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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:13 AM   #11
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I always heard to use white vinegar.

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And next time dry the car faster. That'* how you ended up with them.
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clay bar and/or a light polish.

you can clay windows and rims. It is actually good for them. Makes the glass smooth and easier to clean and the rims smooth again.
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I use an SOS pad on my rims....With a light touch, it does great
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In regard to your thread about drying your paint, I always wash the car then when i am done take the nozzle off the hose and rise the car off. It seems like if you have a good coat of wax all the water just falls off that way. Then I work fast with a towel, obviously there will be some spots you will still have to wipe.
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In regard to your thread about drying your paint, I always wash the car then when i am done take the nozzle off the hose and rise the car off. It seems like if you have a good coat of wax all the water just falls off that way. Then I work fast with a towel, obviously there will be some spots you will still have to wipe.
Agreed. And wash when the whole car is cool to the touch. It will take longer for the water on the car to dry if it is cool and out of the sun.

If you have an air compressor, it is a great way to remove a lot of water very quickly. Especially in the cracks and crevises.

If you water spotting is really that bad I would think you have hard water and maybe looking into a hose filter would be a good idea.
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great idea with the air compressor! never thought of that. I sometimes break out the leave blower so that will also work if you have one
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great idea with the air compressor! never thought of that. I sometimes break out the leave blower so that will also work if you have one
An electric leaf blower works really well for this task.
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You can also use Turtle Wax Chrome Wax on the rims. That will take the spots off and leave a very nice shine.
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great idea with the air compressor! never thought of that. I sometimes break out the leave blower so that will also work if you have one
An electric leaf blower works really well for this task.

I can just see my neighbors laughing at me with a leaf blower.

use the Absorber on the windows first then the car.
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