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Old 07-20-2003, 05:24 AM
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What is the best soap to stop water spots from hard water?

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Soap is not going to prevent water spots, I dont care what the advertisement says. The only way to prevent water spots is to have a waxed surface first. Wash it, rinse as soon a possible and dry as quickly as possible.

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The best thing I've found to keep the water spots off is to dry the car by hand. I hose the whole thing down to rinse the soap off, then let it dry in the sun for just a little while. Once it's almost dry, wipe away any standing water or streams of water that come off of a roof line, trunk lid, etc. If necessary, use one damp rag and one dry one to touch up any spots.
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I do mine in the shade. Hose it down, wash it, hose it down, shammy all the water off, wet and wring the wax applicator, do a light coat of Mothers Wax (one section at a time - waxing then wiping off). When done, I hose down again and shammy cloth again -- cold water hardens the wax.

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I used to get water spots real bad, no matter what I did. But then I started rinsing my car with filtered water (which was a pain), and they stopped. I had to run a hose from my kitchen sink to the front yard and the water pressure sucked.
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HEY ROY: Your are right, the water spots are mineral deposits in hard water. You might try a couple drops of fabric softner, should not take much. ...GOOD LUCK....DAVE
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check this out http://www.drivewerks.com/techarticl...s_corner-1.htm i never use a chamois. i have always used big bath towels that have been washed with no fabric softener. something else is to use cloth diapers for the windows. wash in hot with no softener and when you wash the windows they will leave no streaks.

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I used to sell a lot of Watercraft (Jet Ski's and the like), and there was a Product out there that was designed to keep the water spots off of the Boats and such after you got it out of the water. I've used it and it works very well, but I can't think of the name-
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If you have a water softener, that is the way to go...........................However, most outside taps are plumbed in before the water softener.
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which wax is everyone using?
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watter spot cure

move to vancouver or any other coastal city in b.c.,the watter is soft and no streaks after the wash
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I use Meguires, that new Tech stuff, of course it was asked so I will not remember the exact name.

As far as wax, I use Meguires Cleaner/Wax on my truck and wifes SUV. The car I use a 3M polish.
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What is the best soap to stop water spots from hard water?
1. Wash with any car-wash soap and rinse the car in the shade.

2. Immediately use an electric weed blower to blow off most of the water.

3. Use a large high-quality chamois to do a final wipe-down.
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