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Old 24 Apr 2004, 04:13 am
Kryptoknight
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Default water spots when washing

i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has anyone
tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other methods
to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has always
been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.

thanks,
k


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Old 24 Apr 2004, 11:08 am
Natman
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Default Re: water spots when washing

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
<kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:

>i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has anyone
>tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other methods
>to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has always
>been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
>
>thanks,
>k
>
>

I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
"Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
drying.

Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
not yet used it.


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Old 24 Apr 2004, 02:53 pm
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Default Re: water spots when washing

Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it and
the result will be priceless
"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>
> >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has anyone
> >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

methods
> >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has always
> >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
> >
> >thanks,
> >k
> >
> >

> I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
> drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
> "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
> painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
> drying.
>
> Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
> not yet used it.
>
>



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Old 24 Apr 2004, 04:36 pm
Kryptoknight
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Default Re: water spots when washing

no 5 minutes, i have a 4runner, tacoma, and now a TL. hence why i'm after
the spotless drying rinse.


"JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net> wrote in message
news:c6e61v027u7@enews2.newsguy.com...
> Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it

and
> the result will be priceless
> "Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
> news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
> > On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
> > <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
> >
> > >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has

anyone
> > >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

> methods
> > >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has

always
> > >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
> > >
> > >thanks,
> > >k
> > >
> > >

> > I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
> > drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
> > "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
> > painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
> > drying.
> >
> > Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
> > not yet used it.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 24 Apr 2004, 07:40 pm
Kryptoknight
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Default Re: water spots when washing

i tried some dishwasher rinse agent. after the wash i took approx one gallon
of water and a short suirt of rinse agent, then with a cotton cloth i did a
quick wipe of the truck dipping the cloth into rinse water and ringing
lightly. air dried with no spots. the glass still needs good glass cleaner
though...

a small bottle of rinse agent will last probably 20-25 washes. alot cheaper
than the other stuff...

"JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net> wrote in message
news:c6e61v027u7@enews2.newsguy.com...
> Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it

and
> the result will be priceless
> "Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
> news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
> > On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
> > <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
> >
> > >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has

anyone
> > >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

> methods
> > >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has

always
> > >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
> > >
> > >thanks,
> > >k
> > >
> > >

> > I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
> > drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
> > "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
> > painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
> > drying.
> >
> > Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
> > not yet used it.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 25 Apr 2004, 04:45 am
Pepe Duran
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Default Re: water spots when washing

Dry it with a synthetic chamois after rinsing off with the hose.

"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
news:0ODic.36171$um3.717178@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> i tried some dishwasher rinse agent. after the wash i took approx one

gallon
> of water and a short suirt of rinse agent, then with a cotton cloth i did

a
> quick wipe of the truck dipping the cloth into rinse water and ringing
> lightly. air dried with no spots. the glass still needs good glass cleaner
> though...
>
> a small bottle of rinse agent will last probably 20-25 washes. alot

cheaper
> than the other stuff...
>
> "JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net> wrote in message
> news:c6e61v027u7@enews2.newsguy.com...
> > Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it

> and
> > the result will be priceless
> > "Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
> > news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
> > > On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
> > > <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has

> anyone
> > > >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

> > methods
> > > >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has

> always
> > > >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
> > > >
> > > >thanks,
> > > >k
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
> > > drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
> > > "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
> > > painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
> > > drying.
> > >
> > > Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
> > > not yet used it.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 25 Apr 2004, 06:52 am
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Default Re: water spots when washing

"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in
news:kdqic.32173$um3.643766@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:

> i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has
> anyone tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any
> other methods to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car.
> this has always been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black
> acura tl.
>
> thanks,
> k


To get rid of old water spots that won't go away, try vinegar.

To prevent water spots, I squeegee the car using a California Water Blade,
then follow up with a cotton towel.
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Old 25 Apr 2004, 10:36 pm
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Default Re: water spots when washing

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:53:01 -0700, "JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net>
wrote:

>Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it and
>the result will be priceless
>"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
>news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
>> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
>> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>>
>> >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has anyone
>> >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

>methods
>> >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has always
>> >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
>> >
>> >thanks,
>> >k
>> >
>> >

>> I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
>> drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
>> "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
>> painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
>> drying.
>>
>> Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
>> not yet used it.
>>
>>

>
>


I'm sure the microfiber towel works fine, but with the self drying
wash, you wash, you rinse twice and you are DONE. Gets my vote.

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Old 26 Apr 2004, 05:47 am
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Default Re: water spots when washing

i've tried several that say "dries spotless". which brand do you use ??

"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:53:01 -0700, "JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it

and
> >the result will be priceless
> >"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
> >news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
> >> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
> >> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has

anyone
> >> >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other

> >methods
> >> >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has

always
> >> >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
> >> >
> >> >thanks,
> >> >k
> >> >
> >> >
> >> I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
> >> drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
> >> "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
> >> painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
> >> drying.
> >>
> >> Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
> >> not yet used it.
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
> I'm sure the microfiber towel works fine, but with the self drying
> wash, you wash, you rinse twice and you are DONE. Gets my vote.
>



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Old 26 Apr 2004, 11:13 am
Natman
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Default Re: water spots when washing

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 10:47:19 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
<kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:

Blue Coral / Westley. See my original post or text below.

>i've tried several that say "dries spotless". which brand do you use ??
>
>"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
>news:408c8321.42789307@netnews.comcast.net...
>> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:53:01 -0700, "JP" <jpowellspam@echoes.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >Get a microfiber towel, it will only take like an extra 5 mins to dry it

>and
>> >the result will be priceless
>> >"Natman" <natmanREMOVE@gosfgiants.com> wrote in message
>> >news:408a9025.4637668@netnews.comcast.net...
>> >> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:13:52 GMT, "Kryptoknight"
>> >> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >i have a problem of water spots after washing with city water. has

>anyone
>> >> >tried using dishwasher rinse agent in a final rinse down? any other
>> >methods
>> >> >to avoid water spots without having to hand dry the car. this has

>always
>> >> >been a problem for me and i'm about to buy a new black acura tl.
>> >> >
>> >> >thanks,
>> >> >k
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> I have had good luck with what used to be called Blue Coral self
>> >> drying car wash. I understand it is now marketed with under the
>> >> "Westley" name. Follow the directions and it works great. All the
>> >> painted surfaces dry spotlessly and the windows need only a light
>> >> drying.
>> >>
>> >> Mr. Clean has just come out with a new self drying wash, but I have
>> >> not yet used it.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

>>
>> I'm sure the microfiber towel works fine, but with the self drying
>> wash, you wash, you rinse twice and you are DONE. Gets my vote.
>>

>
>


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