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Old 08-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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How do you get rid of hard water spots?

I washed it and the spots are still there. Any thoughts on how to get rid of them?


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Old 08-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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For the glass I mix a little white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the glass then wipe it with a microfiber towel.

Best thing to do for the paint is to dry your car as quickly and completely as possible after washing. I also use the vinegar on the paint as well. It is very effective.
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For the glass I mix a little white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the glass then wipe it with a microfiber towel.

Best thing to do for the paint is to dry your car as quickly and completely as possible after washing. I also use the vinegar on the paint as well. It is very effective.
Will the vinegar hurt the wax? Also I go the spots from a rain shower? Go figure.

What about a glass cleaner? would that hurt anything? This is a new car to me and it has a good wax job on it.
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Windex. That's what I use between washes works great hasn't done any thing to the paint also works on chrome.
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Just get the original blue windex the others will leave streaks.
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tried both, neither worked. Any other suggestions?
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The blue windex worked the best, thanks for the help
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i always use windex. that stuff works wonders
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I also have spots on both the paint and windows. So blue windex will remove the spots?
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Invisible glass in an aerosol can. works wonders doesen't streak at all.
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