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So normally I don't really have that much of an issue with water spots, but after washing the car this time I noticed it of it this time on the

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So normally I don't really have that much of an issue with water spots, but after washing the car this time I noticed it of it this time on the hood, roof and trunk. I have no idea how to get rid of it either. Any suggestions?
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White vinegar will do the trick, but it smells pretty bad so you have to wash the car again immediately after and make sure you dry it fast enough not to get more spots. Also, using a water filter inline with your hose to give you a spot free rinse can help after you get rid of the existing spots.
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Also, clay bar and wax the car.
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Clay bar, and sometimes a simple detail spray can fix it
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Use a sander with 200 grit sandpaper. That will get it off of there for you.









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Use a sander with 200 grit sandpaper.
200??? or 2000?

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I had really bad water spots from my sprinklers. I just did this yesterday (or at least most of it, as it takes a long time doing it by hand. It may be faster with a buffer though). First I washed/dried the car. The I used Chemical Guys Water Spot Remover, then I used a clay bar, then the water spot remover again, then the clay bar again, and finally a coat of cleaner caranuba wax. This removed 99% of the water spots. It may seem like over kill, but these spots were really etched in, and after the first round of water spot remover/clay bar, the water spots were still fairly visible. Therefore, two treatments seemed to do the job.
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haha this was definitely a joke, either one would mess up the paint so I was just being useless But seriously, just like the guy above me said, the water spot remover in conjunction with a buffer and a clay bar should take care of even the most stubborn of water spots.
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haha this was definitely a joke, either one would mess up the paint so I was just being useless But seriously, just like the guy above me said, the water spot remover in conjunction with a buffer and a clay bar should take care of even the most stubborn of water spots.
Lol, ok
But 2000-3000 grit would be ok on your clear coat, so I was wondering how someone would've used 200 grit
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well I'm not an total expert in this area, but I would even be a bit nervous using 2000 on my clear coat. I use 3000 grit when I polish headlights during restorations, and even that feels very slightly abrasive on my finger. For my sanding process I use 320 (if it's really bad), 500, 800, 1200, 1500, and then the 3000 for polishing. the 1500 still leaves the lens scuffed up, so I can't imagine that 2000 grit would be much better.
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At the local Quarter Wash ... After I rinse all the soap off with the normal spray ... I do a final rinse with the spot free water before I wipe the car down. Seems to work pretty good.
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Dude, I love my local quarter wash place. I spend $3.75 and get it all clean and shiny, then I drive home and use some spray detailer, and she's good to go until next week once a month I wax and it's a done deal
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Dude, I love my local quarter wash place. I spend $3.75 and get it all clean and shiny, then I drive home and use some spray detailer, and she's good to go until next week once a month I wax and it's a done deal

I miss my local quarter place... $3, shiny and clean like a... car is supposed to be... LOL
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Use a good car wash or else your car might need a wax.
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First off wash the area with a good car wash product. If the water spots remain us a light compound and hand buff them out with a proper compound pad. then apply a wax or sealant.
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