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    Steel wool to get rid of waterspots on windows?

    ok i was getting my car washed the other day and the guy drying the car said "you see those water spots on your windshield, you can use steel wool to remove them"

    i have never heard of this, nor do i intend to try it unless i know its perfectly safe for the glass. Has anyone ever sucessfully removed waterspots with steel wool? wouldnt that scratch the fuck out of the window?
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    Yeah ive heard of it plenty of times. Apparently it does work. You have to use #0000.

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    It will work.

    Depending on the severity of the water spots, get #0000 steel wool. Get glass cleaner, and rub in circular motion.

    Now if this doesn't work, then you will have to get water spot remover, and use the steel wool. If you need to go this route, DO NOT leave the water spot remover once you finish steel wool on the windows.

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    yep you'll need the finest steel wool you can get.

    Use a generous amount glass cleaner, and LIGHTLY rub the area. You'll be able to see when the spots are gone.

    Its prety simple, but at the same time, its really easy to F up.

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    Like others have said use 0000 steel wool. I used a mix of water and vinager with steel wool to remove the waters spots because the acid in the vinager helped dissolve them.

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    You can also use Barkeeper's friend or Bon-Ami and the risk of scratching the glass is ZERO. I wouldn't use steel wool.

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    Wouldn't it be easier and safer to just use something like CLR applied to a rag?

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    We use steel wool at my shop to remove overspray on the windows........ Works great

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    #0000 steel wool and windex. Used to do it daily when I worked at a dealership back in high school.

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    for some reason the clear glass type window cleaners and rags dont seem to do the trick

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    I'd use a fine polishing compound before steel wool.

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    it will work fine. Glass is very hard. you're not going to scratch it steel wool unless you superman it. They use it to get overspray (paint) off windows too.

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    Have you tried a claybar?

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    I use a light rubbing compound on mine

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    Originally posted by ARman
    Like others have said use 0000 steel wool. I used a mix of water and vinager with steel wool to remove the waters spots because the acid in the vinager helped dissolve them.
    I agree...I have been using steel wool for 20 years.works great.
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    you can find synthetic steel wool pads at PepBoys-less mess

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    I hate glass..

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    I just use a mix of vinegar and water......works everytime for me

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    yes... we've discused this many time here in the showcar and detailing forum
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    steel wool all the way.... only way you'll f it up is if you get the wrong # wool =)

    also works great on chrome, stainless, etc....

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    Try some zaino glass polish. It's awesome.

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