Just to make it clear the spots are not on the car. I have a 03 ford truck with water spots on the windows. I have tried everything to clean them off. Anyone have this problem and how to fix.
Stubborn Water Spots on Glass?
No matter how hard we try, sometimes you simply can't avoid those random water spots on your glass. These can be some of the most annoying spots to deal with as in some cases they won't come off no matter what you try. Heres some simple remedies to get your glass from spotty to clear. There are many approaches to tackle this common problem, here we've outlined some solutions that will remove light water spots and methods for even removing the most stubborn and harsh spots.
- Start simple... use a professional level glass cleaner. Adam's Glass Cleaner actually contains a micro-fine polishing agent instead of the normal chemical agents found in other cleaners. This mechanical approach to cleaning will generally be more effective on light water spots.
- Try a mixture of white vinegar and water. Dilute a bottle 50/50 with normal white vinegar (available and any grocery store) spray on the spotty area and wipe away with a clean microfiber glass towel. For very stubborn spots the process may need to be repeated.
- Clay bar! This handy detailers tool is good for removing spots and contamination from paint, but it works on glass too. Water spots are, afterall just embedded minerals left when the water drop dried. Many times clay will be more than effective enough at removing spots.
- Polish away the spots. For very stubborn spots an polishing compound may be necessary. The good part is that no paint polishes sold on the market are abrasive enough to damage the glass, but they are aggressive enough to remove minerals from the paints surface. If all else has failed, give polish a shot.
- Method of last resort - 0000# Steel wool. This is a very aggressive approach, but worth a shot when water spots don't respond to other methods. Use a Detail Spray or Glass Cleaner for lubrication and take the fine grade steel wool to the glass, use caution near paint and trim, perhaps even taping edges to avoid accidental damage.
When you finally get those stubborn spots off be sure to apply a high quality glass protection like Adam's Concentrated Glass Sealant. A sealant will not only help prevent spots in the future, but also enhance optical clarity making driving towards the sun on those late, sun soaked, summer afternoons a little more tolerable.