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Old 05-11-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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These have been discussed here and elsewhere...
I have tried straight vinegar soaks, ScratchX, Magic Eraser, and a few other things..nothing touches them. Quite a few have mentioned Bon Ami polishing powder as the magic trick...I finally found some today but read the can before I bought it..."do not use on windows or mirrors". I sure dont want to make my problem worse with rainbows and halos in the night! So how many have actually used this product in spite of the warning...I wasn't brave enough to try..the warning is too scarey with 2 giant windshields at stake....
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These have been discussed here and elsewhere...
I have tried straight vinegar soaks, ScratchX, Magic Eraser, and a few other things..nothing touches them. Quite a few have mentioned Bon Ami polishing powder as the magic trick...I finally found some today but read the can before I bought it..."do not use on windows or mirrors". I sure dont want to make my problem worse with rainbows and halos in the night! So how many have actually used this product in spite of the warning...I wasn't brave enough to try..the warning is too scarey with 2 giant windshields at stake....
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I have used Bon Ami with good results.

GM used to, and may still may sell a repackaged Bon Ami for windshield cleaning.

Try some in an out of the area to be sure the formulation hasn't changed.

Google "Bon Ami for windshields" and there are many recommendations.
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I have not tried Bon Ami, but had a similar problem a while back.

I ended up going to a glass company who sold me a bottle of "Sparkle", and said to use it with 0000 Steel Wool. It is a wax like polish, that hardens, then wipes off. Worked well.

When I posted about it, another forum poster also suggested Mother's Aluminum Polish. The spots I had didn't come off with the mother's alone, but did with a bit of the steel wool and the mothers.

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Be careful using steel wool even 4x as you can and will still cut scratches into your glass You may not see them untill you are driving into the sun sometime but they will be there PS NEVER use any type of steel wool on any miirors This will be bad
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Spent over a year trying all the above and maybe 50 other remedies-none of which really worked(even the steel wool was partially effective).

Then tried thisBring It On It Really Works! Still takes time and elbow grease but does not just cover up the stains/spots as everything else does.
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thanks for the info...I just ordered a sample of it...I have been checking into various ways to fix the spots and some of the products are pretty scarey to use...like acid that likely will melt the front cap if/when it runs down and scratching products...also some detail shops will do it for $100-150 using various polish/buffing wheel techniques...so I will try bring it on and see how it goes...
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We used to use a two part acid wash on the boat windows. It worked great, but we were careful not to get it on the gelcoat. They don't sell it anymore, wonder why.
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I've found that Mother's Chrome Polish works great on windshields or tinted side glass. I get bad water spots on my tinted side glass after a wash, especially when the sun is out. One day I was polishing my chrome with Mother's and I read thedirections (hey, better late than never ) and it said it was safe for glass.

Sure enough, with very little effort it took them right off. It doesn't scratch nor does it leave a film. I haven't found this to be true with other brands but Mother's Chrome Polish works great for that. For some odd reason, it's tough enough to remove "stuff" from chrome, plastic, or glass yet mild enough to never damage anything.
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sounds simple/safe enough...I have a sample of Bring it on on the way but will try Mothers
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just got my Bring it ON sample..havent tried it yet but resembles Pepsodent toothpaste!!!
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I had a particularly difficult issue on the windows of my Toyota PreRunner . . . used MAAS polish and was able to completely remove thousands of spots. Here's the product:

http://www.maasinc.com/faq.asp

Their FAQ's say this:

What are the surfaces that MAAS Metal Polish restores and polishes?

ALL Metals, Fiberglass, Plexiglas, Eisenglass, mirrors, clouded glass & crystal, leaded glass, ceramics & ceramic tile, porcelain, enamel, Corian, Avonite, granite, marble, laminates & Formica, linoleum, plastic convertible windows, plastics, Plexiglas, Lexan, acrylic, powder coating, auto & aircraft paint (to remove stains and buff out surface scratches), solid vinyl, polyurethane; all non-porous surfaces.
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boy....all these testimonials! Gets confusing..I just want to safely/easily address my HUGE windshield spots..thanks all
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