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Old 24-08-2018, 11:38 PM   #1
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APC as a water spot remover

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I hope you are all well

My driveway always seems to be in direct sunlight when ever I wash my cars and during the recent sunny weather has been a ***** for water spots on my 2 black cars. So rather than spending the time to polish them out as it were can I use APC as a water spot remover and if so what sort of ratio we talking?

Thanks for your help
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I wouldn't want APC drying on the panel after wiping it...

Why not pick up some Koch Chemie FSE? perfect QD for removing water spots
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I use megs wheel brighter , perfect for it . Keep away from glass.
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APCs are usually alkaline based, so they do not work on water spots

White vinegar 50/50 with water, you can also take a mild mixture of an acid-based rim cleaner, then avoid the glass.

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Or buy a DI Vessel!
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Thank you I do want to get a filter eventually but the wife won’t let me (she’s so mean lol)

I was looking at the purpose water spot remover products but I have APC in bulk so just wondered.

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When I was a kid back in t' 60's and while still at school I had a small window cleaning round in the holidays. Back then a cap-full of vinegar in the wash bucket worked wonders on glass for windows that hadn't been cleaned in a while. (And a few drops of paraffin were used in the rinse water to shine the glass up.)



Is there any reason why white vinegar, diluted a bit, would not remove water spots - so long as it was washed off smartly afterwards?
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Hi guys and girls

I hope you are all well

My driveway always seems to be in direct sunlight when ever I wash my cars and during the recent sunny weather has been a ***** for water spots on my 2 black cars. So rather than spending the time to polish them out as it were can I use APC as a water spot remover and if so what sort of ratio we talking?

Thanks for your help
Polishing out water spots is a bit drastic based on the task of "polishing" if you have protected your paintwork.

Koch Chemie FSE has had some very good recommendations to me. Its not cheap and that's OK as long as its good value.
My next purchase of a QD will be FSE for the reasons you also require.

KC is a top,top manufacturer with an amazing array of German products.
I regularly wonder why they do not appear to get the just praise they certainly deserve from outlets in the UK.
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FSE as mentioned above, or the Kamikaze version.

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How’s FSE for gloss and beading? Would you need to go over the surface again, with a quick wax or detailer?


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