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Old 12-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #41
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Might be worth a try. I actually bought a kit a couple years ago for my previous truck, but traded that truck in on the F-150 before I had a chance to use it.


Thanks for the input and the video, I figure it is probably gonna take a multistep with some kind of power tool to possibly get these spots out. Just makes you mad that the so called Car Care Detailing experts/companies try to sell you bogus creams that have no effect on these spots. I will just have to add cleaning (acidic)my glass each time I wash truck to see over time if they will disappear,,(doubt it).. For all those wondering or thinking of trying don't waste your money on Meguiars,Mothers,Bar Keepers Friend, Glass Top cleaners,0000 steel wool/vinegar, any Glass/Polishing spray. Boy it seems whoever can create a product that would actually work could corner the market and kick these BS companies to the curb..
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But I've used some of what you listed, most on multiple occasions, with success.

I've had my fair share of hard water spots and stubborn spots as a result of neglect and whatever, but I've never had spots I couldn't remove.

In my years of doing this it always goes in this order:

Spots exist, visibly.
Wash the vehicle
Glass cleaner and MF towel (let glass cleaner sit on glass for 20-30 seconds)
(If they persist):

Clay bar the glass
(If they persist):

Plastic razor + baby shampoo diluted in water (or glass cleaner)
(If they persist):

0000 steel wool + same lube as above
(If they persist):

DA + fine polish (CG 36 or 38)
(If they persist - very rare beyond this point):

Rewash glass with soap & water
DA + compound (3M, CG, WG)
Follow with polish

Now... Only on ONE truck did it ever go beyond DA and a polish, it had calcium chloride spots from a brine solution that had been on the windshield for over a year.

It came off with a Orange DA pad and CG 34 compound. It took 3 passes and poof, gone.

Idk what they could be or if they can be worse than hardened salt baked in the summer sun for months... But I have a hard time believing they absolutely won't come off unless they're actually etched into the glass rather than having been dry deposited onto the surface.

Can you take some pics, please? I'd really like to see them if that's possible?
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #43
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But I've used some of what you listed, most on multiple occasions, with success.

I've had my fair share of hard water spots and stubborn spots as a result of neglect and whatever, but I've never had spots I couldn't remove.

In my years of doing this it always goes in this order:

Spots exist, visibly.
Wash the vehicle
Glass cleaner and MF towel (let glass cleaner sit on glass for 20-30 seconds)
(If they persist):

Clay bar the glass
(If they persist):

Plastic razor + baby shampoo diluted in water (or glass cleaner)
(If they persist):

0000 steel wool + same lube as above
(If they persist):

DA + fine polish (CG 36 or 38)
(If they persist - very rare beyond this point):

Rewash glass with soap & water
DA + compound (3M, CG, WG)
Follow with polish

Now... Only on ONE truck did it ever go beyond DA and a polish, it had calcium chloride spots from a brine solution that had been on the windshield for over a year.

It came off with a Orange DA pad and CG 34 compound. It took 3 passes and poof, gone.

Idk what they could be or if they can be worse than hardened salt baked in the summer sun for months... But I have a hard time believing they absolutely won't come off unless they're actually etched into the glass rather than having been dry deposited onto the surface.

Can you take some pics, please? I'd really like to see them if that's possible?


My truck is not even a year old. it sits in driveway, just rain.. I air dry or wipe down truck for washing. It is plain ole water spots. Look at the steps you take to just remove a water spot. What annoys me is the multitude of answers,products,solutions or tips/tricks to remove a simple water spot from glass. Although I didn't take all your steps to remove, I tried what all the experts said to remove them and NO Go. There still there. Never knew how ingrained these spots are in your glass no matter how hard to try to remove. Its not worth anymore time/products into this. I will just periodically give it a water spot cream and wipe in/out and call it a day,, it may not remove them but it might keep it where it is today..
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Its very, very rare that I have to go further than step two.

Have you tried using dawn dish soap to wash it? (Detailers would have me hung for saying that) but maybe?
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Its very, very rare that I have to go further than step two.

Have you tried using dawn dish soap to wash it? (Detailers would have me hung for saying that) but maybe?


from what I have read about the water spots and the solutions offered is there has to be some kind of acid killer. I am up for anything but cant see how dawn dish soap would do any better, its more geared to grease removal. I don't believe there is anything out there short of spending countless hours with a power buffer and countless pads and gels to remove the spots. It is not worth all that because your fighting a losing battle with mother nature. I will keep trying to remove them via spot removers and vinegar to see if over time it helps but I am done. Spent to much time on it already. The easiest solution is to just trade in my truck every year so I don't have worry about this!!
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Title needs changed to add "water spots" or something.

Directly answered, yes. Yes I do have a windshield
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going to try bar keepers friend or clay bar this weekend. my windshield has some hard spots, more noticeable when it rains and the wipers slide. will also treat it to Aquapel like @iRub1Out mentioned. is Aquapel only sold online? haven't seen it in stores.
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Make sure you let me know how you like it.

I love that stuff. Once you use it, its a nightmare when you don't. Lol.

You only need it once a year, if that, its really good stuff.
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I too have used Barkeepers Friend. It doesn't scratch. I use it on my glass cook-top as well. No scratches.

It's really amazing. I have white counter tops in the bathroom, my wife got hair color on it. Since it was porous, it was in there pretty good. Nothing was getting it off, until you guessed it. Barkeepers Friend.

If you want to test it in an inconspicuous place try it out first, but I have had good luck with it.
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I just ordered a couple of Aquapel applicators from ebay. $10.99 for 2 shipped.

I used NuFinish on the windshield after reading online about it and it works great on the side and back windows but the wipers do something that kills it after about a month or two.
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