This is a discussion on Best water for Spot-free wash within the Detailing forums, part of the Dodge Ram General Forum category! I'm looking for some information on the best type of water filtration systems to leave a spot-free air dry. Hard ...
I'm looking for some information on the best type of water filtration systems to leave a spot-free air dry. Hard water plays a factor in leaving spots, but water softeners only neutralize hard water by adding "soft" stuff instead of actually removing the sediment. In the end, you can still get water spots because of the high count of sediments in the water. I would think that having a filter that removes all sediments (as close to distilled water as possible) would be best for car washing?
Can the experts confirm this theory? How bout some info on good filtration systems. I'd like to attach it inline with the 1/2" copper pipe just before in exits the house. Only the hose will use it
I use a filter setup I made from parts at home depot. I have incredibly hard water that will leave spots even if you dry it immediately in the shade during cool weather! I use a mechanical filter to remove solids. It's not perfect, but it's a heck of a lot better!
I have quick connects on either end and I only use it when I wash the car, there's no sense in filtering water for the yard.
Also, technique has a lot to do with spots. Don't spray your truck with high pressure water for the final rinse. All those mist drops leave spots because they dry so fast. Use a low pressure and flood the surface so the water sheets off and takes all the minerals with it.
can you get me more info on that George? we have ridiculously hard water here also. I dont need it to be PERFECT because of the other techniques/products i'll be using from now on (thanks to Adams' Products and Eric), but I'd like to eliminate the vast majority of "spotting" so I can take my time when washing
That is pretty much exactly what I am using except mine isn't see through. And I built it for half the price. Just go to home depot and look through the water filter stuff. You'll see the small canisters and the filters. Get the smallest micron filter you can. Don't worry about charcoal, this water isn't for drinking so who cares if it has a chlorine odor?
Damn good topic, dark blue is almost as bad as black for spots and even if I run through the car wash there are still some spots. But that's only when it's too cold to hand wash, haven't found one yet that gets the wheel wells and i hate havin a nice clean truck with crap in the wheel wells
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