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Old 12-14-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Another believer in P21S Total Auto Wash

I have been a lurker on here for a while as I want to get better at detailing. Well I am slowly building up my tools, knowledge (still very much a novice), and materials. However, I thought I would do a quick detail of my engine bay with my recent purchase of some P21S Total Auto Wash.

The pictures speak from themselves, but really this product is really great. I had to do very little scrubbing and the car came out great. Also, it woks great for wheels, but going to buy some of the wheel gel next. Again, this is a great product, and if you are interested then buy from some of the local vendors here. Also, I did do some slight dressing with some armor all (sorry it is what I had).

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Enjoy and any advice or constructive criticism welcomed.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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good stuff
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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im curious so here comes question time...

-besides the alternator, did you cover anything else? terminals of battery?

-what did you use for scrubbing?

-for the rinse, did you pressure wash or just use a hose?

-any final product on there to shine up the black trim?

thanks! and it looks great.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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im curious so here comes question time...

-besides the alternator, did you cover anything else? terminals of battery?

-what did you use for scrubbing?

-for the rinse, did you pressure wash or just use a hose?

-any final product on there to shine up the black trim?

thanks! and it looks great.
1) I did cover the terminals as well as disconnect them. I am not sure if this is necessary so any pro's can eligthen the bunch that would be great.

2) I just used a detailing brush that I had around nothing special. It was like a looser scotch bright pad if that makes sense. Again, with this product I didnt have to do much scrubbing.

3) Hose

4) I used armor all. I wouldn't recommend this product, but it is what I had. I really like SwissVax Pneu, Black Max, or Adams VRT.

Hope that helped

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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Looks good.The autowash is strong yet gental.P21s makes some great products.The gel wheel cleaner i would only suggest on heavily dirty wheels.I use just a old sponge and carwash soap and if that doesnt work then i spray the Gel wheel cleaner and let it sit then aggitate with a wheel brush.There paintwork cleaner is great and so is the concourse and 100% carnauba wax as well.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:21 PM   #6
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Looks good.The autowash is strong yet gental.P21s makes some great products.The gel wheel cleaner i would only suggest on heavily dirty wheels.I use just a old sponge and carwash soap and if that doesnt work then i spray the Gel wheel cleaner and let it sit then aggitate with a wheel brush.There paintwork cleaner is great and so is the concourse and 100% carnauba wax as well.
Thanks for the information. I would only use the wheel gel for wheels as well as I imagine it is stronger product than TAW. This mainly due to brake dust/residue can be really hard to remove especially with the corrosive materials they are made with. I am going to try the paint cleaner and concourse next after I use up all my supplies in the porter cable package I am about to buy...


Thanks for the good information.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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1) I did cover the terminals as well as disconnect them. I am not sure if this is necessary so any pro's can eligthen the bunch that would be great.

2) I just used a detailing brush that I had around nothing special. It was like a looser scotch bright pad if that makes sense. Again, with this product I didnt have to do much scrubbing.

3) Hose

4) I used armor all. I wouldn't recommend this product, but it is what I had. I really like SwissVax Pneu, Black Max, or Adams VRT.

Hope that helped
thanks. i would have done all that on my first go but glad to have someone confirm it all.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:13 PM   #8
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im curious so here comes question time...

-besides the alternator, did you cover anything else? .

I would cover any polished aluminum.. I think it eats at it and leaves a stain that must be sanded/polished back out.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #9
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nice results.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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that looks awsome. but ontop of cleaning it. do some wire managment also
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:33 PM   #11
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that looks awsome. but ontop of cleaning it. do some wire managment also
Haha advice taken...

I am actually going to be doing that later this week when I get some days off. New terminals, reworking the wires, and amp rewire coming.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:04 AM   #12
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You don't need to cover the battery or disconnect the terminals. Just cover up the:
- alternator
- MAF sensor
- SRI

Otherwise, the rest is safe. Just don't soak it completely and be sure to dry it really well.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:09 AM   #13
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You don't need to cover the battery or disconnect the terminals. Just cover up the:
- alternator
- MAF sensor
- SRI

Otherwise, the rest is safe. Just don't soak it completely and be sure to dry it really well.
Not sure I get to cover the MAF? It is housed in the intake.

Yes I did forget to recommend to cover the SRI filter. Also, be sure to keep it free of the products you use as it could and more than likely will degrade the filter. Good point!
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:05 PM   #14
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problem with armor all is it is tacky so it will likely make dust stick.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:03 PM   #15
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i just use simple green, wash and dry, then turtle wax 2001 on the plastic/rubber
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:20 AM   #16
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nice write up.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:08 AM   #17
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Thanks, I will be having another one soon with the package I got from you yesterday

Doing a engine bay of a 540i Sport tomorrow this time have Adams in and out to dress should be a good contrast.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:45 AM   #18
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thanks!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:07 PM   #19
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Did you detail the whole car? jw.

nice work.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:29 AM   #20
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nice....looking into buying this
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:39 AM   #21
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we are selling 5 liter refills at a nice discount add your NASIOC code and you will be good to go.

We will have this up for another 24 hours or so.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...PROD&ProdID=22
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #22
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we are selling 5 liter refills at a nice discount add your NASIOC code and you will be good to go.

We will have this up for another 24 hours or so.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...PROD&ProdID=22
Thanks, just ordered a 5L bottle. Does it come with the spray nozzle like in the pic?
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #23
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Thanks, just ordered a 5L bottle. Does it come with the spray nozzle like in the pic?
sorry they don't it notes it on the item description.

thanks for the order.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #24
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sorry they don't it notes it on the item description.

thanks for the order.
No problem. Nothing a $0.99 spray bottle from Wal-mart can't fix. I'm just stoked to finally try this out after months of deliberating it. Thanks for the deal.
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