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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 01-23-2004, 01:27 PM   #21
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It does work. This is a write-up form another forum I visit. Very Reliable people, and they aren't advertisers. For the money tho I would rather just use soap, water, and a towel to clean.

I was sent a smple of this product for review, and so here it is.

Firstly, the starter kit I was given retails for $29.99 and consists of the spray trigger assembly, a deionizing filter, and a bottle of starter car soap of a special polymer formulation.

The basic premise of this system is to allow you to wash your car as normal, but the soap, combined with the deionizing filter, lets you do a final rinse and literally walk away without a single water spot or streak.

Here'* the steps involved;

Trigger unit has 3 spray settings;

1.) Rinse (clear hose water)

2). Soap (sprays the special soap and water mixture)

3). Final spot free rinse position. This SHEETS the water off, and you will observe tiny round balls of water flying into the air off your paint, weird, but kind of neat to watch. During this phase, the water runs through the special deionizing filter that is inside the trigger assembly.

The "test" car was a red 2002 Camaro SS.

The car was pre-rinsed with the "rinse only" setting, to wet it down and remove loose grit, then sprayed with the nozzle in the "Soap" setting, to distribute the special soap over the car. then washed as usual with a wash mitt with bucket. After this I thoroughly rinsed off the soap with the rinse setting again, and lastly I used the deionizing final rinse setting as instructed. During the deionized water rinse, you will clearly see the sheeting off of the water, and the "dancing" beads of water as well.

Went inside and about half an hour later the car was dry and SPOT FREE. Even the glass. I was impressed, and never touched it with a chamois or towel of any kind.

It does what it says it will.

There is a clear reservoir in the trigger assembly so you can see the soap level, and I used very little on the one vehicle despite spraying the car liberally with soap, so It appears I will get 5 or 6 washes out of a container of their "starter" shampoo. I do not know how often the deionizing filters need to be replaced, but I will have to check into this and the price, as well as the price on a larger bottle of shampoo, and it'* availability on the local level.

Not a "cheap" system per se, but the fact you can wash a car like this, and literally walk away after a final rinse will certainly appeal to many people. No lint from towels, no possibility of swirls etc. and no spots or streaks, even on the glass.

I am unaware of any other similar products on the consumer level, but if anyone knows of any, I would appreciate you mentioning it here. Cheers.

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I have used it. IT WORKS. The secret is the filter that acts like a water softener when you do the final rinse. Just be sure not to miss any spots when you do the soap step. It is best to do one section at a time, this will help in not missing any spots.
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Old 06-15-2004, 01:29 AM   #23
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Yup. My thread and I never even updated to say I got one, and I liked it!! Haven't had much chance to use it thanks to all the friggin' rain the last month and a half, but it is nice!!
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Mr. Clean auto dry really does work. I have used it on my car and my buddies truck. We had extremely hard water where I lived last year for college, and it even worked there, to my surprise. You just have to get the whole car when you do the final rinse. We even did it in direct sunlight when it was like 80 degrees out. I would buy it.
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