Everyone’s seen or experienced water spots and yet only the professionals seem to know much about them. If you’re curious about water spots, here are some of the most common questions you might have about them:
- How can water spots damage the car?
You might think that water spots are harmless, they’re just water after all, but nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that water spots aren’t just water. They’re filled with contaminants, pollutants, and debris. Once the water evaporates, these contaminants remain behind and they can stain the paint, harden so they’re really hard to get off, and even cause ugly looking dimples. And even if your car is new, this will completely ruin the appearance and the value of your car!
- Why do water spots appear on the car?
Most often, water spots appear when you’ve washed the car and haven’t dried it properly. But this problem can also occur if you leave your car out in the rain without drying it, if it gets caught by sprinklers, or if you drive through a puddle of water on the side of the road.
- Why won’t water spots come off?
If you have water spots on your car that won’t come off, chances are that you’ve left it too long and the spots have dried. And if you’re really unlucky, then the paint underneath might be damaged too.
- Where can water spots be?
Typically, the most troublesome type of water spot appears on the painted surfaces, but they can also appear on the glass and metal surfaces.