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Old 04-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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You can't cheat black

My 1lt RS Camaro is black and water spots bedevil me everytime it rains. I recently got my car checked out for the power steering and drivers seat and the body shop washes and details my car and it looks clean. I asked the guy who washed it and he said there was this car sprayer that had some detailed in the bottle and when he sprayed it on and rubbed it in the water spots went away and looked real good. I need some help finding the same kind of cleaners. I like to wash the my own car but all my work is foiled when it rains, but this pink miracle spray in a bottle works and keeps water marks away.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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Is it Adam's Detail Spray?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Vinegar is good as a quick and easy solution for new spots if you catch em early, but you need to wash and wax after as it eats away any wax coat you have on there.

Other than that advice, Google is your friend. http://bit.ly/ZreDc3

The first result looked pretty good per the feedback in the thread.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Rain water spots are never an issue. Unless it's acid rain, your next wash will take them right out. Hard water spots from manmade sources are a different story.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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Is it Adam's Detail Spray?
^^ THIS IS THE SH*T !!!

I buy it by the gallon.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-45-ad...clearance.aspx
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Vinegar is good as a quick and easy solution for new spots if you catch em early, but you need to wash and wax after as it eats away any wax coat you have on there.

Other than that advice, Google is your friend. http://bit.ly/ZreDc3

The first result looked pretty good per the feedback in the thread.
Careful there. You can't just go around suggesting easy tricks around here. I suggested the old and proven trick of using mayo to clean crap from a car a couple days ago and practically got laughed out of the thread. People here will just as soon polish a car, which btw should be your LAST resort, before trying something new no matter how simple it may be.

That being said, the adamas detail spray is also pretty good, "normal" and I see its on discount. Good deal there.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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^^ THIS IS THE SH*T !!!

I buy it by the gallon.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-45-ad...clearance.aspx

There is a contest going on atm too. Winner gets FREE DS for a year
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^^ THIS IS THE SH*T !!!

I buy it by the gallon.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-45-ad...clearance.aspx
Sounds like I better buy some!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #9
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I am not kidding you - I've mentioned this in a few threads. I use a REAL Chamois (shammy) cloth.

They run around $11 but you'll DEFINITELY need to dry your car immediately after washing it. You won't have any water spots - and make sure you wash and dry in the shade. Once the water dries on your windshield or paint, good luck - BUT - a REAL CHAMOIS cloth which is damp (it must be in order to work as it should), WILL remove and prevent water spots (for that one wash until your car gets wet again). Don't even consider a towel - you might as well use TT.

I'm on my second 'vert (a 2008 Saturn Sky Redline and the Camaro 'vert). A nice car needs to look classy - water spots kill it. Dark colors are especially susceptible to highlight these water spots - however, my silver Sky did as well. That's why I chose Summit White for my Camaro color. You just can't see the spots on the paint unless you're standing right next to the car. You do, however, need to catch the windshield before the sun dries the water drops.

A REAL CHAMOIS CLOTH is the answer (and not that crummy Sham-Wow thing, either!).
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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^^ THIS IS THE SH*T !!!

I buy it by the gallon.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-45-ad...clearance.aspx
IBM is a bitch to keep clean too, and this works really well!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:44 PM   #11
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I got frustrated by rain spots on the black 2011 i owned, and no polish seemed to help except nu finish, and it made them a lot less perevelent and noticeable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:07 PM   #12
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If it was pink and smelled slightly like bubble gum...then yep...Adam's detail spray.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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This stuff is awesome. Brought my black to life.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONE-Can-Of-F...61be32&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #14
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Does anyone else regret getting black when it's dirty, but then get happy with their decision whenever it's clean?
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Does anyone else regret getting black when it's dirty, but then get happy with their decision whenever it's clean?
Not black....

"carbon flash metallic"
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #16
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Does anyone else regret getting black when it's dirty, but then get happy with their decision whenever it's clean?

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #17
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This stuff is awesome. Brought my black to life.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONE-Can-Of-F...61be32&vxp=mtr
This stuff is the deal! Just picked up some of it recently from a demo this company was giving at a local car wash. It works on the entire car - including windows, lights and wheels. What sold me is when the guy sprayed some on my wheel, wiped the brake dust clean, and then put his finger on another part of the wheel with some brake dust on it and tried to wipe it off on the newly cleaned part of the wheel, and the brake dust wouldn't stick to it anymore! For real, this stuff is insane. Best stuff on the planet.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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Does anyone else regret getting black when it's dirty, but then get happy with their decision whenever it's clean?
Yes!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #19
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clay bar works wonders try it sometime
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:57 AM   #20
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This stuff is awesome. Brought my black to life.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONE-Can-Of-F...61be32&vxp=mtr
Probably good stuff, but LOL at $7.95 for 1 can and $8.95 for shipping!
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Probably good stuff, but LOL at $7.95 for 1 can and $8.95 for shipping!
Ebay price gouging FTL. I bought it at Sam's club for about $10/can. It's definitely worth it at that price.
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This stuff is the deal! Just picked up some of it recently from a demo this company was giving at a local car wash. It works on the entire car - including windows, lights and wheels. What sold me is when the guy sprayed some on my wheel, wiped the brake dust clean, and then put his finger on another part of the wheel with some brake dust on it and tried to wipe it off on the newly cleaned part of the wheel, and the brake dust wouldn't stick to it anymore! For real, this stuff is insane. Best stuff on the planet.

Yep, they were doing a demo at Sam's a couple weeks back. My car was filthy and the guy sprayed a few spots and it came clean. Very clean!! I was skeptical because the car was so dirty. Figured it was my mind playing tricks on me but I bought 3 cans anyway as I had been looking for something new to try. I had noticed the last few times I bucket washed that the car wasn't even looking clean right after I finished.

With this stuff, my car is like glass when I finish. Plus like you said you can use it on the entire car. Windows/wheels/lights. It does work on everything.

I'm sold and will be using this exclusively. Car looks better than ever.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #23
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Careful there. You can't just go around suggesting easy tricks around here. I suggested the old and proven trick of using mayo to clean crap from a car a couple days ago and practically got laughed out of the thread. People here will just as soon polish a car, which btw should be your LAST resort, before trying something new no matter how simple it may be.

That being said, the adamas detail spray is also pretty good, "normal" and I see its on discount. Good deal there.

No mustard for this situation?
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