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Old 08-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #11
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Well, no lemons to be found in the house, so I decided to risk some Viakal. And the streaks are now largely removed! I'll have to give them a second go, in better light, but I can tell from the smooth feel of the paintwork that it's done the trick. I'll follow it up with a Meguiars Ultimate Compound polish.

I can only assume that there was some kind of reaction with the foam and the (very) hard water, on a warm day. Anyway, I will be using softened water from now on and so hopefully the problem will never occur again (and I'll remember not to let it dry on anyway).
That's great news

Certainly keep an eye open in case anyone else has any issues similar and you can advise them of what you did
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Well, no lemons to be found in the house, so I decided to risk some Viakal. And the streaks are now largely removed! I'll have to give them a second go, in better light, but I can tell from the smooth feel of the paintwork that it's done the trick. I'll follow it up with a Meguiars Ultimate Compound polish.

I can only assume that there was some kind of reaction with the foam and the (very) hard water, on a warm day. Anyway, I will be using softened water from now on and so hopefully the problem will never occur again (and I'll remember not to let it dry on anyway).
The temporary hardness in tap water (magnesium / calcium carbonates) are left behind on any surface once the water carrying them dries by evaporation. This is quick on a warm day. The presence of auto-foam in the mix won't stop this process, using soft water will though
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