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water spots on black paint

Got a 08 escape for the wife back in sept. and I guess i need to stock up on my detailing supplies as it is black on black. Having trouble keeping it from spotting up after i wash it , so my question.

Is the shammy(spl) still the hot ticket for drying it or ,as i saw at the A/P store, terri clothe like towels used for drying?

Just wanted opinions before spending the bucks for some good supplies.

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i always use a shammy to dry my truck. it is dark blue and it water spots too. if your washing in the sunlight try not to let it air dry before you dry it with the shammy.
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I have 2 black cars and what I do is use a squeegee right after the final rinse. Then use a good shame e. Try to dry it out of the sun too. I wash mine in the drive way and dry it in the garage.
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X2 on the squeegee. i use the california squeegee and a terry cloth towel for the spots the squeegee wont go.

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I like to use the chamois then a miicrofibre cloth (probably the same as your terry cloth) to clean the spots off

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Back in the mid 80's I worked at a full service car wash we put a water softener in the soap it helped out to keep the car from spotting real bad.Not sure where to get it at now but you may can find it home depot or lowes in know they sale water softeners.


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I only have one thing to say.......ShamWow

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You could try a leaf blower, works great for my bike. Might not work so well on a car, loads more surface area. I've never tried it as all my cars are beaters.
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Thanks guys . i got me a chamois and a water blade so i'll see how that works.............

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You can always use the spin dry cycle up the freeway a short 80mph run always works for me when i get alittle lazy ....Bill
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Try some Duragloss Water Spot Remover. Works great. I use it on my black Fairlane and my truck, which is a deep burgundy (shows spots almost as bad as black)

If this stuff won't take the spots off, they are etched into the paint.

http://www.amazon.com/Duragloss-Car-.../dp/B0007IMBK2

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