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Old 06-04-2015, 06:59 AM   #29
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Griots Garage has a polish specifically for glass. I have not used this specific product, but have used many from Griots over the years. It says it can be applied by hand, but it would be easier if you had dual action orbital to apply it. In either case, it is going to be a lot of work.

If it is surface contaminants, you have a chance of getting it off, but if it is actually etched glass, all you are going to be able to do is soften the imperfections in the glass to make them less noticeable.

I do agree with the concern of the above post of using harsh chemicals on your glass, and the potential damage to other surfaces.

If you call Griots they have great customer service, and they would be able to ensure you get the proper products, and help you understand the most effective way to use them.

Both Glass Polishes - Glass Cleaning - Car Care - Griot's Garage

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Old 06-04-2015, 07:16 AM   #30
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Have you tried vinegar yet? Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle and try that.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:38 AM   #31
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See this thread RanCarr.

Water Stained Glass Remedy!!!

I could almost guaranty that this "Nothin's Better" stuff works!
I used it on salt water etching on my friends Jeep after trying a cornucopia of products. This stuff works! Yes it takes elbow grease but the end product, clear glass, is worth it.
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Then I will look into it. He has fibro' and and I have a form of osteoarthritis so you can see we need the easiest way to get these windows clean. All that rubbing and scouring I did today has caused a flareup. My hands are swollen and hot and my shoulders and elbows ache. I'll take a Tramadol to sleep tonight.
Pay someone to do it for you.
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Griots Garage has a polish specifically for glass. I have not used this specific product, but have used many from Griots over the years. It says it can be applied by hand, but it would be easier if you had dual action orbital to apply it. In either case, it is going to be a lot of work.

If it is surface contaminants, you have a chance of getting it off, but if it is actually etched glass, all you are going to be able to do is soften the imperfections in the glass to make them less noticeable.

I do agree with the concern of the above post of using harsh chemicals on your glass, and the potential damage to other surfaces.

If you call Griots they have great customer service, and they would be able to ensure you get the proper products, and help you understand the most effective way to use them.

Both Glass Polishes - Glass Cleaning - Car Care - Griot's Garage

3" Glass Polish Pad, Set of 3 - Griot's Garage

6" Glass Polish Pads, Set of 3 - Griot's Garage
You might also try Meguiars. They have polishing products for glass too. I would think that an automotive solution would be better and safer than scratching the glass. Good luck.
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Pay someone to do it for you.
THIS!! Three pages and dozens of product and applications have passed the issue continues.

Time to toss in the towel and either get a glass pro, or a curtain maker.

austx is practical with their suggestion.
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For safety , if in fact you have tried everything and it sounds like you have, then you need to bite the bullet and replace the windshield. I understand it is expensive, but for yours and others safety on the road it is a cheap fix......

Good luck and happy motoring

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For safety , if in fact you have tried everything and it sounds like you have, then you need to bite the bullet and replace the windshield. I understand it is expensive, but for yours and others safety on the road it is a cheap fix......

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Read the OP and I think you'll agree that the griping is about the side windows.
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To bad you don't live in Florida. A broken windshield is replaced with no deductible by insurance here. Oh, its not broken?
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I didn't take time to read thru all 3 pages, but I've been thru this problem with windows in my house. The reason you can't remove the 'stains' is because they're not stains. Your glass is actually etched, by chemical reaction between the calcium in the water that DID stain the glass and the junk in our air.

In short, the glass has been naturally acid etched.

And it's entirely possible the previous owner probably had no idea himself. The glass can look exactly like it has wet condensation on it. That's exactly what I thought when I tried wiping my glass off.

IF that's the case, the only cure is new glass, I'm afraid.
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I didn't take time to read thru all 3 pages, but I've been thru this problem with windows in my house. The reason you can't remove the 'stains' is because they're not stains. Your glass is actually etched, by chemical reaction between the calcium in the water that DID stain the glass and the junk in our air.

In short, the glass has been naturally acid etched.

And it's entirely possible the previous owner probably had no idea himself. The glass can look exactly like it has wet condensation on it. That's exactly what I thought when I tried wiping my glass off.

IF that's the case, the only cure is new glass, I'm afraid.

Can you explain to us how we can test our water to learn whether it has things like calcium in heavy levels?
Is there an inti-dote, or preventive application?
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I know you have had a number of suggestions, many of which may or may not work. I had a serious problem with window spots 2 years ago and used the following, 0000 steel wool and Gel Gloss wax available from Camping World. It took a lot of elbow grease but all the spots are now gone and I wax the windows with Gel Gloss when I wax the coach. I can't guarantee it will work in your situation but it certainly worked for me. It took about 3 applications on each window.


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A couple of years ago, bought a super clean and nice Toyota pickup .... except the glass had been etched ... really bad I learned after rubbing and rubbing and rubbing with nearly everything and everything I knew of applicable to glass.

After nearly ruining my arms and getting frustrated more and more I tried Wenol metal polish. Had some left over from my anal hotrod chrome polishing days. Says it's also for glass. I used it with an orbital polishing machine and finally removed all traces of the spots.

https://www.tedpella.com/Material-Sc...m#Anchor-47857

Hope this helps. Give your arms a break! You'll have the best looking windows around. And eliminate all of that frustration.
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