How to Get Rid of Water Stains on Your Car

Did you know different types of water stains require a different method of removal?

The most common issue that car owners often encounter is water stains. Depending on the weather, they can be a result of sprinkler system use or just sunlight shining onto the materials. While washing your car, you might be able to remove some water stains by yourself, but you will still not deal with all of them. Getting rid of water spots without damage is often a challenge. You first must learn which type of stains you have on your vehicle before figuring out how to get rid of them.

There are 3 Types of water spots. An easy form is Type I, a harder form is Type II, and a hard-to-remove form is Type III. In this article, we will teach you about how to identify which type of water spot you have. In subsequent articles, we’ll discuss the methods that are needed to remove each type of water spot. Indeed, there’s some urgency in knowing which type of water spot you have because that will allow you to gain further insights for the removal procedures and products required. A convenient kind of water spot to eradicate are Type I while more challenging are Type II and Type III

Type I Water Stains

Type I water stains are mineral deposits on top of paint which happen to be a residue of water that has been left on the car. This can happen by cleaning your vehicle without drying the water from the car and if a sprinkler is triggered near the vehicle during a rainstorm, covering it with water droplets leaving oxide deposits behind. Type I spots are often referred to as Hard Water Spots.

Type II Water Stains

Type II water spots are real etchings or craters that remain on auto finishes due to the fact that something corrosive in a water supply left behind ate through the paint until it was dissolved or consumed.

Type III Water Stains

Type III water spots are dull or colorless and are generally found on single stage paints after your water supply hits their finish. Type III spots may also affect clear coat finishes, but they’re not as common due to the fact that Type III spots either ruin a paint job or fade away. Clear coats can’t fade away like single stage paints because they already have no color (clear is clear), so there is no way for it to get faded.