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Residue on my windows?

So I bought this black 03 ford taurus last month for $2500 and there are a few things wrong with it that I'm going to fix. One thing that is bothering me though is a residue on the outside of my windows. I don't know what this residue is but I've tried "Invisible Glass" with a paper towel, and it didn't to much if anything to remove this residue. I was buffing the car and I used the solution for that and my buffing wheel - it started to turn my wheel BLACK... it seemed like it was getting some of the residue off but there is still some residue on it. Anyone know what it could be and/or how to get it off? I tried to take a picture of it but you can't see it in the picture.
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Anyone? Do I need to provide some kind of different information? Had this topic open for several days now with no replies.
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You can try to wipe it down with acetone.
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You can try to wipe it down with acetone.
Where can I get that for cheap? What do you think the residue is?
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Where can I get that for cheap? What do you think the residue is?
Hardware stores sell it in quarts or you can buy it in small quantity as finger nail polish remover. Just look at the label because some are not acetone.

The residue is either a glass polish or a road film. Does water bead up on the glass?

WATCH YOUR PAINT BECAUSE ACETONE WILL RUIN IT!!!!!!
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^+1. Apply to rag/shop towel, then wipe.
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Hardware stores sell it in quarts or you can buy it in small quantity as finger nail polish remover. Just look at the label because some are not acetone.

The residue is either a glass polish or a road film. Does water bead up on the glass?

WATCH YOUR PAINT BECAUSE ACETONE WILL RUIN IT!!!!!!
Thanks! No water does not bead up on the glass from what I can remember.
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Tried acetone, it didn't work (bought it at Lowes)
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Quick update!

I used some Ultimate Compound Meguiar's Ultimate Compound - Walmart.com

and it took off most of what I was seeing on the windows. There are still a few spots but it's 100% better!
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My car has something similar but not as bad I bought a rain x deep cleaning window kit
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