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How to Clean Water Deposit Stains Off Windows

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    LESLIE: Now we’ve got Rhonda in Washington who needs some help with window cleaning. Tell us what you’re working on.

    RHONDA: Hi. Well, you know what? We bought new windows and then my husband turned the sprinkler on and now we’ve got water-deposit stains all over these new windows. And it’s on the west side of my house and it’s just baked on. And I cannot find any way to get that cleaned off and I was wondering if you had any suggestions.

    LESLIE: There’s actually a super-easy trick of the trade. Have you tried white vinegar?

    RHONDA: Oh, you know what? I soaked paper towels in white vinegar and just soaked it on there and it didn’t seem to do anything to it.

    TOM: Rhonda, have you tried LIME-A-WAY?

    RHONDA: Uh-uh.

    TOM: LIME-A-WAY is a cleaner that’s designed to dissolve mineral deposits. What you have are mineral salts. And it’s kind of like CLR. It’s made by Reckitt Benckiser. They’re a big cleaning manufacturing company. And it works very well on vinyl siding and other vinyl surfaces and I’m sure it will work well to take those deposits. It’ll take lime off; it’ll also take rust stains off.

    RHONDA: Soak it in a paper towel and stuff and then just put it on there like that and let it just sit?

    TOM: No, it’s a concentrate. You just mix it.

    RHONDA: Alright. Well, cool. Thank you so much. Love your show.

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