Water spots… help!!

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We did a little staycation at a resort with the family here in Tucson over the weekend. Parked Friday and came out to leave on Sunday and realized one of the irrigation heads was malfunctioning and blasting my truck all weekend. Luckily I took my daily F150 and not the tremor. Looking to see if any of you guys have any recommendations on good water spot removal products for the wheels and paint. I have already tried to scrub the one wheel in the picture that still shows the water spots. Basically the whole bed, rear tailgate, 2 rear wheels and tonneau got smoked. One of the front wheels that wasn’t touched is pictured for reference. Any recommendations are appreciated!
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Should have noted…. I tried straight distilled white vinegar on a microfiber when we got home. Maybe a spray bottle with this mixture and I’ll let it sit a little while before wiping. Thanks @Lunch Box!
 
Thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Got home and did the 50/50 vinegar and distilled water. The key was letting it sit on there for a few minutes. I’d say it’s about 90% of the way there. Pictures are from the same wheel.

Lesson learned… I always park in the back 40 as much as possible. Thought I was safe. Now I’ll be in the back 40, away from grass!
 
I use HotSauce on my boat, and zaps water spots quick. Not sure if it’s safe for your wheels though

+1 to HotSauce. I'm in Tucson to, the water is really hard.
 
Thanks for all the suggestions!! View attachment 159421View attachment 159422Got home and did the 50/50 vinegar and distilled water. The key was letting it sit on there for a few minutes. I’d say it’s about 90% of the way there. Pictures are from the same wheel.

Lesson learned… I always park in the back 40 as much as possible. Thought I was safe. Now I’ll be in the back 40, away from grass!
I saw something the other day about using baking soda. Haven't tried it but it seems like it would work and is the cheapest solution, if it does the trick 🤷

They say it's like rain-x when used on windshields
 
I'm not tell gonna tell you what I use; just use your imagination 😉
 
I had a similar experience when I parked too close to the irrigation spray heads on our daughter and son-in-law’s winery in Oregon. I tried everything to get the hard water/alkaline water spots off the left side of the pickup. I ended up taking it to a detail shop who, for a very reasonable price, clay barred the entire vehicle and it ended up looking better than when I picked it up new. Good luck. That stuff is hard to get off. Lesson learned.
 
I saw something the other day about using baking soda. Haven't tried it but it seems like it would work and is the cheapest solution, if it does the trick 🤷

They say it's like rain-x when used on windshields
don't about that baking soda, if it doesn't dissolve it will be like sand and BAM, swirl marks
 
I use all Adam's products which are amazing at removing most any debris. They have an array of products like tar removal, water spot removal, etc.
 
A decent quality clay mit, and detail spray works great for paint, stoner glass cleaner and tight nap waffle weave for glass, for rims I use wheel cleaner, P&S Break Buster or Adam's tire and wheel cleaner. Wash in the shade.
 
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