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Old 07-11-2004, 01:47 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of polishing my Caravel with Southern Shine. It's going well except that the water I'm using to clean it with is hard well water and is leaving stubborn water spots on the finish, even after waxing. I'm thinking rainwater might do the same. The spots won't wipe or buff off after they've set in. Must be some kind of chemical reaction. I've had to re-sand them off a couple of areas and re-polish.
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Water to remove or prevent?

Greetings Rog9525!

A method that I suggested to a neighbor at the WBCCI International Rally in Sioux Falls, SD often works in easily removing hard water spots from surfaces. Mix a strong solution of white vinegar and water (between 1 pint and 1 quart of vinegar to one gallon of water) then wipe down the panel with a rag dampened in the solution. It may not work under all circumstances, but did with the recently polished Soverign that my neighbor owed.

Good luck with solving your water spotting problem!

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