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Old 13-07-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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Really stubborn watermarks on windows

Hi there,
Has anyone got any experience of removing watermarks on windows. After years of using a jetwash and not drying the windows I have water mark spots all over my windows which I can't get off. Presumably it's limescale and the deposits around each drop that have dried have dried so hard over such a long time.

I presume abrasion or chemical or combination will remove them, but I don't want to damage rubber around windows or paintwork if using chemical say cillit bang limescale remover or scratch the glass if too abrasive.

I've tried autoglym glass polish, neat vinegar with a non scratch kitchen cleaning pad both of which have had no effect at all.

Can anyone help as it's driving me mad as I've spent so long cleaning, polishing and waxing the body which looks great but the windows look terrible.

Many thanks,

Simon
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Old 13-07-2018, 08:56 AM   #2
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Bar keepers friend

I had an issue with a failed sealant in windscreen that dealer applied and I tried everything I had / could think off, included jif - which normally works, but nothing was shifting it.

Bought some of this - powder version - and worked a treat. Now use it if windscreen has anything on it and it cleans it wonderfully.

Also heard / read about people using 0000 grade steel wool to shift stubborn marks...
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Old 13-07-2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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If you still have the vinegar, soak a piece of kitchen roll in it and also it on the window. Letting the vinegar soak and dissolve the limescale works nicely and involves no scrubbing.

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Old 13-07-2018, 12:19 PM   #4
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I really wouldn't use steel wool.
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Old 13-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #5
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In really stuburn cases I've used bathroom calcium cleaner - Viakal works a treat.
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Old 13-07-2018, 02:35 PM   #6
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I've had this an used 0000 grade wire wool. Make sure it is 0000 grade wire wool and nothing else as any other grades will put scratches into your glass. You could also try claying the area to see if that will break down some of the staining.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure where I can get bar keepers friend powder apart from on-line. However, I have just received some 0000 wire wool to try. It is amazingly soft so I don't think it will scratch the glass but will try on a small area first. I think I might use some vinegar as a lubricant with it, and of course will clean the windows first to ensure there is no grit or anything on them which will of course scratch the glass. A clay bar had absolutely no effect at all.
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t sure where I can get bar keepers friend powder apart from on-line
Shops like Home Bargains usually sell it. I've used that mixed into a paste and it did a great job on the windscreen. Also used 0000 wire wool and it's perfecly safe.
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I'll check out home bargains for it. Just watched a few youtube videos of people using 0000 wire wool on their car windows, even tinted ones. But they use it dry so I might try that first.
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