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Great thanks for all the tips! I was at Walmart and they have this towel called the absorber for $20 and a Walmart brand that looks the exact same for $5 called pva cloth, kind of looks like a shamwow. Are they both the same or is it worth the extra money to get the absorber? It says it replaces a chamois but which is better that wont scratch, a chamois or these new synthetic towels.
Which squigee do you guys recommend? Ill look into that filter next time I go to wallyworld.

Just checked online.. Is this the one http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/Camco-W...-Hose/14504321
I've been pretty happy with the Absorber. Go with the name brand. I find that the Absorber is significantly better than chamois. They're also easy to clean/rinse out if they get dirty.
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I've always heard a vinegar/water mix works for water spots
So if someone uses vinegar that happens to have a high acidity, and damages the paint pigment, clear coat etc - then you know not to listen to old wives tales.
To remove water spots, leave the wax on the paint for a few extra minutes - they come right off.
OR more precisely, the wax allows the mineral (lime, silica, calcium etc) to come off the paint.
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I blow the bulk of the water off with a leaf blower, then one microfiber towel to finish drying. If I work fast, it can be done during direct sunlight but prefer early morning.
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I blow the bulk of the water off with a leaf blower, then one microfiber towel to finish drying. If I work fast, it can be done during direct sunlight but prefer early morning.
this is my process.

for my drying towel i use a Microfiber Madness towel. expensive but worth it. also try adding some type of drying aid like meguiar's final inspection.
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The best thing ever for new paint is Opti-Coat 2.0. I've had it on for a year, typically use a machine car wash and go at least 3 times a week. Not a single micro scratch. Look this up, it's a fantastic product.

Also, with everyone talking about which towel to use, etc. I remove the wax on my black Harley with toilet paper. The good kind, like Charmin extra soft, not the stuff like what is at work.
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We have extremely bad water where I live, destroys everything.

What I have used on water spots on my black truck is Ice Liquid Clay from Turtle Wax. I've tried a lot of products, but this seems to do the trick for me, much better than a clay bar.

You can hand polish it but a Porter Cable or similar machine makes it much easier and quicker.

Washing the truck I use micro fiber towels to dry the truck, start at the top and work down when washing being careful not to get the clean dry area wet when rinsing newly washed areas. Also use a line filter to cut down on the sediments in the water.

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Great thanks for all the tips! I was at Walmart and they have this towel called the absorber for $20 and a Walmart brand that looks the exact same for $5 called pva cloth, kind of looks like a shamwow. Are they both the same or is it worth the extra money to get the absorber? It says it replaces a chamois but which is better that wont scratch, a chamois or these new synthetic towels.
Which squigee do you guys recommend? Ill look into that filter next time I go to wallyworld.

Just checked online.. Is this the one http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/Camco-W...-Hose/14504321
The Absorber works awesome for me on both my black trucks. Highly recommended and worth the money. Easy to clean (just by hosing it off and twisting the water) and very durable. Doesn't tear and will last for years. Doesn't trap any dirt either so you won't damage the clear coat as long as the surface is entirely clean.
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We have extremely bad water where I live, destroys everything.

What I have used on water spots on my black truck is Ice Liquid Clay from Turtle Wax. I've tried a lot of products, but this seems to do the trick for me, much better than a clay bar.

You can hand polish it but a Porter Cable or similar machine makes it much easier and quicker.

Washing the truck I use micro fiber towels to dry the truck, start at the top and work down when washing being careful not to get the clean dry area wet when rinsing newly washed areas. Also use a line filter to cut down on the sediments in the water.
I will actually be picking this stuff up again today!! Love the "Ice" line of Turtle Wax.. Great outcomes
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RAIN WATER! Collect it in 5 gal buckets. Let it stand over night to settle out any dust. Pour it through some cloth in a funnel to remove roof debris. Collect in a 40 gal plastic drum. Use a small supply on demand pump connected to my hose. Can wash my truck with about 7-8 gals. Rain water = no spots.
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