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how do I not get the water spots after washing #262340 Aug 29, 6:30pm Aug 29, 6:30pm
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how do I not get the water spots after washing
I use meguiers soft wash but what can I use to get rid of the water spots. I'm assuming I have to dry it by hand. What kind of towel is absorbent enough to do the job?

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: MARCT] #262341 Aug 29, 7:00pm Aug 29, 7:00pm
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Dry by hand & try the Absorber works well.


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: GOLDCELICA] #262342 Aug 29, 7:13pm Aug 29, 7:13pm
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yep thumbsup I also use turtle wax express shine spray on wax... I t works really good and when you do a little area at a tiem and dry it the spots go away.. it only takes me about 10 minutes to spray wax the entire car too


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: Erick022121] #262343 Aug 29, 7:28pm Aug 29, 7:28pm
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No offense, but why not take the extra time to dry off your car by hand like previously stated? It only takes a couple of minutes and you can see any new imperfections or marks on your paint. Then use a simple spray wax if you don't have the time like also previously stated. Is 20 mins. tops from dry to end wax too much to ask?

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: hephaestus] #262344 Aug 29, 7:34pm Aug 29, 7:34pm
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The absorber, that is what i use, and it works wonders. I also have a black car.


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: blackcel] #262345 Aug 29, 7:42pm Aug 29, 7:42pm
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yep, chamios dry your car by hand... then if you want no miniscule water marks, a spray on wax 'quick detailer' works great to maintain your liquid wax, and give it back that extra shine thumbsup


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: blackcel] #262346 Aug 29, 7:45pm Aug 29, 7:45pm
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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #262347 Aug 29, 9:47pm Aug 29, 9:47pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
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Chamois kick ass. Except they get a lot of dirt in them. I wrang one out today and my hands are all black. thumbsdown


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: Sancho] #262348 Aug 29, 10:11pm Aug 29, 10:11pm
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U need to go to a car wash and just use the spot free rinse grin

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: lv_boy] #262349 Aug 29, 11:31pm Aug 29, 11:31pm
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Umm you get water spots because you don't dry your car fast enough, and plus you might be using hard water w/ calcium in it. I have a water system so I don't have that problem wave

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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: lv_boy] #262351 Aug 30, 5:25am Aug 30, 5:25am
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Originally Posted by lv_boy
U need to go to a car wash and just use the spot free rinse grin

it doesn't work that well. nothing is better than hand dry w/a towel...

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: ragingpaseo] #262352 Aug 30, 8:27am Aug 30, 8:27am
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are the water spots from the wash you just did? or are they in the paint?

if from the wash, make sure it's cool and in the shade and that you use a good drying agent..


if it's in the paint (i have some when i got my car) then you need to clay/polish them out


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Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: VSGTS14] #262353 Aug 30, 10:23am Aug 30, 10:23am
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thanks for the info, I just got a camois towel and meguiars detailer.

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: MARCT] #262354 Aug 30, 10:41am Aug 30, 10:41am
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Don't use the chamois unless you have hand scrubbed your car, because it will just fill it full of dirt.

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #262355 Aug 30, 2:36pm Aug 30, 2:36pm
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well just wash your car in the shade, always early in the morning or in the evening when there is no direct sun, and no heat, this way you have a much longer time to dry your car before the spots appear.

Re: how do I not get the water spots after washing [Re: shoulin] #262356 Aug 31, 11:15pm Aug 31, 11:15pm
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what i do is dry the car first...then open all the doors, gas trunk and Hood wipe them down then slam it so the water comes out..also like blow on the cracks like the lining of the windows to blow the water out... The only thing i really hate is the water spots from the side view Mirrors!!!


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