How to Clear Stubborn Waterspots with ecoclean delete

Acid rain will definitely harm your car’s paint finish, especially if left unchecked for many years.  Unfortunately, no matter how much you protect your vehicle from acid rain damage, there’s not much you can do against it.

What are waterspots?

Water spots are generally mineral deposits that have dried on a surface. Water spots usually come from a variety of sources, such as sprinkler systems and rain. These type of water spots can also be caused by leaving water to dry on your paint after it rains.

Water spots can also form due to the presence of soluble calcium bicarbonate in water. This compound can decompose when heated to form insoluble calcium carbonate. Removing the permanent hardness is difficult as calcium sulfate doesn’t decompose in the same way when heated, so both ions remain.

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The calcium and magnesium ions in the water can also react with compounds found in soaps to produce the soap scum that plagues bathrooms. This is due to the reaction of these ions with compounds such as stearates, producing insoluble stearate salts.

Acids will react with the limescale to produce soluble metal salts which can then simply be washed away. 

Removing waterspots with ecoclean delete?

ecoclean delete is commonly used on glass and is safe to be used on coated painted surfaces. This means that ecoclean delete won’t harm your ecocoat KENZO, quartz+, quartz or poly but instead decontaminates the surface back to its perfect state.

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How does ecoclean delete work?

The two main active ingredients in ecoclean delete are a proprietary blend of acids for a synergistic effect to react, dissolve and remove active metals and minerals.

This reaction dissolves and breaks down the water spots, making it easy to wipe away and remove.

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How to use ecoclean delete?

Damp cloth with ecoclean delete and wipe onto the affected surface and let it dwells for 1-2 minutes before wiping the surface with lots of water (different cloth) or washing the surface with water to ensure that ecoclean delete is completely removed.

For fresh waterspots, ecoclean delete can be diluted with pure water on a 1:1 basis.

ecoclean delete can be used on all glass EXCEPT windscreens and bare metals such as aluminiums.

Safety tips when using ecoclean delete

As ecoclean delete is categorised as acid, we recommend wearing protective equipment including eyewear, gloves and masks during application as it can be caustic if in contact with skin, eyes or respiratory system.

 

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