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Old 04-05-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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How can I get rid of water spots?

Alright, just the other day I had washed my car. It was a little warm so I am sure the water was being dried up from the sun causing these water spots. However, I was using some paste wax on the car since I just pulled it out of storage. I was hoping that adding paste wax by hand would get rid of these water spot, but I don't think it did. Do I need to use a clay bar? Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
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Try claybar first. If there are still spots you might need a PC to get them out. To prevent them you can try pool rinsing or try washing the car when its cooler or either in the morning or evening.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:14 AM   #4
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the porter cable is expensive 250$. Anything else like this that is cheap?
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use a leaf blower to dry it faster
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
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use a leaf blower to dry it faster
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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You can get a PC 7424 for $122 shipped on ebay. Don't know where you got $250 at.
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Most people who care about there cars appearance use a leaf blower or master blaster to dry it faster so no facepalm needed.
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Wait a couple more washes. They'll disappear. Just make sure your next wash is either in the shade or during the early evening.
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anybody else with a valid idea
umm that is a valid idea..u asked he gave u a way to stop this from happening
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #12
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1. Good bath followed with claying.
2. Rewash, dry and apply a quality wax/polish
3. NEVER allow car to "airdry" or wash in the sun -always feel the tempature of the paint before washing...if its hot, wait until its cool to the touch.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #13
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anybody else with a valid idea
IT IS VALID........a LOT of us do this.....and it works GREAT! not to mention, a goid leaf blower is pretty cheap and has multiple purposes!

when drying your car off....the LESS you touch the finish, the better off you are.....and by using AIR, NOTHING touchs your car.

the other suggestions above too are good ones:

Clay it and start with a fresh wax job.

Use Detail spray on the car as your dry it.

wash your car either in the mornings, or later in the afternoon when the sun isn't beating down on it.

Find someplace to wash it where you have some shade. if nothing else, keep the whole car WET as as you finish one part of the car and on to the next. Once your done, pull it into the shade to give you more time to dry it.

IF you have a garage, wash your car and as soon as your done washing, pull it into the garage to start drying, OUT OF THE SUN. this is what I do and it works like a champ.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #14
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i use this one.

Try Adam's Detail Spray. I guarantee you'll never use that ^ again.
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anybody else with a valid idea
Why ask for opinions and then discount them when people provide them to you?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #16
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Try Adam's Detail Spray. I guarantee you'll never use that ^ again.
I still do.... I don't want to use Adams as my clay lube. LOL
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #17
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I still do.... I don't want to use Adams as my clay lube. LOL
+1000. You'll never convince them of that though
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #18
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Definitely try to clay bar first.

Another option is what I tried a while ago: I used a mixture of vinegar and distilled water. I sprayed it lightly on the car and it got rid of the water spots. There used to be a sticky with the info...
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #20
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You can get a PC 7424 for $122 shipped on ebay. Don't know where you got $250 at.
Just to show you I am not joking. On a thread here it recommends going with either the 7424 or the 7336 models (not the sp or xp). I went on Amazon and Ebay too.

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7.../dp/B00004SUQ8
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I still do.... I don't want to use Adams as my clay lube. LOL
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I apologize. I thought you were being completely sarcastic. I have never heard anyone do this before.
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Ive been waxing cars for a very long time.. I bought Adams products at the Good Guys show in Delmar this past weekend and im SOLD on them. Use the green scratch remover first.. its is also like a cleaner then use the butter wax and your car will shine. Also the next time you wash it the water will not have a chance to dry so fast most of it will roll of your car do to the wax job.
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You can get a PC 7424 for $122 shipped on ebay. Don't know where you got $250 at.
I got my 7424XP from Amazon for $114. Just checked and it's now $5 cheaper.
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Just to show you I am not joking. On a thread here it recommends going with either the 7424 or the 7336 models (not the sp or xp). I went on Amazon and Ebay too.

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7.../dp/B00004SUQ8
Curious as to why not the XP?

When I was looking to buy a PC I questioned why the big difference in price between the 7424 and 7424 XP. Found a video comparing the two and the differences seemed purely cosmetic (the XP weighed like a couple ounces more and was maybe a 1/2 inch longer). In one of the Junkman demo videos, he was using an XP so that's what I bought.
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I too have a 7424 XP.....and BTW.....if you buy a PC from Adams, that is EXATLY what you get, as that is where I bought mine!
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