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Old 08-20-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation HOW TO: Removing Hard Water Spots

Here's the "procedure" for removing stubborn water spots on vehicles - SEE ATTACHED .doc


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Old 08-20-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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Thanks Scotty as usual you are the man! Hope this works, I have a doozy on my chrome door sill, that I can't budge. May have to buff if this doesn't work.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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I find using a good quick detail spray after a wash works wonders on water spots. And the quick detail does not deteriorate the wax
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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Good stuff! On to make a spray bottle solution! :-)
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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Thanks! Yesterday...wife took G8 too work...and someone had hosed down the WHOLE car and let it wet in the sun to bake...I spent 1hr in cold temperature washing the car and taking off most of the hard spots...but not all were removed...this will help!

My WHOLE car looked like this...

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #8
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Wow! That bites!! After my 1st application of Zaino, 3 coats, my car entire driver's side got wet by sprinklers. I couldn't wash the car for 3 days! It sat in the sun for much of that. First wash all the spots came right off - except for the GFX which had been installed AFTER the Zaino application. Those spots were a bear to remove!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:38 PM   #9
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:43 AM   #10
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In my area, DIY car wash stations have a capability to spray the car with water that has been cleaned of contaminants using some osmosis process.

So after I wash the car I just drive 2 miles to the nearest car wash station, pop a coin in the machine and spray it with that water. Not a single water spot left after that.
The good news is that when my car accidentally gets sprinkled by garden sprinklers for instance, same treatment applies and no need to wash or wax the car again.

The osmosis process involves getting regular water into some kind of filter that removes all minerals etc in the water.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:44 PM   #11
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Thanks Scotty....noticed water spots under the front valance...most likely from the factory water test......could not get them out. Read your article tonight and went to my garage and did your magic act and THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!! THANK YOU

AND QUICK DETAIL DID NOT WORK!!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:10 PM   #13
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Talking Mr Clean

I have very hard water were I live. I went to Walmart and bought the Mr. Clean wash kit. $15.00 and has a replaceable filter. It works great. I washed the car the other day and used the mist option after I rinsed the whole car. Let it dry, and not a single water spot. I was very impressed.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:41 PM   #14
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Removing water spots

Thank you CAMAROSCOTTY for the info. Did not realize that I could use vinegar on the car but now I do. I use the same method for my dishes in the dishwasher. Pour one cup of distilled white vinegar in at the beginning and they come out sparkling. Nothing like a "BEER CLEAN GLASS"

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:27 AM   #15
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I have used "Invisible Glass" glass cleaner and a micro fiber cloth from WalMart to take off hard water spots from the paint and it works great also. It is ammonia free and it doesn't remove the wax.
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1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water did the job!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #18
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1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water did the job!!!
Wish I would have known this years ago! It's Awesome!!!!
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #19
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I always keep a bottle of distilled white vinegar handy incase I need to wash my car other than somewhere at home.. If you always wash your car at home, you should look into buying an inline filter and softener for your house. A complete setup can run you like $120, but it's so worth it. You can spray your car down and have 0 water spots
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The vinegar will not hurt the clear coat?
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:01 AM   #21
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:55 PM   #22
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:17 PM   #23
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Hi Scotty. I have this problem on my Black stripes and was wandering if I can use this method without harming the decal?
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Hi Scotty. I have this problem on my Black stripes and was wandering if I can use this method without harming the decal?
Not sure....I'd be interested to know though.... you'd think that if it was "paint safe" it would be ok on taped stripes.
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