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Re: Stopping water marks on sapphire black?

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:53 pm
by Crystal Detail
the problem is well especially in reading, is that the water is so hard.

I've found a decent shampoo makes all the difference too and the best I've used to date is Duragloss 901 doesn't leave any streaks or water marks and once the car has been washed I find using an open ended hose or water through a watering can sheets water off the car rather than letting it sit on flat panels.

then using a decent quick detailer like meguiars last touch or optimum instant detailer followed by a gentle buff with a flush microfibre should leave you without any watermarks.

this is all based on the cars paintwork being properly prepped and protected with a wax or sealant.

Re: Stopping water marks on sapphire black?

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:30 pm
by GAZA62
x2 on sheeting the water off saves so much time i can dry the whole in minutes with one drying towel and as said above a well prepped car is so easy to clean.

Stopping water marks on sapphire black?

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:40 pm
by Phoenixboy
tried the duragloss 901 shampoo today.
first impressions, very good.
leaves a nice finish as in no watermarks.
dried off with a microfiber towel.

Stopping water marks on sapphire black?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:37 am
by bony_13
Another vote for rainwater here. Rinse car off with watering can (rose taken off) spray on some QD which disperses water a d it'll be practically dry already. Quick pat down with mf cloth and I'm done.

No sand or nasties because the tap is 6" above the invert which acts as a grit sump - like a roadside catchpit. I use the same water for flowers in vases and its as clear as tap water.