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Dirty Beads :-(

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by A3 T, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. A3 T
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    A3 T Lord Of The Rings

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    [Apr 15, 2011]
    Hi guys ;)


    The wax i use causes the rain to bead up on the car and lasts a long time, my only gripe is all dirty spots the beads leave behind when they dry.


    What does everyone do to stop this?


    The spots I'm talking about look a lot like this :



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    You can't stop the dust that settles on your car when the panel's are wet after/ during rain shower's. It's just one of those thing's just keep up a good level of maintenance.
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    there is no way of getting round this mate unless you keep the car in a garage, but even then if the car is wet you will have dust and dirt from driving around etc so just keep on top of it
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    Having just got a black car (September) I thought about this and have tried a sealant instead of a wax, the theory being a sealant has better sheeting properties rather than beading properties. I'm still experimenting but have some wax on there at the minute and I can't really see any difference in the longevity of the finish between the two. I did notice that the bonnet dried itself at lower speeds with the sealant (Z2/Z8) so I guess that means it leaves a slicker finish. Might try a half and half on the car but that would look pretty odd when it rains lol!! Guess a lot of it is just down to what the rain is like on that particular occasion.
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    Oboiusly there will always be traffic dust, the fact that the dust is gathering with the beads just shows that you have the paint adequately protected! The theory of wax/sealant will make little if any difference, driving over 45+ should see beaded water sheet off! Just keep on top of it with washing/drying mate
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    Nothing a blast of water can't clear, get the Karcher out! Or a hose with a spray attachment will suffice, then drive off and watch the water bead away.

    Or is the above against detailing principle?
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    Thanks for all the replies guys ;)


    What I've been doing is going over the car with a microfiber cloth, the spots come off really easy but it seems like I'm just moving the dust around the paint work (i think the static is keeping hold of it....lol).



    I also gave it a go with a jet wash at the supermarket (i couldn't be bothered to set mine up) but by the time i got home i already had a load of spots where the water had dried on it.


    I guess ill just have to keep washing it.


    Its just a pain with the odd showers we keep having :(



    Thanks again everyone ;)
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    the dust gets caught in the water droplets left on your car after washing, thats why you need to dry it if you want a perfect finish. So using the jet wash isnt really going to help your problem haha.

    Get some decent microfibres and a detailing spray and use this on the car after you wash it.

    The static is pretty much unavoidable unfortunately!
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