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4/24/03 4:19pm - Original Message: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
bmorgenroth
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DACULA, GA - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Silver Anniversary Edition

Joined: 3/28/2003
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I have what looks like waterspots on my exterior windows that I can not get off. I have tried Windex, Stoners', and Bon Ami with no luck. The spots on the windshield are only in the non-wiper areas and on the other windows they cover them. The glass looks fine from a distance-but up close, and depending on the light, you can really see them. I have on used lint free cloth, sponges, and newspaper so far.

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4/24/03 5:35pm - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
NormVet80
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Hello Barry !
Try rubbing very gently with a steel wool and some paste wax.
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4/25/03 9:07pm - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
garry72conv
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BRADENTON, FL - USA

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1972 convertible 350 auto trans, delux int, air, ps, pb, t/t wheel, pw, 79,000 org miles Rare one year only color

Joined: 8/4/2002
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if you use steel wool get 0000 grade its the finest available and will not leave scrach marks also wet it with windex while using it. i have also heard that a clay bar works. let us know how you make out.

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4/30/03 12:14am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
bmorgenroth
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DACULA, GA - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Silver Anniversary Edition

Joined: 3/28/2003
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Thanks everybody! I used a polishing compound with "00" steel wool and the spots are gone and no scatches on the window!!!

Looks Great. |biggrin|
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4/30/03 3:21am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
ricknhis69
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New Berlin, WI - USA

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1969 350/350 4spd A/C convt. - silver with gunmetal interior.

Joined: 3/9/2003
Posts: 281
Does anyone use RainEx and what do they think?
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4/30/03 11:10am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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I've used RainX on other vehicles, but not "The Toy". At least not yet. It can drive you crazy when it is raining because something is always moving on the windshield, like an army of ants. I've learned (the hard way) not to put it on the outside mirrors, side or rear windows because although the water beads up nicely, it doesn't go anywhere. Then you're trying to peer through a maze of wiggling water drops.

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5/12/03 5:31pm - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
rmoreno
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Birmingham, AL - USA

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1982 Black Coupe

Joined: 2/4/2003
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I had the same problem on my 82. It will come off with Wenol,
metal polish, and PLENTY of elbow grease.
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5/14/03 12:25am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
joe73vette
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

Joined: 1/29/2002
Posts: 319
I've heard that rainex eats up the rubber on your winshield wipers. ironic, isn't it? joe
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11/4/03 12:53am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
81eleanor
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I use the claybar on all my windows about every other time i wash it. its like wax for your windows, the water beads right off.
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11/4/03 10:05am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
Daytona69
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Fountain Valley, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow Coupe - ZZ4/4 speed, Hurst shifter, Griffin aluminum radiator w/ Dual Spals, March Serpentine Pulley kit, Hookers with STS Racing Baffles, VB&P Suspension bits, 17" AR Hopsters, L-88 Hood

Joined: 9/11/2003
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I had one experience with Rain-X and that was all. I put it on the windshield and if I needed to run the wipers they would skip and jump across the window making visibility worse, not better. Never again.

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11/6/03 9:13am - Reply: 'Waterspots on Windshield/Windows'
Eric76
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, - Canada

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1976, custom paint, chrome headers/side pipes, front/rear spoilers, dual side sport mirrors, bubble tail light conversion

Joined: 9/3/2003
Posts: 431
I just tried Rain-X for the first time and I have to say in contradiction to others, it was a "life saver".

Before I used Rain-X my wipers were "chattering" across the windshield. Not only did they not clear the window and make a lot of noise, but they would bang into one another in the middle and occasionally lock up. I would have to pull over to the side of the road, get out and unlock them.

This went on a couple of times until one time they met, locked and then one of them bent the other blade right off!

I had ironically just bought some Rain-X but hadn't put it on and it was in the back of the car. I pulled into a garage and applied it. Drove the rest of the way home - including highway driving - never had to turn the wipers on!

There is a lot of beading when going slower - I'll agree with that. But once I hit the highway it just blew off.

I can't say anything in terms of "long term usage" but it got me home that day and I was very impressed that it worked as stated.

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