Keep Your Windscreen Crystal Clear & Clean – How to Remove Water Spots From Car Glass

Everyone wants to have maximum visibility through their windscreen and car windows, but sometimes those frustrating water spots can get in the way. If you’re constantly trying to wipe these stubborn marks off your windows with little success, then our DIY solutions will solve your problem. Read on to find out how to remove water spots from car glass, so you can have clean, attractive windows that keep you safe while driving.

Ways to Remove Water Spots From Car Windows:

Those annoying water spots on your car windows are caused by water droplets drying on the glass and leaving minerals behind. If you’re often troubled by water spots, then it’s worth checking whether the droplets are coming from a sprinkler or a drainpipe that just happens to be near your car. However, if this isn’t the case, our DIY solutions should fix the issue instead.

DIY Water Spot Removal Methods:

  • Vinegar
    Vinegar is ideal for this process, as the acidic properties easily eat away the water spots. Make a solution that is one part vinegar and one part water, and put this in a spray bottle so that it’s simple to apply. Spray your car windows with the mixture, using more on the places where the water spots are the worst. Leave the solution on the window for a few minutes, adding more layers as it dries. Then use a rough cloth to scrub the glass, and afterwards a soft cloth to dry the glass and buff it.
  • Lemon
    For the best results, don’t use bottled lemon juice, fresh works much better. You can squeeze the fresh juice into a spray bottle and then use a cloth to rub the window, or you can even just cut the lemon in half and rub it straight onto the glass. Once you have scrubbed all the affected areas with the lemon, wipe the residual juice away with a paper towel or a soft cloth. Lastly, spray the window with glass cleaner and wipe it off with newspaper so that it’s crystal clear.
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
    Mix bicarbonate of soda with a little bit of water so that it makes a paste. Then use a cloth to apply the paste to your car window. Scrub vigorously so that the granules in the bicarbonate of soda will remove the water spots. Wipe all of the paste off the window, and then clean with glass cleaner and newspaper to make sure it’s shiny.
  • Toothpaste
    Make a solution out of toothpaste and a generous amount of water. Apply the watered-down paste to your window with a cloth, make sure every part is covered with a decent layer, and then allow it to sit until it dries. Wipe the paste away with water and a soft cloth or paper towel, and then buff the window with traditional glass cleaner and newspaper.

When Do You Replace the Window Instead?

Unfortunately, sometimes your car window is just too far gone to be saved by these DIY cleaning methods. If the glass is scratched, chipped, or cracked as well as covered with stubborn water spots, then perhaps the best way to have a clear glass is to just replace it. The question is, does car insurance cover cracked windows? Lucky for you, the experts at Champion Autoglass have all the answers you need in our article about making your insurance pay for cracked car windows.

If you’re looking for more information about how to clean windscreens, or you need a professional auto glass replacement, then the team at Champion Autoglass is here to help. Contact us today to find out more.




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