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    Quick winter rinse

    Hello love this forum and info. Been searching for answer to a question I have and can't find pertinent answers
    I am getting a new car soon and going back to black.
    I have long winters here and roads get car real dirty.
    Although car is clean one quick drive and looks awful.
    I just did a new setup with my pressure washer in garage so I can give it a quick rinse or foam cannon and rinse . As you see I didn't mention dry.
    Basically i am looking for a super quick method for lazy people or better put super busy people lol, that I can give the car a quick rinse when I get home without drying and going through all the usual steps.
    Right now my car is white so water spots don't show but my new black car probably will.
    If I leave car wet in garage will water spots show?
    If yes what is the difference with rain left on car to dry naturally.
    I do have a leaf blower but one extra step trying to avoid just to get an easy quick clean. And it is combursome to carry and use.
    Looking maybe into a metro car blower but not cheap.
    Maybe installing a non expensive rv water filtration cartridge to remove minerals. For rinsing.
    What are your thoughts?
    Can I just rinse and go without getting hard to remove water spots between regular car wash?
    Car will probably be ceramic coated and or well maintained with products like turtlewax flex graphene wax if it helps
    Thanks

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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Quote Originally Posted by aqus View Post
    Hello love this forum and info. Been searching for answer to a question I have and can't find pertinent answers
    I am getting a new car soon and going back to black.
    I have long winters here and roads get car real dirty.
    Although car is clean one quick drive and looks awful.
    I just did a new setup with my pressure washer in garage so I can give it a quick rinse or foam cannon and rinse . As you see I didn't mention dry.
    Basically i am looking for a super quick method for lazy people or better put super busy people lol, that I can give the car a quick rinse when I get home without drying and going through all the usual steps.
    Right now my car is white so water spots don't show but my new black car probably will.
    If I leave car wet in garage will water spots show?
    If yes what is the difference with rain left on car to dry naturally.
    I do have a leaf blower but one extra step trying to avoid just to get an easy quick clean. And it is combursome to carry and use.
    Looking maybe into a metro car blower but not cheap.
    Maybe installing a non expensive rv water filtration cartridge to remove minerals. For rinsing.
    What are your thoughts?
    Can I just rinse and go without getting hard to remove water spots between regular car wash?
    Car will probably be ceramic coated and or well maintained with products like turtlewax flex graphene wax if it helps
    Thanks
    It’s the minerals in the tap water that are not in rain water that leave water spots.

    Unless your going with a full DI water system i wouldn’t recommend what your thinking. You will get water spots etched. Just leave it dirty till you can properly wash and dry.


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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    For a black car, don't cut corners.

    As already mentioned it can lead to water spots from the minerals. Also, any type of simple rinsing will never get the car totally clean and it WILL show. Even a touchless car wash won't get a car completely clean. in the winter this is OK as a stop-gap measure, but if you really want your car to look good in warmer months the only way to do it is to take the time and "lay hands" on the car with a proper wash.

    I good safe bucket wash, or maybe rinseless are the best methods. I've attempted a waterless wash on my car a couple times, I found it a nerve-wracking experience to get the car totally clean and not leave any marring. It might work for light dust, but nothing more severe.

    After owning two black cars I've learned the best approach is to be patient and set aside a little time to do a proper bucket wash. If it's the dead of winter, I just live with the car never being totally clean and dream of warm weather when I can give it a proper wash.
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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Don't let hose water sit on that black paint...I know....rain water is ok to an extent as long as it doesn't bake dry in high heat after a rain

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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    I found an in-line water filter has cut down on spot marks from hose water.


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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    I got one of those ready to go... I got a lot of chit ready to go...LOL

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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscut88 View Post
    I found an in-line water filter has cut down on spot marks from hose water.


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    Yes that is what I saw, does it work for you?

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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Thanks for the replies.
    I got a genius idea �� �� how about I collect rain water and rinse with that ��.
    Just kidding was trying to cut corners but with your replies best to just do it right
    Thanks

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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Quote Originally Posted by aqus View Post
    Yes that is what I saw, does it work for you?
    Yep sure does. I noticed previously I would have a couple water spots and would rub a little more each time if I didn’t get it perfect dry that now I never see any water spots.


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    Re: Quick winter rinse

    Quote Originally Posted by aqus View Post
    Thanks for the replies.
    I got a genius idea �� �� how about I collect rain water and rinse with that ��.
    Just kidding was trying to cut corners but with your replies best to just do it right
    Thanks
    Distilled water can be used for a rinse.and can be purchased relatively cheaply. I plan on purchasing a Ryobi 18V pressure washer and rinsing with distilled water from a bucket. I already have a few of their tools, so I have plenty of batteries and chargers. As another option, if you have a dehumidifier, you can collect the water from the tank. I know a couple of guys who do that.

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