There are countless causes why annoying water spots form on your auto glass - rain, snow, lawn sprinklers, and leaking roof gutters are all possible culprits. Water spots form when mineral-laden water is left to dry rather than being wiped off the glass. As the water evaporates, minerals are left behind. So, what are the best ways to remove water spots from your auto glass? Check out these helpful tips:
· Vinegar and water. Because the minerals in hard water are alkaline in nature, the acid in vinegar can help to neutralize them. Spray the glass with a solution of equal parts water and white distilled vinegar. Thoroughly saturate the areas with the most buildup. Allow the solution to sit for a couple of minutes, re-spraying the glass as it dries. Wet a small, rough towel with the vinegar and water solution, and scrub the glass with the towel. Dry the window with a soft cloth or paper towel, and if you still see water spots left behind, repeat the process.
· Lemon. Fresh lemon juice works better than the bottled kind. You can squeeze the juice from the lemon into a spray bottle or apply it with a towel. You can even rub the lemon directly on the glass! Wipe up the lemon juice left behind with a soft cloth or paper towel. Finish with a spray of glass cleaner and wipe it away with newspaper for a streak-free shine.
· Baking soda and water. Create a paste made with baking soda and a small amount of water. Apply the paste to a cloth and scrub the window vigorously to allow the abrasive granules of baking soda to remove the hard water spots. Thoroughly rinse the glass with water, and then use glass cleaner and a newspaper to remove all residue and streaks from the window.
· Store-bought cleaning products. Commercial cleaners are available with the specific purpose of removing water spots. You can find them at your local hardware store.