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Old 13-12-2017, 09:49 PM   #1
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Can't shift water spots!

My dad phoned me a couple of weeks ago to say that he's noticed some spots on the bonnet of his car. He seems to think he has washed the car when it was hot and not been dried since it's only on the bonnet. He sent me this picture to show what he meant.



I did a little research and found Koch Chemie FSE so bought him a bottle and had it sent to him. He says he tried it and there's was a minor improvement but that's all. He then went on to say that he put T-cut on a small area and it worked. The whole bonnet needs doing so I've told him to forget the T-cut and I'll look for another's solution.
My issue is that I'm 400 miles away so I can't go and try things and he has poor lighting in his garage so he is struggling to see how good or not anything is.
I have Autoglym paint renovator in the garage so was thinking of sending him that to try but I've never used it (came in an Autoglym xmas package) so don't know what it would be like.

Any ideas?
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Old 13-12-2017, 10:09 PM   #2
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I have seen This in the past. Never tried it but the reviews on the site are not bad. Having said that, *one* on CYC is not so good. For around £10 I would be prepared to give it a go myself and make my own decision. There will be other ideas to come.

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Perhaps use in conjunction with the renovator if needed.

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I work from my van under a railway arch and the water that drips through the brickwork onto it leaves water spots from hell!!! Much worse than those on your photo. Initially I couldn't shift them with anything other than abrasive compound which just isn't sustainable as it happens almost all the time. Eventually after trying every likely product in my armoury (including vinegar) I purchased some Gyeon water spot remover and it works wonders.

I soak a few drops into a Microfibre them dab it onto the spots for a minute or so. This removes the spots perfectly.
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Old 13-12-2017, 10:30 PM   #4
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I can recommend Meguiars Water Spot Remover I had marks like that inside my door shuts and the dealt with them easily..

Looks rare now but found some here

https://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produ...urface-polish/
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Just ordered Gyeon Water spot. Thanks for the advice from all. I've used quite a few Gyeon products and really like them so this appealed to me.
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Old 13-12-2017, 11:53 PM   #6
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havnt used it but this is supposed to be very good at removing water spots!
https://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produ...mover-1-litre/
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Old 14-12-2017, 12:15 AM   #7
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CarLack 68 - Nano Systematic Care car.

Liquid all in one type polish with no abrasive.

If I remember right that stuff is strong enough to remove water spots but it dries very fast so you have to go like a bat out of hell in small areas at a time.
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Old 14-12-2017, 01:05 AM   #8
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havnt used it but this is supposed to be very good at removing water spots!
https://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produ...mover-1-litre/
Op mentioned this stuff in his first post and that it didn't work
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White Vinegar and water is always worth a try before going for something with abrasives in it.

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