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Old 07-09-2018, 07:02 PM
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So I moved to a new house a couple of months ago and my baby has to sleep outside. I usually cover it when I think it is going to rain but I got caught off-guard a few times. As a result, this happened:


First it really upsets me but more importantly I canít get rid of it, I spent approximately 20 minutes rubbing it with a towel damped in soap but itís still here.
So my question to you all week end warriors out there is:
How the F do I get rid of it?
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First of all, to the forum! I moved your post to the section of the forum that deals with issues like these.


Have you tried using rubbing compound? It's a liquid with an abrasive that will gently wear away the spot. Do you happen to know what's in the liquid that caused the spot? If it has any kind of acid in it, you may have a more serious problem.
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Hi JayArras, thanks! Being new to the forum I did not really know where to post so I just picked the one that seemed the most relevant, sorry ahaha

I have not tried compound yet, but that might be a good way out. Concerning the water composition, I am guessing that it is high in Iron, since I live in an highly residential area... There is still a probability that it is acidic rain though given that Malaysia is a country where the rain is often very harsh... I guess I should try an iron remover or a chemical with a very acidic formula to get rid of it... What do you think?
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Before you try any of those, test them in an inconspicuous spot like a door jam or the inside of the trunk first to make sure they won't eat your clear coat or paint.
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Yeah that's a good piece of advice, that would be a shame to ruin it...
I'm gonna take care of this during the week end, I'll get back to tell you how it went!
Any suggestion about what compound to use?
Anyways, thank you for your help!
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Me personally I would use a Meguiar's compound. That always worked for me. I use 105 on hard/deep scratches then finish it up with a polish. 105 will be an over kill for a water spot if that is why it is but it will get the job done.
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Try vinegar first.
Get some Meguiars Ultimate polish and Ultimate compound if vinegar doesn't touch them.
Use some wax applicator pads to gently try the ultimate polish first. If this makes a difference do it again with the polish otherwise step up to Ultimate compound(aka megs UC), then finish off with Ultimate polish (aka megs UP)to remove the hazing left by UC.
Try one spot for starters. The roof of the car would be the most inconspicuous spot to try everything out since most of the damage would be on the horizontal panels.

Depending on what gear you have or are willing to invest in determines the approach you can take.
Hell some shop around town might even caveman them out with a rotary for cheap. Then you would most likely have holograms to deal with.

Keep the car sealed with wax, sealant or whatever. A sealant is the best option. This would make it less prone to spotting.
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Hi guys!

I'm here to report!
So I tried using polish, I called the guy who details my car to ask what kind of polish to use and he sold me a product he usually use for 1 step paint correction, it is called ecoshine finish f3 by IGL Coatings. It worked well, would recommend! I polished and I'll have my detailer recoat the area and I should be good to go!
Thanks for your help anyways!
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