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Old 09-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ghead I fricken parked my car in L.A. over the weekend because I had gone out of town. And when I came back, My car was full of WaterSpots. I guess the sprinklers were all jacked up and squirted my whole car. Now its full of spots and when i washed it, it's still there ghead any suggestions????
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Old 09-30-2003, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The sun prolly 'burned' the spots in your paint, and if so, you'll need to clay bar it..
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You might want to try something like Mothers Detailing Products. It says for water spots on the bottle. Looks like a spray bottle. If that doesn't work, clay is the way.
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What's the deal with the clay bar?

I have seen one on the shelves, but how do you use it?

I have some spots on my hood from insects that LOOK like water spots, I"m wondering if this would help...
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Saw this advice in another thread (Author- Dave)

"Take the piece and roll it in to a sphere. Take the sphere and flatten it out into a circle so that it covers the top third of your first two fingers. Spray the first section of the roof with quick detailer. Glide the clay across the area in a front to back motion applying some pressure. Work in 2x2 areas. If you feel your fingers going through the clay, then you are pushing too hard. If the clay is streaking on the paint, then you need more QD. While gliding, you should hear a slight noise and feel some resistance. This is the grit being lifted from the paint. When the resistance and noise stops, dry the QD off with a quality towel. Move onto the next 2x2 section and do the same thing. Once half the section is done, flip the clay over and do the other half of the section. Once the section has been completed throw the piece of clay away. It is too contaminated to use on another section. If you do use it, you will most likely put micro scratches in your clear.

Keep working your way down using each dedicated piece for its area. Flip the clay over when you have completed half a section. Throw the clay away when the section is done."
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Well, I did my car the other day... Took me 2.5 hours just to do the clay!

But it makes such a HUGE difference... i couldn't believe how much dirt/stuff it picked up, especially since I had given the car the best washing of its life... Then I put on some Synthetic wax by Prestone... I wish I had my digital camera with me, it looked SWEET.

The bar was by mothers, and the package said it would do 2.5 cars - YEAH RIGHT
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Water spots can easily be removed by using Gel-gloss. This product is cheap and sold at hardware stores to polish faux marble. I've used it in my home for over 14 years and on my cars for the last 10. It won't harm your clear coat.

It comes in a purple can as a thick liquid or a spray. Use the thick liquid for tougher spots. Do small areas. Apply with a damp cloth and buff with a clean one. Be sure and wax after using it.
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