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Old 07-23-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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Question best soap for washing new car?

anyone have any suggestions about which soap to use for washing the new wagon?

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Old 07-24-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:19 AM   #4
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just dont use dishwasher soap unless u want to strip the wax. any car related soap will probably due fine because you should always either wax, or quick wax the exterior after the wash. where you will see the difference in shine and how long it lasts its the type of polish, wax, quick wax, or sealant you use. you will also not see a difference between claybars and dont bother with the claybar lube, just use a good concentration of soap and water in a spray bottle.
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Old 07-24-2006, 03:16 AM   #5
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I agree with Tim-H thats all that i use on my car
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:20 AM   #6
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I'm a Zaino fan. If you want something good without breaking the bank though, Meguires and Mothers generally make good stuff. Just make sure it's safe for clear coats and will not strip the wax.

Don't forget to wax
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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I'm a Zaino fan. If you want something good without breaking the bank though, Meguires and Mothers generally make good stuff. Just make sure it's safe for clear coats and will not strip the wax.

Don't forget to wax
.....just "Zaino'd" the car this weekend. ......only two coats this time since it was over 100 degrees out.

My car stays relatively clean so I typically use a wash like the Sonus Shampoo. However, I find that something like the NXT wash does better when removing dirt and grime (one of several to choose from). .....the link DX provided has a lot of good info.

As for the comment made about the differences in claybars, I would have to disagree. There are variances in quality, abrasiveness, etc. ....especially now that the product has found it's way into the mainstream.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:46 AM   #8
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from what i understand, there is no wax on the car from the factory, only the clear coat. So for that first wash without wax you can use dish soap. I suggest claybarring afterwards to remove any dirt and rail dust stuck to the finish and then a good wax.

Make sure you do a thorough job on that first wax since you'll want the long-term protection for your clear coat.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:49 AM   #9
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NXT user here.
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Old 07-24-2006, 02:04 PM   #10
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Don't forget to wax
Speaking of wax, I ran out last week and picked this up at autozone.

Best wax ever, feels soooo smooth and looks great, easy to wax the whole car and no white dust. Very remarkable item.

http://www.eagleone.com/pages/products/core_nanowax.asp
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:18 PM   #11
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PS autogeek.net (and its affiliates) have a 15% off coupon code

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Old 07-25-2006, 01:09 AM   #12
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NXT car wash (available locally at wal-mart and autozone)
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:04 AM   #13
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Meguires deep crystal car wash
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2x Klasse All in one
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2x Mezerna FMJ
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Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield

I found it very important to put several layer of good wax on the car cuz all those dirt and bugs are a lot easier to remove in your next wash.
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