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    Water softener,,, any suggestion?

    I am renting my house so i am not going to install a whole house water softener. Do you guys get any idea for a garden hose softener or sth like that?

    The water spot really a pain in the ass for me......Please help >_<!
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    Amazon.com: Mr. Clean Starter Kit: Automotive

    This thing uses a "filter" to treat the water and attaches to the garden hose. You have to replace the filter every 10 washes or so depending on how bad your water is, but it definitely helps keep water spots away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Amazon.com: Mr. Clean Starter Kit: Automotive

    This thing uses a "filter" to treat the water and attaches to the garden hose. You have to replace the filter every 10 washes or so depending on how bad your water is, but it definitely helps keep water spots away.
    I have that.It works fine.

    I picked it up at CVS for $1.99.Yes $1.99.
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    The Mr. Clean one have not enough pressure and the filter is so expensive......You know winter make your car real dirty and i want to rinse it after each use
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    Did you try that before? I want to see some review first......A friend of mine live in south CA have tried many different softener but none of them bring good result
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    I have not used one. The water here is fairly soft. The CR Spotless system seems to have good reviews. A bit pricey though. Here's one post that might help you:
    http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...er-issues.html

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    I had ordered the total filter system from auto geek. Hope it works
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    Garden Hose Filters &ndash; Pure Water Products, LLC you can use salt from the bags of salt and soak the filter in that with water to recharge. I think each filter is good for about 50 gallons or so. Bags of salt... 4.00 here.

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    The cr spotless is going to be the best... but as I read about them the resin filters aren't very cheap and need replacing fairly often.

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    Ummmm...that post up there wasn't done by me. At least I don't remember it. Definitely time to change the password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Ummmm...that post up there wasn't done by me. At least I don't remember it. Definitely time to change the password.
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    Anterograde amnesia?
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    Water softeners won't prevent spots, they simply exchange magnesium, calcium, and occasionally iron ions for sodium and potassium. However the spots from soften water would likely be less severe.


    For 100% spot free washing, the CR System is definitely the way to go. The best price on one will be at Costco and you can buy the replacement resin by the cubic foot pretty reasonably here. How long the resin last will depend on the hardness of your water and what you use it for. If you just use it on the final rinse it should last a while. The city water at my house is around 180ppm, which is on the low side so mine last quite a while. There is a chart on the Costco site that shows the average amount of gallons you should expect based on your water hardness. You also want to rinse using a nozzle that restricts the water flow...the unit at Costco comes with one.

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