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Hey guys....

This isn't specific to the STi or anything, but I've really been torqued by something going on with the glass on my fiance's Maxima and I know it's a common thing.

All of the glass on her car has this watermark to it. You wipe it down, and you can see spots, drips....as if there are stains from hard water or something. I have NEVER had this on any of my personal cars, but I'm wondering if it isn't because I had wax on all surfaces within days of buying.

Does anyone else get this on their glass....and are their products that remove it? I've used many glass cleaners, several waxes....all to no avail.
 

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my wife drives a mountaineer and on the back glass (by the exterior buttons that the back glass lifters attach to) have left a discolored stain all down the window. at first i used windex to try and clean them... but really the only thing that worked was "goof-off" I know its not really the same problem but That might help. If you didnt want to go with a super harsh cleaner, I would try rubbing alcohol
 

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Try peanut butter. I used it to remove the resin/glue residue from my stomp pad on my snowboard. Worked wonders! Rubbing alcohol merely thinned the glue and spread it around.
 

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Try the old original way to clean glass= white distilled vinegar and newspaper. This might sound questionable but was the way it was done long before any fancy new products. The vinegar will leave a smell, but it should cut the spots and the newspaper does work and does not leave any fiber residue. This has always worked on hard stains and mineral deposits on glass at work. You can get a small bottle of white vinegar at the supermarket. Hope it works. SFRinNJ
 

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If you can't get it off with goof off, bug and tar remover or the like, a claybar will take that right off. Might be overkill tho. If it really is just the water stains the vinegar will work.
 

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but I'm wondering if it isn't because I had wax on all surfaces within days of buying.

Don't wax the window! One thing that causes that kind of spotting is getting the wax at an automatic car wash. It's nasty, nasty stuff that does go away in time -- if the car has been to one of those automatic washes.
 

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Naw, none of my cars ever see automatic washes.

And I have always waxed all glass surfaces on my cars with no side effects. IMO, works better and is easier to apply than Rain X.

When I say wax....I mean real wax.
 

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I went through an automatic car wash with my 4Runner. It was pretty neat how the water beaded off even the windshield, but then I left the wipers on for a little too long after the rain stopped and it left big ugly marks all across my windshield. I havent tried to get them off with anything else but the windshield wiper fluid, but its only wax to shouldnt be too hard...

I have the same problem with the back window of the same vehicle. the glass is clean where the wipers are, but there seems to be a permanent mark along the glass where the wiper blade ends. I also see these water marks. Ive hear of the vinegar thing,but the newspaper is new. ill try it out and see how it goes!
 

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Yeah, I just got my Zaino starter kit yesterday. Hoping to try it out on my fiance's car here this weekend sometime.
 
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