Hard water is something that most vehicle owners have to deal with on a regular basis. Water from rain, and especially sprinklers, hoses, and other sources of public water can leave unsightly spots all over your vehicle if the drops are left to dry on the surface. These water spots are actually mineral deposits that are left on the surface of your vehicle after the water has evaporated. The minerals can ‘bake’ onto the paint and can become very difficult to remove. If left unattended for extended periods of time, these water spots can even etch into paint and cause some pretty serious damage.
CarPro has developed their Spotless Water Spot and Mineral Remover to help fight these issues and offer a quick and easy solution to stubborn water spots. Traditionally, water spots are removed with abrasives through machine polishing processes. While this method typically works well, it can be very time consuming. Spotless has been developed with a special blend of gentle acids, that safely neutralize the mineral deposits on most vehicle surfaces.
The vehicle shown in the following photos was parked in a public parking lot, and the sprinkler system sprayed the vehicle. The water was left to dry on the surface in the hot sun, and when the owner returned, there were spots all over the car. These spots had already become so hard that they would not come off with traditional washing (the vehicle had already been washed prior to taking this photo). This vehicle had previously been coated with 22ple VX1 Pro paint coating, therefore polishing was not an option. The reason for this is that if we were to polish the surface, there is a good risk of removing the paint coating. With that in mind, CarPro Spotless was the perfect choice.
Photo: Water spots from sprinkler system
After the vehicle was washed, Spotless was sprayed liberally onto the surface of one of the effected panels.
Next, a Yellow Foam Applicator was used to work the product. Using moderate pressure, I made crosshatch passes (side to side, then up and down). Be sure to wear gloves to keep the product away from your skin.
I then used a Blue All Purpose Microfiber Towel to carefully wipe away the Spotless residue from the surface.
The panel was then rinsed with water and dried. The water spots were removed, and the panel looked much better.
I have been very pleased with the Spotless product. I have had great success removing light to moderate surface water spots very quickly and easily. This product can be used on paint, glass, chrome, and plastic. This is a much needed product, as hard water spots are inevitable for most vehicles, and if they are not removed in a timely manner they can lead to much more severe damage.