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Old 03-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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How to remove hard water spots?

HI all,
Finally got my car painted. I went with a single stage paint. All was well untill I washed it before I waxed it. I now have water spots that I can't seem to get out. I think the water is very hard. Any suggestions on getting them out?
Thx! Walt
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OK 1st I have to ask how old is the paint & is it cured yet?


Next you will need a fall out remover .

[B]DO NOT [/B] use anything like CLR , KABOOM or lime away.

Check with your local detailing supply place if they do not have anything like it contact me & my local place has a awesome product.

Here is how I use MY product.

Dilute the stuff to 25 ~ 50% with water.

In the COMPLETE shade Spray it on with a pump up sprayer . it must go on dry & even {this works well with 2 people} after you have it on move it around with a soft long handle brush or sponge.

Brush workes better you can cover a lot of area quickly.

Now ,

Keep it wet but do not rinse it off for 5 ~ 10 minuets keep moving the brush {if it has heavy spotting} then rinse with A LOT of water rinse for a while.

Then use a "absorber" brand chamois every time .

What is happening is this:

If you leave water on the car is has lime rock in it & when the water evaporated it leaves the mineral ,it dose not turn to gas & float away like water. so it deposits on to your paint & leaves a nasty white amoeba looking stain that etches into the paint .

Do not use compound!

After its DE spotted give it a very good coat of wax & always dry it with the Absorber .

I keep a absorber for each car.

Any Questions just ask me.



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I have a 66 Mustang as well, BTW nice Mustang you have there. I recently painted mine as well with the original red/orange color. Anyways, an old trick I learned from detailers was to use vinegar and then apply a wax after wards. Here's an article you can read. I've done this method several times, especially in the hot summer when the water dries quickly. It works for me. I would try a small area that is not noticable first to see if it works for your application.
http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/repai...ater_spots.htm
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I have found that a clay bar works great to remove water spots.

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We went to the lake cabin for the weekend and left the wifes car parked on the driveway.
the auto sprinkler for the front lawn came on and failed to turn off. for 2 hot sunny sunny summer days it sprayed the car with a mist that apparently dried almost as fast as it hit.
Talk about water spot, YIKES!

Claybar and vinegar for a lubricant and some elbow grease and 2 hours later it looked better than new.

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The paint is a year old now. Old Fool, are we talking about hobby clay or something you get at a paint supply?
Thx, Walt
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Meguiars or other detailing manufacturer clay bar. Check Autopia.org for tips as well. They are fanatical about detailing over there and show some amazing results.
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The paint is a year old now. Old Fool, are we talking about hobby clay or something you get at a paint supply?
Thx, Walt
I use Adam's clay bar.
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I don't want to get off topic here, but I will never use Adam's Waxes. I wasn't impressed with the results and the wax is expensive. I got the kit which included three different waxes. Swirl remover, clay bar, etc. and a microfiber towel. The kit is $100.00. I used it and preferred Meguiars over Adam's. In fact, I preferred Mother's over Adam's. Save you money, go with Meguiars.
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This will be my 3rd attempt to post if the puter gods allow.

Look I don't know everything about everything but I do know a lot about alot of things.

I have been detailing stuff for 25+ years

The difference is Barry K Vs. [U]painting your car with a roller & brush.[/U].


HElloooOOoooooo . . . . . Is this thing ON???


Tough room,


Unless I am on everyone's ignore list.


Fact is every time you rub on paint you make more scratches.

Why would you want to rub yer arse off for a few hours Vs. the time it takes to wash a car with a long handle brush?




OK I will shut up & Unsubscribe from this thread . . . . .


maybe.





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