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Old 01-09-2018, 12:01 PM   #1
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I asked recently about drive through car washes seeing as itís winter and extremely
Cold but once it warms up Iíd 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 wouldnít mind just giving me the run down from what soaps to what to wash and dry it with. Thanks guys
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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Adams car soap is a great product for washing paint. Use microfiber towels for drying.

Use 3 separate buckets for washing. 1 for the soap and one for rinsing the wash mit. That way you don't reintroduce dirt back onto the mit while washing. Use the third bucket for cleaning your wheels.


If you want to apply protection, start with a wax you can buy at a local auto store like Meguiars wax so you can get the hang of spreading the product, buffing it off, understanding curing time ect. Wax is easy to apply. Down the road if you want to look into sealants (synthetic waxes) those are a bit more robust.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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Look into Chemical Guys as well. There are tons of youtube videos from them.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:26 AM   #4
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Thanks guys I appreciate the help. I picked up a bunch of the meguires stuff today, soap, interior detail, quick detail, and once it stops snowing for sure Iím gunna pick up some wax. How do you guys feel about clay? Is that a necessity?
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:36 AM   #5
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:50 PM   #6
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Thanks guys I appreciate the help. I picked up a bunch of the meguires stuff today, soap, interior detail, quick detail, and once it stops snowing for sure Iím gunna pick up some wax. How do you guys feel about clay? Is that a necessity?
Clay in my opinion is needed every 1-1.5 Years (unless you drive in extremely harsh conditions) be advised when using clay and I canít stress this enough USE TONS OF LUBRICANT (Quick detailer) and work in tiny sections. It took me 4 hours to do mine. me personally I prefer auto glym quick detailing as it provides the best slide. If you fail to follow this or rush. Your paint will look like cats had an orgy on it ! I never really liked drying by hand unless using a wet wax to follow ... daily driven cars see a lot of containamaments. Some unable to be seen by the human eye.. I prefer using a compressed air gun and blowing all the water off... some guys even use a leaf blower. donít get me wrong Iíve dried by hand but I always use a wet wax to keep stuff from running along the paint!

Hope this helps!! Good luck!
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:22 AM   #7
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Supposed to get cold and snow again but I did a nice wash of my baby. Hopfully after next time I can get some actual wheel cleaner(forgot to buy it when I went shopping the other day) but sheís looking much better
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:49 AM   #8
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Supposed to get cold and snow again but I did a nice wash of my baby. Hopfully after next time I can get some actual wheel cleaner(forgot to buy it when I went shopping the other day) but sheís looking much better
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:31 PM   #9
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Some people reuse microfiber towels that were used on wheels. I throw mine away. Brake dust is microscopic shards of metal. They will be stuck in the towels. Some will dislodge and end up in your washing machine and you don't want to risk using that towel on your paint later on. So any towel that touches your wheels go in the garbage. Never use them on your paint. As above, use a separate bucket just for wheels. I personally label my buckets Wash/Rinse/Wheels.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:49 PM   #10
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I use the 2 bucket method, megiuars shampoo. I don’t wax or polish, just finish with a product called Tech Shine, dry it off with a metro master blaster.
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