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    What is the best way to get rid of hard water spots, from the sprinklers. I read that a 50/50 distilled water and white vinegar solution works. Does anyone have any info on removing hard water spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    What is the best way to get rid of hard water spots, from the sprinklers. I read that a 50/50 distilled water and white vinegar solution works. Does anyone have any info on removing hard water spots?
    What you've mentioned would work as long as the water spots are NOT etched into the paint. You should let it soak into the spot before you try to rub it out, though...
    A good polish should also buff them out

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    Ok im going to try that. How do you know if its etched into the paint? I used the claybar, but you have to scrub hard for it to remove the spots. BTW its not my car, its my GF's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    Ok im going to try that. How do you know if its etched into the paint? I used the claybar, but you have to scrub hard for it to remove the spots. BTW its not my car, its my GF's car
    You can tell by the texture of the surface. If you look at it at eye level, it'll show the shape of the spot into the clearcoat

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    OK, thanks im going to try the vinegar solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    OK, thanks im going to try the vinegar solution
    Soak a towel then stick it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm up the solution, then rest it on top of the water spot to soften the area

    Sometimes is better trying the least abrasive method first, and then move up from there if needed
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    the 50/50 works great on my car

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