Ways Of Removing Water Stains From Your Car


Water stains refer to remnants of hard water that were not cleaned up properly and hence they dry up on their own. Minerals like calcium and magnesium present in hard water are not used during evaporation and hence when the water evaporates and dries up, traces of the minerals are left on the car.

But if assuming proper cleaning was done on the car with no traces of water, then there would not be any stain. Having a water stain on your car can damage the beauty of your car especially when you’ve just got your new car and suddenly you woke up one morning to see that the whole car is covered with a water stain.

 Even though it looks so easy to wipe off with a rag and little water, the stains are right there on your car immediately the water dries up. However, there are few tricks that could be used in removing water stains from cars. You may already know some of them.

In as much as it looks like a very simple problem to solve, but the longer the stain stays on your car the more difficult it would be to remove them. And if eventually nothing is done on time, it might damage the paint of your car which might require more advanced techniques like wet sanding to get them off.

Clean and dry twice.

You might be wondering why you should wash your car twice whereas the first wash might have been the cause of the water stain, so why try again?, what if it worsens the stain?

Now, even if you don’t want to wash your car, you would still have to wash your car while using any method of stain removal. Washing your car removes unnecessary particles that might cause more damages to your car. Sometimes a second wash and an advanced stain removal method might just be all you need to get rid of those stains.

Materials needed for car wash

  • A clean bucket of warm soapy water
  • Another bucket of clean water for rinsing
  • A soft and clean washing sponge
  • A hose with clean water
  • Clean drying towels


There are not many processes required for the car wash. You just need to wash your car as you would normally with just a few modifications.

  • Dip the washing mitt into the bucket containing the soapy water and start cleaning. When you are done cleaning, dip the mitt in the bucket containing just clean water and rinse the mitt thoroughly. Then soak the mitt back into the soapy water and keep washing.
  • It is advisable to wash the car when the surface of the paint is cool
  • After washing, use the clean water kept in the hose and extensively rinse the car properly
  • After rinsing, do not waste much time to start drying the car so as to prevent the water from evaporating. You can also seek help from someone so as to completely dry the car before the water evaporates.
  • If after washing and nothing happened, you can use distilled water for cleaning and see what happens. Even though distilled water is a bit costly, there’s no need to worry about traces left in the surface of your car because distilled water does not contain minerals.