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    Hi guys

    How do you remove bore water stains from your windows?

    The wife went away with here family for a week to robe and she had parked the car on the grass at the caravan park. Next morning when she went to hop in an go for a drive t she could not see a thing through the front windscreen and she had noticed that the sprinklers were on during the night but thought nothing of it.

    She tried to give it a clean but it would not come off so she asked the caravan owner about it and he said it was bore water. He gave her a couple of options to try and clean it but nothing would remove it, the only thing that made it a little better to see so she could drive home was vinegar but that hardly did anything either.

    Its really pissing me off I cant remove it.

    So has anybody got any suggestion on how to clean it off?

    Cheers guys

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    Can you put up a photo of it? has it dried like a clear milky stain? have you tried windex?

    Also what about the paint?

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    Don’t have a pic at the moment but can get one tomorrow . Yeah it’s dried like you have said. Have used vinigar, windscreen cleaner, I have a heavy duty windscreen cleaner that I got from a tint king shop here in town and that don’t even work. I reckon it would be on the paint also but I can’t really see it as its a silver metallic colour. Forgot to put its on a VE lumina.

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    Hi mate , we come across this alot in our detail shops … Water spots can be caused by a number of things , recycled water (grey water eg car wash) bore water (mineral rich) acid rain (fall out) and t he list goes on.

    We use a number of products that are trade only , but there is an off the shelf Product that will work just fine , Spot X is a cutter that can be used for removing imperfections to paint and glass !!!

    First thing to do is to clean the glass very well , being that the spots haven’t cooked onto the glass for ages you won’t/shouldn’t have to use much pressure with cutter …

    Make sure to use a micro-fibre cloth , apply spot x to cloth and in a circular motion work it on the glass … Do one window at a time .

    Once you have applied to window , wash it off … Dry and see how it worked , it may need another go , better to start soft and work with that then go hard and cause more damage !!!!

    This system is used by us every day … It’s proven to work , granted We do use machines on badly stained , sand blasted ,or scratched glass … Though this is over kill for your situation !!!

    Let us know how you go …

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    8you4t that’s exactly what info I was after. Where can I get this spot x product from? Ill defiantly let you know how I go. Thanks again

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    Spot x is av at super cheap , autobarn , repco … Any auto store

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    Cheers mate ill grab some tomorrow.

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    Just as a warning , I suggest using a spray bottle with water as a ‘safety net’ to lessen the cutting affect … It’s hard for me to judge stains vs pressure on here , it will take longer but will save your arse . So wash glass , dry then spray an even mist of water on window then start working spot x lightly in circular motion , keep misting with water as you go :)

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    No worries Lucas will take that onboard, I’m not the one to go at it like a bull at a gate. I like to take my time and get it done right. I am a bit of a perfectionist and have a good eye for detail so if its not right ill keep doing it till it is.

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    I’ve used just regular cutters in the past without issue.

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    Hey Lucas

    Went to a couple of auto stores in town after work today and couldn’t find a product called spot x. There was meguiras scratch x and also a product called rain x but no spot x.

    Have you got a pic of the product or do you know who makes it?

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    Hi mate , I have seen meguairs scratch x before … It will be close too spot x , if the spots are stubborn it may struggle though .

    Soopy , please be careful using any old ‘cutters’ … Glass is easily marked and can be scratched beyond fixable !!!!

    Btw vk … Where abouts are you in Vic ???

     

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    Hey Lucas Went to a couple of auto stores in town after work today and couldn’t find a product called spot x. There was meguiras scratch x and also a product called rain x but no spot x. Have you got a pic of the product or do you know who makes it?

    This might be something similar Rain-X Xtreme Clean Glass Scrub

     

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    Like have some spot x somewhere … I’ll try and post pic

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    I’m in colac. Send me down some of the product you use and ill pay you for it haha.

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    Was thinking that kroozer but don’t want to waste money on buying the wrong product if it ain’t going to work.

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    Hey Lucas Went to a couple of auto stores in town after work today and couldn’t find a product called spot x. There was meguiras scratch x and also a product called rain x but no spot x. Have you got a pic of the product or do you know who makes it?

    This might be something similar http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/Rain-X-X-treme-Clean-Glass-Scrub-355mL.aspx?pid=225397#Recommendations

     

    the rain x glass scrub can be a ‘hit and miss’ affair … Great for removing baked bug guts but no so much for hard water marks

    the rain x glass stub is great for cleaning wind screens to eliminate wiper blade from skipping and also the out line of the blades on wind screen …

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    I’m in colac. Send me down some of the product you use and ill pay you for it haha.

     

    that’s actually a good idea , I have a ‘trade only’ product that you can use for more than one application … I’ll gift some to you , pm me your address mate , I’ll send it off Friday !!!

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    So you think the scratch x might possibly work if I can’t get any spot x?

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    Could do , it’s just a bit ‘limp wristed’ hahaha … It’s very hard without seeing the severity of water marks , may be a case of start with water … If not heavy enough just use on it’s own

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