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This is a discussion on What carwash do you use?? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Just curious what you guys use to wash your cars with.. If there's any special supplies you use or methods ...

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    What carwash do you use??

    Just curious what you guys use to wash your cars with.. If there's any special supplies you use or methods you have when washing/drying?

    Going to be buying some new supplies soon and I just wanna know what to get

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    what about people using just basic dish soap? i read some ppl saying it was good, others saying it was bad..

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    Basic dish soap is HARD on the plastics on the car.
    Most use it to strip wax before doing a full detail. Clay, correction, polish, wax.

    I don't think I will ever use dish soap on mine again.

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    oh ok yeah i figured it would be..

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    If you are just doing routine cleaning ,and your wax is OK , the best wash you can get is zero PH ....Johnsons baby shampoo , and to keep the cobb webs out of your finish I recomend using a chamos instead if a mitt to wash with, a synthetic one like the absorber. A mitt under a microscope has thousands of fiberglass like fibers tht cause more harm than good, and dollar for dollar the best over the counter wax for shine and protection is eagle 1 nano wax at $9.00 per container it also comes with a micro fiber towel.

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    I refuse to touch my paint with an Absorber ever again.

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    THat was just given as a reference but any kind of synthetic closth is best for washing a dark colored car,what kind of bad experience did you have?

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    I use Duragloss CWC and a lambswool wash mitt to wash and some microfiber WW towels to dry.
    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    and to keep the cobb webs out of your finish I recomend using a chamos instead if a mitt to wash with, a synthetic one like the absorber. A mitt under a microscope has thousands of fiberglass like fibers tht cause more harm than good
    Can't say I agree with you there. Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a chamois use for drying and not washing? I'm with Mr. Luos, I tried the obsorber a few years ago and didn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    THat was just given as a reference but any kind of synthetic closth is best for washing a dark colored car,what kind of bad experience did you have?
    I experiment with several different things.
    Found a wool mitt that seems to do well.


    The problem with the Absorber is simple, swirls. I use it to dry my windows, but not the paint.
    You wash your car outside most of the time. There is dust in the air, and even a little can get on the car inbetween wash and dry. The absorber will drag said dust on the paint.
    I use waffle weave towels to dry mine.

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    Duragloss, and two other Meguiars Shampoo. No complain here
    For washing; wool mitt, though I've been wanting to get a Natural Sea Sponge to give it a try, since I've heard that's one of the top car wash tools you can use

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    Check out the Detailing Tips at this site.

    NEVER use dish washing soap UNLESS you are stripping off the old wax.

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    how long does the original wax on a car last, generally?

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    i looked at it.. they recommended using zaino.. are they any good?

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