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Water spots can quickly ruin your car’s shiny new appearance. These spots tend to dry quickly in direct sunlight, leaving an unsightly image on your car’s paint job. You’ve been working hard to keep the surface of your car clean and now it’s ruined because of a few stubborn drops of water. But removing these spots isn’t too complicated. You can try a range of different methods yourself or take your car to your local car wash.

The Vinegar Method

Vinegar is extremely effective when it comes to removing water spots. To get started, take some white vinegar out of your kitchen cabinets and dab a little bit onto a dry rag. Now, you’ll need to gently press the rag into the water spots. Avoid the temptation to scrub the spot way, as this might ruin the paint job on your car. You will also need to reapply any wax or sealant you may have been using to protect the surface of your car because the acid in the vinegar will eat through the sealant quickly.

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The Clay Method

Most people have vinegar in their homes, so people tend to prefer the method mentioned above. But you can also use molding clay to get rid of water spots. Clay tends to be less effective when it comes to removing hard water stains or those with harsh mineral deposits. But it can be effective in terms of getting rid of soft water stains. You’ll need a bar of clay that you can purchase at any school supplies or art supplies store. Use some lubricant to get the clay moist and malleable. Now gently roll the clay over the water stain until it disappears. Now take the clay off and wipe down the area with a dry cloth to get rid of any residue.

You can also skip the DIY method and come to your local car wash. At R&J’s Auto Spa in Lakewood, we offer a range of car detailing services. You can keep your car looking its best by scheduling an appointment today!