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Old 11-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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How do I get rid of hard water marks/sprinkler water marks?

Just recently noticed water marks made by a sprinkler. How can I repair this? What time of wax/detail do I need!!??

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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If you've already washed the car and the water spots remain, its because the clear coat has been etched. Any good polish will remove these areas. Meguiars water spot remover is also available over the counter at most auto parts stores. Its basically a polishing compound.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Poke around www.autogeek.net. There is some good info about water spot removal etc....


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You can also try washing the car with vinegar. If it's still fresh hard water that will help then was when done.
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Number one step to remove water spots if possible don't park near sprinklers, I'd go with the vinegar, I had some weird water spots and when I'd wash my baby i thought they disappeared but nope they were still there 😐 so I'd heard vinegar does the job one day I grabbed a
Q tip dipped it in vinegar and wiped at the water spots and it worked for me πŸ˜„ no more weird water spots, so for getting all technical but if you haven't fixed it just yet try it out whether with a q tip or cotton swabs dip it in vinegar and find a water spot and wipe at it and idk if it's a certain vinegar but I used the clear one so hope it's of some help and hope you find a solution for itπŸ‘


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I went with the Chemical Guys Water Spot Removal. Hopefully it works.


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I usually get them out with some polish and my machine. Takes them right out.
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If your basic wash/wax wont do the trick then youll need to dig a little deeper and possibly wet sand or highly polish the surface with a good compound, whats happened is that acid in the rain has etched/stained into the clear coat

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Start with a good detailer first. Most water spots will come out with a good wipe down. I use Turtle Ice with good results
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I tried the Q-tip vinegar this weekend and unfortunately, it didn't work. HooniganGT5.0, let me know how the Chemical Guys works out. May need to try that next. I hate those damn spots. I'm becoming Macbeth, "out, out damn spot".
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Haha chemical bros definitely works. They have an actually product just for those water spots. Go to their page and search water spots. It's around $20 but it's worth it.


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Idk about chemical guys, but meguiars water spot remover is just a polishing compound. I would start with clay, then use some rubbing compounf or polishing compound. The compound should be able to clear away the most stubborn of water spots. Afaik, Its just hard water minerals bonded to the clearcoat. I dont think they "etch" the paint, but im not positive.

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I have water spots on my windows and tried vinegar with no luck!

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I have water spots on my windows and tried vinegar with no luck!

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Advance autoparts has a windshield cleaning wipe for like 1.49. Surprisingly it works well, but no on buys em Cuz they look like a simple worthless upsale item. Cleaned my Windows nicely. Its at the front counter. Salesman may not even know they were there. I always forgot to try and sell em.

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