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I have these stains on my windshield. They dont go away and i have to keep my wipers going so i can see while im driving. Ive tried claying, goo-gone, invisible glass, and rubbing it really hard with a towel lol.

anyone has any idea how to get rid of these?

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is that inside or out????

Man that looks funky. Like I mentioned to someone else: try polishing it with a window polishing compound.
 

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Another thought would be to see how windshield glass is handled with your insurance. Just in case it happened to get broke.
 

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I think it might be hardwater/calcium build up also..

CLR will get rid of that stuff too if you don't have any vinegar.. I would be careful about getting that on the paint though, probably wont hurt but wouldn't chance it
 

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Is the glass etched inward, like little cavities, or does the stuff stick up and outward?
 

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Thank you everyone for your replies. Im going to try this today or tomorrow and post the results. hopefully itll be gone!

Is the glass etched inward, like little cavities, or does the stuff stick up and outward?
The glass itself feels smooth

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Another thought would be to see how windshield glass is handled with your insurance. Just in case it happened to get broke.
My insurance has a $500 deductible for any claim.

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0000 steel wool would be another option, just on the glass.
A friend recently did that to his windshield. I should look into this
 

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Use a glass stove top cleaner since those tops are glass too. I would recommend Myers as the best one that we use on our glass cook top. If you want, you could use the steel wool with the stove top cleaner - though, I'd try just the cleaner first myself.
 

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0000 steel wool would be another option, just on the glass.
This one. This is how I "super clean" my windshield. 0000 steel wool dry, clay bar, glass cleaner, wax.
 

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A quick update:

I finally got around to getting my hands on some 0000 steel wool. What i did was clean my windshield with soap and water to get rid of the dirt. After that I used the 0000 steel wool on the dry surface. I then used some invisible glass, and i topped it off with a coat of wax. I only did this on the drivers side. As of now i can't really tell if they are gone since they seem to only be visible in the mornings for some reason. Once I get a Photo opportunity, ill document the difference.

Thank you for the help, fellas!
 

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Yeah, the wool definitely works! (i tried to only do it on the drivers side) I just need to do it again, because I didn't do it for long.
Thanks again, guys
 

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Any more ideas where the stains came from? maybe something evaporated in the car, brake fluid?
 

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Idk. I just took my car to kia last week and everything came out fine. Im not sure what it could be.
 
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