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    Default water marks after waxing

    Obviously after waxing my car, the wrain nicely beads on the car however once the car eventually dries I am left with water marks where the beads have sat, is there any way to prevent this or at least minimize it?

    or is it just one of the drawbacks of a black car that I'll have to live with?


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    I believe the darker the car, the more noticeable it becomes...minute particles of dust etc collected in the raindrops or on car's paint surface are picked-up by the rain droplets and as they dry out are deposited on the paint surface...on cars with lighter paint finishes they are less noticeable eg. our Lighting Silver Vectra looks OK after rain mind you I use 'Stardrops' to wash the car a wax it once ot twice a year with a 'grey' pigment polish on the main bodywork and plain non pigment spray wax around the Black trim...got 'em from the £ shop at £1.00 each per Tin & Spray.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    .... I use 'Stardrops' to wash the car.....
    Don't let some people on the site hear you say that

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    just the joy of black mate. unless you want to wash and dry every time it rains

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    STARDROPS, I just covered my laptop in tea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballan22direct View Post
    just the joy of black mate. unless you want to wash and dry every time it rains
    I live in Scotland, chances are by the time I got half way round it, it'd already be raining again

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxvillain View Post
    I live in Scotland, chances are by the time I got half way round it, it'd already be raining again
    Mines the same mate, only just recently give it a good going over with SRP and EGP too, first bit of rain afterwards... covered

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    that cant be good for the paint..at all.. it will probably strip any wax protection you had on there too

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxvillain View Post
    I live in Scotland, chances are by the time I got half way round it, it'd already be raining again
    yeah me too mate. spent hours last tuesday polishing the car and by wednesday morning you could hardly tell.

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    mone alwys looks like that if there is dust within the rain.. park it on a slope and all the droplets will run clear!

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