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Satin Black Hood water spots removal

Can anyone give me any ideas on how to remove water spots from a Satin Black hood? Here is the backstory:

I use McGuire's Car Wash Shampoo when washing the Challenger, along with a DC water deionizer(DC-120) for a spotless rinse. early this month after soaping the car, I went to rinse it and realized that the DC unit had weak resin in it--and when the car dried it left water spots on the car. Arg! The new resin arrived, I put it in the DC unit and did the same wash routine this weekend. The car looks beautiful and dried spotless--but the water spots on the satin black hood from the previous wash remain.
Anyone know of a product or of a way to get those spots out? Apparently re-washing the car with the McGuires and using the de-ionized water did not work. Is there a safe compound that you know of that I can use to get those water spots out? I have not tried anything else yet.

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I had a matte black motorcycle and I used Dr. Beasley’s on it and that always seemed to remove water spots.

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wash it

Go to the Dr.Beasley's site.

I have a 2016 HELLCAT and I only use that stuff on my hood and wheels.
There is a Black Matt soap and after wash and in between wash.
It has been great stuff for me.

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Thanks for the info above. This is my first vehicle with matte paint and I have heard about the pains of keeping the matte taken care of. Do you use the matte wash for the whole car? I am guessing that will not be an issue but what do I know. The original owner added some clear paint protection but I am not sure what brand and he didn't do the whole car
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I'm having similar issues. Everyone says use Dr Beasley's. I'm using Dr Beasley's on my matte vinyl and it's causing streaking variations in the matte. You can see which way I wiped with the micro fiber, up and down, side to side or circular. It's a subtle variation in the matte, but its obvious if standing right next to the car and looking at it.

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I have tried the Dr B's Film cleanser and Matte final finish. They both leave streaking across the surface. The final finish is worse. I emailed Dr B's but they haven't gotten back to be. Anyone have any input on this?
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At the dealership I worked at a couple of years ago the detailer gave me some type of cleaner that was an acid. He said it cost more than $100. A gallon. It smelled like a$$ and he mixed it with distilled water. You wet the car and sprayed it on in a very fine mist let it sit less then a minute, wipe it with a towel then trash the towel and wash it off. I had a water stain from the sprinklers (well water) on my wife’s car that I tried everything to remove. This stuff removed it like nothing. He said it’s amazing on glass also. A friend of mine at a body shop told me that bathroom lime remover works also and is cheap?
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Try some white vinegar..... Mildly acidic and will dissolve minerals.
Auto Geek sells a water spot remover that also works well.
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I use Rat Wax on the matte surfaces, seems to do the best job for me, especially with the wrap.

https://www.ratwax.net/

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