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Water spots

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by bowzerdoo77, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    Ok i have a red tacoma and last night for the first time i forgot to move it out of the way of the sprinkllers, the water spots on it are alnmost impossible to get off. I wash my truck like 3 times a week and wax it more often than i should but I cant get them off my chrome or the paint. Anybody have any cool ways of what to use to get them off.. I know vinegar will take it off chrome, but im non washing my truck in that so any help would be cool
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Have you tried clay bar? The stuff is awesome and made the paint on my 12 year old 4Runner look like new again!
     
  3. Sep 22, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    Try clay first. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to polish.

    In either case, you'll need to wax again.

    Also note that the longer that stuff sits on your paint, the greater chance it will 'etch' (eat) your paint. Sometimes when you remove hard water spots, you still see a ring where the spot was. That is missing paint. Similar to what bird poop does.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2010 at 3:58 AM
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    megs quick wax works great for removing water spots....easy to apply and easy to rub off.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Use a dilute mixture of vinegar. We have a bottle of 5% dilution and I poured about 2 cups of that in a bucket and diluted it even more. I rinsed the truck down and washed it with that mixture, then washed it really good with car soap then to be sure the vinegar didn't strip the wax I went ahead and waxed it. I think the vinegar actually takes water spots off better than a clay bar and is dirt cheap. I'll have to check it for 100% free spotting after the Alabama game:)
     
  6. Sep 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    duragloss makes a water spot remover spray that works great, spray on wipe off. there products really work well i been using them since 2007.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    where can you get it at?
     
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    WOW thats a nice a$$$$$ truck!!!!!
     
  9. Sep 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Very true, doesn't take long either. Most of the time I've run across water spotting from hard water it has usually required buffing/polishing with a mild compound.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    I just ordered clay. I cant wait to get rid of those dam water spots.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    duragloss products are usually sold at car quest auto centers but i order online at duragloss.com i think shipping is still 5 dollars oer order of any size.
    i have clayed spots off before also but the duragloss works better and faster, i think you will be satisfied.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    you didn't try using vinegar?
     
  13. Sep 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    I haven't tried that. I will if the clay bar dosen't come tomorrow.
     
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