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Old 03-28-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default What Soap Do You Use For Car Wash?

If you tell me to do a search, cram it.

IDL!

I use Rain-X and I find it doesn't lather well, but it does the job.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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I use that Meguires stuff that's purple, don't remember the name. It works pretty well for me.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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Axe Body Wash... if I am not attracting the ladies, the car might as well.


I keed. I use Mother's
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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Meguires...is there a specific model one? Ther eare so many...
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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To me the soap itself is not critical as the method.

So as long as it is for cars (i.e. gentle and will not remove wax), I'll buy whatever the best deal is, usually in as big a jug as possible--like that Sundance(?) stuff at CDN Tire. I also like the soap to lather well, too, so that it's more slippery when I run the sheepskin mitt over the car. I don't apply any pressure when I wipe with the mitt--only it's own weight.

XS Cargo had a great deal on some car soap so I bought 8 jugs .
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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I just looked at the bottle.. Meguires NXT Generation...

It came recommended by Canadian driver... it lathers quite well and what not.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #7
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I find using warm or hot water makes for a better lather.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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Hmm, interesting. I always used cold...
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:18 PM   #9
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I fill it up with the house tap to get the warm, seems to work better. As for soap I'm not picky....save the money for good wax and brushes and mitts etc.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:27 PM   #10
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I use dishwasher j/k i have to look it up
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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I use turtles platinum wash or something... gets rid of all the dirt for me and gets really soapy.. although when im done washing and drying I usually find dirt spots that ive missed.. but that I think that goes for everyone
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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I use turtles platinum wash or something... gets rid of all the dirt for me and gets really soapy.. although when im done washing and drying I usually find dirt spots that ive missed.. but that I think that goes for everyone
2nd on the Turtles, nice lather, my good ol' Australian sheep skin mitt and then finish her off with the Shammy rub down - Can't stand spots.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:37 PM   #13
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Hmm, interesting. I always used cold...
I've always used hot water in the bucket. Then obviously the hose is cold for rinsing.

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although when im done washing and drying I usually find dirt spots that ive missed.. but that I think that goes for everyone
Uh, no...I'd go back and get any spots I missed before I dried my car.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #14
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I've always used hot water in the bucket. Then obviously the hose is cold for rinsing.



Uh, no...I'd go back and get any spots I missed before I dried my car.
well the thing is you cant see the spots until the car starts to dry off... but when i notice the spot I just go over it again with the mitt..
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:45 PM   #15
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well the thing is you cant see the spots until the car starts to dry off... but when i notice the spot I just go over it again with the mitt..
I just wash the entire car more than once all over before rinsing...no spots that way
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:59 PM   #16
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I use turtle's 'zip wax' car wash detergent.
And I also bought it because there was a picture of a wrb wrx bugeye on the front label

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Old 03-28-2007, 07:05 PM   #17
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I always use Mothers smells good and does a good job...

I try and stay away from teflon soaps I find they make your wipers work not so good.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:11 PM   #18
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The Eagle One wash is good and economical. The Mother's is great, but not so cheap. The NXT wash is great, but a bit harsh on your wax job. So if you wax often, then it doesn't matter. I use the Eagle One for week to week, and the NXT if I need a good wash after a few weeks of rain/snow.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
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Meguire Gold Class wash.. does the job i guess..

i have always use cold water too..

it's so much work filling the bucket with hot water in side the house.. lol
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:47 PM   #20
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i have always use cold water too..

it's so much work filling the bucket with hot water in side the house.. lol
Gotta build up your pipes then
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #21
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i prefer dove.. altho zest is good too!

haha.. um.. i JUST finished off the free keyline bottle that came with my moms car.. soo.. we'll see whats next
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #22
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I use NXT, it smells nice and it suds like crazy.
Dry afterwards with a big blue drying towel.

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Old 03-28-2007, 08:16 PM   #23
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turtles platinum wash. after i wash my car it looks really shinny!
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:17 PM   #24
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Meguires or Mothers for me.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:19 PM   #25
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another one for RainX, seems to work alright as a decent lather, the fact that it has wax bead things in it is the only reason I bought it... I'll probably try another brand (meguiars NXT? The next generation tag makes it sound high tech and I like the rest of their car care products) next time though... Before this I used Mother's (some gold coloured stuff) which was....well... a 'nothing special' soap.
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