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Old 04-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #26
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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.
I bought the XP aswell and used it this past weekend and my Camaro looks awesome!! Anything I have ever read has said to go with the 7424 XP---ie: junkman.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #27
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #28
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I'm not going to say how to remove them but here's a trick that might help you after you get the chance to remove them. When you have to wash in the full sun always start with the area that is in the shade first. These are the less likely to spot. Try washing the vertical panels first and then horizontal panels. This way the rinse from the horizontal panels keeps the sides from getting spots. As soon as you are done rinsing immediately go to flooding the paint, then towel drying. You don't have to use a blower until after you towel dry your paint, since blowing breaks the water into very tiny little beads which will spot faster. After you have towel dry the paint immediately come back and and blow a section a ( panel ) at a time (then dry any run off immediately with a towel). After your done do a quick wipe with a spray detailer that will remove any fresh water spots. Hopes this helps you.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #29
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Elbow grease lol but seriously I use cleaning wax. Can't remember what the brand is.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:35 PM   #30
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umm that is a valid idea..u asked he gave u a way to stop this from happening
I second what Jeff said I should know cause that's what was use to dry my car quickly (leaf blower) after it was wash. And no spots !!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #31
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Here is my drying process which all but eliminates water spots to begin with:

1- Pooling - this IMO is the most important as 90% of the water drains off
2- Leaf blower for the hard to reach places (rims, lights, grill, etc.) and lightly around the whole car
3- Detail spray with a waffle towel to get the remaining and to add a little shine

Mind you nothing really works if you wash you car in the baking sun!
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