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02-27-2013 02:45 AM
TheGlassMaker Those trim pieces are plastic not metal. Mr. Clean magic eraser works wonders.
08-29-2012 09:50 AM
roddy piper
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Thanks! How much vinegar and window cleaner concentrate is needed when mixing with the water?
On the boat I would mak a gallon, and have about a quart of vinagar and about 8 ounces of window cleaner and the rest soft water.

However this was for the boat and the hard water in the lakes is way hard.

For a car I would start more conservitive and add more vinager and window cleaner as needed
08-29-2012 02:57 AM
crh28
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Originally Posted by roddy piper View Post
I have a boat and the lake waterspots are nasty especially when its over 100 degrees. I use soft water with a heavy dose of vinager and a little less of window cleaner concentrate. Micro fiber it on and use a dry one to wipe it off.

I also like Lucas Slick Mist Speed Wax to follow things up with for a final shine. It will get off the minor water spots. It may take 2-3 times with this solution but it has always worked in the past.

I make up a gallon of this at a time so it is always handy in a ruber maid container. good luck.
Thanks! How much vinegar and window cleaner concentrate is needed when mixing with the water?
08-28-2012 11:16 PM
roddy piper I have a boat and the lake waterspots are nasty especially when its over 100 degrees. I use soft water with a heavy dose of vinager and a little less of window cleaner concentrate. Micro fiber it on and use a dry one to wipe it off.

I also like Lucas Slick Mist Speed Wax to follow things up with for a final shine. It will get off the minor water spots. It may take 2-3 times with this solution but it has always worked in the past.

I make up a gallon of this at a time so it is always handy in a ruber maid container. good luck.
08-02-2012 07:00 PM
crh28 Here's an image of my problem.

http://postimage.org/image/wqe2boiuj/
08-02-2012 05:13 AM
crh28 Yeah, may have to look into the Plastx and see if that does anything.

Basically, it looks like a bunch of dots running across the trim. And you can tell the spots came from the water. I'll see if I can get some sort of picture of it and post it.
08-01-2012 09:24 PM
scott7278
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Meguires Plast-X polish?
That's an idea! I got mine semi-shiny again with window cleaner, but it's going to take some sort of polish to make it good again.

I don't know about the OP, but mine looked like breath on a mirror that you can't wipe away. That's the best way I can describe it.

My car gets washed 2-3 times a week. I think it was one of those things where it slightly got worse and worse until I finally noticed it.

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08-01-2012 09:07 PM
lyonsroar Meguires Plast-X polish?

I'm real surprised the UC didn't knock it down.

maybe post a pic?
08-01-2012 08:52 PM
crh28 Thanks for some of the suggestions everyone. I tried the rubbing alcohol and vinegar, but neither really seemed to do too much. I also tried some Ultimate Compound to no avail. So this really has me stumped. If anyone has any other thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to share.

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I just noticed the same problem last night. I had a bottle of Rain-X window cleaner on hand, and it seemed to help, but not eliminate, the problem. The tricky thing is, it's just plastic.
Yeah, that's what got me wondering about the way to handle this. The plastic like surface had me thinking about what it would take to actually remove the spots. That's why I was hoping that someone may have had this problem before and could offer some advice in eliminating these spots.
08-01-2012 05:31 PM
scott7278
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Hello everyone,

My 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback has some water spots on the plastic aluminum/metallic like trim that runs across the side of the car underneath the windows. I'm not quite sure what I can use to get the water spots out on this type of surface. Anyone have any suggestions or experience dealing with this? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks everyone!
I just noticed the same problem last night. I had a bottle of Rain-X window cleaner on hand, and it seemed to help, but not eliminate, the problem. The tricky thing is, it's just plastic.
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