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GTV sean
post 12th April 2013 08:53
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I've been reading a few topics on here about how people use microfibre clothes on black cars and it leaves them virtually spotless ?? I went out and bought an expensive "goodyear microfibre drying towel" thinking it would make the world of difference but it just left white water and streak marks on my car rant.gif

So ive resorted the old chamois but even that leaves slight streak marks? whistle.gif on the back of my shampoo bottle it says DO NOT USE A CHAMOIS but if I dont use one it doesn't look like the car has been washed at all..

Any help here guys? thanks biggrin.gif


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post 12th April 2013 09:10
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was the car out in the sun?

could be a number of things....

dirty water
car not rinsed enough
dirty chamois/towel

I use a chamois and dont have any issues but i do spray my chamois with autosmart Tardis smile.gif


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post 12th April 2013 09:20
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I was the car in the shade, never in the sun..

the water is usually pretty clean but its like the microfibre towel barely removes water from the paintwork? We sadly dont have that product here in SA but maybe its time to have a look in the shops and see what products they've got to perhaps stop the streaking from occuring ?


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post 12th April 2013 09:58
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QUOTE(GTV sean @ 12th April 2013 10:20) *
I was the car in the shade, never in the sun..


Just the fact that the paint is warm/hot can cause streaking. Black can be difficult as it retains heat. Over here you can get an 'easy wax' that you put on when the car is wet and you wipe off the residue. Maybe this will be better as it will not streak.



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post 12th April 2013 10:00
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QUOTE(GTV sean @ 12th April 2013 10:20) *
I was the car in the shade, never in the sun..

the water is usually pretty clean but its like the microfibre towel barely removes water from the paintwork? We sadly dont have that product here in SA but maybe its time to have a look in the shops and see what products they've got to perhaps stop the streaking from occuring ?



well the product i use id really for preventing water marks... its a solvent for removing tar spots etc, but its a good water repellant so i use it on my leather

i valet cars for a living so i have good access to products wink.gif


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post 12th April 2013 14:41
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i use this once iv'e finished the car poilshing then waxing it's really soft but it work well on the glass and water mark's
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extra-Large-Car-...=item255b886caa

and this is what the guys use were i have the car washed and that really works
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230780898888?ssP...984.m1423.l2649


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post 13th April 2013 17:57
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I was looking through a local hypermarket here and I took a good look at the various car washes\shampoo's that are on sale and came across one called "auto armor - wash and wax" which contains anti streak agents happy.gif I'll give the girl a good wash tomorrow and see how it comes out..

Kirk 46 you may have heard of this brand of solvents ?


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post 13th April 2013 18:25
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If you have any streak of swirl!
ferecla glaze the car after and it will coat it over leaving a good protecting film,
used in body shops for years , for this reason a car if shiney laq. Will,show the smallest imperfection eg a swirl cant be avoided in clear coat and glaze will hide all these
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post 15th November 2013 08:39
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Right just to get a little closure on this topic, I've finally found the solution to these terrible water marks biggrin.gif

I was standing in Midas(locals parts store) looking at the different wash solutions and different drying towels etc and happened to notice a label on a genuine leather chamois box that it won't "leave any white water marks"..

Having paid a ridiculous amount of money for this chamois, I tried it out immediately as I got home using some Meguiars soft wash gel and much to my delight - a spotlessly shiny car without ANY drying marks ! blush.gif

Will definitely recommend this to anyone that owns black Alfa biggrin.gif


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