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Caustic based residues (the white ring is usually, but not always acid residue).........it's excellent on chrome & plated plastic in removing (visually) water spots. Sometimes you just have to place a little on a sponge/cloth and just let that part of the sponge rest for a few minutes on the paint. Household vinegar is only 5% concentrate (the rest is water).....so mild it will not harm the paint in any way (providing you only use it for a few minutes max of course-----common sense does come into play here)


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Acid based residues (the white ring is usually, but not always acid residue).........
I thought the white rings were calcium and other deposits?

Vinegar is acidic. How do you neutralize anything acid based with more acid?

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Yes....I was thinking caustic & typed acid......

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Yes....I was thinking caustic & typed acid......
Caustic=acidic
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Caustic=acidic

Caustic=base

In the most general sense

But I share in your confusion of neutralizing an acid with an acid.

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Caustic=base
Yep, you're right.

I stand corrected.
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This post by Mike Phillips, goes into detail on how to remove water spots.
How to remove water spots by hand - Auto Geek Online Auto Detailing Forum

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pretty much what I said................Mike just tends to make a mountain out of info IMHO..............

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