Owned by hard water spots

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Sideways, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    My TC is only 2 months old, had a coat of NXT applied 5 weeks ago, but went to wax it with S100 today except for there was hard water spots everywhere. Couldn't get rid of them and the finish looks like as with them.

    The water around here has a high mineral content so it sucks for water spots.

    What can I do to get rid of them?
     
  2. Labster

    Labster OT Supporter

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    You can try using Megs #80 using a PC with a buffing pad. That might work. I've never really had any probs with water spots around here unless I don't dry the car thoroughly.
     
  3. Don_Rumsfeld

    Don_Rumsfeld Guest

    They etch the clear, not even DACP will get them out.

    Only hope is wetsanding.
     
  4. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    To avoid them, Harley Davidson has a product called "Sunwash". It's meant for hard water, and for washing in direct sunlight. I bought a bottle last weekend to try, because our water is pretty hard here.

    I certainly didn't like the smell... but I did wash it in the sun, and had very few water spots. I was able to buff the very few out with some quick detailer.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Are you getting the waterspots from washing or from sprinklers? If the problem is sprinklers, you need to address that first so all the work is not in vain. If the problem is from washing, you may want to get a couple of gallons of distilled water to run over your car after washing each time to replace the crappy water.

    Try first washing your car down with water and vinegar. You should be fine using 1:1. Then start polishing. Work up in aggressiveness as needed.
     
  6. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    From a wash, I was away from home so I could only rinse and go.

    So your recommendation is to wash the car with 1:1 water and vinegar and then polish?

    What polish would you use for this application?
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Chose from the polishes in the product list and product review stickies. You may need to go strong initially to get rid of any remaining traces of spots.
     
  8. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    I use straight vinegar on my waterspots. Works very well. (duno what it'll do to any coatings you put on - do it before you wash/wax)
     
  9. Jackhole

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    Mineral deposits don't etch anything.
     
  10. Bryansix

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    I get them from sprinklers. There is nothing I can do about it. I can't park my car anywhere else and the sprinklers aren't mine.
     
  11. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    take a six-pack over to your neighbour's and have a friendly discussion with them about re-aiming the sprinklers.
     
  12. Jackhole

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    It'll definately strip any way you've got on there.
     
  13. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you are at an apartment complex, you should let the office know you intend to submit a bill for hard water damage to your paint because of the sprinklers. There is no reason they can't adjust them so they don't spray on your car.
     
  14. festivus

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    :ugh:
     
  15. Jackhole

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    If by :ugh:, you mean :werd: then :bigthumb:
     

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