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      07-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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What products do you use to wash your car?

I've been shelling out the $ for car washes but I'd rather do it myself at this point. I'd just like to know what you guys prefer to use on your exterior, interior, rims, tires, etc... Any suggestions appreciated
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      07-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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I tried washing my car once, saw that it took about 1-2hours. Said fk that and took it to a 15$ hand car wash since it's to low to fit through an auto wash.
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      07-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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^ Wow, you pour all that money into mods for you car and you're too lazy to spend a couple of hours to wash it?
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      07-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Monthly pass to the laser wash FTW.
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      07-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Monthly pass to the laser wash FTW.
Laser wash?
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      07-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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It takes me no more than 15 minutes. I spray the wheels with Simoniz wheel and rim cleaner, then I place some Simoniz carnubba car wash on a Simoniz microfiber car wash mitt. I then spray the mitt (placed on the windshield) with water, rinse the car off - then gently rub the mitt over the top surfaces followed by a rinse, then I do the sides and front/rear - followed by a rinse of the car and the wheels. I then wash the rims off with the mitt, then rinse everything clean - followed by a cotton towel dry.

Twice per year I do Zaino Z5/Z2 this year I just preceded that with a clay bar workout.

Here are some pictures - 4 yrs old, Jet Black and no swirl marks. They said it couldn't be done....
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      07-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #7
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Laser wash?
Maybe that's not what it's called all over the country.. but a touchless automatic car wash.
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      07-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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Optimum ONR, in my garage, in the shade, with a fan running.
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      07-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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WASH: Foamaster II w/Chemical Guys HoneyDew Snow Foam
Griot's "Ultimate" bucket & microfiber wash mitts

WHEELS Chemical Guys Diablo Gel / Armor All Wheel Protectant

TIRES: Chemical Guys Gel Black Forever

GLASS: Sprayway Foam Glass Cleaner

SEAL: Wolfgang Deep Gloss (2x year)

WAX: Dodo Juice Orange Crush (2x year)

INBETWEEN: Griot's SpeedShine / Wolfgang Instant Detail Spritz

INTERIOR: einszett Cockpit Premium / einszett Gummi Pflege Stift
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      07-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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WASH: Meguiar's Shampoo Plus.

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      07-28-2012, 04:22 AM   #11
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sonax extreme wheel cleaner

meguiars nxt shampoo / two buckets / swissvax wash pad

swissvax (or other) clay bar (on older cars)

swissvax paint cleaner regular

swissvax pneu tire shine

swissvax gum feed

meguiars nxt glass cleaner
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swissvax concorso wax

meguiars ulitmate quick detailer spray
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      07-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #12
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1 mitt
2 pickle buckets
3 grit guards - 2 in one bucket and one in the other
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Home Depot Foam gun for 10 bucks FTW!!!!

Just ordered ONR....going to try it out, and mainly as a clay lubricant
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Been using optimum no rinse. In my garage - in the shade. then optimum instant detailer as part of the drying process.
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Giving the car a thorough cleaning inside and out takes several hours, but I try to do it once a week.
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It takes me no more than 15 minutes. I spray the wheels with Simoniz wheel and rim cleaner, then I place some Simoniz carnubba car wash on a Simoniz microfiber car wash mitt. I then spray the mitt (placed on the windshield) with water, rinse the car off - then gently rub the mitt over the top surfaces followed by a rinse, then I do the sides and front/rear - followed by a rinse of the car and the wheels. I then wash the rims off with the mitt, then rinse everything clean - followed by a cotton towel dry.

Twice per year I do Zaino Z5/Z2 this year I just preceded that with a clay bar workout.

Here are some pictures - 4 yrs old, Jet Black and no swirl marks. They said it couldn't be done....
That's dam impressive
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It takes me no more than 15 minutes. I spray the wheels with Simoniz wheel and rim cleaner, then I place some Simoniz carnubba car wash on a Simoniz microfiber car wash mitt. I then spray the mitt (placed on the windshield) with water, rinse the car off - then gently rub the mitt over the top surfaces followed by a rinse, then I do the sides and front/rear - followed by a rinse of the car and the wheels. I then wash the rims off with the mitt, then rinse everything clean - followed by a cotton towel dry.

Twice per year I do Zaino Z5/Z2 this year I just preceded that with a clay bar workout.

Here are some pictures - 4 yrs old, Jet Black and no swirl marks. They said it couldn't be done....
I've had mine for 6 months.. Swirls all over.. Ugh. Jealous. Gonna be doing a major detail here soon with a PC 7424xp once I get my hands on one.
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Meguiars NXT Tech Wax 2.0

Love this stuff, no swirls.
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Of all the mass-marketed waxes, this is definitely the strongest!
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