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    combatting water spots

    I cant seem to get the deep down spots off.. I tried the 303 marine products, they do give it a nice clean shine, and a smooth feel, but at the right angle you can still see its covered in spots. what do you guys suggest?Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldizzle04 View Post
    I cant seem to get the deep down spots off.. I tried the 303 marine products, they do give it a nice clean shine, and a smooth feel, but at the right angle you can still see its covered in spots. what do you guys suggest?Click image for larger version. 

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    white vinegar and water 50/50 mix. It works !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxadrenaline View Post
    white vinegar and water 50/50 mix. It works !!
    I tried I dont think I used enough vinegar, also it's been in my cabinet for years so I didnt know if it's bad lol. I didnt really think vinegar would expire. I'll add more and try again.

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    https://www.boatbling.net/shop/hot-sauce

    Hot Sauce - works great.

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    If you sealed the water spots in under any sort of wax/sealant product then you will have to remove that layer to allow the vinegar to dissolve the minerals that make up the water spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by ldizzle04 View Post
    I cant seem to get the deep down spots off.. I tried the 303 marine products, they do give it a nice clean shine, and a smooth feel, but at the right angle you can still see its covered in spots. what do you guys suggest?Click image for larger version. 

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    Believe it or not, there is a real science to this. You have two options. You can dissolve the spots or mechanically remove them. Vinegar is a weak acid and willl work great on many spots.

    But if you have sealed them up in wax, not so much. It also depends on what the spots are made of. If they are mostly calcium based vinegar will work. If they are sodium based, it will not.

    My suggestion at this point would be to use a clay bar. Then wax and seal.
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    try CLR.(calcium lime, Rust) use it without diluting it and have a hose near by to rinse. apply it with a regular kitchen sponge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterDR View Post
    Believe it or not, there is a real science to this. You have two options. You can dissolve the spots or mechanically remove them. Vinegar is a weak acid and willl work great on many spots.

    But if you have sealed them up in wax, not so much. It also depends on what the spots are made of. If they are mostly calcium based vinegar will work. If they are sodium based, it will not.

    My suggestion at this point would be to use a clay bar. Then wax and seal.
    only been ran on fresh water lakes..

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    +1 Good advice so far on removing the established spots . . .

    Combating future spots . . . I've had great success with old-school FluidFilm. Sure, I use FF liberally inside the engine compartment, and it works well for anti-corrosion and keeping rubber hoses and other soft plastic bits well hydrated.

    However, a lesser-known application is to use FF on exterior painted surfaces. FF is a lanoline-based (wax) product, and with a bit of elbow grease and a micro-fiber cloth, it will rub-out to a pristine automotive-like wax shine. And while one could opt to straight use automotive wax (like carnauba wipe-on wipe-off), what sets the FF product apart is that it’s weakness, is its strength – and I mean that quite literally. It remains in liquid form, and as such does not stay applied for very long and washes off easy. Yet that there-in is why it works so well to eliminate spot deposition, because as soon a mineral deposits form, they are formed atop the thin FF waxy layer, hence easily wash away along with the FF layer. The only real drawback is the constant reapplication of FF - but hey . . . who doesn’t appreciate a little alone-time with one’s ski - wink wink.

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    Maguires paste wax once or twice a year and regularly wash/ dry with high quailty products. Use Maguires Quick Detailer between washes.

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