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water spots on my black taco help!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by arktacoma, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 20, 2011 at 3:33 AM
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    2008taco

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    Most water spots are from hard water. A water softener will help significantly. A clay bar followed by a good wax/polish will help too. Don't skimp on these, go higher end like mothers or mequiers. These are leaps and bounds ahead of those spray on walk away waxes.
    Once its clean there are a few steps you can take to keep it clean for more than an hour. Park in a garage, a portable garage, or put a cover on it while not in use. A bit more maintenance than most other vehicles, but thats the cost of black.
     
  2. May 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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  3. May 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    USE MX-7 FOR PAINT THEN WASH UM THEN POLISH...I PROMISE U THAT WILL DO THE TRICK....
     
  4. May 20, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I second this. On Monday my truck got hosed by someone running their sprinkler on a day they weren't supposed to (we are in stage 1 restrictions) then baked in the Texas sun for several hours. I was pissed. Wax did nothing, cleaner wax made it look okay from a distance, vinegar completely removed any trace of the water spots. After using a vinegar soaked rag to lightly work the water spots I rinsed with filtered water. Later that night I took a clay bar to the truck and laid on a coat of wax.
     
  5. May 20, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Put your truck in rice and it'll absorb.
     
  6. May 22, 2011 at 3:35 AM
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    Where I live we have pretty bad acid rain from the volcano and when it rains nasty water spots are left...if you don't get to them quick enough they etch into the paint, but the only product I've had luck with removing the water spots is clay bar. But OP, I feel ya about the black paint...it really takes extra work/effort to keep it looking good compared to other colors.
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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    I used to have a black '78 Trans Am and I washed it in my garage, used only soft water, and dried it with a chamois.
     
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    X2 for clay bar
     
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  10. May 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    well here is what i did last night i got out and washed it good and then dried with leaf blower then hit it up with terry towel and only had time to see if it would work on the hood and used meguirs cleaning polish compound wipe on , wipe off then almost all the spots were gone. Still a couple of stubborn spots but huge diff. The plan is to hit the whole thing up this weekend when i get more time. after going over with the cleaner polish should i go ahead and wax because thats what im thinking? Thanks for all the help guys .!!! BLACK TRUCK = HARD WORK
     
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