View Full Version : hard water deposits and spots

08-23-2006, 02:27 AM
anybody know how to remove hard water spots from windows? i've tried a couple different products and none of them work. looking for some ideas. Thanks!

08-23-2006, 02:34 AM
I wish I knew as well!

I've been told that Glass stove top cleaner does the trick, but I rubbed for a good 20 minutes in one spot to no avail :(

Hey are you in Washington State?

08-23-2006, 10:29 PM
ive always had good luck with this

in order

clean glass
go over glass with steel wool (fine grade)
clay bar
rubbing compound (applied and taken off with buffer)

rain-x (optional)

08-24-2006, 12:47 AM
An alternative would be chrome polish -- while harsher than what you usually use for glass, it is an extremely fine abrasive and should not haze the windows. Steel wool, unless you know exactly what you are doing, can be quite dangerous.

Alternately, try a hard water spot remover, something like http://www.glass-restorer.com/html/hardness_scale.html

08-24-2006, 08:33 PM
alright thanks, and yes washington state

08-25-2006, 02:14 AM
try vinegar...it works

08-25-2006, 07:32 AM
i use those cloths called 'the absorber'. having a black car, they're indisposable. i even dry the windows with 'em-spotless. if something dries too quick, i spot wash and rinse and dry. :wiggle:

08-30-2006, 08:29 PM
forgot about those

u have what is called a shammy, i love those things

that works too but depends on how hard the water is

09-02-2006, 12:30 AM
try vinegar...it works

Nope, didnt work one bit :(

09-02-2006, 12:54 AM
I got this stuff called "Showtime" that works on just about everything under the sun. It'll get mildew out of tile grout and oil stains out of a driveway, but it's non abraisive and non toxic. I also used it to get grease spots out of my headliner and it got the grease out so well that I had a bunch of clean spots where the grease used to be, so I had to clean the rest of the headliner to match. It's like $40USD for the bottle of concentrate which when properly diluted can make like 5 gallons of the stuff. Lasts for ever. I've used it to clean glass and all kinds of other stuff too. Worth a shot.

You can order this stuff from:
Sebastian, Enterprises Inc.
13110 Birch Dr. #322 Suite 148
Omaha, NE 68164
or call:

09-02-2006, 06:07 AM
Chrome wire wheel cleaner and maybe a bit of polishing compound.. that's what the guys at Jim's Detail told me... coming from Kevin Deitz himself (owner of Jim's Detail)