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Any recommendations for water spots that have baked in for 2-3 days? Didnt notice anything during or after the wash but was leaving work at night when I saw a whole lot of nastiness on the roof of my car. I was probably gonna try Meguiars quik detailer but I don't expect it to help much if at all.

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Any recommendations for water spots that have baked in for 2-3 days? Didnt notice anything during or after the wash but was leaving work at night when I saw a whole lot of nastiness on the roof of my car. I was probably gonna try Meguiars quik detailer but I don't expect it to help much if at all.


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Household grade vinegar...it will remove and neutralize any residue..been used by detailers for decades

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Household grade vinegar...it will remove and neutralize any residue..been used by detailers for decades
straight or diluted?

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Straight....the household grade is already diluted.

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It may also depend on the source of the water. Acid rain will have traces of sulfur dioxide that may create a more aggressive approach for removal than the normal calcification that occurs with hard water from municipal systems. At any rate, they can all be removed but the method and application may differ.
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You could try a clay bar.

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Any recommendations for water spots that have baked in for 2-3 days? Didnt notice anything during or after the wash but was leaving work at night when I saw a whole lot of nastiness on the roof of my car. I was probably gonna try Meguiars quik detailer but I don't expect it to help much if at all.
Depending on how bad they are use vinegar and water or if it's real bad dilute muriatic acid for pools I use a 1 to 10 ratio make sure to wax area afterwards. Good luck
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