How to remove hard water deposits from faucets and sinks. There’s no need for special cleaners or chemicals, just plain vinegar can be used. The acid in the vinegar easily dissolves the calcium and hard water deposits and makes it easy to remove. The vinegar the guy in the video uses is 5% (almost all distilled white and apple cider vinegar is this strength). Don’t go any higher than that because it may cause damage to the metal.