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cycocelica May 5, 6:03am - #171870 

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Washing Car

What do you guys use everytime you wash your car?? Brands and extra stuff besides soap.
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2003cbgts May 5, 6:06am - #171871 

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i always use meguiars gold class for soap, and a microfiber rag for the washing. then i go over it with the absorber. every few washes or so i will put a coat of final detail on.
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spaztikid May 5, 6:06am - #171872 
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i use a soap with carnuba wax in it... works pretty good... cant remember the name but its greenish yellow wink spineyes
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Parabol May 5, 7:22am - #171873 
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Mr Clean Auto Wash biotch thumbsup
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RevMonster May 5, 7:36am - #171874 

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I used to use a high pressure nozzle on my hose... water... and a towel to dry it. No soap or anything rofl

Now I use the Mr. Clean Autodry... it ownz j00

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Sara May 5, 3:34pm - #171875 

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Sometimes I just use dishwashing soap...depends on how much money I have.

Some of the ugliest things took the longest time to make
And some of the easiest habits are the hardest one's to break!!!
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ct
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ct May 5, 3:43pm - #171876 

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Originally Posted by Sara
Sometimes I just use dishwashing soap...depends on how much money I have.


eek...and you wax if afterwards right?? i've heard some expert detailers do that because dishwashing soap eats at some of the remaining oils and stuff previous wax leaves behind...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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00GTShope
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00GTShope May 5, 4:27pm - #171877 

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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by Sara
Sometimes I just use dishwashing soap...depends on how much money I have.


eek...and you wax if afterwards right?? i've heard some expert detailers do that because dishwashing soap eats at some of the remaining oils and stuff previous wax leaves behind...


That's exactly what I've heard. In the directions for the polish I use it says to clean the car with dish detergent because the acids in it remove all the previous waxes. I wouldn't use dish soap for sure unless you're waxing it right after. wave
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Brian63 May 5, 5:09pm - #171878 

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Originally Posted by Sara
Sometimes I just use dishwashing soap...depends on how much money I have.


I do the exact same thing
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gts2k May 5, 8:30pm - #171879 

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Dish detergent damgaes the paint on the car in the long run
dish detergent a NO NO!!! even when i don't have money
I would rather wash it with plain water than using dish detergent
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Krayze May 5, 8:50pm - #171880 

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you should only use dish soap when you are strippinig the wax and only then.
go to wal mart and get a 2 gallon jug of car wash soap and it will last you a long time.

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LUNATIC13 May 5, 9:08pm - #171881 

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Originally Posted by Parabol
Mr Clean Auto Wash biotch thumbsup


Exactly what I was going to say...BUY IT!!!!
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CelicaRacer05 May 5, 11:22pm - #171882 

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i either wash it at home with Mr. Clean auto dry... or take it to one of those power washing booths and wash it... then i use "wax as you dry" stuff and dry the whole car really well... even if i use auto dry i still hand dry with the wax as you dry stuff...

sometimes i clay bar areas, but not often, too time consuming
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anaijelly May 5, 11:44pm - #171883 
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Spend $5 on megs car wash
dont use dishwashing detergent
use 2 buckets
wax in the shade with gold class
Toyo paint sux as it is your only encouraging paint problems being a cheapass
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aznricecooker99 May 6, 12:10am - #171884 
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^^^^^^^
do in shade
use 2 buckets (one for rising the dirt out and other for wetting it up)
use a SPONGE
do not go to auto car wash even if it says touch free they damage paint in the long run.. even the self service oness...
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NorwayGT May 6, 12:20am - #171885 

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eagle 1 car wash, and eagle 1 "wax as you dry"

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daman
cycocelica May 6, 12:43am - #171886 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
I used to use a high pressure nozzle on my hose... water... and a towel to dry it. No soap or anything rofl

Now I use the Mr. Clean Autodry... it ownz j00


for those of you who use Mr. Clean Autodry do you wax afterwards or what??
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Krayze May 6, 12:54am - #171887 

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^^^ you should wax afterwards if it is needed.

also that wax as you dry stuff isn't really a wax and is jstu to make it shine a lil better it doesn't prptect much if at all.

put on a good coat of wax once every 2 months atleast.

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RevMonster
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RevMonster May 6, 1:33am - #171888 

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I do a triple coat of wax once every three months, except I do it twice during the summer (cali sun).

If I knew I had to wax my car everytime I washed it, the thing would be dirty 95% of the time rofl

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