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XBN`grind 03-26-2006 03:18 PM

How to remove these water spots?
 
These water spots will not come off with regular soap/water. They are spawns of satan for all I know. Anyone have a recommendation of what to get this stuff off with?

I plan to get some products after looking at the recommondations. Here is what I'm getting:
Shampoo
Poorboy's Super Slick & Suds

Clay
Clay Magic
Poorboy's Spray & Wipe QD

Polish
Klasse All-In-One

Glaze
Menzerna Finishing Touch Glaze

Sealant
Menzerna Full Mollecular Jacket
Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield

Wax
P21s Concours Carnauba Wax
Going through the process of :
Wash / Dry using P21s Bodywork Conditioning Shampoo
Clay Bar using Clay Magic and Poorboy's Spray & Wipe QD
Re-wash / Dry
Klasse All-In-One
Menzerna Finishing Touch Glaze
Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket
Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield
Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket
Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield
Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket
Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield
P21s Concours Carnauba Wax x2
Will this get the crap off my car? The big ones have been there when I washed my car at a relative's house.

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OCDGarage 03-26-2006 04:08 PM

water spots
 
There is a very simple fix. It is called a vinegar bath. Wash the vehicle as you would normally. Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 mix of distilled white vinegar. Spray one panel at a time and work it in with a microfiber applicator. Let it sit for a few seconds rinse and check. Repeat if necessary. This will safely remove all the calcium and other mineral deposits. Make sure to rewax when you are done.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

Brett @ OCD

derek80 03-26-2006 05:59 PM

Brett,
Is it recommended to rewash the panels after this procedure, with QD sprays?

Detailed Image 03-26-2006 07:22 PM

Between the products you just picked up and the vinegar trick you'll have one spotless vehicle again! I can't imagine how slick the paint will be after that many coats of FMJ, then to top it with 2 coats of the P21s, you'll be blinded!

Let us know how it turns out.

George @ DI

OCDGarage 03-26-2006 07:31 PM

Soap is recommended for washing after the vinegar bath. Vinegar is natures natural acid (PH less than 7). It disolves minerals very well. It will not harm the paint. Water will rinse away the vinegar just fine but soap can't hurt. The other added advantage of soap is that it is Basic (PH of above 7) so it neutralizes any remaining vinegar.

Brett @ OCD

OCDGarage 03-26-2006 07:37 PM

XBN Grind,

One more thing. You may be left with etched marks in the paint after the bath. The white minerals may be gone but what happen it that the calcium, magnesium, etc act like little magnifying glasses and amplify the suns rays. Depending how long the minerals have been sitting there will determine the severity of the etching. Don't worry, use a good abrasive based polish like Menzerna Intensive Polish and those marks with disappear. Follow up with Final Finish and you will be ready for waxing and showing off you shiny paint.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

OCDGarage 03-26-2006 07:40 PM

Quote:

Is it recommended to rewash the panels after this procedure, with QD sprays?
QD sprays are ok if you are in a real rush but waxing is definitely preferred. Vinegar will strip off all wax just like dish washing soaps.


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