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Old 03-13-2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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Water spots on windows

I tried searching but couldnít find anything.
What do you use to keep water spots off windows? Will something like rain x work?
Or will I have to go out and dry the windows every time we wash or rinse off the boat?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:47 PM   #2
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Rainx works well enough for me. A shower squeegee will also remove the drops that spot.

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Glass stovestop cleaner works miraculously. (Not original; I learned it here.)
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RainX x2

Glass only. No plastic.
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I actually wax my windows. Water runs off and lasts longer than Rain X.
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I actually wax my windows. Water runs off and lasts longer than Rain X.
Been using Turtlewax on my car windshield since my first car at age 16. Has always worked better than RainX.
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Rainx works well enough for me. A shower squeegee will also remove the drops that spot.

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We use a squeegee when we wast the boat or the windows. If your home port has hard water, you may want to consider a dock side water softener. The hard water can leave mineral stains on the windows, isinglass and fiberglass.
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Flitz Sealant - Flitz Premium Polishes

We discovered this new product at the Ft Myers Boat Show. It is excellent. Highly recommended.
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The site says it’s safe to use on plastics, but I am leery of using it on my polycarbonate.
Must be a very new product, with only one review so far.
I use Flitz metal polish, and am very happy with that, so hopefully their new products will live up to their reputation.
Has anyone else tried the Flitz sealant?
I’ve been using Rain X for plastics, with pretty dismal results, and I am anxious to find something better.
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Having fresh-water spigots on deck: a quick rinse of fresh water dispenses with water spots for me.
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Rain x is great. Aquaple is better. You can find it on eBay.
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I am assuming we are talking about the glass windows and not canvas..
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I would not use rain x or aquapel on clear vinyl or strataglass or izonglass. There are specific cleaners and polishes for strata or izon.
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Glass stovestop cleaner works miraculously. (Not original; I learned it here.)

Really?? With no scratching (on Glass)? I wouldn't have thought of that! (and I do have a glasstop stove!) Will try this weekend!
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I am assuming we are talking about the glass windows and not canvas..
Yes, real glass windows.
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You need an older boat. After 25 years or so the windows get no spottier.
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Water spots on windows

I second glass stove top cleaner/polish.
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Okay yall... none of these worked. Not stove top cleaner nor vinegar. What else makes the list? Supposedly, water spot are alkaline in nature and an acid like vinegar SHOULD work, but we had zero change. Even after letting it sit for a minute. Same with stove top cleaner. It wasnít like it did a little and elbow grease would add to it... there was zero affect on the spots. Now what?
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Okay yall... none of these worked. Not stove top cleaner nor vinegar. What else makes the list? Supposedly, water spot are alkaline in nature and an acid like vinegar SHOULD work, but we had zero change. Even after letting it sit for a minute. Same with stove top cleaner. It wasnít like it did a little and elbow grease would add to it... there was zero affect on the spots. Now what?
Below is a link to an automotive detailing glass cleaner. I think this is the stuff my auto detailer uses. Read the information online before you buy it. Lots of warnings about it ruining paint and rubber seals etc.

https://www.polishingsystemsinc.com/...t-remover.html

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I've used Fine Bronze wool (not steel) to polish the worst water spots off and it worked well. Bronze is softer than steel, doesn't scratch, rust or shred. It is not rated on the 0 scale but Fine or thinner is best. Amazon has it.
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