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      08-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Getting rid of Watermarks

Had my car washed today, I noticed a lot of water mark spots on my car. How can I get rid of the spots. Any suggestions, the car wash guy said something to the effect of using some solution to get it off then wax the car.

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      08-26-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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You could try drying it off, really quick. hah or umm I use the Mr. Clean autodry but I always dry it before it dries itself. Use soft water to rinse the car after washing. Or if you still don't have the speed, buy a spray on wax and just lightly wax the car.
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Meguiar's makes a hard water spot remover. I have not tried it though.

http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/produc...p?T1=MEG+M4716
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I believe the water spots came from an overnight sprinkler system. I will try and use Meguiar's hard water spot remover, hopefully this will work.
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Adjust your sprinklers, either timing or distance, or park somewhere else!

What's more important, your lawn or your 1er?
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Adjust your sprinklers, either timing or distance, or park somewhere else!

What's more important, your lawn or your 1er?
Obviously, I just need to get rid of the spots! I'm parking far away from those Sprinklers!
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Clay bar. Works on windows too.
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What color is it? I had hard waterspots on my car and I needed to polish to get rid of them..
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Clay bar. Works on windows too.
I read a post on an earlier thread that said clay can be too abrasive on windows. The poster claimed it ruined the windshield and I believe he had to eventually replace it!

Maybe it depends on how aggressive a clay bar you use.
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What color is it? I had hard waterspots on my car and I needed to polish to get rid of them..
Monaco Blue
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I recently had some water spots on my car's Jet Black finish - Mother's Carnauba Cleaner Wax took care of them.
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I asked one of the detailers and he said a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and distilled water will remove hard water spots.
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Interesting with the vinegar trick. Imagine you'd want to wash that off quickly and thoroughly. I'd second the notion for a mild cleaner wax. I've had success with Zaino's green product, can't remember the Z#.
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It depends on the depth of the etching. The easy solution for light to medium etchings the Chemical Guys Water Spot Remover - 16 oz can help remove them. Otherwise you'll need to polish surface. Usually a medium and light polish is needed to help restore the paint. Additionally using a buffer for the application will be very helpful and possibly necessary. Let me know if you'd like help selecting some products!

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