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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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like everybody else my car has tons of water spots on it. with the good weather coming out, the water spots on my car i more noticeable. i am going to use #0000 steel wool on my windows. my question is what would i use as a lubricate for my windows when i am using the steel wool.
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don't use steel wool. just use some windex and newspaper
and voila water marks gone.
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stoner invisible glass is what we use i out fleet.. windex id awfull and you should never ever ever use it on car windows.. never.................never
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Stoner FTW great stuff! I heard rubbing alcohol is good for removing the film build up on the inside and vinegar for water marks on the car.

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Stoners Invisible Glass I have also notcied provides a nice coating on your windows making them easier to clean the next time, and also beads the water up nicely.

What I do is

1) Spray SToNERs in a S type pattern across the window
2) Take a small Microfiber Cloth to Wipe the window down
3) Take a FRESH DRY Microfiber to do a "Polish"

VOILA!

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Can someone tell me why Windex is so bad for your windows. I know about not putting it on tinted windows b/c it will mess up your tint but what about non-tinted windows?
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the water spots on my car were already on my car from the previous owner. these are baked into the glass. im not sure the the stoners stuff would be strong enough to get through the years of abuse that the previous owner let go.
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yea i bought side mirrors with water spots baked in. tried vinegar to stoners to acetone. nada worky. i want to know other options as well.
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seriously. man i hate spots. my last car had perfect mirrors it was so nice... hella spots on rear glass though lol.

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If you do it right you can buff your windows. You will need a good glass polish and buffer of course.

Look it up online.

Personally, when there are things on the window that won't come off with normal methods, I use a razor blade.

Soak the hell out of the window in your favorite Window Cleaner (ie SToNERs) and then holding the blade at a shallow angle, make quick strokes, but not in a straight line. follow the curve.

If these spots are really bad I dont reccomend that method.

And WINDEX is not bad persay, its just not good. It has harsher chemicals and solvents that can leave your window battered and abused after a while.

EDIT: Do you mean water deposits? or just water spots after you clean it? California is notorious for Boron deposits. You can also try White Vinegar, or some sort of CLR type product but be careful with the harsher chemicals, could ruin your clearcoat.

SToNERS is a great product. let it soak.

BUT if you feel like using steel wool (which isnt horrible if you do it right) I would use a good quality THICK soap to really lube it up.
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dude I used steel wool for my water spots on my window and it worked great. Seriously I brought my my teg to my buddy that works at the detail part of honda. They use it all the time. pm me if you q's
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