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Old 07-15-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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i was out washing my car the other day, it was sunny out so i parked behind some trees blocking the driveway. i wahsed the car, waxed, etc.. i saved the windows and rims for last and when i finally got to them, the spots wouldnt come off. it looked as if they perma-dried on. anya dvice on how to NOT let this happen again AND how to remove them? windex didnt work.
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its not on the car, its on the windshield and rims
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0000 steel wool and windex will take care of that. You could also try some CLR on a towel, as what you are seeing on the glass now are calcium deposits that was left in the water. The CLR *should* break all that up. But don't get it near the paint, OR any tint.

And under no circumstances try cleaning spots off blue-tinted door mirrors. I dunno how to clean spots off those w/o messing up the tint.
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how does the steel wool work?
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Get the finest there is. I think that is the 0000. It won't leave scratches, but it is best to use a lubricant of sorts. IIRC, metal or fiberglass polish works very well for the lubricant, and by themselves too if the spots are thin.
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I always heard to use white vinegar.
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my dad says not to use steel wool as it will scratch the wheels and glass. the guy at autozone said to try lysol or clorox bathroom cleaner with lime remover??
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You could still try claybar. It will work on glass. But I'm guessing it probably won't do much.
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As long as the steal wool is wet and your not pushing to china you should be fine.

just mix up some nice soapy water and lightly clean.. Or try foaming windex.
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