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    Water Spot Stain Removal

    Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has any remedies for water spot stain removal. It seems we have some bad hard water in the area and even with a water softner it still seems to have those pesky water stains left behind after washing. It look real bad on black. I had headr vinager and water will do the trick but not sure on the mixture.

    Any ideas or help with other methods I would appreciate it.

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    Yup, after every day of riding, I have horrible waterspots. I just mix up 50/50 white vinegar/water in a big spray bottle, spray down the whole ski, then wipe dry with a good towel. No more waterspots and nice shine! My 2005 does not have any waterspots anywhere, works great and very cheap.

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    Does the vinegar take the wax off?

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    I use "Babes Water Spot Remover". It does take the wax off but I'm OCD with waxing my ski. It works the best out of everything I've tried. Google search "Babes Water Spot Remover" and you should come across some places that sell it. Just spray on, leave for 30 sec and wipe off. No more spots and you never have to scrub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Yup, after every day of riding, I have horrible waterspots. I just mix up 50/50 white vinegar/water in a big spray bottle, spray down the whole ski, then wipe dry with a good towel. No more waterspots and nice shine! My 2005 does not have any waterspots anywhere, works great and very cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveski View Post
    Does the vinegar take the wax off?
    Yes....

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    using vinegar is a good tip..gotta try that out..

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    Use Meguier's Ultimate quik detailer or wax and say by to water spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best 5$ you'll spend

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    vinegar wont ruin the paint ?

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    vinegar is safe on "automotive paints" . you could buff/polish your ski to get rid of all hard water spots then use turtle wax. ounce you ride after you have done this there will be little water on the ski as it will bead up. ounce you are done ridding and the ski is on the trailer use a "shami" to dry it, the key to not getting water spots is preventative maintenance.

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    It also depends on the spots. On my black car sometimes they etch the paint. Only way i get rid of them then is to start with a cutter compound on a porter cable ( or whatever random orbital ) buffer and then use polisher,than glaze, finish up with sealer or wax. Its a major PITA and an all day job so Ill try a little vinegar next time to see how that works on some. Thanks for the tip!

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