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Old 11-26-2012, 05:29 PM
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I purchased a 5 series from BMW stratham in August. The car has horrible water stains on the windows. The stains are so bad that it is sometimes dangerous driving espeically while at night with glare. When i purchased the car i was told they were just water stains and would come off.

After a while of trying to get them off with polish and vinegar etc i had no luck so i contacted the dealer to ask them. The service department advisor told me they tried steel wool and it wouldnt come off. He then advised me that the stains were acid rain and there was nothing he could do.

I am not sure to what extent they tried, but does anyone have experience with this. Can anyone reccomend a place to help?

What are my options with the dealer? I wrote an email directed to the salesman, service manager and general manager a month ago and still have not heard back from them. Ther lack of response clearly shows that they dont care..

What are my options? should i contact BMW NA? I already gave my rating, but if i could, i would alter it now.

Please some one help! this is awful looking, dangerous and embarassing
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:57 PM
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Steel wool to clean a stained windshield !! YIKES, find a NEW DEALER!!!

Stained glass can usually be cleaned up by claying it. Alternatively, go to a glass shop and get some glass polish. As a last resort if the glass was damaged by "environmental" conditions, aka acid rain, you might be able to file a comprehensive insurance claim and have it replaced.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:46 AM
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Yea I'm going to try clay and then Polish by hand. I doubt my insurance would pick it up
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:26 PM
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yes, clay it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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I was driving in the fog and rain the other night and noticed the same thing on my other car a 2002. And really saw how bad it was when washing sunday.

I text a pic to my buddy a pro detailer, but he took to long to respond. And I used some polish and buffer came out mint.. my friend did say white vinegar I was all out of it anyway. . Claying did nothing.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:38 PM
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TLO03, which polish did you use?

I did a search online and saw that a few folks were having success with Scrubbing Bubbles and #0000 super fine steel wool. I tried it and it did work. It took me two passes to thoroughly clean one window in 25 minutes. I ordered a full detail kit from DD and will wait until that comes and try to polish it out with a buffer.
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