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Well water and/or iron in water

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Performula, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    This may sound like a dumb post, but my new place uses well water. I wouldn't have an issue so much, however, it smells terrible, leaves iron deposits all over the sinks, tubs, washing machine (yes, drives me crazy to know my clothes go through this), etc.

    The worst was, we left the hose on, and when I came out a few minutes later, there was a rainbowish white residue all over the stream of water.

    Since I have been here, I haven't washed my Taco or ZX6R. I go as far as washing them in the rain, LMAO!

    Harmless or harmful to vehicles? OCD? Maybe! :) I might not care so much, although, I have two of the most delicate vehicles in their worlds. Fasteners tend to oxidize on Kawis and the Tacos are known for frame rust. Reduce, not induce, is my motive. :D
     
  2. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I would have the water sampled. If it is an option and it bothers you that much then filtration and/or water softening may be an option.

    As far as being any more damaging the only thing it will do is leave hard water deposits if you don't dry off your vehicles.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    get a water softener! :p
     
  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    NO WAY! Are you serious? Do you go out there with a rain coat or something?
     
  5. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    MurphyZ

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    boron, smells like rotten eggs or sulfur. only way to get rid of it is to shoot your water into a holding tank (via a mister, or shower type set up) against the tank once the chemical reaches air it stinks but leaves. then you pump into your house.

    if it is boron, leave and get used to the smell. not worth the cost to fix.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    Just regular clothes and wash. I use tap water to start the soap bucket cycles, in stages, roof to front fenders, doors from crease to taillights, and lower half, then tailgate and bumpers, etc.. And the rain keeps on going. :)
     
  7. Oct 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    My issues are the iron and residue from the garden hose. I'm learning here and will look up boron.
     
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