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    Default Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    After extensively searching the web for a product that would remove acid rain spots on my autoglass, I have found the answer. You can spend some cash on specifically designed products that do this but for a few bucks and a trip to the supermarket you can get a cleaner that will give you a beautifully reconditioned glass surface. The product is called Bar Keeper Friend(BKF). Someone on this forum might have mentioned this also. I use this stuff for my beer brewing equipment. It contains light abrasives and Oxalic acid.

    What you do with this stuff is first make a paste out of it. Then dab a wet rag in the paste and begin rubbing the glass in a cross hatch pattern using medium to heavy pressure. Let it sit for a minute and rub it again. Try not to get it on your paint. I would recommended that you do one window at a time and wash the window and the surrounding area as soon as you are done working on it. It does require some elbow grease but this method removed the acid rain spots etched into the glass. It also removed any other foreign particles that were adhered to the glass. My autoglass is like new now.
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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    cool, good info man.


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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    A claybar does the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypher View Post
    A claybar does the same thing.
    Negative. I tried that but it didnt do a damn thing. The abrasives and the oxalic acid in the BKF is the key.

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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    awsome, i was gonna spend a lot of money to have my tint shop use Gliptone "Spot Check" to get them off. im gonna look for this
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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    sorry man, i dont need an ajax type of cleaner to get acid rain spots off of glass. rubbing compound with do the same thing applied with either a polishing wheel, random orbital, or by hand if you work it good enough.
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    Foam glass cleaner and a mild steel wool pad works great too and it's cheap!
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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypher View Post
    A claybar does the same thing.
    Agreed. I've had good luck just using claybar & elbow grease. If it's ever really bad though, I'll have to give BKF a shot.
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    Default Re: Getting acid rain spots off glass!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hyunelan2 View Post
    Agreed. I've had good luck just using claybar & elbow grease. If it's ever really bad though, I'll have to give BKF a shot.
    For some reason the stains were etched in so bad that you could run your finger nail over them and feel the pock marks. I tried the steel wool, light polishing compound, vinegar, claybar, and some other concoctions but nothing seemed to work.

    Hey NY2002ElantraGT, that Gliptone Spot Check was great stuff but according to a Gliptone salesman, they no longer make it. Is pretty hard to find now.

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