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This is a discussion on F'ing water spots!!!!! within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; washed the car outside today, partly cloudy and warm. Shamoied the whole car and I guess some areas spotted while ...

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    Angry F'ing water spots!!!!!

    washed the car outside today, partly cloudy and warm. Shamoied the whole car and I guess some areas spotted while I was doing the tires...well, i waxed over them thinking the wax would take them off AND THEY'RE STILL THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Wash again. Or try some white vinegar. Mix some white vinegar with water, and use a towel to remove. If the spots are bad, you may have to warm up a soaked towel with the vinegar mix a set it on the water marks for 5 minutes or so
    As it was suggested above, try a QD and see if they come out

    Edit: I meant 5 minutes, NOT 58 minutes
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 07-07-2007 at 09:02 PM.

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    if just trying to get a few spots out quick run some clay over them

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    All these ideas are worthy.


    I have a serious problem with hard water here. I have to be VERY careful not to spot my paint. Make sure I keep the entire car wet at all times. Clean a wheel....spray car back down.
    Kinda sucks....but at least I am over the grass most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    All these ideas are worthy.


    I have a serious problem with hard water here. I have to be VERY careful not to spot my paint. Make sure I keep the entire car wet at all times. Clean a wheel....spray car back down.
    Kinda sucks....but at least I am over the grass most of the time.
    I do the same thing. I was the windows(TOP), spray it off, then I wash the Center of the car, spray the whole car, and then so on until I am ready to dry!
    Of course though BLACK is the hardest!

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    Sun hits it...and it can be trouble.

    Hell...I have had the sun dry up the suds on the car....

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    there is a really good cleaner wax called zymoil, i get mine at target its a blue bottle and a liquid wax or polish whatever its amazing especially on black, i can do it in the heat of the day and it still buffs off perfectly, its great for water spots aluminum wheels and windows too,

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    thanks guys, i'll try and see what works...i'm so pissed b/c it was the first wax i gave the new car and it looks like a shiney black leapord!

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    I have to wash mine in the shade and keep it wet till I am done drying.

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    this is why white is right! lol jk
    but i love white cars for this reason,
    HEAT=BAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    this is why white is right! lol jk
    but i love white cars for this reason,
    HEAT=BAD
    yep, white is the way to go, can't see 'em at all! i am carefull not too be too arrogant, try to keep it wet while washing, but then i let it almost air dry, dry off the slow to dry areas with a towel, then clean the windows (cuz those bastards do spot!)

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    well yeagh i have limo all the way around and than of course the sail panel, but typically after washing i take a quick cruise around the block to get the wheels relatively dry, than the top of the car than the white, works out great for me,

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    I always do the wheels first. Never wash a black car in direct sunlight. I always dry the hood, spoiler, sail panel and anything parallel with the ground first. Flat areas seem to spot faster. (gravity I guess)

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    ^^^ AGREED- Flat areas definately seem to dry/spot faster then vertical. Its not possible IMO to wash a car in the sun without spots. I dry my car in the same order as you do. The only difference is I wash and dry my wheels seperately after I wash/dry the car.
    Last edited by LETHALxLS1; 07-18-2007 at 04:10 PM.

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    i actually don't wash my wheels-i just use wheel cleaner and a towel on them so they don't retain a bunch of water and spin it out on the car.

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    i always wash my wheels with soap, then sometimes i use windex on them after to give them a quick sparkle, but at least onece a month i polish my wheels with mother incredible billet polish imo the best out there

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    I have chrome so all I do is use regual car wash soap on em and done. I love the look of polished aluminum but I cant stand the labor involved.

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    yeagh aluminum is a bitch, theres no doubt about that! but i think well worth it

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    I use the buffer to remove from paint. Now on the glass and t tops I use chrome polish and a foam pad.

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