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Old 08-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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I'm just curious to see what the procedure you use to clean your car is because mine seems to get dirty like the day after. Like what products do you use, what kind of towel do you use to dry, what "technique" you use to clean it, etc.
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Use rain x!! I dont know if you can buy it in stores but that's what my car wash people put on mine
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Is that like a wax or a cleaning solution or what?
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Is that like a wax or a cleaning solution or what?
It is meant to be put on windows to make it so when it rains the rain will just bead and fall right off... Almost to where you don't even need wipers.
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my steps for a basic wash

-wet wheels then scrub clean with meguiars all wheel cleaner...spray off
-wet entire car and work from the top down to the ground.
-i use meguiars gold class car wash and a two bucket method because i can't afford a foam cannon lol
-i dry it with a lamp skin shammy
-then wipe the car down in meguiars ultimate quick wax
-touch up all my black pieces with mothers back to black (mirrors, cowl, etc)
-wheel shine with a non silicone based tire gel

and i keep a bottle of meguiars wash & wax anywhere in my trunk for the just in case situations lol
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my steps for a basic wash

-wet wheels then scrub clean with meguiars all wheel cleaner...spray off
-wet entire car and work from the top down to the ground.
-i use meguiars gold class car wash and a two bucket method because i can't afford a foam cannon lol
-i dry it with a lamp skin shammy
-then wipe the car down in meguiars ultimate quick wax
-touch up all my black pieces with mothers back to black (mirrors, cowl, etc)
-wheel shine with a non silicone based tire gel

and i keep a bottle of meguiars wash & wax anywhere in my trunk for the just in case situations lol

Thats exactly what i do to a tee! Meguiars stuff is the best, and use a california duster when you have light dust. I drive my stang maybe twice a week the rest of the time it is garage kept so the duster keeps it clean longer after a short drive. Just make sure you have a nice coat of wax on it.

I dont like armor all but does their new extreme shield wax actually repel dust? I feel like waxing half my car with it to see...
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It is meant to be put on windows to make it so when it rains the rain will just bead and fall right off... Almost to where you don't even need wipers.
It's actually used on the whole car!
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The best car care product I have seen was fw1 products.
I do not use it bc of the price but I just waxed my car 2 DAYS prior to finding this stuff. Any ways someone sprayed it on my car and wiped it off . It made my paint so shiny and smooth u would have thought I had never waxed the car. It was 24 bucks for 2 cans and each can cleaned the car about 5 times. It's what hey use on nascars.
I use turtlewax ice. And it works well.
I've tried armor all soap but it sucked

You guys should check out the fw1 products. Just to
See how good it is,
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It's actually used on the whole car!
Uh, that stuffs alcohol based....thats not too good on your paint!

Id never trust anybody to wash my car, ever. Nobody will take as much care as you do.

Some people do the dumbest things...i once drove to my parents house to find my mother using windex on her land rovers paint. She said "it makes the paint look so new" wow. After a long speech she quickly learned her lesson. Good results can sometimes be bad in the long run.
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Every CAT we have ever owned hated water...
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Uh, that stuffs alcohol based....thats not too good on your paint!

Id never trust anybody to wash my car, ever. Nobody will take as much care as you do.

Some people do the dumbest things...i once drove to my parents house to find my mother using windex on her land rovers paint. She said "it makes the paint look so new" wow. After a long speech she quickly learned her lesson. Good results can sometimes be bad in the long run.
Hmmm then maybe I'm wrong

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Every CAT we have ever owned hated water...
Hahaha +1
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Use rain x!! I dont know if you can buy it in stores but that's what my car wash people put on mine
Liquid wax is better for the windshield. It's less smudgy and such.
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Re: Cat wash

A good liquid or paste wax lasts a long longer than any spray wax I've seen. I have some Mother's Synwax that is a few years old and some Meguiar's new Ultimate liquid. Both are really good, it just takes time. I've got some liquid spray wax from Eagle one that a local body shop uses. He said the old stuff used to last 6 months, the new only 3 months, but not bad considering it doesn't hurt trim. Not tried it yet.
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Don't be an idiot like me and use polish and leave it be. Polish AND wax so it deals the paint. Meguiars is the best value and convenient (Walmart) but 3m has a longer lasting wax.
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Hahaha I just saw that. I mean car wash l
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Re: Cat wash

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I'm just curious to see what the procedure you use to clean your car is because mine seems to get dirty like the day after. Like what products do you use, what kind of towel do you use to dry, what "technique" you use to clean it, etc.

1 to 2 buckets and a grit guard

A few clean terry cotton towels are good used for wash purpose only.

A neat tool to add to your collection is the Daytona Speed master brush.

and the RV water filter at Wally World ( Wal-Mart) It works pretty well for 20 bucks.

I dry with an absorber and 2 cotton towels

Don't rub in circles EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I REPEAT DO NOT RUB IN CIRCLES.

Detail spray will help keep it fresh between waxing and give it a nice shine.

How long has it been since you waxed?

Sprays I use are Hi-temp detail spay found at topoftheline.com

I also like Meguiars quick detailer a lot. Great asset for car show's btw.

I assumed you meant car wash..But if you have system for cat-washing please share. The last time I tired to bathe a cat it didn't end well for either of us.
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I went to school with some girls that needed one.
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I went to school with some girls that needed one.
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Oh..that's bad, but funny
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