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Old 08-20-2014, 05:02 PM
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Ever since i got this car i've always had a huge issue with water spots when i wash at home. No matter how/when i wash, i always seem to end up with bad spots. Usually i run to the nearest self wash bay and use the spot free rinse, but thats getting old. Is there a certain method i can use? Or are there any attachments i can get for my hose at home?

 
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:26 PM
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After you wash get some wipe and shine (I use eagle one) and some soft pads and wipe it down. It will be looking great when its finished.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:18 AM
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You must not be drying at all when you're at home?

Wash panel by panel, drying each or at least keeping them wet the whole time, then dry.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:57 AM
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It definitely looks like the soap is drying while you wash. Or it's really bad hard water.

When do you wash? Try in the shade / at like 8am or 8pm. Get out there when the car isn't already hot from the sun.

Wash small sections at a time, and fully rinse.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Leprechaun93 View Post
Ever since i got this car i've always had a huge issue with water spots when i wash at home. No matter how/when i wash, i always seem to end up with bad spots. Usually i run to the nearest self wash bay and use the spot free rinse, but thats getting old. Is there a certain method i can use? Or are there any attachments i can get for my hose at home?

Washing a Black car is a Challenge but so is Red, drk blue, etc. Were I live we have extremely hard water 40k grains hard. And it eats the faucets inside the house. I have a softener for the inside but not out side water. Not sure how you are washing the car.
But I use a carwash product you get at Walmart or an auto parts store. Liquid put into the bucket of water, then I use a hand mop(fuzzy glove) to apply this to a wet car, I do the front section first and work my way back, I rinse all the time. Don't wash in direct sun only in the shade, sometimes I will drive it into the garage to wipe it down, I use the eagle one wet dry spray product, and a Turkish towel to wipe it off. I also use a wash Blade, this is a silicone blade about 12 inches long with a handle, I squeegee the big stuff off and then use the spray wax and the towel. this has helped to eliminate the water spots. You should also have a good wax on the car that would help prevent this from occurring. I also use RainX on my windshield this helps prevent the water spots and works great driving in the rain. you don't need to use the wipers, I have shocked some passengers, driving in a downpour and not using the wipers only the Rainx. I will try to get a photo of the squeegee blade I use.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by drivernumber3 View Post
Washing a Black car is a Challenge but so is Red, drk blue, etc. Were I live we have extremely hard water 40k grains hard. And it eats the faucets inside the house. I have a softener for the inside but not out side water. Not sure how you are washing the car.
But I use a carwash product you get at Walmart or an auto parts store. Liquid put into the bucket of water, then I use a hand mop(fuzzy glove) to apply this to a wet car, I do the front section first and work my way back, I rinse all the time. Don't wash in direct sun only in the shade, sometimes I will drive it into the garage to wipe it down, I use the eagle one wet dry spray product, and a Turkish towel to wipe it off. I also use a wash Blade, this is a silicone blade about 12 inches long with a handle, I squeegee the big stuff off and then use the spray wax and the towel. this has helped to eliminate the water spots. You should also have a good wax on the car that would help prevent this from occurring. I also use RainX on my windshield this helps prevent the water spots and works great driving in the rain. you don't need to use the wipers, I have shocked some passengers, driving in a downpour and not using the wipers only the Rainx. I will try to get a photo of the squeegee blade I use.
Blade Drying Flexi Car Auto Wash Water Brush Cleaner Shaver
here is an ebay listing of what I use to get the water off the car. This works so good and every body that uses mine doesn't want to return it.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:32 AM
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My problem is i don't really have enough free time to choose when to wash, i wash when i can and its often the middle of the day. Even when i've washed on cloudy days i still get spots, but not as bad.

The picture above is a fully rinsed hood, there was no soap dried or anything. I really dont want to have to dry the car and chase spots all afternoon. After some research i think i'm going to build my own spot free system and see how that goes. I'd love to be able to rinse the car and be done.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Leprechaun93 View Post
My problem is i don't really have enough free time to choose when to wash, i wash when i can and its often the middle of the day. Even when i've washed on cloudy days i still get spots, but not as bad.
Doesn't matter if it's cloudy or not. Touch the paint with the back of your hand, if it's warm, it's going to be a tough wash day. You really can't wash a whole car at a time, I do the roof, rinse. Hood, rinse, trunk, rinse, door, rinse, front fender rinse, etc. etc.

The whole time I rinse, I'm also hitting the whole car with water lol. That's the only way I can get a spotfree black car.

Or on the days that you need to wash in the middle of the day, and the car isn't really that filthy, a rinseless car wash is a great thing to have on you.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:33 PM
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You cant let the water dry on the car get it off the surface ASAP. You need to purchase a masterblaster.
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