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Old 08-09-2015, 09:41 PM   #36
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White vinegar is the cheapest and easiest way to get rid of them. I've worked at a large express car wash for many years and any water spotting issues I've ever encountered vinegar takes them right off. Good luck!


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Old 08-09-2015, 10:33 PM   #37
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Rubbing compound and a buffer. Just do it really lightly. Unless those hard water spots deeply penetrated your entire clearcoat (highly unlikely) then you will have them out quite easily.

And im talking REAL buffer. The kind that look like a big angle grinder. Maybe one of the ***** ones will work though since its probably not deeply permeated in the clearcoat
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:32 PM   #38
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Of coarse not letting the water from the sprinkler sit on it and dry in the sun is one way. Also by wiping the water off asap after it gets wet. I love to detail my cars and it's because I got a lot of info from Adamspolishes.com and thechemicalguys.com. These guys products are the best I've ever used and I've used a lot of them or all of them. You can only buy them online but they are worth it. These web sites have videos that everyone who is a clean freak, like myself, needs to know so you can learn if you don't know.
They'll teach you the two bucket washing system works like a charm. Anyway, they also have waterless wash that is the best way to maintain your car clean followed by the detail spray and sealant. You'll get a shine like no other..
Just didn't understand where you were coming from..................thanks for explaining further.
I'm not a body guy by any means and have been detailing my own cars for some 50 years.............been using the two bucket and two wash cloth method for almost that long.
Since I'm an old guy with bad knees it takes me a little longer to detail a car than you young whipper snappers................2 to 3 days and it's all done in the garage except washing it............too much stuff in the garage that doesn't like water............here is a picture after the last wash/clay bar/polish/wax/seal
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:42 AM   #39
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I ordered a claybar kit from Amazon.. should be here tomorrow. I'll have to see if that helps. thanks for the tip guys!

just a reiteration though.. vinegar did NOT work on these stains. they must have been pretty deep. scrubbing incredibly hard with detailer and a micro fiber took SOME off, but not all

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So what was the end result?



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I ordered a claybar kit from Amazon.. should be here tomorrow. I'll have to see if that helps. thanks for the tip guys!

just a reiteration though.. vinegar did NOT work on these stains. they must have been pretty deep. scrubbing incredibly hard with detailer and a micro fiber took SOME off, but not all

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What kit did you buy? Clay magic is one of the best I use the fine grade clay bar and ardex spray wax as the lubricant while clay barring with great results everything.


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As many have said, a real clay bar should do the trick. If using spray wax with the bar isn't getting it done try making a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water and spray that on as you use the clay bar instead. Then as others have said, once you get this mess taken care of, give her a good carnauba waxing... sounds like she's earned it.

Also, NEVER do any detailing of any kind in the hot sun. It is not good for your clear coat. Hell if you have to, go to a DIY car wash and do your detailing in one of the stalls.

Bird crap and hard water are two things you don't want baking on your clear coat.

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I actually got the mothers claybar and detailer and cloth in one. it was 13 bucks. the detailer is a 16oz bottle. it's 2 clay bars, and it's a yellow micro fiber cloth.

when you guys get bird poop on it, do you spray detailer and wipe with a microfiber cloth? do you go and wash that cloth right away after? I did that today, but forgot to thrown it on the wash. it didn't look like poop was all over it but I know if you dab it with a paper towel, there's poop all over that.


but as for the result, I haven't done anything yet. I detailed it twice this weekend, got some of the spots out and got lazy. this weekend I'll try the clay bar Saturday probably, then maybe wax it Sunday. might go out Saturday night though so maybe I'll wax it before I go out just in case. car is parked in the garage now so it'll be nice and cool while doing it.

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I'll usually wet a paper towel with water and get most the poop off then do the detailer with the microfiber. If you ever get stripes get the poop off asap, it'll leave a stain otherwise.

Good to hear you have her in a garage now... just watch out for the wood. (JK!)
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lol thanks 😝 see i uses to use paper towels too but I'm afraid they'll scratch it. I think I did once actually. so i would just keep spraying water on it and hope thee water took it all off so I don't have to use a paper towel.

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Meguiars Ultimate Compound will get those water spots off. I recommend investing in a dual action polisher. They work awesome and cannot burn the paint. Its completely dummy proof. I have the Porter Cable DA polisher and makes compounding, polishing and waxing far easier and faster.

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