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So i have these spots that keep appearing on my truck. I have 2 other vehicles that are parked in the same location and get washed at the same car was with the same soaps and the other 2 vehicles don't get these spots. They aren't just water spots and I have ruled out tire shine or anything flinging off my tires in general. the spots seem to show up after it rains but the truck doesnt move so its not anything that gets thrown up on the truck from the tires. They dont come off when i take the truck through the car wash but they wipe off after spraying with quick detail and a little effort with a microfiber. I have no idea what the spots are from or how to prevent them. so any information or suggestions would be much appreciated. I have attached a picture for reference.


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So i have these spots that keep appearing on my truck. I have 2 other vehicles that are parked in the same location and get washed at the same car was with the same soaps and the other 2 vehicles don't get these spots. They aren't just water spots and I have ruled out tire shine or anything flinging off my tires in general. the spots seem to show up after it rains but the truck doesnt move so its not anything that gets thrown up on the truck from the tires. They dont come off when i take the truck through the car wash but they wipe off after spraying with quick detail and a little effort with a microfiber. I have no idea what the spots are from or how to prevent them. so any information or suggestions would be much appreciated. I have attached a picture for reference.


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Sounds like it is not an issue with the car wash if your other cars are not getting it. Maybe bring it to a professional detailer to see if they can diagnose. Very hard to say with the picture you provided.
 

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I would guess hard water spots from a sprinkler.
no sprinklers around where i park. also i have 2 other vehicles parked roughly the same place and the spots don't show up on either of them at all.
 

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You're asking for the impossible.
I have no idea what the spots are from or how to prevent them.
You've offered literally no helpful information except that there are spots. Go to the car wash that you used and ask them for help.
 

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You're asking for the impossible.

You've offered literally no helpful information except that there are spots. Go to the car wash that you used and ask them for help.
it’s not from the car wash. But thank you for your input. If i had info on what the spots are or what is causing them I’d obviously have the answers i need and wouldn’t have posted this on a car wash/detail forum asking for help or advice on what it might be other than what i have already ruled out.
 

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Except this forum is for professional car wash owners/operators and detailers to help solve each others' problems or share industry information and ideas. There are plenty of DIY sources for you to ask questions, but I assure you no one will be able to figure it out from a thumbnail photo of spots and your description.
I have 2 other vehicles that are parked in the same location and get washed at the same car was with the same soaps and the other 2 vehicles don't get these spots.
This is why I mentioned checking with the car wash.
 

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Except this forum is for professional car wash owners/operators and detailers to help solve each others' problems or share industry information and ideas. There are plenty of DIY sources for you to ask questions, but I assure you no one will be able to figure it out from a thumbnail photo of spots and your description.

This is why I mentioned checking with the car wash.
Its not from the car wash… i own 2 other vehicles that go to the same car wash and don’t get spots. My father in law has 3 vehicles that go through the same wash and they don’t get spots either. I’ve ruled out the car wash, water spots and everything i can think of and found on google. So here i am asking “experts” for help. If you aren’t going to offer any other opinions or help there are plenty of other discussions you can be apart of besides this one. Thank you.
 

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Quick detailer might hide the spots for a while. Try taking some white vinegar and apply to a cloth and gently rub on the spots. The acid in the vinegar should remove the spots then rinse with water.
 

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Its not from the car wash… i own 2 other vehicles that go to the same car wash and don’t get spots. My father in law has 3 vehicles that go through the same wash and they don’t get spots either. I’ve ruled out the car wash, water spots and everything i can think of and found on google. So here i am asking “experts” for help. If you aren’t going to offer any other opinions or help there are plenty of other discussions you can be apart of besides this one. Thank you.
I believe Mep001 is trying to help you and giving you the best possible information based on what you have been able to provide.

I also believe what he is saying is the operators of the car wash you use will have insight on what the issue may be even if its not a car wash related issue. BUT the car wash operators will need to see the issue in person and ask a few questions in order to be any help!
 

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spots on a vehicle can be caused by an almost unlimited amount of possibilities. why not take it to a local detailer or even body shop?

we don't know enough from your pics or description to be able to offer a solution other than 'try this or that' .
 
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