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Old 09-05-2004, 08:24 PM   #11
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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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Ahhh, your supposed to turn it to the mist after the rinse mode. It was a pain at first, but using it so much I got the hang of it and can easily do it. My paint sucks also, one time scrubbing my back bumper I accidently scraped off more paint. So drying it with towels is out of the question for now.
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Old 09-05-2004, 08:26 PM   #12
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ouch, that sucks. My bumper has a little paint peeling, but nothing unusual. Oh well, I don't have money to wash my car.. hell I don't even have the money to get 'er running . I am going to live with the "old fashion" way.. and see what happens.. right now I just want to keep my paint on the car, and that'* about the best I can do.


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Both Dawn and Laundry Detergent will remove any wax that is on the surface of your paint. A lot of detailers feel that washing with Dawn is the first step to a complete car detail. Most also recommend that you only use Dawn twice in a year.

I agree with others that have posted go out and buy a wash that is designed for automobiles. A trip to your local Auto Zone or Pep Boys will have what you need.
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i use blue coral self dry
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Laundry Soap....is for ......Laundry

Dish Soap ......is for ......Dishes

Car Wash ......is for ..............C A R * !!!


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Laundry Soap....is for ......Laundry

Dish Soap ......is for ......Dishes

Car Wash ......is for ..............C A R * !!!


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Ah, a voice of reason...
A container of generic car wash doesnt cost all that much, plus there'* enough soap in one of those containers to wash your car a whole mess of times.
I don't think I'll subtitute my Meguairs NXT car wash for Dawn, unless I plan on waxing the dishes afterwards.
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dish soap is never needed (unless you use some sort of picky wax/polish like zaino)

any cleaner wax and most polishes remove old wax anyways......

i use meguiars gold class car wash shampoo and conditioner........$10 a gallon......lasted all summer so far..........
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obviously car wash would be better, but i just want to get the dust off, you see my car sits in the garage b/c I can't drive it yet, so it gets layered in filth. no i do not have a car cover but I am going outside to wash the old girl now. I will be sure to go out and get some real car soap soon. To refresh, what are the best brands that you guys have used?
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In the past I have used Mothers and Meguiars Crystal with great success. Both are easy on the wallet. I have also used Dupont #7, a powder, with excellent results. I currently use Zaino and it works well for me.
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You can get a gallon of Zip Wax for $4. How can you not justify it?

If you are looking for a bang-for-your-buck car wash, get Zip Wax car wash.

If you want your car to look like you just waxed it after every wash, get the Zymol Car wash.

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