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Water stains on some glasses

I live in an area that has extremly high hard water .We have an iron remover and a softner but some of my glasses still come out with a white stain on them that cant be removed!!! Is it the glass or am i doing something wrong with my dishwsher

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If the glasses are old or the softener has been allowed to run out of salt a few times the glasses have become etched. When hard water has soap added, the hot water and soap precipitates some of the hardness (limestone - what cement is made from) into particles and the dishwasher shoots this around in the dishwasher and "sandblasts" everything. Once the glass is etched you have to replace it. In future, a. never run out of salt. b. wash good glassware, crystal and fine china by hand.

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