Techniques to remove water spots from your car

Water spots can often be difficult to manage with any paint job on your car. The problem with water spots is that they can damage paint over time. Dealing with these spots can often be a problem for the average vehicle owner. There are some easy ways that you can remove some of the compounds in water which are powerful enough to dissolve paint. Here are some of the best ways that you could try and remove water spots from your car’s exterior before contacting a repair specialist:

Detailing spray:

Buying a detailing spray can be one of the easiest ways that you can remove water spots on the surface. If you happen to notice small water spots along the surface of your vehicle’s paint, a quick spray down with detailing spray and a wipe down with a soft cloth can help to prevent future damage.


plain white vinegar can be an excellent way to wipe off residue from water. Let the vinegar soak into a water spot and then wipe it down with a soft cloth. Vinegar can often be a much stronger version of detailing spray that will help to remove water spots quickly.

Paint cleaner solutions:

A high-quality paint cleaner can be an excellent way to remove surface defects along your vehicle. A paint cleaner is slightly different from almost any type of detailing spray. It works through several rounds of application with a foam applicator pad. It can work to smooth out the look of your paint job a bit better than some competing products.

Paint Correction:

A paint correction can be a great way to remove harder water spots that have fallen into the upper layers of paint. Polisher works to blend together some of your paint finishes while also removing the etching and permeated finishes which are deep down in paint.


This post was written by Jordan Jones, a Detailing Specialist at Craft Auto Spa.


Paint Correction: The magical solution to restoring your car’s paint

Paint correction services remain one of the best ways to remove fine scratches and swirl marks from your vehicle. Whether you have a series of scuff marks from acid rain etching, deep isolated scratches, or heavier blemishes that are easily seen with the naked eye, you should definitely consider a paint correction. This service will restore your vehicle to a newer condition and to preserve its look.

There are multiple levels of paint correction that can be done. It’s all based on the severity of the scratches or imperfections within the paint on your car:

2 Step Paint Correction

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In this setup, you will have access to a 50% correction rate. This will restore the original gloss and clarity of your paint job. It will also remove some of the minor paint imperfections and make sure that you can get the look back to the original clear look.

3 Step Paint Correction

A three-step correction will remove some of the paint imperfections and minor marks. These are swirl marks, water spotting, medium scratches and more. This is a little more costly but it also helps to remove some of the more severe marks within your paint job.

4 Step Correction

This involves the removal of light water spotting, medium scratches, swirl marks, heavy imperStage 3 Paint Correction on a Dodge Challengerfections and deeper scratches. This is often one of the most intensive levels of paint correction. Also, it is reserved for areas where a deep level of scratching is persisting.

If you feel as though any of these types of paint restoration solutions could be a better way to restore the look of your vehicle to its original condition, contact us today! We can schedule a paint correction for your vehicle so that it can maintain its value over time.


This post was written by Jordan Jones, a Detailing Specialist at Craft Auto Spa.