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Vehicle is Brilliant Black, washed car and had to let it air dry to take the kids out, noticed alot of water spots on vehicle later that day. Hand washed it again and hand dried it but they are still there somewhat is there anything to do to get rif of the water spots
 

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Vehicle is Brilliant Black, washed car and had to let it air dry to take the kids out, noticed alot of water spots on vehicle later that day. Hand washed it again and hand dried it but they are still there somewhat is there anything to do to get rif of the water spots
Could be several things causing the spots. Type of water (well water will spot big time), type of soap used (try a 'spot free' type). I always dry mine immediately with a chamois. This usually does the trick. :wavey:
 

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You may need to use a:

Paint cleaner
Cleaner/Wax
Cleaner/Polish
Clay bar

One cheap way is to give your car an 'acid bath' using distilled vinegar. This removes all wax so you will have to rewax.

Try Meguiars Swirl Mark Remover #9. It can be applied by hand:

 

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With my well water I get lots-o-spots on cool vanilla, can't imagine BB. Mr Clean's system works quite well as long as the car is clayed recently. If you have not clayed, you really need to before applying any wax/polish. The white applicator pad that turns grey indicates you are grinding dirt into the finish, plan on lots-o-swirls and scratches. Since comming to the forum I am a convert to microfiber towels, my large towel will dry the entire car without the risk of scratches.
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
With my well water I get lots-o-spots on cool vanilla, can't imagine BB. Mr Clean's system works quite well as long as the car is clayed recently. If you have not clayed, you really need to before applying any wax/polish. The white applicator pad that turns grey indicates you are grinding dirt into the finish, plan on lots-o-swirls and scratches. Since comming to the forum I am a convert to microfiber towels, my large towel will dry the entire car without the risk of scratches.
How long does it take from the time you stop rinsing with Mr. Clean until it is dry and spot free?

Just curious to see how close it is to my experiences.
 

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Gosh, have not given that any thought, I guess 10 minutes or so but I am not sure, one thing Mr. Clean does not work on my wheels. I like the product but frankly I still use my big MF (no impure thoughts here) towel and will prolly finish out the Mr. Clean and go back to tried and true.
 

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kobe8,
You might try a product made for removing water spots. A good one that I use is called Ducky, and can usually be found at a boating supply store. I use it on my black Mercedes and on my Midnight Blue Magnum. Here is their web site if you want to find out more about it: http://www.duckyproducts.com/
Another way is to use the dishwasher spot remover, Jet Dry. You need to have a spray applicator that dilutes it though, such as a hose end garden fertilizer applicator. Kind of a pain though. One other thing, get them off ASAP, or they may get etched into the paint. Similarly, I had gotten some bird crap on the hood of the Mercedes, and wasn't able to get it off for several hours. It etched the paint, and even rubbing it out didn't completely get rid of it. Hope some of this helps.
 

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If you want to be able to wash your car without worrying about spots, I recommend the crspotless deionizer system. I've been using it for about 2 months and I haven't dried my car after washing it since. I have a brilliant black and it does not spot. My water is pretty hard at 300 ppm TDS.
 

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Try using a solution of distilled vinegar diluted with with about 6 parts water. I frequently get water spots because I have no shade around my house to wash/dry my car in. I dry as fast as possible but the spots are inevitable so I dampen a MF towel with the above solution to touch up the areas that dry too fast. I immediately wipe those areas with another towel dampened with plain distilled water. Seems to work for me.



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Vehicle is Brilliant Black, washed car and had to let it air dry to take the kids out, noticed alot of water spots on vehicle later that day. Hand washed it again and hand dried it but they are still there somewhat is there anything to do to get rif of the water spots
 

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Meguiars hand polish. It's available at professional automotive paint supply stores. Apply using good old fashioned elbow grease. Wipe off with a microfiber towel and apply your favorite wax.

You know the old saying, "An ounce of prevention..." I use the Mr. Clean system but still dry by hand. Also, I only wash in the cooler morning or evening when possible - never in the heat of the day.
 

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Has anyone tried Mr. Clean Auto Dry? I see their displays in lots of stores but haven't tried it.
 

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I use it on my black 2006 SRT-8, and it works terrific. Washed my car in 30 minutes this am. No drying, and zero spots, even on the glass.
 

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I have a BB...

I wash with a bucket of hot water (from the bathtub, because it's softened), and McGuire's car wash soap.

If it's sunny out, I wash one section at a time, top first, bottom last. I dry each section immediately after rinsing, and before I start washing a new section.

I rinse with the yard hose, and I do not use a nozzle. Letting the water just run out of the hose is the best. You will not have spots if you dry it off right away. Just let it flow freely, and do not put your thumb over the hose to make a jet.

I only dry with microfiber towels.

I also wax (McGuire's cleaner wax) about 1 or 2 times a month.

I have wonderful results from these methods.

Good luck!
 

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In case you get a few spots, use meguiar's final step inspection. Or any of the spray and wipe liquid detailers, sold at walmart, autozone etc. Works for me.
I keep a can of honda spray polish, for taking off bird poop. This polish is sold at honda m/c dealerships.
 
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