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Water Spot/Etching

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    papabear050

    papabear050 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Help

    So my taco got the business end of a sprinkler and got some water spots covering the entire hood...

    So I washed her and clayed, no good. Used Scratch X, no good, used White Vinegar and Water... spots still there. Used some mineral spirits as well as some zaino... tried scratch x again

    These water spots are in my clear coat good. What to do???

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    Maybe try waxing and buffing it. Its worth a try.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

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    Not sure what you can do. You've tried everything I would have. Vinegar and water got rid of mine.

    When you do get rid of them, make sure you give it a good coat of wax!!

    What about CLR? Might eat the paint off but should get rid of the water spots!!
    http://www.jelmar.com/CLRbath.htm
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    rwilso03

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  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    cwrose

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    @OP

    My truck got soaked overnight by a sprinkler at one of my places of business and unfortunately it was really shitty well water. Needless to say, it looked like it was eating into the clearcoat (?). I couldn't get it off with any of my basic cleaning supplies so I took it to a buddy who owns his own detail shop and he got it cleaned up in no time.

    Long story short, I wish I remember what he used, but you can always call around to different detail shops.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    fatty ac1d

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    I was in the same boat.

    Had water spots on my hood from a sprinkler and waited waaaay too long to clay them out. Stripped all the leftover wax with dish soap and clayed. I think I ended up claying the hood 2 times. I washed with regular car wash, then I waxed and polished the hood really well. I didn't get them all but you really have to get your head down there to notice them. I don't think I could have done anything else besides claying the truck sooner. I used all Zaino products.
     
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