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    Water spots

    I just rinsed off my car and didn't dry it. I have health problems with my heart.
    The car was sitting in the garage I pulled it out to rinse off the dust
    I was wondering if using the waterless wash and wax would be ok to use on water spots?

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    Re: Water spots

    I think it is worth a try with Ultimate Wash and Wax Anywhere. Especially if there is a coat of wax on the Vette. It sounds like the water was not on long.

    Sorry to hear about the problems with the circulatory system.
    On the El Camino, I use UWWA or D115 (similar to UWWA, only comes in gallons). Like the Vette, the panels on the El Camino are large. I plan on two hours for the paint just to slowly, completely use it with good towel techniques. Some of the guys at TNOG would be done in 1/4 of the time. I have to pace myself to keep my heart rate below 145 bps. Try to use good towel techniques, like rolling the towel as you wipe. The goal is to pick up the dirt and contaminants (calcium and minerals in the water spots) into the towel and also minimize any possibility of rubbing them into the paint. I use one towel folded in eights for product and another for drying. I plan on about 8 towels to complete the car.

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    Re: Water spots

    Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax (New Name - Old Name is Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere) should work great to help remove fresh water spots. In fact some users will always use the product this way, spray or pressure wash off the vehicle, and then follow with Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax.

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    Re: Water spots

    While using the Ultimate Wash and Wax to get ready for Thursday Night at the Garage yesterday, I timed the process.
    I completed the paint and chrome in 80 minutes. Hopefully that gives a more accurate gauge than the 20 minutes I posted earlier.

    Let us know how it works on removing the water spots on your Vette.

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    Re: Water spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
    While using the Ultimate Wash and Wax to get ready for Thursday Night at the Garage yesterday, I timed the process.
    I completed the paint and chrome in 80 minutes. Hopefully that gives a more accurate gauge than the 20 minutes I posted earlier.

    Let us know how it works on removing the water spots on your Vette.
    I call a local detail shop and told him about the situation. Of course he said the worst about not being able to get them out.and said to bring it up Tuesday.
    So I'm doing a google search on removing water spots, & found out that vinegar and water mix would remove water spots'
    I gave it a try and it worked

    Now I'm trying to figure out if a spray on detailer would be good to use before or after the vinegar solution. And if wash and rinse before and after are necessary. I know vinegar will remove the wax and need to be waxed after. I'm getting two different theories on vinegar ruining the paint it will and then it wont


    Thanks for the replies

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    Re: Water spots

    In effect, you just used acetic acid to acid wash your paint. To what degree depends on the original acidic strength of the vinegar, how much you diluted the vinegar and the final molerity of the vinegar. So possibly all wax could be gone. Hopefully you used a lot more water than vinegar in your mixture. If I wiped the whole car down, I would plan on putting on a new wax or polymer protection. Something like carnuba, Ultimate Liquid Wax/Ultimate Paste Wax or Ultimate Fast Finish. I would not count on the small amount of additive protectorant in a detailing spray after removing a protective coat.

    I might use diluted vinegar on my glass windows, yet I would be hesitant to use it on paint.

    Others may give you different thoughts.

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    Re: Water spots

    Here is an article by Mike Phillips. It's fair to say he knows more than I know about paint and paint protection chemistry.
    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...ter-spots.html

    From what you described as recent water spots, they would not be as bad as the heavier mineral spots that had started etching the paint as in Mike Phillip's article photo.

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    Re: Water spots

    Thanks for the replies Nick And Bear. This forum Rocks. I have been on a few other forums and get a few sarcastic remarks but not here.
    I was on this forum back in 2010, there were a lot more posters then.
    It might take a little while for someone to chime in than it did back then. but still very informative Thanks again

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