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Hawaii acid rain. Please help

Ok so my chally is black and the rain sucks here in Hawaii I have tried everything to remove hard water spots even ceramic coating and having a company buff it out and they still come back. What will work. I was thinking about wet sanding the whole car and reclear coating it but I would add red metal flake to break up the black so you can't see dirt and spots as easy. Suggestions please
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First consult with a highly regarded car detailer to try to learn what you can about how to deal with this water spot issue.

Generally it is not advisable to disturb the factory clear coat/paint unless absolutely necessary but if you don't get any help from an auto detailer then find a highly regarded auto paint shop in your area and ask what it recommends to deal with the water spot issue.


I'd still try for something that doesn't require any sanding/new clear coat/etc.
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I'd consider a full clear wrap protection like the high end super car guys are doing. I know it's expensive but may be worth in your situation. Must be cheaper than prepping and spraying a new clear coat.
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I'm on Oahu. I've been to 3 detailing places and all say the same thing which is my customers come once a month because of the hard water spots. I've even talked to some ceramic coating guys and the ones I've talked to don't warranty there ceramic coating because of the rain which is unheard of from what I've been told. Reclearing wouldn't be that bad for me because I can do it in house but I was hoping I could just buff it out with something lol
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