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Old 06-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #36
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We have very hard water here and the mr clean kit was awesome. Unfortunately I can't the water filters anywhere anymore. Im thinking they discontinued the product.
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Re: Car washing?

There are much more effective in-line filters sold at almost any home improvement store that you can use in place of the mr. clean thing.
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There are much more effective in-line filters sold at almost any home improvement store that you can use in place of the mr. clean thing.
Thanks. I'll look into that
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If you're going to spend 30 dollars on a leafblower buy a shop vac at Home Depot. I've got a Rigid that sucks and blows! LOL...
To clarify I really like the Rigid.
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I <3 my rigid as well. Just more time consuming than a regular blower IMO lol
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If you're going to spend 30 dollars on a leafblower buy a shop vac at Home Depot. I've got a Rigid that sucks and blows! LOL...
To clarify I really like the Rigid.
Only so long as you NEVER use it as a vacuum... if you do then when you switch to blow all the debris and whatnot that builds up in the hose when its on suck will be shot at your paint sand blast style.
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I never thought about that. Would a coffe filter, or a separate hose prevent that? I only used it 2xs as a blower on paint when it was brand new. I hate dragging everything thing out, so I always dry the car with terri cotton towels. Or an Absorbor chamois. I hate cleanup.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #43
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Re: Car washing?

I know , I had ablack saturn once too much trouble keeping them black cars clean but they do look nice all clean and waxed, for about two or three hours.
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Re: Car washing?

Leaf blower serves multiple functions for me as well...I blow the grass clippings and the cars off...
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #45
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I hate those noisy *** things ,there is a guy down the street that uses his every day for like an hour .
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I hate those noisy *** things ,there is a guy down the street that uses his every day for like an hour .
Walk up to him & tell him to put it to good use by using it to dry your car..
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:08 PM   #47
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Washed waxed an vacummed my car today. Only to watch it get slammed with pea sized hail for the past 2 hours. F hail. I swear it never hailed until I got this fine vehicle. Oh Yeh F hail!
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Washed waxed an vacummed my car today. Only to watch it get slammed with pea sized hail for the past 2 hours. F hail. I swear it never hailed until I got this fine vehicle. Oh Yeh F hail!
You know what they say. The harder you clean the car. The harder the weather attacks it!
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Haha haven't heard that but its quiet true.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #50
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u shld definately get a california carwash, u just wipe down ur whole car takes like 2 min and it takes off all the dust and most tar and other stuff on ur car
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You know what they say. The harder you clean the car. The harder the weather attacks it!
And don't forget the birds.
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Re: Car washing?

ugh... I just washed our edge last night with water, took tons of time, wiped over it dried it as best I could... spots ALL over it... reminds me of why I hate washing cars with water.... or at least with out a filtration system.
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A filtration system can be put together from home depot for fairly cheap
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A filtration system can be put together from home depot for fairly cheap
very true, i need a how to on this
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Re: Car washing?

Just out of curiosity, why doesn't anyone try using a Reverse Osmosis filtration system here? You can get a counter top model to fill buckets up with water for car washing at around $100 or so. Filters may need to be replaced POSSIBLY one time per year.
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Re: Car washing?

can someone get a how to with part numbers/details on what is needed for a filter for your hose to use when you wash your car?
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I went to home depot and lowes to price how much it would be to make one. The filter I was going to use is from home depot it was 35 dollars made by GE.It was for sediment filtration but the drinking water filters fit in it as well. They have 1 micron filters and 5 micron filters. the filters were about 10 bucks. Add in The fittings and hose clamps an the total is around 50. I didn't buy it yet but when I do ill post. Don't get the stuff at lowes it was 10 dollars higher for the filters.
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I went to home depot and lowes to price how much it would be to make one. The filter I was going to use is from home depot it was 35 dollars made by GE.It was for sediment filtration but the drinking water filters fit in it as well. They have 1 micron filters and 5 micron filters. the filters were about 10 bucks. Add in The fittings and hose clamps an the total is around 50. I didn't buy it yet but when I do ill post. Don't get the stuff at lowes it was 10 dollars higher for the filters.
Good to know and please do share. I like homedeopt more than Lowes personally-just the lighting and layout. Autogeek has a system that I saw a while back while searching the net. I'll post the link when I get to a computer.
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You know what they say. The harder you clean the car. The harder the weather attacks it!
So true. I'll take it though we need rain so bad here. No Rain= Water rationing.
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So true. I'll take it though we need rain so bad here. No Rain= Water rationing.
We have a well so our water doesn't get rationed
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Start here: Instructional Detailing Videos

Dish soap is not needed (as the others mentioned) unless you intend to strip the surface of your car, which isn't really desirable if you're just planning on washing.

Our soap is pH balanced so it does the exact opposite, it leaves your wax intact so regular washes don't degrade your protection.

Secondly you want to do a 2 bucket wash (this is outlined in the videos) with multiple wash pads for different areas of the car. Also the grit guard insert for each bucket is cheap insurance against grit introducing swirls to your finish.
this is good stuff
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We have a well so our water doesn't get rationed
Apparently it was contaminated with led chips so it explains Bone being "special".
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Apparently it was contaminated with led chips so it explains Bone being "special".
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Glad to see that this topic is a big hit! Thought that not only I, but everyone would like to see how others wash there stangs! Keep it coming!
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I wash mine with car wash and then I dry it with an absorber and a terrycloth towel as fastas possible to keep it from spotting but for the parts that do spot I just go over that area with a damp towel to get rid of the spots.
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The stuff I use is that ice stuff.
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The stuff I use is that ice stuff.
I used that on my last wash it does a good job. Smells good too Haha
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Optimum's car wash smells like blue berries FTW. My dad walked outside and said why does it smell like blue berries one day lmao
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Re: Car washing?

yea post up pics and part numbers!
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I wash mine with a couple of miller lites
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