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06-20-2002, 10:11 AM
How harmful is it to wait to remove water-spots?

I had my car out and got hit by rain. I washed it within 2 or 3 hours of the rain. Left very small water spots on much of the paint (very small and you have to look very closely to see but they are there.)

The car has Zaino on it and it is my second care to try with Zaino and it has happened both times. I think the open-chain properties of Zaino grab on to more stuff than closed-chain waxes. I will not use it again (said that last car but tried on car I just got.)

Anyway, since it is a weekend car and I can pretty well control keeping it out of rain, I would normally polish as soon as I saw something like this (water spots.) But I had it at a dealership yesterday is why I had to drive in rain. It needs to go back soon to get an ordered-part installed. So I may need to take it back during a rain spell. Therefore I hate polishing and waxing, knowing I may have to do it again within a week.

How much damage could occur if I wait a week or so to polish remove the water spots?

06-21-2002, 01:28 AM
on a lot of things. How acidic is the rain in your area? How hard is the water from your hose? How much wax is on your paint? How hard is the wax?

Best to get the spots off as soon as practical ... just like bird poop.<br><BR>

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