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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:02 am 
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My cars get rather dusty due to being in a carport and not a garage.
And then it rains and the water attracts the dirt into the drops and when it dries leaves the dirty water marks.
Now usually if you clean it before the days end or a couple of days just rubbing it with a wet cloth will get rid of it.
But I've left it a bit long on one of my cars and I couldnt get rid of it.
I used some polish but that didnt get rid of it either. You can only see the water marks if you look at a certain angle. Most of the time the panel looks perfect.

What is the best method to get rid of water marks? I'm not after prevention because its just that I forgot to wax the car, so I know how to prevent it I just need to know how to get rid of it once the water marks have taken hold.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:05 am 
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High pressure car wash.
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:07 am 
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Nah that doesnt it do it. I've tried. I got a 1500psi karcher.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:12 am 
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You should post this in Aurora98's Car care thread - no doubt he'll have an answer for you. http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14875

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:19 am 
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I was kinda hoping he would drop into this thread.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:32 am 
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Well in 6 months time looking for the same info it will be easier to find the detailing tips sticky.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:50 pm 
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mild cut and polish or paint cleaner works for me
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:44 pm 
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You sure its caused from water? sounds more like sap damage or from bird s**t.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:05 pm 
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Definately water. My car goes no where near trees or birds. I wouldnt allow bird s**t to stay on my car as soon as I see it.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:06 pm 
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you don't live near an industrial area do you?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:39 pm 
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Nope. Far far away from everything.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:51 pm 
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when dust lands on your car and moisture finds it wether it be a heavy due or rain it mixes with the dust particals. then when the moisture evaporates the dust particals act like sand paper and there for removes a slight layer on the paint work, hence you get water marks.

A mild cut and polishwill remove this, A good wax like meguires yellow wax will help prevent this also.
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:53 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Nope. Far far away from everything.

quite literally :P

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:32 pm 
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Happy wrote:
Timmeh wrote:
Nope. Far far away from everything.

quite literally :P


lol happy u beat me to it 8-)

 

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