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water spot removing help

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by pinktaco808, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    water spots???
    anyone got ways to remove them. i was going to wash my truck today, when i got everything ready and hosed down my whole truck and was about to wash it when my friend called and i had to go help him with a emergency. so the truck was left in the hot sun for a hour before i got back. i washed my truck top to bottom then too see waterspots. any help???
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    Try washing w/ white vinegar. Give a good secondary wash as you normally would to rinse off the vinegar. Should help to remove the deposits that you're seeing. If that doesnt do it, you have some really hard water that may have etched in to the paint and may require a paint cleaner or mild abbrasive to remove them.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    I am with above. If that doew not work you might try a clay bar.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    So hot outside, it left water spots? Must be nice!!!

    Just polish 'em out bro. Get a mild polish, bust out the polisher, and that will make short work of them.

    Plus, if it's that nice outside, you'll want your truck nicely detailed anyway! Consider this an excuse to detail!
     
  5. Mar 16, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    clay bar did not work for me
     
  6. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    It usually doesnt on water spots. Clay is good for removing contaminents on top of the surface. Water spots can etch in to the surface.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    that didnt work buddy
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    I usually use a 50/50 mix of distilled water and vinegar for water spots that can't be removed through a simple wash. If that doesn't get them out, they've probably etched your clearcoat. When that happens, I break out the polisher and some mildly abrasive polish and get to work. Whatever you do, make sure you apply wax afterward.

    Remember: Always start with the least abrasive solution and work your way up. While sandpaper will get rid of water spots, it will also take a lot more work to repair the damage it does. (Please don't use sandpaper...)

    Generally, water spots are from a combination of hard water and drying methods. The spots are usually mineral deposits left behind once the water evaporates. If the vehicle is allowed to air dry, they will be worse, because drying your vehicle (whether using a towel, chamois, leaf blower, or other drying device) will not only wick away the water, but take the sediments with it. You can prevent water spots by keeping a good coat of wax on the vehicle, and drying it quickly as you wash.

    HTH


    -Mike
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    I know, this a slightly older thread.... I have a spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar (distilled water works best). After I wash my truck, I do a quick dry with a large towel. I then spray the truck with the vinegar and dry again. Works great-we have some of the hardest water around.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    how long dose it take to clay bar a truck
     
  12. May 2, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    QUICK Mist & Wipe DETAILER...exactly how its written. good stuff. :cheers:
     
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