I know I have read the suggestions before but cant remember how best to clean water spots on paint.
Paint is very old with some spider cracking so I wanted to reach out to the experts to prevent further cracking.
Thanks in advance
If the water spot has left a white ring but has not discolored the paint, then try a mild acidic solution such as vinegar or an acidic shower cleaning product such as Tilex that will remove calcium. If the water spot has discolored the top layer of paint, then it will be necessary to polish down to the lower undamaged layer. You can do this using Turtle Wax Polishing Compound in the black squeeze bottle. If this does not accomplish the job, try Turtle Wax Rubbing compound in the green squeeze bottle. In the process, this will give you a super shiney finish. Jim Patrick
The first paint sample sat outdoors for over 6 months exposed to every weather condition and was hopelessly oxidized:
The second 2 photos shows the same paint sample with a small section revived to its' original mirror like finish, with Turtle Wax rubbing compound. Check out the reflection.
Here is a repair done with a high quality silver polish (Wright's Liquid Silver Polish). Again. Notice the reflection. Jim Patrick
PS. This result was accomplished in only a minute or two of polishing. Did not take long at all, but the longer you polish, the higher the shine.
Oops. It was Tarn-x Silver Glaze Silver Polish. Not Wright's, but Wrights will do just as good, too.