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Old 03-13-2018, 05:50 AM   #11
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I asked recently about drive through car washes seeing as it’s winter and extremely
Cold but once it warms up I’d like to hand wash myself of course, so just wanted to ask like. What should I use for soap? For drying clothes. Completely new to this so if anyone wouldn’t mind just giving me the run down from what soaps to what to wash and dry it with. Thanks guys
Don't forget about the 2 bucket method. Soap in one bucket, water for rinsing in the other. Wash small portions of your car from the top down and rinse before soaping up again. I use a separate bucket and microfiber it for the wheels wash them first.

I use a foam cannons for an initial pre wash (quick and easy) and rinse to get the big dirt before I use the mitt.

Clay bar is only for removing the wax so you can re- apply it, it takes a bit of your clear off every time you do it so only do it when necessary. I haven't tried clay-bar yet as I am afraid of taking off too much.

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Old 03-14-2018, 05:14 PM   #12
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I asked recently about drive through car washes seeing as it’s winter and extremely
Cold but once it warms up I’d like to hand wash myself of course, so just wanted to ask like. What should I use for soap? For drying clothes. Completely new to this so if anyone wouldn’t mind just giving me the run down from what soaps to what to wash and dry it with. Thanks guys
Don't forget about the 2 bucket method. Soap in one bucket, water for rinsing in the other. Wash small portions of your car from the top down and rinse before soaping up again. I use a separate bucket and microfiber it for the wheels wash them first.

I use a foam cannons for an initial pre wash (quick and easy) and rinse to get the big dirt before I use the mitt.

Clay bar is only for removing the wax so you can re- apply it, it takes a bit of your clear off every time you do it so only do it when necessary. I haven't tried clay-bar yet as I am afraid of taking off too much.
Clay is designed to remove contaminants that you cannot remove otherwise with a normal wash. It should not remove paint unless if you're really grinding it.

Clay can be used to remove waxes however there are safer methods such as IPA wipes or dish soap.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:51 PM   #13
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Clay is designed to remove contaminants that you cannot remove otherwise with a normal wash. It should not remove paint unless if you're really grinding it.

Clay can be used to remove waxes however there are safer methods such as IPA wipes or dish soap.
I agree! I use the two-bucket method, with foam cannon, regularly and use clay bar or "clay towel" once or twice a year and this method has kept my paint flawless and like-new for years...
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A good wash and wax as you dry spray like Meguiar’s or Turtle Wax and some micro fiber cloths.
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some good tips in here
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