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    Posted: Oct/09/2019 at 11:59pm
I have 2 AMC's both have water spots from previous owners, who knows how long they have been on the car.

My searches for a solution to remove them are not going well, the web is full of clowns wanting to show off either their own magic trick that isn't magic and doesn't work, or they want to compare 4 methods/products, again with no real solutions.

Is there anything the home enthusiast can do without mechanical buffing involved, or do i just need to take them to a pro and let them do it?

I am just concerned as I have great glass otherwise, one car is also factory tint, so I don't want to wreck either one, but the spots are bad and need to go.

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Thank you very much for the recommendation, Meguiar's always has fantastic products, and if you say it has given you good results I believe it!

I will pick some up, thanks again!
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Dan390,
 Of my 5 1968 AMX's, several had significant calcium residue from water drying on the bottom of the windows, especially the back glass at the bottom corners. I took a sheet of paper towel, layed it over the worst areas and dribbled regular white vinegar til the paper towel was wet. I let it sit for up to 8 hours, then wiped it off and used some regular rubbing compound (by hand!) to polish these areas. The vinegar dissolved a lot of the calcium without damaging the glass, careful polishing by hand improved the clarity but it did not end up a perfect solution. I'm sure with more work, it could look better, but it is dramatically better than it was. I'm sure the Meguairs product is better than my DuPont rubbing compound, but try the vinegar. It will dissolve surface calcium caked on the glass and make the polishing effort easier. Good luck and post some before & after photos if you can.
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I always thought White Vinegar would be a great natural solution, it works for so many things without damaging them. It seems like every web video I have watched with it wasn't 100% successful but I did intend to try it myself anyways.

Thanks for the encouragement, I will probably try both!
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