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|06-25-2013 02:20 PM|
Do it at night.
Probably have to polish them out. I have some serious water stains on mine and nothing short of polish will get them out - even had to polish the windows.
|06-25-2013 02:13 PM|
Garage washing is the way to go when possible-
|06-25-2013 01:38 PM|
|TheGlassMaker||Yea its definitally best to do it in the shade. Do you have a garage?|
|06-25-2013 12:13 PM|
|Burns098356GX||Well it didnt help that i did all this on the hottest day of the damn year. Plus i have no shade. I live in a east facing house with no mature trees to provide cover.|
|06-25-2013 12:01 AM|
I get water spots after a good rain then it gets hot quick and dries. But a quick go over with spray detailer (mother's showshine) it takes them right off.
|06-24-2013 10:16 PM|
I can't remember an occasion where clay removed a water spot. Call me crazy. The clay is intended to remove ABOVE surface contaminants that won't wash off. Tough water spots are generally etched INTO to surface. But there are always exceptions, so I digress.
For your new car Burns, we can only hope that the water spots are slightly etched into the clear coat. A mild compound should do the trick. Something like Meguiar's Paint Reconditioning Cream or Meguiar's #205 Finishing Polish. Store bought equivalents might be their ScratchX or Ultimate Compound.
You'll want to use a soft foam pad first, working your way up to a more aggressive compounding pad if necessary. Least aggressive method first, to save your clear coat. If you don't have any luck removing them, check with a local detailer that knows about swirls and water spots. Make sure he uses an orbital buffer.
|06-23-2013 11:31 PM|
|Burns098356GX||Its a new car so the stains are new. I washed the car, then clayed. I rinsed it but didnt buff. It was a couple hours later i waxed.|
|06-23-2013 10:48 PM|
|dyn085||After you clayed a panel you should have buffed it out. It isn't a huge deal, but if your spots had been on there long enough that the clay didn't work then you would pretty much have to use compound. You can also use the #0000 steel wool on windows.|
|06-23-2013 10:25 PM|
|Burns098356GX||Actually i clayed today. Maybe im seeing dried on quick detailer.|
|06-23-2013 10:21 PM|
There's also meguiars new-ish clear coat safe waterspot remover: http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...-spot-remover/
You could clay then follow up with this if the clay doesn't pull it all up.
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