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How do I get these darn water spots off my black paint job??
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Jon D    Posted 12-01-2001 at 17:25:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just got a new black truck a couple of weeks. After I washed it the first time, I didn't dry it off with a towell so when it dried, it left these spots on the paint. It tries waxing it, but that didn't get rid of them. Any ideas?? Do I just need a better car wax or do I need to wash it with a high concentration of soap??

Ken D in NE    Posted 12-02-2001 at 17:45:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The spots are calcium from your hard water, try a half and half vinegar and soft water mix doing a section at a time... Next time wash you car with soft water in the shade and dry asap..If you have soft water available it's worth the trouble to run a hot and cold line to where you can hook a hose up, works good for washing windows on the house as well..good luck, Ken D

Salmoneye    Posted 12-02-2001 at 05:06:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rubbing compound followed by that Rusty Jones clear coat.
Never seen water bead off like with that stuff...but you will need to hand dry every time you wash...

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-01-2001 at 19:09:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you have hard water. We have it bad and it will ruin a paint job. It also spots the glass real bad. I refuse to wash my vehicles here anymore.

They make a fine cut cleaner that will remove it. BUT, it dulls the finish a little.

It's not only the black. It just shows it better.

LazyHorse    Posted 12-01-2001 at 18:41:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to the world of black paint. When they are clean and shiny aint nuthin purtier, but when they get spotted up they look lousy. Try running it through a good cloth type car wash and apply the hot wax, then towel dry quickly.

buck    Posted 12-01-2001 at 18:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

Does your truck have clear coat ? if so you may need to use cleaner for that

buck    Posted 12-01-2001 at 17:56:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Does your truck have clear coat ? if so you may need to use cleaner for that

DRIZLER    Posted 12-19-2001 at 07:00:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My father painted cars for over 50 years. One of the most important things he ever told me was NEVER to paint a car black. They show every single nick and small dent or imperfection as if with a magnifying glass. They sure do look nice on a soccer moms station wagon that lives in the burbs in a garage. Red isn't much better for that matter, thats why I prefer white especially with older vehicles. As for the spots you may have to towl or shammy the things top sides at least before they dry on. Up here in the North East black really looks bad most of the time or 1 block down the road whichever comes first. Keep it well waxed, cheers Driz

Desi    Posted 05-12-2007 at 08:07:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for not helping! When someone asks how to get water spots off their car... don't tell them to paint it a different color! Thats stupid! Don't really care what you father did or said. So if you don't have a USEFULL answer..why answer at all?

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