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Water spots by hand polish?


Yutnaka

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I'm new to the forum but I've used the Adams products for a while now. My car is a DD and has 3 water spots that I cannot get out. Can hand polishing with SHR get rid of it? I've gotten the dirt out of those with claying, but the etching is still there.....I am thinking I might need to get the PC....

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Well the focus pads can also be used on the PC as well as the drill. On the PC it let's you get into tighter areas. On the drill they become a small rotary buffer that will allow to correct deeper scratches that the PC might be able to tackle. Or you simply want to do it faster. Then you follow up with the PC to get rid of any mini holograms that you might've created. It would definitely be worth it IMO to get them.

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I have ALL my Adam's products at home except for the PC and the S&HR [need to re-order]. I was doing our kitchen countertops at the beach and bought back everything except the PC.

 

The 4" Focus Pads is indeed an option but I don't mind the elbow grease part of it because I'm not sure I'd ever have to use the 4" focal Pads again when I have the PC.

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How about 4" Focus Pad Kit. It's not too expensive and will save you some elbow grease. These on a drill are more aggressive than the PC also. And since you have it for a whole 2 weeks you should be able to order it and take care it when you receive them.

 

Just thought about how you left the PC and you might've also left the polishes. If so SHR should do the trick, unless you're low on SSR then grab some of that :IMO:

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Yutnaka, any update on this thread?

 

I'm about to do a 2010 White Diamond Tri Coat Yukon Denali this weekend.

 

I've seen the vehicle prior. Paint is in excellent condition as it was recently fully detailed by an out-of-state pro using a very-good non-Adam's brand. Ninety-five percent of my work is interior clensing and leather & carpet resoration, however she has horrible hard-water spots on all the glass as well as her polished chrome wheels on her ride. I have the shoes covered as I've had 100% success with Adam's Chrome Polish #1 in the past. I don't know how the prior detailer missed the windows but it's clearly evident and looks like crap!

 

She has well water that, until recently, was never treated.

 

My Porter Cable, I left at the beach and, unfortunately, I do not have the time to drive 2HRS plus to retrieve it. She's leaving the car with me for two-full weeks so I have the time to order.

 

Looking at using [ordering] the S&HR and putting some elbow grease into it.

 

Would love some suggestions as I've not dealt with hard-water spots of this severity before.

 

Cheers.

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I had read that the focus pads on a drill are known to leave holograms (unless an expert hand is used). Then best to follow with with PC or flex. Is this true?

I am interested in the best advice myself since I just spotted a few water spots on my ride tonight. The rest of the finish is in such good shape I wasn't wanting to invest in a polisher just yet

 

 

it can, but kinda hard to screw up. i say try it by hand first, try one of these kits:

Adam's Hand Polish Combo

Adam's Premium Hand Polish & Car Wax Kit

 

if that doesn't work, then someone in your area, on this forum, with a PC/FLEX needs to volunteer to come help you :2thumbs:

 

in the future if you get your own machine polisher, the SHR still comes in handy for that, and the Revive Polish is good for little touch ups if you need to clay bugs or waterspots off in between details, so you don't have to lug the machine out every time.

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even the 4" focus pad kit on a cordless drill will work! much less of an investment if your not ready for a PC or FLEX yet!

 

I had read that the focus pads on a drill are known to leave holograms (unless an expert hand is used). Then best to follow with with PC or flex. Is this true?

I am interested in the best advice myself since I just spotted a few water spots on my ride tonight. The rest of the finish is in such good shape I wasn't wanting to invest in a polisher just yet

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so I tried the Vinegar....it won't budge!! The surface is rough where the spot is....I might need a PC. :(

 

Did you try the newspaper and vinegar trick? Spray some vinegar on the glass, spray some on newspaper, "stick" the newspaper on the glass, and spray some more vinegar on it to make sure it has soaked through. This will keep the vinegar on the spots. Let it sit for a few minutes. Make sure to do this indoors or in the shade and keep the newspaper wet. Once you think it sat long enough, lift the newspaper and hit it with FINE steel wool or SHR and orange pad. Oh and just in case keep the vinegar and wet newspaper off of your paint. Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

 

This cut my time by A LOT on a shower glass door. I still havent finished but should have time to do so next week.

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Thanks for the suggestions! I might try vinegar and see if that helps. Not to bring other products up on here, but I want to get rid of those spots ASAP. I heard that ************** works wonders on those(anyone here have experience) If not, I am going to order the SHR with the pad....

 

BTW, does any vinegar work?

 

The product you posted about is PACKED FULL of fillers. What ever it "removes" will reappear later. I know, I used to use it.

 

We try to keep competitors products off this site. :)

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Thanks for the suggestions! I might try vinegar and see if that helps. Not to bring other products up on here, but I want to get rid of those spots ASAP. I heard that Meguiar's Scratch X works wonders on those(anyone here have experience) If not, I am going to order the SHR with the pad....

 

BTW, does any vinegar work?

 

-200 cool points for using the "M" word......

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Thanks for the suggestions! I might try vinegar and see if that helps. Not to bring other products up on here, but I want to get rid of those spots ASAP. I heard that ************** works wonders on those(anyone here have experience) If not, I am going to order the SHR with the pad....

 

BTW, does any vinegar work?

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