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Old 05-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Ok, so today I am finally gonna give the Bonne a good wash, claybar and waxing. My problem is when I wash the car, I really cannot get around the bottom of the car to scrub it good, as I am well.... fat and I really can't get down there too well, and also because the ground is wet. So.... what can I use safely to clean around the bottom before I wash it? Would Windex with no ammonia be ok, or what should I use? TIA!

EDIT - Actually, since I am claybaring and waxing the car, should I use dishsoap to wash it instead of my Meguiar'* Crystal wash?
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either jack it up as much as you can, or just lay on your back...

I prefer the later, and if the ground is wet..deal with it.
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Scratch the EDIT question... I just read a article that says to use Dish soap to wash your car if you plan on claybaring or waxing the car.
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dish soap simply takes off all the old wax.
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stool with wheels. I am not real fat, and I still use that
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buy a creeper and lay on that
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you drive a white car... use a was brush with a long handle.
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.i'm 6'1 @ 360. i can do it fine, you should be able to also :P
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.i'm 6'1 @ 360. i can do it fine, you should be able to also :P
X2 im festively plump as well and have no problems cleaning the bottom of cars...
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Psh, me too, 6'2'' and 265 and I have no problem.

Stretch Will Hell, I don't even bend down, I just kneel in the water all the way around the car to REALLY get that crap off, since of course, thats where the worst of the road grime is.

Only use dish soap if you're going to wax it about twice and treat any plastic trim or rubber seals with protectant afterwards as dish soap has absolutely no moisturizing effect that good quality car washes have.

And like, for wheels, hell, if they're really dirty, I just take them off, one at a time and clean the insides and out and then wax them. As they have the same clearcoat that needs protecting. Don't know why I mentioned that, but hey.
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