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Old 09-05-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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Ive heard that dishsoap is bad for paint, wel what about laundry soap? Its a detergent not a soap. Would this be safe to use on my car? I dont want to go out every weekend and buy car wash.
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dawn is good if you are going to wax it immediatly after the wash. I always use it to wash her right before I wax. Although if I am not going to wax, I use Meg'* Deep Crystal Wash. Works great, hella awesome. $4 for a big bottle, enough to last me several years. You do know to use 2-3 capfulls [for bonnie'*, mine uses a 3 gallon jug of water per wash]. You don't pour the whole bottle in


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Get the Mr.Clean, it works like a charm!
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BAH! i hate that. Wasted my $20. Get a damn shammy you lazies!


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well I am currently looking at a bottle of dishsoap, and a box of laundry detergent...and daylight is fading.....
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I dont believe in drying with a cloth, I like to let the majestic sun beat down on my black beuty, with the god fearing chemicals dispearsing like pigeons in the town square.


It really does work, just got to read the directions.
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lol, yeah it worked, but the pressure on the filter mode SUCKED! i had to get like 5" away from the car just to get the soap off, and it still had a few water spots. I hated it, returned it next day.. things which are advertised and seem too good to be true, are.


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how about anything BUT dishsoap or detergent... spend the extra cash on a decent car wash...
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Did you remember to rinse the car a second time with the setting on the mist? Thats where the spotless technology comes in.
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I used the "rinse" mode, where it goes through the filters.. Stupid crap.. no, I didn't do that twice.. It was a waste man, besides, the good 'ol shammy works just fine for my horrible paint.

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