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#94145 - 01/25/10 11:06 AM Water Stains
bados Offline
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Had my car out of the garage for a few days. Damn it! It got water stains from my sprinklers on the paint and my polish won't pull it off.
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#94146 - 01/25/10 02:05 PM Re: Water Stains
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I'd try clay bar. That should do it.

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#94147 - 01/25/10 03:13 PM Re: Water Stains
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Yeah, I think I'll do that. That should take out some other crap in there too. Thanks.
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#94148 - 01/25/10 04:09 PM Re: Water Stains
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It will definately smooth out your paint and remove all the crap. You'll need to wax after you're through.

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#94149 - 01/25/10 05:41 PM Re: Water Stains
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When I was out in Idaho my car would sit on the street and get hit by sprinklers all day long ('86 Olds Delta 88, FYI). The water was so hard out there, the only way I could get the water spots off of the windshield was with vinegar. I'd soak a rag real good then scrub like crazy. I'd imagine it would work on the painted area also, but you may want to be careful.
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#94150 - 01/26/10 08:50 AM Re: Water Stains
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I've used a dilution of 50/50 water vinegar on paint for years. The best results comes when you get to it early and the surface of the car is cool. You may notice a little dulling of the finish so have the wax ready.
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#94151 - 01/26/10 11:06 AM Re: Water Stains
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Ditto on water/white vinegar mix. Usually works well. Then follow with normal washing/waxing.
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