PDA

View Full Version : Acid rain glass spots? No more!


PropellerHead
11-03-2006, 08:23 PM
I've used this stuff from Einzette quite a bit, but this was the first time to tape off the rubber. After using it on my X5, I didnt want the same white residue on the 540. I like this stuff because it's got alcohol in it that helps it dry quickly and is more abrasive than most polishes and swirl mark removers. It also has no wax at all, which leaves a nice clean glass.
http://www.my02.com/images/windscreen06/glaspolishcan.jpg

First we taped the rear and side windows:
http://www.my02.com/images/windscreen06/tapedwindows3.jpg

Then, we polished the glass free from worry of residue. We use an orange pad on the PC7424.
http://www.my02.com/images/windscreen06/glaspolish.jpg

Especially noticeable is the sunroof where when half was polished, a clear line of spots could be seen.

Removal is easy with a microfiber cloth, though a significant minus is the copious amount of product that is left as 'polish dust' all over the car. This led to the realization of the timing for this step as first in the detail routine. Usually, glass is- like wheels- an afterthought. I like to clear these things out first so as to concentrate on the paint for a day or two.

And that is what we'll do tomorrow.

chivas
10-11-2007, 09:23 AM
where did you get it? online or a speciality store?

dboy11
10-11-2007, 09:26 AM
where did you get it? online or a speciality store?

I'll second that one....always interested in something new to spend my cash on

PropellerHead
10-11-2007, 09:43 AM
where did you get it? online or a speciality store?
Yeah.. it was online, but it was like three years ago.. Could have been Autopia when they carried the stuff. Maybe openroadmotoring, but they don't seem to have it. 'll look around.

Edit:
Found some (http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo.net/eiglpo.html):
Not as big a canister, though.

Aaaand finally.. I found you can buy the big one straight from Einzette USA. (http://stores.1z-usa.com/-strse-44/glass-polish%2C-window-polish/Detail.bok)

dboy11
10-11-2007, 09:54 AM
Yeah.. it was online, but it was like three years ago.. Could have been Autopia when they carried the stuff. Maybe openroadmotoring, but they don't seem to have it. 'll look around.

Edit:
Found some (http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo.net/eiglpo.html):
Not as big a canister, though.


I did some search on it and didn't find it lots of talk about it on forums, one said that this product compares to it

http://www.properautocare.com/glpokit.html

PropellerHead
10-11-2007, 10:48 AM
I did some search on it and didn't find it lots of talk about it on forums, one said that this product compares to it

http://www.properautocare.com/glpokit.htmlYeah, I read some of the posts that said 1Z was easier towrok with than Autoglym. I dunno, though as I have never used anything else. I do like those glass polishing discs, though.

noego
10-11-2007, 01:27 PM
a few years ago 1Z was the choice of many of the gurus on Roadfly, but was reformulated to comply with US standards and the new formula fell out of favor. I still have some chrome-pfledge (or something like that) and some Paint Polish and some Metal Polish. Works good but loads up pads and makes tons of dust as you know.

Every once in awhile my wife comes out in the garage and sees me doing something like you're doing in the pictures and she smiles and gives me the "o.k." sign. Hang in there!

PropellerHead
10-11-2007, 01:41 PM
Every once in awhile my wife comes out in the garage and sees me doing something like you're doing in the pictures and she smiles and gives me the "o.k." sign. Hang in there!That post was from '06! After about 5 years of this insanity, my wife is ok. As long as I treat her Bimmer right, too!

http://www.my02.com/images/04X5/family2.jpg

Raymond919
10-11-2007, 02:34 PM
When at a glass shop to have a window regulator installed, I asked them about buffing out a scratch on my windshield caused by a worn wiper. It wasn't just rubber scraped onto the window, but an actual light abrasion of the glass surface. (The previous owner was not as careful as I've been). They refused, saying that it might create a distortion in the viewing area. The technician changing the regulator quietly told me that he'd give me some of the polishing 'rouge' and I could do it myself. They didn't want to be responsible for ruining the glass.
Upon arriving home, I sprayed some Windex on the glass and dipped a slightly moistened cloth in the rouge and rubbed out the spot on the glass by hand. Since the damage was in an arc, I pressed my elbow onto the window and swung my arm in an arc shape rubbing the mark. I was surprised to see how completely the mark was removed. The glass was also extremely smooth and crystal clear. I followed up by cleaning the entire window with the Windex and the previously damaged portion looks great. Now, I intend to fix the passenger side which is worse. I plan to use my electric pad sander by sprinkling the rouge on the window and put a few layers of cloth under the sander. To complete the job, I intend to lightly go over the entire windshield for a completely smooth finish.
Any comments? Should I just leave well enough alone or am I looking for trouble?
BTW, when the other window regulator went bad, I ordered a new one from Bavarian Auto and installed it myself in less than 45 minutes using information I've found on this forum. You guys are great!

stream
10-11-2007, 03:17 PM
A few years ago, I took delivery of a new car and after washing it for the first time, noticed what appeared to be water spots on the windshield. I bought some Griot's Fine Glass Polish, and using only a cotton rag was able to get ths windshield crystal clear.

So for those who don't have a machine, I highly recommend it. I see now that they also have Glass Polish for tougher spots.
http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=11017

And while we're on windows, I recently purchased some Sprayway glass cleaner (to clean the optics on my rear projection HDTV), and I must say that it is by far the best glass cleaner I've ever used. I got it at ACE Hardware:
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1421377&cp=&parentPage=search&searchId=19128035183

Mako
10-12-2007, 09:41 AM
I have been able to remove these types of spots on glass with white vinegar, I have to assumed you tried vinegar and it didn't work?

PropellerHead
10-13-2007, 07:52 AM
I have been able to remove these types of spots on glass with white vinegar, I have to assumed you tried vinegar and it didn't work?I did not. One of the other benefits of the polish is that it cuts down minor imperfections in the glass. Depending on your POV, polishing the glass is pretty easy. Probably took less than 10 mins to tape everything.

Bimrpwr
10-16-2007, 08:49 PM
Looks good mang and looks like to much work for me. Do you think u can help me detail this car? :D

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/powellsd/2007_1014BHR070360.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/powellsd/2007_1014BHR070354.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/powellsd/2007_1014BHR070352.jpg

PropellerHead
10-16-2007, 08:57 PM
Looks good mang and looks like to much work for me. Do you think u can help me detail this car? :DYes, but you have to commit to returning twice a year before I'll touch it the first time. :D

Bimrpwr
10-17-2007, 12:08 PM
I think i can commit to that deal. Still hoping this spring to make it there. The g/f wants to visit a few things there as well.

PropellerHead
10-20-2007, 10:12 PM
I think i can commit to that deal. Still hoping this spring to make it there. The g/f wants to visit a few things there as well.Bring 'er on! We grill regardless of the temperature. :D

Bimrpwr
10-24-2007, 12:07 PM
sweet. Between you and wade i cant tell who BBQ's better.