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    Default 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Hey all, just wanted to get some feedback on what you guys think is going on here. Not sure if it's a seal issue from the side view mirror . If anyone has any knowledge it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Have to right click and open image in new tab for some reason, sorry folks

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    This is very unusual. I'm assuming it is not dirt and you are very capable of cleaning your vehicle. You should bring it to have a dealer look at it. If there is a failing part causing this perhaps it can be covered by the anti-perf warranty.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Same here :/

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Quote Originally Posted by outofreach View Post
    Same here :/
    Have you tried clay barring the car or the spots ?
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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Mine actually does that too actually. Not too sure what that is.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    If polishing and clay bar fails, you might try heating the area with a hair dryer or (very carefully) with a heat gun. This was prescribed by Hyundai when brand new cars started showing up with water etch marks in the paint caused by the protective plastic wrap.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    I have this problem too on my 15' gs... I had to get my detailer to polish it out.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Hi sorry to bump this thread.

    I have this exact same thing same location happened to my car. Has anyone sorted out why and got it fixed? Is this a defect that's covered under warranty? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Does anyone have a solution with this? My 3rd gen has water spots worse than this. I've heard clay bar and using acidic products such as 3D Eraser works but wanted to get a confirmation for that. Already did the distilled vinegar trick with no effect. Please help!


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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelm_ View Post
    Does anyone have a solution with this? My 3rd gen has water spots worse than this. I've heard clay bar and using acidic products such as 3D Eraser works but wanted to get a confirmation for that. Already did the distilled vinegar trick with no effect. Please help!


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    I've had it happen a few times but was able to remedy the situation with Simoniz Waterless Wash & Wax. I have been using it since the day one so I never really noticed the issue as much as others because I'm thinking there I might have built up a good coat of the wax component which makes it easier to clean off when it happens.

    Hope this helps
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    Default Re: 2015 Mazda 3 Sport with Water or watermarks under paint

    [QUOTE=CarLadyLisa;1332079]This is very unusual. I'm assuming it is not dirt and you are very capable of cleaning your vehicle. You should bring it to have a dealer look at it. If there is a failing part causing this perhaps it can be covered by the anti-perf warranty.

    I've seen this numerous times, it seems as water drains from the mirror it is picking up some type of contaminant which stains the clear coat. Once its permeated such as in the photo above, there is not much you can do except possibly buff it out. The body man where I work helped one of my workmates with the issue, and tried several methods but ended up having to buff it out, basically a 2 stage process. I would suggest anyone with this issue bring it in to their Mazda dealer and have it recorded and filed, and asked it be brought too Mazda Canada.


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