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Old 05-10-2004, 12:24 AM   #11
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So.... does that mean washing the car with dawn on a regular basis is bad?
Yes, this is Bad. Nothing to protect your paint is left, some kind of wax/polish should be applied afterwards. Good dawn wash isn't bad once in a while, but you should seal your paint with right after.
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I dawn up before a complete detail and wax. Cuts out a lot of crap before a clay job too
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so I could use Dawn in place of a clay bar?
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i highly doubt DAWN could wash away all the contaminants a clay bar can pick up.
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claying is still very important...you will remove more then you think.....

The only thing I have done that removed as much as claying was the buffing I just
did with Meguirs'* Mirror Glaze #3 cut...
was a smoooth squeeky clean finish after that i tell ya!
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i highly doubt DAWN could wash away all the contaminants a clay bar can pick up.
Dawn strips the wax, and it makes your claybar more effective, since it'* not gummed up with wax.

It doesn't remove much, but claybar doesn't do much after the first time
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whats a good claybar to get? Im thinking of picking up some Meguiars Gold Class for wax and I want to know what to look for. I ususally use a little Dawn anyway when I wash/wax my car. I swear that stuff can get out ANYTHING!
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I use ClayMagic from Autozone....$12.99 i believe

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So you guys use it with car soap? Or on it'* own when you wash your car? Damm I have to get to my car this Sunday.. it'* been filthy as... well.. a 15 year old surrounded by a bunch of Ricers..


Got Meguirs Quick clay.. Gold Class liquid wax ( didn't notice the paste till after I went back into the store but o well ).. Gunk Engine Degreaser.. Black Magic wet dry tire foam cleaner and Meguirs rim cleaner.. Eagle 1 glass cleaner 3 different brushes stainless steel, copper, and nylon for scrubing engine, and rims.. and nylon for any smooth surface. 3 100% cotton towels and 8 100%cotton face cloth for drying and buffing. Need to pick up a shamee next too. Will add more and re-supply myself AGAIN in time.
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So you guys use it with car soap? Or on it'* own when you wash your car? Damm I have to get to my car this Sunday.. it'* been filthy as... well.. a 15 year old surrounded by a bunch of Ricers..


Got Meguirs Quick clay.. Gold Class liquid wax ( didn't notice the paste till after I went back into the store but o well ).. Gunk Engine Degreaser.. Black Magic wet dry tire foam cleaner and Meguirs rim cleaner.. Eagle 1 glass cleaner 3 different brushes stainless steel, copper, and nylon for scrubing engine, and rims.. and nylon for any smooth surface. 3 100% cotton towels and 8 100%cotton face cloth for drying and buffing. Need to pick up a shamee next too. Will add more and re-supply myself AGAIN in time.
Dawn on Its own when you want the wax stripped off.....

ohh and when you go to get your chamois, go for this one....YOU WILL LOVE IT
nothing beats it!


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