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    Default Very stubborn Hard Water at Glass Car Wash Drive Thru no pictures.

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    I bid 7 Frames with 9 panes each 3x3 one side only so 63 panes for acid scrub with hydrocloric acid scrub with steel wool on a strip washer in a car wash drive thru. And then regular clean the other side (the other 63 panes). Also added a water repellent solution. It took me 4.5 hours including my drive time and I spent about 30 dollars on supplies. I charged $300. I'd also offered to do it once a month with the repellent for $200.00. It wasn't getting them perfect because of years of not being cleaned while being hit with water everyday but it was making a huge improvement. When I got halfway done with the hard water side I noticed someone had scratched a little bit of the minerals off in a little zigzag that was clear no deposits left whatsoever. So I got my razor blade and tried as hard as I could over and over and over pushing all my strength and Little bit by little bit came off so slow. and it left it perfect but I thought this is going to take 3 guys all day or maybe 2 days. So I went and talked to the manager about it and said I could do it that way but it would cost $1,200.00. Or so. It was sooo bad that I would rather remove tint and glue all day than take on this project for any less money. Is there a better way to remove this Super hard water. I thought the hydro cloric acid was as good as it gets with out buying an expensive machine or anything is there an easier way than doing one pane per 30 min with the razor blade? And how much to charge?

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    Hydrofluoric is stronger, but carries greater risk to health and property. Lots of threads here on it (and CC550.)

    Get a GlassRenu system -- it will quickly pay for itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llaczko View Post
    Hydrofluoric is stronger, but carries greater risk to health and property. Lots of threads here on it (and CC550.)

    Get a GlassRenu system -- it will quickly pay for itself.
    Well for $2,500 for the system I would have to charge him quite a bit more like I was thinking around $1,000-1,200 and then it would pay for itself quickly. Does hydroflouric work better on this crazy stuff I was experiencing or is this system the only way to go?

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    I was on the webinar that J Flint put on a couple weeks ago regarding his Mr. Hardwater product. He has a specific pad that he suggest for car wash windows with lots of built up hard water. Check it out here on WCR and check his website for detail. I am not saying that GlassRenu i won't work, I'm sure it will. As a matter of fact, I spoke to Cole on the phone today. There is just a huge difference in costs of the units and at least it gives you options.
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    Every stain is different, but CC550 works great most all the time. Read all the warnings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phinkle View Post
    I was on the webinar that J Flint put on a couple weeks ago regarding his Mr. Hardwater product. He has a specific pad that he suggest for car wash windows with lots of built up hard water. Check it out here on WCR and check his website for detail. I am not saying that GlassRenu i won't work, I'm sure it will. As a matter of fact, I spoke to Cole on the phone today. There is just a huge difference in costs of the units and at least it gives you options.
    Got a link by any chance Phil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaczko View Post
    Every stain is different, but CC550 works great most all the time. Read all the warnings...
    I've used that before its worth a try but is there any other acid based product that works better? And I know this might be a dumb question but would pumice stone scratch the glass I bet it would.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABeautifulDay View Post
    Got a link by any chance Phil?
    Here's the link to JFlint .. MrHardWater.com sells cleaning services and cleaning supplies.
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    As for the link to the webinar, I think they are WCRA links and I'm not sure if you can have access to them. You might try to ask Chris, but I think the Mr. hardwater web site has a video on it about the car wash window cleaning..
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    Ok got it thanks

 

 
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