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Old 12-29-2012, 04:29 PM
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I'm in Texas as well. I just use a terry towel to wipe it all down after a wash and it's good as new
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Washing directly from a water softener is the best bet. If you're looking for a long term solution, I have seen De-ionized water filtering system tanks built onto a small dolly / hand truck. I'm not to sure where one would acquire this set up, however. Try asking an RV dealer would be my best guess at locating this set up.
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as others have said, don't wash it in direct sun. I wash my truck in the morning or evening then I take a leaf blower to it, does a good job of getting out of the small cracks and crevice's plus it helps to have a good coating of wax on it.
x2 on this one! I keep mine very clean, and use detailer with wax in between washes. By doing this, the water beads up nicely and the leaf blower finishes the drying in about 5-10 minutes!
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Bought one of those "Mr. Clean" car wash sprayers a couple years ago. They've
discontinued the soap for it, but still have a couple of the water filter cartridges left
which reduces the water spots almost completely.
There is a higher end wand wash car wash a few miles away that has a soft
water rinse as well.
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Get a water softner, wash in the shade, dry quickly........
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i found using eagle one wax as you dry after washing and drying it with an absorber keeps spots off.
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Thanks for all of the ideas.....
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After you washing your truck in the shade,

Spray "Wax as u dry" on the wet surface of your truck. Do about 1/4 of the truck at a time, and quickly dry the panels with a chamois or microfiber towel.
It should take about 3 minutes to dry the whole truck if you work quickly. Don't worry about every little drop, just get the bulk of the work done.

Go back with a leaf blower, and blow the water out of the mirrors, door handles, ridges in the rear bumper, lug nut holes, etc. Take some more "wax as u dry" and touch up the areas where water blew out.

You can safely use white vinegar to remove any water spots that remain. I usually use the vinegar to clean all of the glass, chrome, wheels, etc. I don't use it on any interior areas because of the smell.

Turtle wax Ice spray wax seems to leave a glossy finish and is easy to apply if you want a little more shine after the "wax as u dry"
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You can still find the Mr Clean car wash sprayer on ebay the filters are worth it one filter last dozens of car washes. The water softener still leaves spots on mine and they dont come off the windows with out polishing them.
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I use a micro fiber drying towel right after i was it. the every other week i use liquid glass polish to keep the trash from these louisiana roads off my paint. then once a month i do a three step wax job. So with all that being said, that will help with water spots.
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