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Old 08-17-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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i just got a detail Saturday and my car got a bit dirty today i was wondering if it is ok to give it a quick wash..Sorry for the stupid question lol.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Yes, you should be fine to wash it.

Be careful with your technique, you've got a black car with subaru's soft clearcoat. it will mar very easily.

If you were able to watch the detailer when they did your car, pay attention to their technique for washing and drying.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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I just finished an entry level detail with a clay bar and washed my car the next day and it will be fine as long as you are careful.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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ok thanks for the help guys
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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microfiber sponges....foam gun if you can afford it....and let it air dry/microfiber wipe off and you should be good.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:49 PM   #6
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Air dry is a terrible idea. Your car is black water spots would be ridiculous. If you have a leaf blower or an air compressor (will take longer) then just blow the water off. Use a waffle weave if you got it to take off whats left and don't apply any pressure. Swirl marks are inevitable, especially on a DD car. However you can take steps to reduce their affects.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #7
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depends on what he's using, I've got a filter attached to my hose that runs before the nozzle and I air dry all the time without water spots. I let it dry in the garage so I'm sure shade is helpful here as well.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:23 PM   #8
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You mean you have an inline deionizer or do you have a water softening system? The spots will be there but might not be noticeable due to the lack of iron deposits. But hey if it works for you then it works and thats all that matters.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:14 AM   #9
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sure man, i have actually waxed my car in the rain, the water helps the wax flow better and polish up nice!
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:06 PM   #10
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sure man, i have actually waxed my car in the rain, the water helps the wax flow better and polish up nice!
That statement did not make any sense at all. Polish goes on before waxing. I would not recommend waxing in the rain, you want the wax to grab onto the paint surface, not get watered down and just be spread all over.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
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just dont use dawn to wash. use a car wash solution
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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if you can afford it get zaino products, or just use the maguires gold class stuff, my IS350 was black and zaino was awesome.

The zaino car wash solution is very friendly to wax and polishes and will not strip the finnish.... the other stuff i found that works great is the Maguires NXT wash, the purple stuff.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:04 PM   #13
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Use auto glym, the best wax for black cars.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #14
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....this thread is so full of fail I have no idea where to start.

Nick, Check out the following. It's a bunch of articles, videos and various links I put together to an effort to help others with questions like these. They are broken down into sections so just pick what's applicable. In this case it would be: "Detailing Articles, Videos & Discussions by Category", "EXTERIOR", "Washing":

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ailing+library

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Old 08-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #15
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....this thread is so full of fail I have no idea where to start.

Nick, Check out the following. It's a bunch of articles, videos and various links I put together to an effort to help others with questions like these. They are broken down into sections so just pick what's applicable. In this case it would be: "Detailing Articles, Videos & Discussions by Category", "EXTERIOR", "Washing":

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ailing+library

Hope this helps.
LOL, I was about to say the same thing. Just use good car wash soap and and micro-fibre sponge. Rinse the sponge alot as you go. Clean the car from top to bottom, that way you are not spreading dirt around. Dry with a micro-fibre towel. Use some quick detailer while you dry, that cuts down on swirls also.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:36 PM   #16
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Yes it's ok
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:55 PM   #17
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Yes you can, just don't use dish soap will strip the wax clean off.
I enjoy the first wash after a good polishing and waxing it is so easy to clean.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:56 PM   #18
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Yes. Just do it right
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:48 AM   #19
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yeah. I do it all of the time.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:54 AM   #20
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just dont use dawn to wash. use a car wash solution
I've heard when applying a fresh coat of wax it's not bad to give a good wash to strip the old **** off. as long as you take appropriate measures just as you would with a solution and use clean microfibers and whatnot
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