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Old 11-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Water spots and an easy fix

I have a black car and water spots are the bane of my existence.

Now living in FL in a house without a water softener I have noticed it is ten times worse. My car looked like crap and I was ready to take the car to a professional to have them fix it. I did a quick look on the internet and there was a recommendation to use 1:2 white vineger to water. So I thought WTH, I have nothing to lose. I bought a spray bottle mixed it up and gave it a try...... IT WORKS GREAT!!!

Total cost was $4 including a new spray bottle. If you have water spots this is the best fix I have found and will be a permanent addition to my detailing bag of tricks.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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i need before and after pictures please. and now your guys smells lol
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Yep very commonly used water spot remover. Glad you got the results you wanted.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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Wish I had done before and after. Car smelled like a salad but a little detailing spray fixed that up.

Next time I will take pictures.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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I've read this works, so based on your post Il'll try it next time. My car is black too and spots suck. I use a gas blower to aid in drying. The last time my car spotted I used simple green to strip off the wax. Now I need to reapply.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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I've read this works, so based on your post Il'll try it next time. My car is black too and spots suck. I use a gas blower to aid in drying. The last time my car spotted I used simple green to strip off the wax. Now I need to reapply.
Done the leaf blower thing too. Not sure if it helps or hurts as it blows the water dry on the car. The spots are smaller but there are a ton more of them. I have been using Zanio and tried everything to get the water spots off. Nothing seemed to work 100%. In bright sun you could see a shadow of the spots. It seems crazy to have to use a polish on the car everything I washed it. Washing in the shade helps but I don't have a great place to do that and there is always some hiding out. My car is a DD so getting caught in the rain guarantees spots. This was like magic. All the spots are 100% gone. I did put a fresh coat of Z5 on the car after I cleaned it. Not sure if this will strip the wax like Simple Green but a quick coat just to be sure.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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I was told to use a leaf blower too as I was getting water spots. I went out and bought one and it made it even worse. I took a big drop of water and dispersed it into like 20 drops of water which evaporated much quicker causing even more water spots. Leaf blower doesn't work that well.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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I was told to use a leaf blower too as I was getting water spots. I went out and bought one and it made it even worse. I took a big drop of water and dispersed it into like 20 drops of water which evaporated much quicker causing even more water spots. Leaf blower doesn't work that well.
I use the leafblower to get water out of my crevices and under the emblems and mirrors.

I think the best thing to do OP and rberns is put on a few coats of wax and then start doing rinseless or waterless washes. They take less time for me and they never cause waterspots
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I use the Adams Master Baslter to blow it dry and then go over her with a detail spray from Mcguires.
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I use the Adams Master Baslter to blow it dry and then go over her with a detail spray from Mcguires.

I do the same except use Adams DS. This removes the water spots except this last time as I waited 10 minutes or so to go over it with the DS. Sometimes I will use my Flex and Brilliant Glaze in place of DS.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #11
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Vinegar is acidic. Would this not remove the wax coating all together if applied (even its diluted half and half)?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #12
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I use the Adams Master Baslter to blow it dry and then go over her with a detail spray from Mcguires.
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I do the same except use Adams DS. This removes the water spots except this last time as I waited 10 minutes or so to go over it with the DS. Sometimes I will use my Flex and Brilliant Glaze in place of DS.
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