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Old 06 Jun 2004, 06:44 pm
Kryptoknight
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Default Water Spots

my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have, leaves
horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent into
about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after the
suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are not
gone.

anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal filters
inline with hose to do rinse down??

i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good rinse it
will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
water spots....

i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....

thanks,
K


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Old 06 Jun 2004, 06:48 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Water Spots

On 6/6/04 5:44 PM, in article
S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Kryptoknight"
<kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:

> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have, leaves
> horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent into
> about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after the
> suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are not
> gone.
>
> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal filters
> inline with hose to do rinse down??
>
> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good rinse it
> will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
> water spots....
>
> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
> trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
>
> thanks,
> K
>
>


Wouldn't it help if it had a good coat of wax on it?

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Old 06 Jun 2004, 08:52 pm
Kryptoknight
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Default Re: Water Spots

city water (chlorinated water) will leave nasty residue behind as the drop
dries. wax protects the paint, it does not stop the ugly/fugly spots from
forming...


"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
news:BCE90979.826A9%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> On 6/6/04 5:44 PM, in article
> S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Kryptoknight"
> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>
> > my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,

leaves
> > horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent

into
> > about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after

the
> > suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are

not
> > gone.
> >
> > anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal

filters
> > inline with hose to do rinse down??
> >
> > i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good

rinse it
> > will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
> > water spots....
> >
> > i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
> > trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
> >
> > thanks,
> > K
> >
> >

>
> Wouldn't it help if it had a good coat of wax on it?
>



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Old 06 Jun 2004, 10:31 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Water Spots

On 6/6/04 7:52 PM, in article
i%Owc.42254$_k3.1046482@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Kryptoknight"
<kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:

> city water (chlorinated water) will leave nasty residue behind as the drop
> dries. wax protects the paint, it does not stop the ugly/fugly spots from
> forming...
>
>
> "E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
> news:BCE90979.826A9%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
>> On 6/6/04 5:44 PM, in article
>> S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Kryptoknight"
>> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>>
>>> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,

> leaves
>>> horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent

> into
>>> about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after

> the
>>> suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are

> not
>>> gone.
>>>
>>> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal

> filters
>>> inline with hose to do rinse down??
>>>
>>> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good

> rinse it
>>> will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
>>> water spots....
>>>
>>> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
>>> trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> K
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Wouldn't it help if it had a good coat of wax on it?
>>

>
>


It makes them trivially easy to buff out though.

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Old 07 Jun 2004, 06:57 am
Kryptoknight
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Default Re: Water Spots

"buff"?? more work..?!

"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
news:BCE93DB7.82C15%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> On 6/6/04 7:52 PM, in article
> i%Owc.42254$_k3.1046482@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net, "Kryptoknight"
> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>
> > city water (chlorinated water) will leave nasty residue behind as the

drop
> > dries. wax protects the paint, it does not stop the ugly/fugly spots

from
> > forming...
> >
> >
> > "E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
> > news:BCE90979.826A9%e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org...
> >> On 6/6/04 5:44 PM, in article
> >> S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net,

"Kryptoknight"
> >> <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,

> > leaves
> >>> horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent

> > into
> >>> about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after

> > the
> >>> suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots

are
> > not
> >>> gone.
> >>>
> >>> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal

> > filters
> >>> inline with hose to do rinse down??
> >>>
> >>> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good

> > rinse it
> >>> will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying

about
> >>> water spots....
> >>>
> >>> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but

i'm
> >>> trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
> >>>
> >>> thanks,
> >>> K
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> Wouldn't it help if it had a good coat of wax on it?
> >>

> >
> >

>
> It makes them trivially easy to buff out though.
>



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Old 07 Jun 2004, 12:32 pm
ESmith
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Default Re: Water Spots

Check out this website. Bettercarcare.com

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Ed Smith
"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
news:S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,

leaves
> horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent

into
> about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after the
> suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are

not
> gone.
>
> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal filters
> inline with hose to do rinse down??
>
> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good rinse

it
> will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
> water spots....
>
> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
> trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
>
> thanks,
> K
>
>



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Old 07 Jun 2004, 08:15 pm
Mike
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Default Re: Water Spots

200 mph leaf blower and/or a towel before it dries
"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
news:S6Nwc.41909$_k3.1036309@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,

leaves
> horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser rinse agent

into
> about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car with this mix after the
> suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water away. however, all spots are

not
> gone.
>
> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal filters
> inline with hose to do rinse down??
>
> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good rinse

it
> will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without worrying about
> water spots....
>
> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but i'm
> trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
>
> thanks,
> K
>
>



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Old 08 Jun 2004, 12:01 am
Tony V.
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Default Re: Water Spots

There's an Eagle One "wax as you dry" wax. You're supposed to put it on
while the car is still wet. It gives it a waxed look, but only lasts for
a few days or a week depending on if it's garaged or where you drive.

I've never used it myself, but my brother-in-law who owns a black 2003
RSX type-S swears by it.

Tony

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Old 08 Jun 2004, 09:59 am
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Default Re: Water Spots

Kryptoknight wrote:
> my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,
> leaves horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser
> rinse agent into about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car
> with this mix after the suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water
> away. however, all spots are not gone.
>
> anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal
> filters inline with hose to do rinse down??
>
> i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good
> rinse it will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without
> worrying about water spots....
>
> i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but
> i'm trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
>
> thanks,
> K


I always keep a supply of old terry cloth towels in the garage and wipe
the car down (starting with the sunroof and windows) before it drys.
Takes about two bath size towels to get all the water off, but it works
like a charm.


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Old 25 Jun 2004, 10:07 pm
Don Falconer
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Default Re: Water Spots

Nothing works as good as a genuine chamois. Dampen it first. But most
important - wash and dry your vehicle in the shade. Never in the sun.

Don
"Travis Jordan" <no.one@no.net> wrote in message
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> Kryptoknight wrote:
> > my new TL in black makes it hard to wash with the city water i have,
> > leaves horrible water spots. i've use a short squirt of dishwaser
> > rinse agent into about 2 gal. of water and i rag wipe-down the car
> > with this mix after the suds wash, it seems to help sheet the water
> > away. however, all spots are not gone.
> >
> > anyone rig up some water filters, perhaps using some good charcoal
> > filters inline with hose to do rinse down??
> >
> > i got myself a Eagle One detail kit, but if i can start with a good
> > rinse it will be easier for me to finish off the detailing without
> > worrying about water spots....
> >
> > i have one of those ultra absorbent synthetic chamois rags too, but
> > i'm trying to beat the spots before they get to the surface....
> >
> > thanks,
> > K

>
> I always keep a supply of old terry cloth towels in the garage and wipe
> the car down (starting with the sunroof and windows) before it drys.
> Takes about two bath size towels to get all the water off, but it works
> like a charm.
>
>



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