Samuel

Optimum gloss coat water spots

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Hi,

 

i just applied optimum gloss coat yesterday. 1h after I added a coat of optiseal and let the car in the garage overnight. Today my car has been exposed to water from my neighbor’s sprinklers and is now full of waterspots. I’m a little bit worried about it. What should I do? Wait for a week before trying some mdr or polish the car and start from scratch?

 

thank you for your help

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If you have ONR at home you can use that and clean the car with it. If you dont wait too long it should hopefully remove all water spots.

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Oops... It seemed to do the job when the car was inside, but as soon as I took it out under the sun, you can see there is still a lot of spots present...

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water spots can hide - you can try vinegar or go to Optimum MDR.  Water spots will not etch Gloss-Coat but do not use polish, it will remove your coating.  Sometimes on a Coated car, the UV from direct sunlight will cause the spots to disappear.

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there is 1 more solution for water spots that will not remove Gloss-Coat.  Acid wheel cleaners that contain hydrofluoric acid (Meguiars Hot Rims Chrome Wheel Cleaner for example) will remove water spots...that's Def Con 1.

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Mdr worked on most of the panels. It’s not 100% gone, but a lot better. The only problem I still have is the hood.... It’s impossible to make them go away on my ppf. 

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did you apply Gloss-Coat to your PPF?  One of the benefits of Coating over PPF is the chemical resistance it adds.  I can't speak to the affect of hydrofluoric acid on PPF.

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Yes I installed gloss coat on the ppf as well

I am thinking about buffing it with my polisher and do the hood again. 

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If I do so, donI have a chance to get the spots removed? I’d rather reaply gloss coat and have no spots haha!

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I'm not sure why your water spots are so difficult - there are differences in hard water and it's important to remove before they bake on.  The Opti-Seal should provide a sacrificial barrier too.

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