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Best Car Wash Soap

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bagua, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Bagua

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    Everyone Chime in on what soap,shampoo and or Car Wash you use. Why you like it and please no flames. We all use a certain product and they tend to be a personal preference. I'm asking because I want to see what else is out there other than the usual products. Plus I'm bored right now and when the weather gets a little nicer I want to try some new products.

    Currently using the Zymol both the Clear and the regular Car Wash.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    I am a tightwad, I usually go to autozone and buy whatever is a good deal. I kind of like that stuff that is supposed to be spot free it helpas but doesn't eliminate spots entirely.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    SURFTACO

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    RainX puts out a pretty good car wash product. That's really all I've been using. Good thread. I want to see what's out there.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    blackwatertaco

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    I use this...And it smells great...LOL

    thumb_8586_16030181%20Image%20Dawn%20Dishwashing%20Liquid%20Antibacterial%20Hand%20Soap,%20Apple.jpg
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    TRDKenE

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    Mothers or Meguairs...Ive always been told not use dishsoap b/c it can take the wax off
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Ha! :D
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Defiantly Dawn!!..... with degreaser of course. :D
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Super Slick n Suds from Poorboys.

    And I would advise against dawn on a regular basis. It can prematurely dry out moldings/trim. On top of that, it strips any wax that you have on the surface, leaving the vehicle unprotected from UV and environmental fallout.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    I used to use the Zymol Soap, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. I now just hit the drive through car wash.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 2:19 AM
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    I have heard rain x (the windshield stuff) will make the rubber on your wipers turn hard and brittle. Can you please verify if you think this is true.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    PolishAndWax.com

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    I use baby shampoo. I never let my truck get too dirty, so I don't need super-cleaning power. I'd rather have something gentle and since baby shampoo is PH balanced it is less likely to strip wax off.

    Before I switched to baby shampoo, I used Turtle Wax Zip Wax Car Wash and was pretty happy with it.

    When there's been no rain, I don't even wash my truck. I use a California Car Duster daily and use a quick detailer once a week or so to touch it up. My truck is perfectly clean every day, I save time, and I save a ton of water. However, I wouldn't recommend this method unless your truck is garaged and has a good coat of wax on it.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    :eek:I hope your kidding because dish liquid is the worst thing you can use, it strips any wax off the paint.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Yo Snob,

    You've heard wrong, nothing in the pre-mixed washer fluid that will harm a set of blades.

    i have been using the rainx washer fluid for as long as it's been on the market and never have the blade become brittle because of its use.

    i clean mine pretty often, i work close to a paper mill and the particulate that is in the air coats everything depending on the wind direction.


    oh, and i use Blue Coral car wash
    http://www.bluecoral.com/history.asp

    cadman
     
  15. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    I dont know if this is true. My buddy owns a Toyota T100 and he has been washing that thing with plain ol' dawn soap for probably 10 years. Looks great. Shines real nice too.

    I however use Armor-All Wash and Wax. Or Turtle Wash/Zip-Wax
     
  16. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Dishwash will put your wax in your driveway. Turtle Wax Ice Wash, when it gets washed which ain't very often and Mothers Cleaner / Wax.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    no never had it happen to me
     
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    I use Zep-O-Shine from Zep Products on my Taco and on my work truck.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    91Toyotabogger

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    Using shampoo puts oil back into the paint to prevent dulling, and makes good suds and shines good also.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    PolishAndWax.com

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    I don't think its the worst thing you can use (I bet Comet or Lime-Away would be worse :D), but it will take the wax off.

    Last I checked Zaino actually recommends using Dawn to wash your vehicle before applying their paint protectant to make sure everything is stripped off. So its pretty harsh.
     
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