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Old 09-23-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Got a brand new car and within a week I start seeing stains, later found that it's due to the lawn sprinkler water that's causing these stains on my car parked in driveway (dont' have room in garage).

Initially I thought I could get them off by regular car wash, but no, i tried 3-4 washes. Its really sad to learn that these stains are hard to remove...so long story short..any suggestions on good car detailing places or mobile ones any where around south charlotte?
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:37 PM
 
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Got a brand new car and within a week I start seeing stains, later found that it's due to the lawn sprinkler water that's causing these stains on my car parked in driveway (dont' have room in garage).

Initially I thought I could get them off by regular car wash, but no, i tried 3-4 washes. Its really sad to learn that these stains are hard to remove...so long story short..any suggestions on good car detailing places or mobile ones any where around south charlotte?
It's the mineral deposits in the water. Even tougher to remove when it gets on the glass.

You need to remove them as soon as you can or the minerals / contaminates will etch the paint.

Get a gallon of distilled white vinegar. Wash the car normally.

Then, use a sponge soaked in the vinegar and apply it to a section of the paint at a time. Let it soak for a couple of minutes and then, rinse it off. Once the spot cleaning is finished, re wash your vehicle.

Keep the vehicle waxed and it will make it easier to deal with. Keep in mind that the vinegar will remove surface protectants as well (Wax etc)
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Why not just aim the sprinkler heads away from the driveway?
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Maybe a car-cover would be a good investment.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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buy :: Chemical Guys Water Spot Remover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVtU_wldkK4

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Old 09-24-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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Any Car detailing locations that I can take it to? Any recommendations?
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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If this is a week old car, and the sprinker is just ordinary CMUD tap water, then I would take that car back to the dealer and demand to know why this is happening. Maybe it has a bad paint job. Unless that sprinkler system is connected of a nasty well, you shouldn't see this.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I would clear space in the garage to park my new expensive car.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Any Car detailing locations that I can take it to? Any recommendations?
Used him 2 years ago and have nothing but positive praise for his company. He's located in Indian Trail, but worth the trip. He's been in business for a long time and I have yet to come across anything negative about his business or results.

The before and after difference was like night and day.

Charlotte Automotive Detailing Specialists | Detailing by Tim
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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I do detailing at my house in concord, text or call me at (631)881-9345.
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