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Old 03-30-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default How to remove Water spots from Black paint

I tried Clay Bar and it did good but did not get it all. I remember something about vinegar.

is there a way to remove these spots.
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I tried Clay Bar and it did good but did not get it all. I remember something about vinegar.

is there a way to remove these spots.
I have used QD sprays like Zaino 6 or Adams QD. But my waterspots probably aren't as severe as your problem.

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I use the adams QD spray... it didnt doo much for the hard spots.
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I use the adams QD spray... it didnt doo much for the hard spots.
It probably won't for spots that have been th ere awhile. My waterspots happen right after I wash the car and that's when I am able to remove the waterspots with either QD spray and Adam's QD spray smells like strawberries.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Use a car polish, or paint cleaner intended for clear coat finishes.

Note!!! Not wax.

A good paint cleaner that I use is, "Zaino PC Dual Action Paint Cleaner - Swirl Remover."

Another brand that I used before discovering Zaino is, "Meguiars Deep Crystal System Paint Cleaner." This was step 1 of a 3 step system consisting of 1. Paint Cleaner. 2. Polish. 3. Wax. But you can just top the cleaner off with whatever wax you normally use.

Zaino PC has to be ordered, but once you use their products you will never go back to anything else.

Even their leather conditioner is the best I've ever used, and it leaves the smell of new leather inside the car for a couple of weeks.

Detail sprays are for a quick shine on a clean car, they are not intended to remove stains in the paint. Clay bars are for removing foreign particles.

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Use a car polish, or paint cleaner intended for clear coat finishes.

Note!!! Not wax.

A good paint cleaner that I use is, "Zaino PC Dual Action Paint Cleaner - Swirl Remover."

Another brand that I used before discovering Zaino is, "Meguiars Deep Crystal System Paint Cleaner." This was step 1 of a 3 step system consisting of 1. Paint Cleaner. 2. Polish. 3. Wax. But you can just top the cleaner off with whatever wax you normally use.

Zaino PC has to be ordered, but once you use their products you will never go back to anything else.



Even their leather conditioner is the best I've ever used, and it leaves the smell of new leather inside the car for a couple of weeks.

Detail sprays are for a quick shine on a clean car, they are not intended to remove stains in the paint. Clay bars are for removing foreign particles.

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Isn't Zaino PC meant to be used by orbiters?
The Z-9, and Z-10 leather cleaner and protectants smell like leather.
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Use a car polish, or paint cleaner intended for clear coat finishes.

Note!!! Not wax.

A good paint cleaner that I use is, "Zaino PC Dual Action Paint Cleaner - Swirl Remover."

Another brand that I used before discovering Zaino is, "Meguiars Deep Crystal System Paint Cleaner." This was step 1 of a 3 step system consisting of 1. Paint Cleaner. 2. Polish. 3. Wax. But you can just top the cleaner off with whatever wax you normally use.

Zaino PC has to be ordered, but once you use their products you will never go back to anything else.

Even their leather conditioner is the best I've ever used, and it leaves the smell of new leather inside the car for a couple of weeks.

Detail sprays are for a quick shine on a clean car, they are not intended to remove stains in the paint. Clay bars are for removing foreign particles.

Ed
what he said ^


and.. white vinegar, wd 40, or rubbing alcohol will work too.... wont hurt the clear coat..


and again, clay bars dont remove water spots.
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Isn't Zaino PC meant to be used by orbiters?
The Z-9, and Z-10 leather cleaner and protectants smell like leather.
No it isn't. The directions on the bottle call for hand application, but I have used it with a Random Orbit buffer.

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Water spots are dissolved minerals in the water (mostly limestone) depending the water supply. Vinegar(acetic acid) will dissolve the limestone safely.
You might want to dilute it at a ratio of 1:1 Vinegar to distilled(or bottled) water and see if thats stong enough.
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I have used pure white vineger and it works pretty well, just you and your car will stink.

If vineger doesn't work I would use CLR cleaner and wash my car immediately.
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what he said ^


and.. white vinegar, wd 40, or rubbing alcohol will work too.... wont hurt the clear coat..


and again, clay bars dont remove water spots.
so...
wash it with dawn,
apply 1:1 white vinegar
Z5, etc
Those are all questions
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so...
wash it with dawn,
apply 1:1 white vinegar
Z5, etc
Those are all questions
thanks
His Black Vette looks great, almost in Wolfdogs league
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His Black Vette looks great, almost in Wolfdogs league
Thanks for adding the 'almost', don't want Wolfdogs on my case
cya Fri and stop looking for dirt on my car
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Thanks for adding the 'almost', don't want Wolfdogs on my case
cya Fri and stop looking for dirt on my car
I got some water spots on the C5, need to use those tricks and do a strip down and buffer with my products and I will look for swirls next
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wash it with dawn,
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Z5, etc
Those are all questions
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OMG a little warning would have been nice
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get a different color
this is my first black car since 2004.
New Black Maxima (Bad A$$ 6Spd lots of fun)
6 months into owning her a post hole digger fell off a truck on the highway and side swiped me. That is when I began to take care of he paint on my cars and it never looked the same
I said no more black cars.

Fast forward to a month ago I said I am ready to handle the upkeep on the black car again. So I bit the bullet.

earlier this week I had some windshield work done and the water tested it.

Then let it sit out in the sun for 3 hours in the 80 degree day.

Now I'm learning about the upkeep on black cars again.

By the way this is for my truck (Still GM Black paint)
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But to keep this vette related, My beautiful JSB coupe is sitting in the garage wondering why I'm giving my attention to this big ol truck

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By the way, Vinegar took care of the spots. Thanks everyone
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No it isn't. The directions on the bottle call for hand application, but I have used it with a Random Orbit buffer.

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I used it by hand with no results. It must work better with the buffer then.
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I tried Clay Bar and it did good but did not get it all. I remember something about vinegar.

is there a way to remove these spots.
It's the "autocare section" near the bottom of this website. The Autogeek hangs out there who sells a whole product line of things to detail. Lots of others detail people on there too.
Check them out too. I'm sure you will get an overwhelming responses but you got alot on here too.
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I used it by hand with no results. It must work better with the buffer then.
Using Z-PC by hand requires quite a bit of physical effort compared to the normal Zaino product line. Z-PC and AIO are the only two products, if used by hand you might/should be working up a sweat, as they require some effort in order to get the mild abrasives to do their work.

At my detailing shop, Z-PC and AIO are the only two Zaino products that are applied using a Porter Cable.
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