Eradicating Hard water Spots
Hard water spots can be tough to remove. (Photo Credits)
Hard water spots in the windshield can happen even to the most meticulous of car owners. For those who may not be able to prevent it, there are different ways to remove such unsightly spots in the window, windshield, and even in the side mirrors of any car.
WikiHow explains how ward water spots form in autoglass or any clear glass surface. “Hard water spots are caused by minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water. When a surface gets wet, the water evaporates but leaves the mineral deposits behind. Sprinklers, car washes, and showers can all cause hard water spots to form on glass. Chemically, these deposits are alkali, so they require an acid to remove them. With a few household ingredients, you can remove and prevent further mineral deposits.”
Take a look at the step-by-step removal instructions here.
Itstillruns.com also came up with an easy-to-follow guide in removing hardwater spots. It however mentioned that it is possible to encounter stubborn hard water spots.
“Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part vinegar if the spots persist. Use a sponge to scrub the paste onto the glass. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse with clean water. Dry the windows thoroughly with paper towels or a soft rag.”
Read the whole step-by-step guide here.
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DoItYourself.com also offered more solutions to such a problem. Its foremost tip though is to find out what caused these unsightly spots.
“The good old water and vinegar trick can work on relatively recent hard water stains. Pour a mix of 1/3 water and 2/3 vinegar in a spray bottle and just spray it all over the window. Let it soak for 1 minute and wipe it off with a dry cloth. You may have to repeat once or twice to completely get it off. If the stains have been there for a while and won’t come off, you may have to try something else.”
Check out the rest of the tutorial here.
Removing hard water spots using the old school vinegar method should be the first step to try before resorting to over-the-counter chemicals and solutions.