window water spots impossible to remove


  #1  
Old 12-24-05, 12:47 AM
josh3423
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
window water spots impossible to remove

I'm trying to remove very hard water spots on some old windows. I've used Ammonia, vinegar and a steel wool pad on a 1-inch section to see if that at least works. So do I need some like Acid eating product or something?!!?!?!?
 
  #2  
Old 12-25-05, 06:21 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 20,235
Received 1,182 Upvotes on 1,140 Posts
Once you have the window clean, put a coat of automotive wax on it and the stain won't come back as easily.
 
kathann voted this post useful.
  #3  
Old 12-24-05, 07:28 AM
Docduck's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,453
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
You may want to stay away from the steel wool even fine on windows it may scratch. You may want to try a CLR product diluted at the reccomended levels on the bottle. Try a microfiber towel when using it make sure you wear chemical resistant gloves when trying. I wouldnt leave the product on long and make sure there is nothing it is going to splash on or drip on that it may damage.

I did some checking most CLR products can be used on glasses/windows so just read the back of the label to make sure.

You can find these products at your local home improvement store or online.
 
  #4  
Old 12-24-05, 02:00 PM
T
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,815
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Acid rain tends to etch windows. This damage is permanent.
 
  #5  
Old 12-24-05, 02:58 PM
josh3423
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
The windows have overhead and I don't think acid rain can get to it the rain would have to be coming almost sideways. My friend who owns the house tells me it's from the sprinkler system and I think he said it's chloride or something, but I thought the sprinkler system used plain water. I'm going to try the Zaino glass cleaner + polish (Z12 if I can remember) thier wax (actually chemical polymers are the best in the world) they say they havn't found a stain that Z12 couldn't tackle.

Anyways I will try the CLR which he has at his house. This will be my last atempt and maybe I will try Aceton while I'm at it

Thx.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: