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How to get off water spots??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by comicnut25, May 10, 2010.

  1. May 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    comicnut25

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    Hey guys any help would be appreciated I have very dense water where I live and it leaves spots everywhere!! I already started drying it really fast but all those old spots won't go away !! Please help!!
     
  2. May 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    use a quick detailer as/after you dry. or spritz some water over the water spots to re hydrate the spots. i prefer the quick detailer by meguires. also as you wash your truck, keep the whole thing wet till you are ready to dry it, this will prevent most of your prob.
     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    sorry. just reread the post, to get rid of them, vinigar and a rewax, claybar and a rewax, or just wash again and dry faster. all in all, after you get it the way you want it, a good wax will prevent alot of the spotting.
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    I have the same kind of water where I live. I use micro fiber cloth to dry up after washing. It leaves a spotless finish.
     
  5. May 10, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    Yeah my wife got me an awesome microfiber cloth that helps alot!!! I'm just haveing a hard time withthe left over spots but I'll try the detailer stuff!! And the clay? Obvious wax the he'll out of it and keep it dry!!
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    sand the car! haha!
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    I have this waterspot on my hood that I can't get off. I tried clay but it didn't work. I plan on trying a light abrasive finishing product sooner or later.
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    I've heard clay is an old wise tale can anyone verify if it works??
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    vinegar with water in a spray bottle works for real!
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    clay works great for crap on your paint! Ive used it several times for spots I couldnt get off just by cleaning. it will also remove overspray from paint and contaminations in your clear coat
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    yea, before cleaning products thats what people used to clean stuff with:D
     
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    That is the best way to remove the spots works better then most cleaning stuff do that they wax the truck it will look New!
     
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  15. May 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    you can use some glass cleaner from adams polishes works real well and ive done a clay bar with a detail spray uderneath and it helps real well if you have dead bugs on the windows
     
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    Amaz works great to remove water spots on tinted windows...
     
  17. May 11, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Clay is a fantastic product for paint care. There is no substitute. Nothing else will remove bonded contaminants quite like it.

    If you doubt, scrub your paint with soap and water. Then clay it. Look at the clay and you will see what your soap and water left behind.

    Your paint will also go from gritty to 'smooth-as-glass'...

    Need some?

    http://polishandwax.com/shop/products/CSI-Q%2d7-Clay-blue-fine-grade-100-gram-bar.html
     
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    Be advised that vinegar is acidic, meaning that it will remove some paint. So proceed with caution and don't leave it on there too long. It realy should be diluted, too.

    I prefer polishing hard water stains off. I feel that I have more control versus using vinegar.
     
  19. May 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    The clay worked awesome guys thanks for all the help!!
     
  20. May 24, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    My suggestion would be first to clay it, then polish your paint, then protect future water spots from developing by waxing.
     
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