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water/soap spots on my Taco

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jamesglynn, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    jamesglynn

    jamesglynn [OP] James

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    Need Help...
    My taco is magnetic gray (first dark truck I've owned), after washing, is there a way to prevent water/soap spots without towel drying?
    Thx
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    I think they make a soap that prevents water marks and spots...I think its by "armor all"
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks Scott...
    I've been using a quality car wash product from Meguiers, when getting the spots. Today I washed with dish washing liquid and got no spots. However, I don't like to use the dish washing liquid because I hear it will break down the shiny finish quicker. But I will look for the Armor All product.
    Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    use a filter on your water this should do the trick.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    when you are rinsing your truck, do you do it with a spray nozzle or just the hose end? I have noticed that when I do a final rinse, if you take off your spray nozzle and rinse, it leaves no water spots what so ever. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    Dish soap is a NO NO for truck washing... it will strip all the wax off your vehcile. If you have used it, you will need to wax your vehicle asap.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    jamesglynn

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    Thanks Drew, that makes sense.
    I will try that next.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    Water spots are caused by calcium in the water (hard water). A filter system and good quality soap will take care of the issue. There are plenty of water spot removers on the market that can help get rid of the ones you already have, just remember to rewax after you use it.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    Not a problem James. Hope it resolves your issue. Where in bama are you from? Florence here.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    or wash it in the rain... no water spots :D
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Rinse and dry you truck one section at a time.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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  13. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    Thanks for all the help folks.
    Susan, Love your comment, I'm dumb enough to try that.
    Drew, Just a few miles from Auburn, WAR EAGLE!
     
  14. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Got a leaf blower? That'll dry it fast and won't leave any water. If there are a few drops on it, wipe with a microfiber towel. Clay and wax, and after you wash it next time, the water will bead up and will blow off even easier if you use the blower.
     
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    more like ROLL TIDE! What about Tuberville going to Texas Tech.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Drew...
    I've talked to several folks around the area that will more than likely buy some TT gear. I have dealt with Tommy T. personally on some business and he is first class all the way, off the field. When he was coach here, before our business dealings, I bumped into him one day in the mall, and he had on all his hunting camo (he's a big hunter), I casually said hey coach, and he stopped and took the time to stand and talk for several minutes. He was extremely friendly, then we had business dealings and he was even more "first class" as anyone I've ever seen. I wish him the best.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    He sounds like a stand-up guy. What kind of business do you do, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    definitely stay away from the dish soap. dish soap works by breaking down the surface tension allowing water and the soap to be absorbed into the material being applied to. like baked on whatever. break down the hard surface layer, get some fresh water and soap in there and itll keep doing that till its gone. itll do the same to your paint and itll be harder to get it looking better the next time around.
     
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