How To Remove Water Spots From Car

Learn about how to remove water spots from car easily so your ride looks good for years to come. Water spots can ruin the look of your car and can damage the finish on your car if left untreated. If you have a new car or even an older one that you want to keep looking as good as possible, removing water spots is a great way to maintain your car's finish.

To remove water spots from a car, you will need:

  • Distilled water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Soft cloth
  • Water spot remover, optional
  • Car wax, optional
  1. Wash the car. Before you remove water spots from your car, it's best to start with a clean car. If this isn't possible each time you see water spots on your car, that's okay. But the first time, give your car a good washing to start fresh.
  2. Mix a solution of distilled water and distilled vinegar. It's important to use distilled water because all of the minerals that cause water spots have been removed. Mix one part distilled water and one part distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Keep this in your car.
  3. Spray the water spots. Use the water/vinegar mixture to spray the water spots. Wipe the spots with a soft cloth. 
  4. Rinse and repeat. To maintain your car's finish, after it has rained or you notice water spots, spray the spots with the water/vinegar mixture and remove the water spots immediately.
  5. Wax your car. To keep your car's paint looking fresh, use a good car wax.
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