Removing Hard Water Stains From Auto Glass For Good

11 May 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There's an odd kind of pleasure in washing your car in your driveway on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, once the car dries, you may begin to see the water spots forming all over the glass. You could use your towel and some glass cleaner with the hopes of removing those hard water spots, but they will remain. Here, you'll learn how to remove the hard water spots from your car's windows for good.

White Vinegar

One of the safest things to use on the car glass is white vinegar. All you have to do is spray the white vinegar on a good microfiber cloth. Wipe the windows with the cloth, being careful not to get the vinegar on the paint. If you do get vinegar on the paint, rinse it away immediately to avoid stripping the wax off of the car's finish. Continue buffing the windows with the cloth until the water spots are gone when the windows dry.

Rubbing Alcohol

Fill an empty spray bottle with 4 cups of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol. Shake it up well and spray it directly on the glass. Use a soft cloth to clean the windows. If the hard water spots are severe, park the car in the shade and allow the mixture to sit on the windows for several minutes before you attempt to wipe them clean. Apply another coat of the solution to the windows and immediately wipe it clean. If the glass is clear – you've won! If not, continue to the next option.

Lemon Juice

Head out and pick up a sack of lemons. Slice the lemon up into thick slices. Take a slice of lemon and begin cleaning the windows with it. This can take a while, but the acids in the freshly cut lemon will cut through the hard water and bring your windows back to a shine in no time.

Baking Soda

In the event that none of the above options have worked to remove the very baked on hard water spots, baking soda can help. Mix baking soda with water to create a paste. Smear the paste on the window and cover with plastic wrap while the car is parked in the shade. Allow the mixture to sit on the windows until the paste has dried. Use bottled water to rinse the windows clean. When you're done, even the most stubborn hard water stains will be gone.

Now, before you put yourself through this again, contact your local water filtration expert. He or she will help you find a treatment process for the water in your home to avoid this from happening to your car, your household plumbing fixtures, and bathtubs.