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Old 02-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Which Wal-Mart's car wash soap do you use? Pictures and Prices inside.

Went to Wal-Mart to get stuff for my first car wash, then realized there's too many options to choose from!

Which one do you guys use for Subaru's thin paint?










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Old 02-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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None go detailersdomain or autogeek and get you some quality soap.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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None go detailersdomain or autogeek and get you some quality soap.
Any recommendations?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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I can't believe it shakes out like it does but IMO the prices are about the same as a reflection of the quality.

Surf City is great stuff along with Mothers and Meguiars

But I prefer a gallon of Poorboys Soap any day of the week.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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Adams, optimum, sonax, or chemical guys all have good soaps. I don't ever use any of those wash/wax combos. I just like good stuff that cleans but doesn't strip any wax or sealant. Nothing that you posted does anything for me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Very nice results with the Meguiars Ultimate you can really feel the wax properties of it on your hands during use. You tend to get what you pay for.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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I've always used Meguiar's Gold Class car shampoo. Used it the entire time I owned my 08 from March 08 to Dec 12. Never had any issues with it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #9
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #10
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I can't believe it shakes out like it does but IMO the prices are about the same as a reflection of the quality.

Surf City is great stuff along with Mothers and Meguiars

But I prefer a gallon of Poorboys Soap any day of the week.
+1 for Surf City.
That's what I use, and they're wax is by far the best I've used.
They're stuff isn't cheap (although that's really cheap for the soap) but it's well worth it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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Adams, optimum, sonax, or chemical guys all have good soaps. I don't ever use any of those wash/wax combos. I just like good stuff that cleans but doesn't strip any wax or sealant. Nothing that you posted does anything for me.
I don't think Wal-Mart's soap can strip your wax or sealant.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #12
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Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax has my vote!
The Rain X stuff doesn't look good for your paint at all. Sort of looks like it has small beads in it that would scratch your paint.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #13
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Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax has my vote!
The Rain X stuff doesn't look good for your paint at all. Sort of looks like it has small beads in it that would scratch your paint.
A lot of Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax vs Meguiars Gold

I can't decide....
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:25 AM   #14
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meguiers gold class
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Dawn Dish Washing Soap mixed with Formula 88 & your car will look clean and shiny
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Actually first spray Formula 88 all around your car then with a microfiber wash mit wash your car with Dawn and then rinse. Don't forget to use a shammy!!
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Actually first spray Formula 88 all around your car then with a microfiber wash mit wash your car with Dawn and then rinse. Don't forget to use a shammy!!
Dish soap also stips all wax/sealant you have on the car. He just wants to wash the vehicle.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #18
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Dawn Dish Washing Soap mixed with Formula 88 & your car will look clean and shiny
Really?

Meg's ultimate is a good OTC soap as is gold class. I find the Meg's ultimate to have more cleaning power than the gold class however, and it rinses very well. Also, I wouldn't necessarily say it has wax in it so much as it has gloss enhancers and hydrophobic properties. All in all a good soap that I use when I don't have my usual (Adams).
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Mothers carnauba wash and wax. Lots of suds
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zymol or deep crystal.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #22
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I would go with Zymol or Meg's Gold Class..both of them are not bad products and have good lubricity to help with regular wash. Meg's Wash and Wax is made to be wax friendly when washing so it doesn't strip the layer of wax off during the next wash. I also personally use Chemical Guy's and Optimum No Rinse if i have the time to do online orders for other products.
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Mother's WandW is a nice one. I think Meg's Gold Class is one of the top you can get off the shelf. Or Duragloss, but that's always hard to track down.
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I would go with Zymol or Meg's Gold Class..both of them are not bad products and have good lubricity to help with regular wash. Meg's Wash and Wax is made to be wax friendly when washing so it doesn't strip the layer of wax off during the next wash. I also personally use Chemical Guy's and Optimum No Rinse if i have the time to do online orders for other products.
I have to agree with this. I've also gotten into Chemical Guys products, took a free basic detail class with them, and find their products work well and are affordable.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #25
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None go detailersdomain or autogeek and get you some quality soap.

OP. Don't listen to this guy, if one of those works for you, have at it.

I would go with the Mothers of Meg's Gold.
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