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Old 03-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Water spots

My TL is black. Water spots are always a killer. What soap does everyone use? I use Meguaires.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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Time for a proper detail. Good luck have fun!: https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...polishing.html
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right, to get rid of water spots, you'll need to do a proper detail!!

i have absolutely NO water spots on any of my vehicles, even glass/windows.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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What products do you use? About to get pads and such for the annual polish party haha.
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i like to experiment with low cost product.
so, i dont have one go to polish...
but I use the PC7424XP and some orange pads with a mild corrective polish...right now, i'm using Adam's corrective and finishing polish.. I think I won this combo in a contest.
then finish it off with 4 star UPP

this past fall(like 2 months ago), I recently did my brothers truck and my mom's Kia.
the KIA is so rewarding to do, because the Pearls just POP!!!!!!!!


the Nissan Frontier has no flake or pearl and was soo BORING to do...I couldnt step back and admire.. .
but once done, looked like a completely different truck

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In for photos! I am assuming you're using two step polish with the Adam's corrective and finishing polish?
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Did i just read baller on a budget? Lol
3 to 1 ratio water then vinegar. YouTube it all kinds of info.
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Just move to a place with less hard water
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Has anyone experimented with in-line filters? For the average garden hose.
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Garage?
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Has anyone experimented with in-line filters? For the average garden hose.
Heard great things about it. But if you do a proper cut/polish and apply a sealant you won't need it and simply you rinse off the dust.
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That would be great!
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Heard great things about it. But if you do a proper cut/polish and apply a sealant you won't need it and simply you rinse off the dust.
I love it. Takes less than 30 minutes to wash a car, as all dirt and grime just falls off!!
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I TOO have a black colored car and hating it. Just got a 2017 MDX with Black Crystal Pearl. My question is that I took my MDX twice to those self car wash NOT those drive thru car wash. So are those water at those self car wash is bad? I too have water spot and its like etched onto the body. I uses Meguiar Water Spot removal and it works a little but leaves swirl marks as I apply pressure to remove them. But I did got over the swirl marks with the Meguiar Ultimate Polish and work out good so far.

Reason why I want to get rid of all the water spot is because I am in the process of putting a coat of Ceramic Pro coating to minimize water spot and other daily problem

I assume the reason why I have so many water spot is MAYBE because the dealership was parked by the sprinkler or maybe the worker just spray the water and did not have the time to dry it on time.

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No, you'll need to do a full detail to get rid of anything on the surface of the paint... Then you can ceramic coat your car.

If you ceramic coat the car with out detailing, you'll just trap all that surface grime in
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No, you'll need to do a full detail to get rid of anything on the surface of the paint... Then you can ceramic coat your car.

If you ceramic coat the car with out detailing, you'll just trap all that surface grime in
Ok thanks! I will check out the link from Auto Geek and see what is the process of getting water spot out.
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So I started with the least aggressive way of removing water spot by buying a clay bar kit last night. Spray and clayed. Wipe it down. Water spot still there.

Next step, I use Cleaner Wax with my orbital polisher. Buff it and wipe it down. Water spot still there but helps a little.

Finally, a little aggressive way by using the Water Spot Remover wax with orbital polisher. Buff it and wipe it down per section. I do see a lot of improvement. I would need to go over certain area couple of time.
I guess this solution is somewhat the best I can solve by removing water spot. I do see A LOT of swirl marks. But I will polish it again with the Cleaner Wax and then Polisher compound.
It took me about almost 4 hours just to finish up the passenger front and rear doors and rear panel.

Will update later this week and progress.
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Shot in the dark... But, would one of those wraps like they apply to high-end cars help?
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Clear bra type wraps? The paint needs to be perfect before applying otherwise you'll just be sealing any defects in under the wrap.

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Those wraps that you could get applied to a car, either front or entire body. A lot of high end sport cars and exotic cars have this performed.
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Those wraps that you could get applied to a car, either front or entire body. A lot of high end sport cars and exotic cars have this performed.
do you mean PPF like Xpel, NanoFusion or Suntek
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do you mean PPF like Xpel, NanoFusion or Suntek
Yes
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Those just protect the paint from road debris, and rock chips. You probably spend like $X amount of door
Here is some example on PPF

XPEL Paint Protection | Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood
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I was thinking it might be easier to get water spots off of the wrap in comparison to your clear coat after a wash.
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I have a black car aswell, I use a 7424XP with Ultimate Polish on a black pad, followed by Ultimate Liquid wax, followed by Duragloss spray wax after every wash. Can usually get 5-7 months out of this combo.
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I was thinking it might be easier to get water spots off of the wrap in comparison to your clear coat after a wash.
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​​​​​​I doubt it, since you'll still need to buff them out with a buffer/polisher. It's cheaper to invest in a good sealant/ceramic coating that you can apply every so often to make it easier to wash and prevent swirls, similar to VR1's routine in the previous post. Also dry your vehicle after wash to prevent water spots.
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I have a black car aswell, I use a 7424XP with Ultimate Polish on a black pad, followed by Ultimate Liquid wax, followed by Duragloss spray wax after every wash. Can usually get 5-7 months out of this combo.
Thanks, I will try this soon since the weather is getting warmer.
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Personally if it were me I would try the McKees 37 Sealant, or the Wolfgang sealant. I have never used either but both are rated by the manufacturer for 6 months. Most people seem to get like 3-4 months out of Meguiars Ultimate Liquid, but my car is garaged 24/7 and I rarely drive it so I can get much longer durability then what most people get.
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