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I park my truck in front of my house and apparently my sprinklers were on too high. I now have dried water spots on my front right fender (even after having it washed and hand waxed). Any tips on how to get these water spots off?
 

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Hey, mine came like that brand new!
The dealer was nice enough to "detail" my truck for me before I could get there, unfortunately they missed the part where you remove the water BEFORE the sun bakes it in to the brand new paint.
It`s too late for me but maybe you could try a buffer?
There`s a bunch of detailing gurus on here try searching some threads and pm-ing them, someone should be able to help you out.
 

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If it's not too bad, try using a detailing clay bar. i had some pretty bad ones on a Mercedes that i owned briefly and the clay bar did wonders. It only works on paint though. Water spots on glass are almost impossible to get rid of.... My 2006 AC had them from delivery. the soft glass that everybody uses these days REALLY easily.....
 

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Get you a buffer and some good quality cleaner wax like Meguires and take your time you will have success. Or like "Dataguy601" said, the clay bar is a detailers secret let out the bag. When the weather breaks, use a clay bar to detail your truck. Next time you buy a vehicle new from the stealership, make sure it is the way you like it or do not accept the vehicle "as is". Remember if im not mistaken dont you have 3 days by law to return a vehicle back for a full refund? Is this why stealerships wait 4 days to turn paperwork into the DMV for title/tag processing?
 

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i think diluted vinegar works. my cousin has a black 350 z and he had major water spots. he swears by the diluted vinegar. i dont know how much vinegar is used. i dont want to make up some amount and ruin your paint.
 

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Sounds like it's baked on pretty good. Try a buffer with a light polish and medium cut pad. The PC 7424 is a very user friendly machine and great for beginners. Risk of damaging your paint is very minimal and the results are :thumbup:
 

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Yeah, check the detailing forum.

Vinegar works pretty good. But don't get too liberal with it. Just apply it where you need it. Vinegar strips wax.

Personally, I would just polish the whole truck. It will remove the water spots, plus remove swirls and microscratches, and add some gloss. If you don't have polish then a cleaner wax is the next best thing, but not as strong as a real polish.
 
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