What To Do About Hard Water Spots On Your Car
Learn More about Hard Water Spots

Hard water is not a health concern but in the Stafford VA area, it is a nuisance. Hard water has high amounts of minerals such as lime, calcium, and silica. After the water dries, it leaves a residue. These hard water spots look white or brownish and can stay on glass or ceramic surfaces like cars.

Rain, sprinklers or not drying the car properly can cause hard water spots. These can be annoying if you had a car detail. To prevent these spots, use a microfiber cloth to apply car wax. This will create a protective layer between your paint and the elements.

When you see hard water spots, the first thing you should do is wash your car. Make sure to wash your car in the shade. If you wash the car in direct sunlight, then soaps can heat and cause damage. Vinegar is completely safe to use to remove the spots, but never use it in direct sunlight. A car detail with wax is the best way to prevent them.

To take care of spots on your paint, just use a one part white vinegar and one part water mixture in a spray bottle. Try not to use tap water so there aren’t more minerals. Spray it on the affected area and wait about 10 to 15 minutes. The residue should be gone by then. If there are rings of the hard water spots, then use a microfiber cloth and some car polish. Depending on the stain, it may take a few tries to fully remove. When spots are on the glass, just liberally spray the area and wipe with a microfiber cloth. When caring for your car make sure to get a car detail with car washes.

People in the Stafford VA area and everyone along the coast know that hard water spots are a common problem in the home as well. Dealing with tile floors is the same as dealing with car paint. Spray the vinegar mixture on the floor and wait about 10 to 15 minutes and wipe with a towel. Same for sinks and showers too.

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