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Old 07-24-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default what off the shelf car soap is the best or has the most suds

just wondering what off the shelf car wash is the best or has the most suds as in the water in the bucket does not dilute the soap

let me know
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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Meguiars gold class shampoo. its about 12 (price range?) a bottle.

advance auto. it does a wonderfully fantastic job of cleaning everything, without being harsh on wax you have on there.

and remember
ALWAYS use the two bucket method
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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roger that i always do and thx you got me right before i left the house props to you
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
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anything to help out

it also smells really good, cant go wrong on any level
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:12 PM   #5
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....IMO/IME, "suds" are not necessarily indicative of a good car wash soap. There are other traits to consider (lubricity, rinsibility, gentleness, dirt/soil cleaning ability, etc.).

Having said that, I would consider Gold Class a decent OTC soap but prefer Duragloss Car Wash Concentrate if I had a choice.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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Zymol Auto Wash is pretty good. $7/bottle
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Kean. Think I might try out the Duragloss as it's BOGO on Autogeek.net right now.
Mixing Optimum No Rinse in your wash bucket w/ your car shampoo is a great way to boost any soap's lubricity and ability to rinse dirt from the vehicle and wash mitt. ONR is a great example of suds not making the soap. Just yesterday I used Pinnacle XMT gel shampoo & conditioner and it is a very high sudsing product and left the surface of the unwaxed vehicle rinsed clean with a sheeting effect. A word of advice with suds, sometimes that just means more rinsing to get all the soap off the surface. So stick to the manufacturers recommendations to avoid excessive rinsing.
Happy washing
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #8
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Meguiars gold class shampoo. its about 12 (price range?) a bottle.

advance auto. it does a wonderfully fantastic job of cleaning everything, without being harsh on wax you have on there.

and remember
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+ 1 for ^
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #9
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Onr Ftw

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Old 07-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #10
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Onr Ftw
....ONR is not typically OTC/Retail.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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But thats what Amazon is for.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:31 PM   #12
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But thats what Amazon is for.
....yeah, well if that's what the OP wanted, then there would be a myriad of choices I'm sure we would be discussing.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:52 PM   #13
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lol thanks guys i recently picked up the gold class and i love it so far

smelt great suds up nice

and i slipped while washing my car. had my hand on the soapy hood and bam my hand flew out and my face was maybe 3 or so inches from my hood scoop. lol

thanks for the list of soaps guys
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:54 PM   #14
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I have honestly noticed almost no difference in off the shelf soaps. I have been painting cars since I was 14 (34 now) and I honestly just get whatever for car wash, as long as it's car wash and not dish soap.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:45 PM   #15
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I have honestly noticed almost no difference in off the shelf soaps. I have been painting cars since I was 14 (34 now) and I honestly just get whatever for car wash, as long as it's car wash and not dish soap.

but dish soap can cut through all the road grime and oils right?
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:50 PM   #16
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dish soap is awesome if you are doing a full detail and want to get off the old waxes and grim
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:06 AM   #17
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One more for Gold Class!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #18
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add Onr +1
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #19
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I use gold class as well, simply cause its not harsh on previous wax jobs and promotes keeping it intact.

I work at a paint shop as well and we use whatever soap is on sale that week. If a car is coming in for work we wash it and want as much crap off the old panels as possible before starting repairs.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #20
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Another for Gold Class or anything Meguiars.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:18 PM   #21
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Gold class 48oz is $4 at walmart. $6.97 for the 72oz
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:51 AM   #22
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Gold class 48oz is $4 at walmart. $6.97 for the 72oz
++1 i picked up 2 bottles of this stuff last week, anything from Meguiar's is great
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:22 PM   #23
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For 3$USD to 7$USD ...

... don't recall but got this from some car detail shop a long time ago. Good for a baby good for your baby! Has worked like a champ for me for quite awhile now. Only thing it really doesn't do well is greasy residue like found around door hinges.

Other than that the Mequiar's line of products are top notch.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #24
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^^^Interesting, I have that at home for the daughter and it'd be funny to use it for the car.

I use Gold Class though so +1 for that...kind of makes me happy I have used it for years now and a lot of you guys are vouching for it here.
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