paint job, nothing would fix other than repaint. Most of the problem areas don’t exist these days- installations, factories.
     
  15. crjackson

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    Braindead,
    What do YOU recommend to remove the spots from glass?
     
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  16. Cum Grano Salis

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    Hey CR, good to hear from you again. Had to leave last forum, couldn’t take it any more. Wasn’t mad or anything, just got attached to as reading morning paper or other. As long as “The Wizard” keeps low profile lol.

    Water spots on glass, probably a softener or reverse osmosis systems. After the tannery left Waterboro, ME (Allied Leather, Cudahy Co.) the entire water table in that part of state was condemned. Naptha, MEK and anything else in drinking water. So Poland Spring Water opens plant in Hollis, not too far away (Nestles now). Don’t it just figure?? Just thought had frog pond down by dry cleaning plant. Huge Bull Frogs, took one home. Kept leashed by stream where we lived at time. Believe they were hybrids?

    Was hoping somebody would PU on my photo, obvious. Later… too new title means “with a pinch of salt”.
     
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  17. crjackson

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    Yeah, I noticed the photo and the modern Greek. I knew what it meant.

    I wonder if a product like CLR would work on the glass,
     
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  18. Mach2burnout

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    Have you tried clay barring it?

    I started washing mine on rainy days.


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