I parked my Camaro outside today and it rained. There were water spots on
the paint. No problem, I'll just wash it. They don't wash off. I tried
wax, again, they don't come off. Does anyone have any idea what has
I'm assuming I'll need to get polishing compound and an orbital buffer to
fix it. Why did this happen in the first place?
It was most likely acid rain:
Or you had too much wax on the car to begin with when the acid rain hit. Try
using Meguiars number 2, then follow up with number 9.
These are the most non aggressive products you will find, but work well with
up to 1500 grit sand paper. So they are a good product, low in abrasive.
Stay away from sharp lines, corners and door openings and fender edges, even
with an orbital buffer. there will always be a chance of overheating and
burning the paint!
I hope this helps?
Thanks Refinish King.
I know my original post sounded kind of stupid to anyone who knows about
paint. What you've got to understand is that my daily drivers for the past
16 years have all had weatherbeaten, oxidized paint. I haven't had to worry
about water spots/stains since 1988.
I'll give Meguiars a try.
BTW, I just bought a GTECH Pro. It's a pretty neat little toy. It
calculates HP & torque based on measured acceleration. You have to enter the
weight of your car and it does all the rest. Now I need to go find a large
bathroom scale to drive onto!!
It seems to work very well. I haven't done a full 1/4 mile run yet so I
don't know exactly how fast the car runs. I'll try a run this weekend.
I like the fact that you can save runs, download them to your computer and
archive them. This would seem to be a good, cheap diagnostic tool to
measure 1/4 mile performance, HP and torque without having to pay for dyno
They say that they have the interface running. I haven't checked it yet.
Hope to do so this weekend. There are a few bugs in the GTech's software
but they're currently working on a software update.
I got this bug info off of their website:
One thing they keep saying over and over is that the hp/torque values that
you get will be lower than on a dyno primarily because dynos don't take
certain "real world" things into consideration. Since the Gtech measures
acceleration it's measuring your cars ability to transmit power to the rear
tires. Some things that can affect this measurement are rolling resistance
of the tires on the asphalt, wind resistance (including head or tailwind)
and inefficiencies in the drivetrain and whether you're going up or down an
incline. All these things will affect your car's acceleration.
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