Prevent Water Spots with Affordable, Quality Tools
After a rain or a good washing, RV owners may be left with water spots on their rig’s sides and windows. Those spots can be frustrating after they’ve worked hard to maintain their asset. Water spots can’t be entirely eliminated but there are some simple ways to minimize them.
Water spots occur when the water left sitting evaporates, leaving behind any mineral deposits or pollutants. This creates a slight outline of the spot. Hard water also tends to leave more spots behind than soft water.
Using a filtered hose reduces pollutants and mineral deposits in the water. If only hard water is available, owners will have an easier time getting rid of water spots if they use an inline water softener, too.
A high-quality soap can help prevent water spots, as they often contain an additive that softens the water. It’s also important to not use too much soap and to rinse well when washing.
Drying the wet areas quickly when washing in smaller areas will keep spots at bay. Owners shouldn’t rely on sun-drying.
Wet areas should be squeegee dried, while any still damp surfaces should be wiped with a microfiber cloth or PVA towel to ensure they’re completely dry.
Shurhold’s 12″ SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade easily molds to curved surfaces, drying any surface in 1/3 the time. It’s made of rubber so it’s
safe to use on even delicate areas and it eliminates water-spotting without chamois or towels. The company’s SHUR-Dry PVA Towels absorb 50% more water than natural chamois, making for faster and more effective drying. The towels prevent water spots on all surfaces and come in an extra large size of 17″ x 27″.
Waxing regularly will help prevent deposits from sinking into the surface. This makes them much easier to remove with regular washing.
Shurhold’s SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade retails for $26.98, while the SHUR-Dry PVA Towels cost $16.98.