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Old 08-19-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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What is Spot Free Rinse and do I use it?

Im glad Dennis made this comment so this is what I have to give to my fellow Camaro friends.

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I don't understand how a water softener doesn't leave spots. It is salt water basically, it kills the grass.

Salt water NOT!!! - I'm a Process Engineer - OK here what soft water is : water with no hardness - Inside of every softener is what they call resin - its in two different forms but I will keep it simple - the two different resins mix together and resemble sand - the salt regenerates the resin to give it polarity. Then salt water goes to drain - Resin is happy and acts like a magnet and says " Hey Particulate !!!!" It grabs it and collects it till the next time the salt washes all that particulate to drain. So spot free rinse in long periods can strip your wax so if you do spot free rinse you better be on a wax program or live with the hard water spots. You have taken mineral contents out soooo its a sponge and grabs anything to make up for the loss.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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Excellent post, Thank You!

I appreciate learning that the spot-free rinse strips wax. DARN. Sometimes I'll hit the car wash on my way home from work when my car is dusty. In Oklahoma summers the water can dry and spot during the 3 minutes it takes to drive home. My solution was to use the spot-free so I wouldn't be tempted to break out the chisels to remove the spots once I got home.

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yeah I completely understand but they both have their pro's and con's. I opted to use a DI bottle and it never goes to a touchless. I spray down a microfiber and wipe it off. It takes awhile but it works. As usual I use the NXT wax every two months.
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