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Old 06-07-2016, 02:20 AM   #267
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #268
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I'm not sure this question deserves its own thread so I'll ask here:

I have what *appear* to be water spots but I now believe they are a bit more serious than that. In the house I am currently renting, the garage leaks tiny drops of water onto the hood of my car when we get enormous amounts of rain at once (rare). I unfortunately didn't discover this until way too late and there are now significant amounts of water marks on my GTI's hood (that have been there for months).

I think these marks may actually be worse than water marks because the water drips through the wood, picking up chemical additives as it goes, before dripping onto the hood of the car. I've tried some Meguiar's polish and water spot remover (with hand "buffing") with no success.

Any suggestions for removing these terrible "water" spots? At this point I'm wondering if I'll need to get the hood repainted.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:21 PM   #269
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Try denatured alcohol (methyl or wood alcohol are its other common names) on a soft cotton pad, to gently scrub the spots away. It's a solvent for most of the things that come from wood. It's also a solvent for tars, too. And it's available in most hardware stores, the paint sections. It works well for removing antique varnish, too, if you're refinishing an actual antique piece of furniture.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:28 PM   #270
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Try denatured alcohol (methyl or wood alcohol are its other common names) on a soft cotton pad, to gently scrub the spots away. It's a solvent for most of the things that come from wood. It's also a solvent for tars, too. And it's available in most hardware stores, the paint sections. It works well for removing antique varnish, too, if you're refinishing an actual antique piece of furniture.
Interesting, I'll give this a try. Don't think the denatured alcohol will damage the clear coat?
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:32 AM   #271
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Denatured alcohol is not a solvent for the paint on our cars. It won't damage the finish in any way. I've used it often on many cars, including my white 2012 GTI.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:23 AM   #272
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Question for you guys regarding wheel cleaner,

My tire shine seems to run off after a couple days of driving onto the wheel along with brake dust and is a pain in the ass to get off, any suggestions for a good spray on wheel cleaner that will eat away between the spokes? I picked up some $2 stuff from autozone that's worse than soap..


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Old 08-26-2016, 12:05 PM   #273
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Question for you guys regarding wheel cleaner,

My tire shine seems to run off after a couple days of driving onto the wheel along with brake dust and is a pain in the ass to get off, any suggestions for a good spray on wheel cleaner that will eat away between the spokes? I picked up some $2 stuff from autozone that's worse than soap..


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I've had the best results from Sonax Full Effect. Their Wheel Cleaner Plus is good for wheels that haven't been cleaned in a while where the dust is really baked on.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:54 PM   #274
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I got some Adams VRT from them in one of their mystery boxes. I was happy with it. No sling, no drips, tire looked nice and black, and it added some water repellant to it too.
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