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Old 25th May 2008, 18:43   #61
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Errr, yes... I had realised that
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Old 25th May 2008, 20:14   #62
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Errr, yes... I had realised that

Sir, my remark was intended for the earlier post wherein toothpaste had been suggested!


I should have made it clear.
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If this does not help, use tooth paste (I kid you not)
tooth paste contains a mild abrasive agent.
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I thought you might have imagined me rubbing away for hours with a gel-type toothpaste.

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Pril liquid worked to a great extend, the rear glass (stubborn ones) still exist to an extent.
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hi there,
Well i have been facing this problem from a very long time....
Tried teepol,lemon,vim,screenwashes,waxpol etc etc.. but nothing helped,this gets really irritating in the rain as it makes visibility nearly zero.
I later on discovered just by chance one day that rubbing coumpound could be used to make some effect......so i went ahead and bought 3m rubbing compound(machine use)i sparyed water on the glass and rubbed it with 3m,the marks have reduced but i have gained good forearms also(strenous)
I then used 3m paper (2000) which needs to me made really smooth(remove all the roughness by rubbing on some wood/metal etc etc.once u can safely rub it on your skin.dip it in water and start scrubbing your glasses..
This has taken care of my watremarks,the problem has been solved 100%.
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@scorpian: wont the rubbing compound and water paper leave "swirls" on the windshield, noticed more at night when viewed through. ?
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Old 5th June 2008, 07:05   #67
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@jaggu
SO far i havent had this problem....i have been driving at night and its much better then the previous watermarked windsheild.......
thATS the reason why i said u need to make the paper very smooth,as it is 2000 is smooth,but here we are making it even more smoother to avoid any risk of any damage........
out here in goa we have no windsheild experts.....so i had no other option,or else i would have to drive down closest to poona(500kms)for a mere 400rs job
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To remove the hard water stains from the wind shield try this:
1 Apply vinigar in less quantity. Do not let it flow onto the paint. Wait for a while and wash throughly with flowing water.
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2 Wet the Glass. Apply Harpic! USE VERY LESS QUANTITY. This is more sticky and will stay well on the glass. Wait for a while- dont let Harpic dry. RINSE WELL WITH LOTS OF WATER.
Its the acidic nature of these that eats up the salts on the screen.
Acid is bad for the paint (its like the bird droppings) hence keep off paint.
This surely works very well.
One can also use the Pink Colour 3M utensil scrubber. Its recomended for teflon based kitchen utensils and is very useful. However use juditiously.
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Acid is bad for the paint (its like the bird droppings)
Hmmm... I wonder if we can use bird droppings to get rid of the water stains!

It would be great to know there was some advantage to the great white splodges the crows deposit on my windscreen!

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You can try SEE SPRAY product
Amway India : See Spray 500ml
from amway. Very good and safe to sunflim also.

I think acid/pril will spoil the glass smooth finish. Try the product i mentioned. Really good and leave smooth finish. If spots are stubborn you can try ZOOM
Amway India : Zoom 500ml

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Try potato. Cut it and rub it on windshield. Then wash it with water. Use black & white news paper to clean the windshield.
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The potato trick works well if you are driving in the rains and want water droplets to bead and roll off the glass without spreading.
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Try potato. Cut it and rub it on windshield. Then wash it with water. Use black & white news paper to clean the windshield.
I dont know if the potato will work.but am sure the raw tobacco will.Once the wiper of the esteem didnt work,my driver bought tobacco for 5Rs and rubbed it on the windshield ......Magic ,the water didnt stay in the glass at all.I remember we drove about 75 kms with those.
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Sorry to bump up this topic but, I have tried lime water, prill, vinegar, made lime-vinegar solutions, different glass cleaners, got 250-300rs worth product that promise to remove hard water. Still no success!! :( :(

Anyone any suggestions how to remove hard water stains from glass? Maruti dealer here was telling me they do some coating worth 1500rs, anyone knows about this coating what is the coat all about?
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Maruti dealer here was telling me they do some coating worth 1500rs, anyone knows about this coating what is the coat all about?
Simple - its about the 1500 you pay them

Just kidding - I'm looking for a real remedy too. Scared of trying the Harpic etc tricks - what might it do to the beading ? Will try the Amway product as well. Or perhaps the 8 yr old windscreen just needs replacing!
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