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Bigcat 19th May 2013 01:23 AM

Top tip for getting rid of calcium deposits off glass
 
Hi guys

I've had terrible calcium deposits on my windows ever since I bought my car 5 years ago. I've tried everything to get it off:

Vinegar, CLR, oven cleaner, cut & polish, bathroom cleaner etc etc.

After trawling the internet for a solution i found this stuff:

http://www.calcustom.com.au/images/p...tal_polish.jpg

http://www.calcustom.com.au/californ...e-metal-polish

It's the only thing I've found that works. Here's how i finally shifted that muck:

1. You'll need a bottle of polish, lots of paper towel, a bottle of windex and some masking tape. Get your drill and fit a small sheepskin buffing pad from Repco etc. Don't even think about trying to buff it by hand, unless you've got a spare week.

2. Keep your doors closed. Mask off your windows to prevent too much polish getting on your paint and rubber strips.

3. Set your drill to run at a fairly low speed or you'll be splattering you and your car with purpleness.

4. Either run some lines of polish in an S shape over your window or apply direct to the pad. Blip the throttle on your drill to spread the polish around the window without splattering.

5. Buff the window for about 2 minutes in a slow moving fashion without pushing too hard. Don't rush or the calcium won't come off.

6. Spray the window with windex and use the paper towel to clean off the excess polish. Don't try and buff out the excess with a cloth or you'll be there all day spreading it around as it'll be like a thick greasy film.

7. Redo steps 4 to 6 if your first pass didn't get it all off. My windows took 3 attempts! This method of buff/clean/buff/clean seemed to be more effective that just lathering it on without the clean in between, I think this is because the polish has diminishing abrasives so buffing too long in one pass won't be as effective.

8. When you're done remove masking tape and finish cleaning your window surrounds with windex. The polish is quite greasy and so you'll need to keep using clean paper towels to prevent spreading polish over and over again.

9. If you get it on your paint don't worry. Just spray with windex and wipe it off GENTLY. It won't leave a mark

10. When you've done all your windows I suggest spraying your car with CT18 truck cleaner and giving it a good wash as there'll be heaps of little splatters everywhere.

11. This stuff also works great on headlight cataracts if you suffer from those.


Happy buffing!

By the way, I am in no way connected to California Customs. Just some guy who's chuffed his windows don't look like s#$t any more :)

vanNek 16th July 2013 08:40 AM

There is also a product around called magickleen it works awesomely!http://www.genesisindustrial.com.au/...hp/magic-kleen

Ratbag 16th July 2013 09:03 AM

^ & ^^

Thanks, fellas.

My car windows are all fine ... BUT I have a house full of windows (and shower screens) that are all pretty daggy.

PigSti 30th July 2013 04:48 PM

Yes, seen a friends glass permanently etched by calcium in tap water!
I found that Phosphoric acid instantly dissolved away all calcium marks on my glass. I bought it by the litre at the hardware store. I used it to also descale my kettle and shower screens at home, it was instant and reasonably safe.
RainX is a good solution to preventing scale marks on any glass, it lasts for years so I have found.

Kevin 30th July 2013 06:48 PM

Thanks BC; good to know

idw 2nd August 2013 10:23 AM

I'll try this next time! I found coke works as well

clearwater99 27th March 2015 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanNek (Post 62478)
There is also a product around called magickleen it works awesomely!http://www.genesisindustrial.com.au/...hp/magic-kleen

$18 dollars just sent to that company. .. hope ur right mate .. I live in upper caboolture .. and man .. the glass in our bathrooms can't be cleaned with a high pressure cleaner.. gumption .. blah blah blah ..

gota love the net .. lets see if this stuff works

Robbks 27th March 2015 11:12 AM

My wife spend a ****load on Enjo products.
But for any glass, the Marble Paste and bathroom glove is a 100% winner.
You need very little paste and DO NOT use it on painted surfaces. Its literally marble.

Mossy 27th September 2015 10:38 AM

Hey guy! This is my first post and I realise this is an old thread but I just wanted to let you's know this easy tip for perfect automotive glass every time. I run my own car detailing business and this is what we use. The product is call "Ali King" it's an aluminium cleaner and can be bought from any commercial cleaning supplies shop. Dilute it 50/50 with water in a heavy duty spray bottle. Wet the car down and spray on liberly one window at a time. Rub it around by hand with a glove on and pressure clean off, or even hose off. That's it! In some cases you may need to do it twice for really bad build up but not often. Do this to all external windows keeping the car wet and hosing residue off regularly. I would also recommend using a mask as it's pretty potent stuff. When the car is dry give the Windows a coat of ordinary car wax to help prevent build up again. THIS WILL NOT HARM YOUR PAINT.

Beil 12th August 2017 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbks (Post 85259)
My wife spend a ****load on Enjo products.
But for any glass, the Marble Paste and bathroom glove is a 100% winner.
You need very little paste and DO NOT use it on painted surfaces. Its literally marble.

Thanks Rob, I'm going to give that a try and see if I can get the windows looking clean.


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