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Old 12-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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I have a drip from my rear view mirror after I wash my car. My water is very hard. There is a white stripe left over. Meguiars Quik detailer removed 80% of it. How do I get out the rest?

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have used Meguiars scratch X.
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vinegar and water
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Guess you're talking about the side mirrors. I usually use some type of polish, like Adam's, if it happens.
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I use a blower and don't have drips.
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Get a leaf blower or some of device that uses the high pressure air and it will get the water out of the mirrors as well as other places that hold water, such as the tail lights.
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Get a leaf blower or some of device that uses the high pressure air and it will get the water out of the mirrors as well as other places that hold water, such as the tail lights.
This is what I want to do. However, it's a little difficult as I live in an apartment. I don't have access to an outlet. Any suggestions?
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Guess you're talking about the side mirrors. I usually use some type of polish, like Adam's, if it happens.

Yes. What a stupid mistake.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #10
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This is what I want to do. However, it's a little difficult as I live in an apartment. I don't have access to an outlet. Any suggestions?
The problem with the mirrors, is they hold a lot of water. If you don't have access to an outlet, I would order a set of the mirror covers so you don't continue to have this problem. until you get the covers, you can buy a 3 pack set of the compressed air in the can at Office Depot or any place like that. Use them to blow out the excess water. After that take some paper towels and slide them up in and around the mirrors to soak up the remaining water.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #12
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You can put a plastic bag over the mirror during the water spray interval. Then wash the outside of the mirror with a wet cloth and clean the lens with window cleaner and a soft cloth.... No drips.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #14
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Go to a (spray) car wash with softer water??
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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have your car ceramic coated and watch that **** wash away. best money i've spent, looks like its been waxed after a quick 30 minute wash, and a quick dry with the leaf blower.
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This is what I want to do. However, it's a little difficult as I live in an apartment. I don't have access to an outlet. Any suggestions?

There are cordless leaf blowers.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #17
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Wouldn't just a good wax...like Meguairs X2 or simular do the trick?...just saying as OP says 80% is gone with the detailer.....I just get close and blow....course here in Arizona water doesn't stay too long...
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I just use some folded up paper towels inserted in the bottom opening and let it soak everything up for a few minutes ... do the same with the back tail lights. Works great.
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This is what I want to do. However, it's a little difficult as I live in an apartment. I don't have access to an outlet. Any suggestions?
Slide a small plastic bag over each mirror, use rubber bands to secure each. Then wash away. Do each mirror by hand after car's finished.

As an above member suggested, vinegar & water removes mineral deposits nicely.
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Get a leaf blower or some of device that uses the high pressure air and it will get the water out of the mirrors as well as other places that hold water, such as the tail lights.
Same here
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