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      11-09-2011, 09:53 AM   #24
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Drives: 2011 E92 M3
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Originally Posted by Ateam View Post
dude you NEED to get some new pads! You actually did a ridiculously great job if this was your first one and this was done with that crap white pad the PC comes with! Go to detailedimage and get some lake country foam white's and then some blacks to put on sealants and that will really work well but amazing job!
I actually didn't use the crappy white pad on the paint, just on the glass. It worked fine on the glass. I have a ton of pads from detailedimage that I used on the paint

As for the water spots, I never get them with a garden hose from washing, mostly because I dry the car quickly after I rinse it. These spots came from the car sitting in the sun and being hit with the sprinkler system in my old apartment complex. I couldn't really do anything about it. I honestly don't think a water softening system is necessary if you wash, rinse, and QUICKLY dry the car. The water doesn't have the chance to dry on the vehicle and etch like it appeared to do to mine.
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'15 Ford F-250 - Lariat, 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo-diesel