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Old 03-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Problem Windows

I'm looking for any ideas!!!!
My black tinted windows seem to have hard water spots that I can't clean off.
I have tried windex, viniger etc.

Please, any good ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 03-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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If it's hard water, vinegar will do it but it isn't instantaneous. Put some undiluted vinegar on a rag and rub on it for awhile. Or, try a razor scraper but make sure the blade is new and without nicks so you don't scratch the glass.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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It depends. I had a car once that was parked in the driveway and was getting doused by the sprinklers for one summer...I'm not sure where that water was found, runoff, toxic underground source...who knows. But it actually etched the glass and could NOT be cleaned. I even tried muriatic acid, citric acid, clr, baking soda paste, vinegar, buffing with compound, etc. Ended up turning in an insurance claim, ALL of the glass, including the mirrors had to be replaced. You might get a sample of the water that hits your trailer, if its a consistent source, and take it to a spa dealer or some other water testing facility to determine its compound sos you'll know how best to attack it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #5
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It depends. I had a car once that was parked in the driveway and was getting doused by the sprinklers for one summer...I'm not sure where that water was found, runoff, toxic underground source...who knows. But it actually etched the glass and could NOT be cleaned.
This happens in showers with glass doors, too - basically the water evaporates, but the minerals remain behind and etch the glass. Not much you can do but replace the glass once it has happened.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #6
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Might try one of those Mr. Clean erasers.

These work well on lots of road stains on the exterior.

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Check your ditty bag for some old toothpaste. Try it on small spot first.

My windows (glass only) cleaned up well with that.

Also Plastic Polish works on glass too.. DAMHIK!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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I've seen ads for places that can polish spots out. Don't know what they use tho.
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I once removed scratches from car windows with polishing compound. I don't think that I had to resort to rubbing compound. it worked to fix the damage done with a metal snow scraper that had the rubber blade come off.
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try "clean shower" by armon hammer, or something similar used for shower doors, works like a charm on our boat
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I'm looking for any ideas!!!!
My black tinted windows seem to have hard water spots that I can't clean off.
I have tried windex, viniger etc.

Please, any good ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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Try spray wax. I use mothers or meguiars fast spray wax. Just spray on glass and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. And it's fine for all surfaces.

I now do all the windows, even windshield.

As a matter of fact, I get so carried away I even spray it on the cabinets and it makes them easy to clean, makes them shiny and keeps my kids finger marks to a minimum.
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I'm looking for any ideas!!!!
My black tinted windows seem to have hard water spots that I can't clean off.
I have tried windex, viniger etc.

Please, any good ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
SGT DAVE
Lime-A-Way works for me. Followed up with a coat of Rain-X to prevent future hard water stains.

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Try spray wax. I use mothers or meguiars fast spray wax. Just spray on glass and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. And it's fine for all surfaces.

I now do all the windows, even windshield.

As a matter of fact, I get so carried away I even spray it on the cabinets and it makes them easy to clean, makes them shiny and keeps my kids finger marks to a minimum.
While you're getting carried away, you might want to wax the plastic surfaces in your wet bath, too. Up to and including the toilet bowl, but not the flooró don't want to make the floor slippery. Makes cleanup so much easier when the water beads up and rolls right down.
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