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How to Clean Hard Water Stains

We have had a lot of  different sales people come in to our shop trying to sell us water spot removers over the forty plus years we have been in business and there are quite a few products that are strong chemicals and should take great care in using. We have and sell a all natural none toxic cleaner that is the best in my opinion for home use it’s called “A-MAZ” Water Stain Remover. Removes hard water spots, mineral deposits, alkali, lime scale, calcium oxidation, rust rings, mold/mildew, soap scum and more – For use on bathtub enclosures, tile/grout, sinks, toilets, fixtures, stove tops, ovens, grills, patio/pool areas, Corian countertops, copperware, brass, boats, RVs and more – No harsh chemicals

After cleaning your shower or auto glass we recommend Aquapel Glass Treatment because unlike other commercial rain repellents that can wash away in a matter of hours, Aquapel Glass Treatment forms a chemical bond with glass that increases water repellency, causing it to bead and shed to help keep them cleaner longer. Also, use on glass shower doors help keep hard water marks off and help fight mildew and soap scum.

A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?

Standard Mirror See the gap between reflection!Standard Mirror
See the gap between reflection!

A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?

How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel, etc. With a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here’s how: It is quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you’re going to do what I did; find the nearest mirror.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and
Gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror,

Or actually a 2-way mirror (I.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in
Female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?

Just conduct this simple test:

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a

GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A


“No Space, Leave the Place.”

Remember, every time you see a mirror, do the “fingernail test.”

It doesn’t cost you anything.


No Space, Leave the Place.

Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, et. Al.

Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in-law, mothers, girlfriends and/or friends.

MIRROR 2 WAY GLASS  SAMPLETwo-way Mirror: REMEMBER: No Space, Leave the Place.

Standard Mirror See the gap between reflection!

Standard Mirror
See the gap between reflection!


How much are you saving by going with the lowest priced windshield?

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The urethane adhesive used to retain your windshield in the car is a critical component of your safety system. It has to be able to withstand a roll over, or head on collision. If some back yard mechanic installs your windshield with a cheap slow curing urethane you and your family’s lives could be in danger. Not only are we concerned with the proper cure time but the method of removal and installation of your windshield. 0500 (20)If the person you have doing the work is not properly trained they could badly damage your vehicles E-coating. The E-coating on your car is an factory applied electro- plate coating that prevents the metal from rusting, this can not be replaced, so if the installer scratches your paint under the moldings out of view and does not prime or repair this then your pinch weld will begin to rust and eventually cause the windshield to leak. This is not the worst of it though, now the windshield no longer has the retention necessary to stay in place during a roll over or head on crash. The windshield needs to be removed and taken to a body shop for rust restoration, this can cost anywhere from $1,000.00 or more.

In this region the most popular urethane sold is Sika Urethane, they are an industry leader in the development and production of high performance urethane sealers for the automotive industry. However,Sika makes several brands of urethane with different cure times and rates. Sikaflex 220+  is the #1 sold Urethane in our area and it should not be. This urethane is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE BELOW 50*F. Above 50*F it takes 8 to 16 HRs to achieve a safe drive-away time, that means you are not to drive your car for 8-16 hrs after the windshield had been set. But we never hear of any mobile installers telling their customers this. Why? They are either uneducated or they just don’t care about the safety of you and your passengers! Go to Sika’s web site and see for yourself (this chart is based on your car having a passenger side airbag).

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We here at BILL’S GLASS only use “SikaTack-Move it” the cure time on this product is 1HR no matter what the temp or humidity. This allows us to release the vehicle sooner so you can keep up with your busy schedule. This high-strength, fast-curing urethane is much more expensive but the #1 reason we use it is, your safety is more important to us than PRICE!

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To see the Safe Drive Away Chart for “Move it” click this link

To see the Safe Drive Away Chart for “Sikaflex 220+” click this link