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Old 06-03-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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Disgusted and disappointed.

What I was led to believe by the seller was nothing more than soapy water spots on all the windows on the SouthWind turns out to be something that doesn't come off. Though they look exactly like water spots they do not come off. We used Awsome, Lime-Away, Windox, pure Ammonia, Goof-off, a razor blade and Acetone - nothing works. The windows all have faint white streaks and these waterspots and not only look horrible, but are very annoying and distracting when looking out the windows. The windows are single pane. I am so bitterly disappointed in this Class-A. The large windows were one of the main selling points for us. The open look to enjoy the scenery. But looking out them is unpleasant with these faint streaks and spots.

And I can't find anything out as there is of course, no answer at the number we have for the man we bought it from. Just voice mail.

Any ideas what this may be and how to remove it? I'm really sick over this....
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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You have tried some great stuff but I might give #0000 steel wool a try, I use it on my windows and chrome stuff.
Good luck hope you get it cleared up!
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Some suggestions you can try Removing Hard Water Spots on Windows | ThriftyFun
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You have tried some great stuff but I might give #0000 steel wool a try, I use it on my windows and chrome stuff.
Good luck hope you get it cleared up!
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The Rv geeks use this. Google their you tube on window cleaning.
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Get some No Touch auto glass stripper. It works similar to chrome polish and requires some elbow grease, but I'll guarantee the spots will come out. Available at auto parts stores.
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Are the window thermal pane?
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OK, I just used fine steel wool and Comet (mild abrasive), then Bar-Keepers Friend (mild abrasive). I tried a Brillow pad. None of these worked, nor did pure Vinegar. This is more than soap and minerals. I believe he lied to us. The water where I live is hard from the limestone rock TN sits on, but Lime-Away dissolves it in seconds. Lime-away has no effect on these "water spots" and streaks.

We have Verizon so videos on YouTube are out.
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Are the window thermal pane?
They're single pane and the spots and streaks are on the outside of the glass.
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Get some No Touch auto glass stripper. It works similar to chrome polish and requires some elbow grease, but I'll guarantee the spots will come out. Available at auto parts stores.
Is it an acid? This stuff doesn't dissolve in acids. What does the auto industry use it for?
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There is acidity in rainwater from pollution that over time will affect window glass like your seeing. Unless the camper was stored indoors or covered it's been exposed to the elements for 15 years. I had a house in the north east that had this problem. Probably nothing you can do to remove the spots. If it's that horrible and you can't live with it you can always have the glass replaced.
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I'm pretty sure you windows were originally dual pane when the coach left the factory. Then the seals leaked and the inside surfaces mineral etched (fogged). Then some one removed one of the dual panes, leaving you with a single pane mineral etched window. The mineral etching is not removable. Look at the window track. Is it wide enough for two panes of glass and a spacer?

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Moving along.... I just tried CleanShower and TheWorks with fine steel wool, then with Brillo, then hosed the window off. Nix that too. Tub and tile cleaners don't work either.
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I'm pretty sure you windows were originally dual pane when the coach left the factory. Then the seals leaked and the inside surfaces acid etched (fogged). Then some one removed one of the dual panes, leaving you with a single pane acid etched window. Look at the window track. Is it wide enough for two panes of glass and a spacer?

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I looked just now before I came in. They may well be double-pane but the streaks (not fogging) and water spots are on the OUTSIDE of the outside pane - if they're double.

I have fogging in a large double pane window in my sunroom that's too expensive to replace. These are two different things. But in my sunroom it's hidden with lace curtains, not something I want to do in an RV.
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