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There really isn't a wax. Waterspots are formed by dirt or crude in the water...ie. calcium, iron, salt or other elements. You just have to dry it down everytime you wash it....
 

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a huge number of choices out there for wax...

I like Turtle Wax Ice.
 

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The Wolfgang line is IMHO the absolute best you can buy... Adams is a very close second... Wolfgang Car Care Kits
I purchase one of their kits... and have been hooked ever since.. I've spent hundreds at autogeek on their stuff..
Remember, you get what you pay for... For top products, requires top dollars...$$$$$$
 

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Heres what I do to keep my car looking leaps and bounds shinier than any other car in my area.
1. 2 bucket wash. One with soapy water one with clean water. Rinse the mitt in the clean water before each dip in the soap.
2. Dry thuroughly with a soft towel.
3. Meguires clay bar kit and take your time. This is the key to the spot free shine and super slick paint.
4. A coat of liquid glass polish by hand and removed by hand.
5. Lastly I follow up with a coat or two of tech-wax liquid wax. Comes off super wasy and lasts a good 3 months.

My 5 year old un-garaged car still looks brand new and looks like a perfect red tinted mirror.
 

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As others have stated if you allow water to dry on the car, you get water spots. I use compressed air to blow the water out of the nooks that it likes to drip out of after you wash - emblems, mirrors, rear valance, stop lights, etc.

Autogeek.net has lots of things to spend your money on as MB suggested. And true true true you get what you pay for. In addition to Val's routine I use a paint sealant twice a year.
 

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Turtle Wax Ice car washing solution is the best that I have found so far for reducing water spots. As far as waxes go, Meguiars Tech Wax is my current favorite.

The hint about using compressed air works great, I use an electic leaf blower to get the job done.
 

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Liquid glass is a sealant as well as a polish. When cured its a hard finish unlike wax.
 

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ACE-IT.
It is a must. I have a hand sprayer I
picked up at HF. Fill it with distilled water.
Rising off the car. Let it air dry.
Never a water mark.
LLLFLY
 

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there's a guy on the corvette forum with too many toys and he bought a water purifier and uses that to wash his car. says it works like a champ. doesn't even have to dry it.
 

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TX - it's likely a water "softener" - I bought one from autogeek.net for the misting system on our patio. I realized that it works just like a softener because they sell "replenishing tablets" that you put in a bucket and soak the filter in overnight.

I bought it mid-summer to see if it would reduce the mineral deposits on my windows and siding when I used the misting system. Then the temps moderated and I only had to use it once in August. Seems to have helped, but not sure.

Autogeek sold it as an add-on to your spigot to reduce minerals whilst washing and thereby water spots. Haven't tried it on the car (because I mounted it on the back of the house) but it stands to reason it could make a difference.
 

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Carnubas tend to last the longest and synthetics the least when it comes to waxes. Liquid glass is a great sealant and can last all year if your car isn't parked in the sun 24/7.You can always add wax or another sealant over it for added protection. There really isn't a terrible wax out there, you just have to find one you like. My neighbor waxes his car once a month, me once a year and it last all summer. My wife only puts about 4-6k miles on it from April-October and it is kept in the garage. I use a synthetic by the way.

The water spot problem, you'll have to wash and dry immediately or get a softener kit and attach it to your hose outside. I used a water filter cartridge, took out the cartridge and filled with softener pellets and it helped a ton. Cheap and easy to use.
 

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Purifier, softener... But yeah, I thing that's what it is. if I remember correctly, it was a special system just for washing cars and it was pretty pricey. But, if it works....
 

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I wash mine at a self service, coin operated car wash. I use the spot free rinse, and by the time I drive the 3 miles to home, I just have to wipe off the remaining drips.

Note: Spot free rinses require maintenance. Some car washes maintain theirs better than others. There's a car wash closer than the one I use, but the maintenance isn't as good.
 
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