After going out to breakfast this morning I decided to head to the airport and give 08Romeo a bath, she really needed it. Once the wash was completed and 08Romeo dried off with a microfiber chami I worked on the water stains below the cowl camlocks.
I tried a clay bar but that didn't do much, then switched to a cleaner wax that always did a nice job on our cars. Zymol was recommended by a few pilots on the forums that I read so I went through my cleaning supplies and gave it a try. I will say the smell of the product is really nice.
I attacked the stains with the Zymol product and with some added elbow grease the stains vanished. I followed up the cleaning with a new product that was also suggested by fellow pilots, Collinite #845 wax. This product was a bit odd in texture. I followed the directions to shake the container but honestly the texture was like a soft chapstick type of material. I'm not sure giving it a good shake did much at all.
The Collinite is very easy to apply and just as easy to remove once drying to a haze. It leaves a super shine and smooth to the touch feel. I called it a day after only getting the spinner and top and bottom cowling completed. I may finish up tomorrow now that the plane is clean.