How to Clear Stubborn Waterspots with ecoclean delete

Acid rain will harm your car’s paint finish. Left unchecked for many years it can etch into the clear coat and paint.  Daily driven vehicle is especially susceptible due to exposure, gaining acid rain damage over time. This creates water spots.

What are water spots?

Water spots are mineral deposits that have dried on a surface. They come from a variety of sources but caused mainly by leaving water to dry on your paint after it rains. The presence of soluble calcium bicarbonate in the water is the root of the issue. When combined with heat, it decomposes into 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.

But fear not! Acids will react with the limescale to produce soluble metal salts which can then simply be washed away. 

Removing water spots with ecoclean delete?

ecoclean delete is an acidic formulation commonly used on glass & painted surfaces. It is safe to be used on coated surfaces too. 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?

Dampen cleaning cloth with ecoclean delete and wipe onto the affected surface. Immediately rinse the surface with lots of water or wipe the surface with a different clean cloth. Ensure that ecoclean delete is completely removed.

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

Imporant Note: ecoclean delete can be used on painted surfaces and glass EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING;

  • windscreens
  • laminated glass
  • side mirrors
  • 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. It can be caustic if in contact with skin, eyes or respiratory system.

 

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