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Removing water spots/deposits

While I was on deployment, my truck received some errant spray from a neighbors sprinkler. The water here in San Diego is pretty hard / laden with minerals. How do I get the white powdery water deposits off my truck now? When I was in Hawaii years ago there was this water spot remover stuff you could buy that worked pretty good. Does anyone know what I need to get?
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I have a 2000 black Trans am and now a black 08 Expedition, and black 08 superduty. Looks like a funeral at my place sometimes. Anyways, I use a product called Scratch X which works awesome. Pretty much rub it on, let it dry to haze and wipe off.
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I'd start with a claybar and see how that does....... It might take polish to get them all off, but the claybar should help........

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A claybar is certainly the first thing you should do after washing, but I doubt it will make any significant difference.

You'll likely end up with a dual action polisher and several different pads and polish/wax combos to get it right.

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I'd start with a claybar and see how that does....... It might take polish to get them all off, but the claybar should help........
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A claybar is certainly the first thing you should do after washing, but I doubt it will make any significant difference.

You'll likely end up with a dual action polisher and several different pads and polish/wax combos to get it right.

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I agree. The clay bar would be a great start, but you will likely be much happier with the followup polish and wax. Good luck...

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New to this but why not use vinegar. When I worked at a lime plant thats what we used.

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vinagar might hurt the clear i respect the opinion but i personally would clay then three step it clener polish than wax with a buffer. although dont high speed it unless you know what your doin

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Vinegar just isnt the best choice... there are much better options out there!

I would start with clay bar... if that dont work move on to a light polish such as Meguiars #80... and then if need be go more coarse, but try the finest polish and see if it works. If your going for a perfect finish (mirror) with no spider webbing or halograms then just start with a coarse polish and work your way to a finer polish, ending with a sealant and then a LS wax (caranuba) for the depth

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