How to remove hard water stains from glass?

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Haden, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    139
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    New owner of 2001 Sea Ray 380. All of the glass such as windshield, skylights, etc., have a hard water mineral stain. Cloudy tent due to water spots and minerals I assume. How do I make the glass look like glass again?
     
  2. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Vinegar and water mix.
     
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  3. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    139
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    Any particular mix ratio?
     
  4. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I do 25% vinegar. Or you can buy Hot Sauce glass cleaner. Which smells of vinegar.
     
  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    NA
    NA
    If the vinegar solution does not work, Shurhold makes a brass polishing pad for glass. “0000” steel wool will also work well.

    Bennett
     
  6. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    I tried the vinegar mix on ours with no luck. just read the other day on another thread somebody said they used the glass cooktop spray cleaner and it came right off. Said they tried all the other tricks with no luck so I'm going to try the cooktop cleaner next
     
  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    QSM11's,
    My wife did our glass with polishing compound and “0000” steel wool then rainX
     
  8. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB
    QSM11's
    I used Flitz metal polish and bronze wool then followed with RainX also. Slow process but once you get through the heavy spots it's not too bad.
     
  9. Haden

    Haden Active Member

    139
    May 27, 2020
    Madison, Alabama
    2001 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1l Mercury w/V Drives
    I tried Flitz with a cotton rag before I posted the question. The Flits was working, but it was going to take a lifetime...
     

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