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Old 05-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Water Spots...

Hello all:

I love this forum, but finding an old thread can be tough. I know there is a cleaning/waxing forum page section, but finding what you need ..........

Well, my Imperial Blue Metallic, (IBM) Camaro seems to be severely afflicted with water spots that just won't go away, easily. Just moved to a new place so it may be the water, but in any case, if there is some type of liquid polish that is quick and easy, my life would then be complete.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried clay?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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clay and remember to wax right after or use a sealant to prevent those pesky water spots!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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Wash with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water.
Then stay away from sprinklers.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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Start with clay or vinegar and water, if that doesn't work you have water etching which is going to be nigh impossible to remove by hand. If that happens, look into getting a machine polishing kit which will not only remove water spots but swirls and scratches you may have in your paint.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:39 AM   #6
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Happened to me three weeks ago. Ended up doing a two and three stage correction on the entire car. May want to look into something like Chemical Guys Water Spot Remover.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:48 AM   #7
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Hello all:

I love this forum, but finding an old thread can be tough. I know there is a cleaning/waxing forum page section, but finding what you need ..........

Well, my Imperial Blue Metallic, (IBM) Camaro seems to be severely afflicted with water spots that just won't go away, easily. Just moved to a new place so it may be the water, but in any case, if there is some type of liquid polish that is quick and easy, my life would then be complete.

Thanks.
My IBM seems hyper-affected by this too.

I find that Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax removes 95% of them. Some of them I do need to get a terrycloth bonnet and hand-buff off using a swirl remover and gentle manual buffing though

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:51 AM   #8
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Meguiar's ultimate compound and a cloth work pretty good too.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:58 AM   #9
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I use Ammonia free glass cleaner and a micro fiber towel and they come right off without scratching anything, then I follow up with the machine then sealant.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #10
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Use a micro fiber towel to dry right after washing and you shouldn't have water spots. A good detail spray and micro fiber should take most off.

I am from Oregon and know how much it rains and makes spots if there is any dust on the car. Usually this time of year it doesn't stop raining long enough to let spots form.

I have a couple boxes full of Adam's products if I could just get a couple days off work and good weather at the same time to wash, clay, seal, glaze and wax, then admire the shine!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #11
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http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-videos.aspx

Just pick the applicable video and you'll have your answers.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #12
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My buddy owns a boat shop and he gave me 2 bottles of this stuff called "Hot Sauce" the other day. It's a water spot remover, detail spray and sealer all in one. Works fantastic!
Smells like vinegar, but it takes off spots and leaves a great shine.

http://boatbling.net/products/boat-b...uct/hot-sauce/
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #13
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My buddy owns a boat shop and he gave me 2 bottles of this stuff called "Hot Sauce" the other day. It's a water spot remover, detail spray and sealer all in one. Works fantastic!
Smells like vinegar, but it takes off spots and leaves a great shine.

http://boatbling.net/products/boat-b...uct/hot-sauce/
CG Hybrid V7 Detail/sealant does the same thing, for less $$, is designed for vehicle paint, and smells like tangerines.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #14
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CG Hybrid V7 Detail/sealant does the same thing, for less $$, is designed for vehicle paint, and smells like tangerines.
It will take off light water spots the same as any other detail spray, but will do nothing for the stubborn ones that are being discussed in this thread. I'm guessing that "Hot Sauce" stuff has some vinegar in it, which is what would help with stubborn water spots.
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So why not just add some vinegar to CGs Hybrib V7?
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So why not just add some vinegar to CGs Hybrib V7?
Because it probably won't work anymore. I'm not a chemist and don't know if vinegar would screw up their formula.

Why not just use the vinegar first...?
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:58 PM   #17
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Why not just use the vinegar first...?[/QUOTE]

Distilled vinegar is your friend. Always try a chemical solution before going to a abrasive compound. Never remove clearcoat unless necessary.
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I would bet that claybar followed by Adams Revive hand polish would take 'em right off.
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I would bet that claybar followed by Adams Revive hand polish would take 'em right off.
I doubt revive would do anything it's a finishing polish with are barely any cut that can clear up minor hazing and marring. If clay or vinegar doesn't work, you can either work extremely hard by hand for hours, or just a couple passes with a compound that takes 10 minutes would get rid of them.
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It will take off light water spots the same as any other detail spray, but will do nothing for the stubborn ones that are being discussed in this thread. I'm guessing that "Hot Sauce" stuff has some vinegar in it, which is what would help with stubborn water spots.
Didn't even put 2 and 2 together on the vinegar smell. My bad.

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So why not just add some vinegar to CGs Hybrib V7?
i'd never add vinegar to a bottle of V7 or any other DS. Probably best to just use it diluted like has been suggested. I've never used vinegar on a vehicle so I don't know if it would be an issue to use it all over your car.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #21
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Wonder if cleaner waxes help remove such deposits..
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #22
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Wonder if cleaner waxes help remove such deposits..
Tried Maguiars cleaner wax today to get off my hard water marks and it didn't work. Also tried the clay bar and that didn't work either. My hard water marks are really etched in there. Guess I'm gonna have to use a compound and machine....... Damn!
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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Wonder if cleaner waxes help remove such deposits..
They do if your spots aren't too bad and haven't been there for too long.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #24
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I've been struggling with water spots and bought this from Amazon and it works great. http://www.amazon.com/Eraser-Water-S...r+spot+remover Usually only have to apply once but on the stubborn spots another application and rub a little harder and there all gone. Spent a few hours going over the whole car. Love a black car but this will be my last black car.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #25
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Love a black car but this will be my last black car.

I was thinking the same thing today even though I have a BRM. Just washed my car yesterday, and from the leaves falling and all the wind here, there is a thick layer of dust/dirt. A white or silver car, and I would even think twice to break out my waterless spray bottle to clean my car.

Yah gotta love the way a dark car shines though after cleaning them though.
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