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Old 03-15-2019, 04:52 PM   #1281
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I don't have to wash quite that often, but I do like to keep it clean and presentable. Doesn't it make you laugh when you stop for gas, and the pump tries to sell you a $14.99 touchless car wash?
Oh yeah, and there's always a line anyway so I wouldn't use it if it was free.

And I drive a Dodge. I know where dirt gets in between the panels. Touchless never gets it totally clean.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:01 PM   #1282
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What if you don't even bother rinsing under there? Do you think it would cause problems?
I don't do much in the summer, but I try my best in the winter to get the salt off. My truck is bad for having slush pockets that hold ice, dirt and salt. Sometimes gravel...But no matter what I think it's a good idea to try to get as much salt off as you can.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:01 PM   #1283
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I suppose if the "wax" is high pressure its not much diff from using the rinse option, but lets not kid ourselves, this isn't a real wax or sealant, nor should it be expected to be as such. If there was any sort of "miracle" sealant that sprayed on like that, it would be commonplace.

Sure there are spray on SiO2 (Silica dioxide) sealants that are common in the detailing industry, but they are expensive and definitely would not be pumped out at that volume or that price, so really, you're probably just getting high pressure water with something akin to RainX diluted to the Nth degree. So definitely doesn't replace properly wax/sealing your vehicle.
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The one I go to you know when the "wax" starts flowing. Shortly after the water beads off. So it's got something in there...I guess that would probably be fine to do the undercarriage with.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:09 PM   #1285
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I suppose if the "wax" is high pressure its not much diff from using the rinse option, but lets not kid ourselves, this isn't a real wax or sealant, nor should it be expected to be as such. If there was any sort of "miracle" sealant that sprayed on like that, it would be commonplace.

Sure there are spray on SiO2 (Silica dioxide) sealants that are common in the detailing industry, but they are expensive and definitely would not be pumped out at that volume or that price, so really, you're probably just getting high pressure water with something akin to RainX diluted to the Nth degree. So definitely doesn't replace properly wax/sealing your vehicle.
Well yeah, it's not the same as a karate kid wax job, but it's got something in it that makes the water bead off. Point is, some people think that they have to use straight up water (and spend an extra 2 minutes) washing off the soap, before they switch to high pressure wax. I'm saying that's just a waste of time and money, as well as my time, waiting behind you in line.

Also, the foam brush is a scam. HP soap x2, then rinse with HP wax. That's how a DIY car wash should go. It's like 7 minutes for a road salty/silty/dirty full sized truck.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:16 PM   #1286
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The one time every month or two I get my car washed I just go through one of the automatic ones that does it for me.

Y'all are wasting a lot of water.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:30 PM   #1287
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The one time every month or two I get my car washed I just go through one of the automatic ones that does it for me.

Y'all are wasting a lot of water.
Ooh. We have an internet preacher that does not know that some people actually have to do a lot of driving, and therefore their vehicles get way dirtier, way quicker. I'm sure it's nice to merely drive to the LRT and park while it's still frozen, and then drive home after the roads have been dried up by the daytime sun. I bet washing once every month or two works for you. Guess what? Some people clock 100-200km per day.

Do you also talk down to families with more children for washing more dishes? Shut your yap.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:36 PM   #1288
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Ooh. We have an internet preacher that does not know that some people actually have to do a lot of driving, and therefore their vehicles get way dirtier, way quicker. I'm sure it's nice to merely drive to the LRT and park while it's still frozen, and then drive home after the roads have been dried up by the daytime sun. I bet washing once every month or two works for you. Guess what? Some people clock 100-200km per day.

Do you also talk down to families with more children for washing more dishes? Shut your yap.

And now you're wasting gas? Gawd man!
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:42 PM   #1289
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Well yeah, it's not the same as a karate kid wax job, but it's got something in it that makes the water bead off. Point is, some people think that they have to use straight up water (and spend an extra 2 minutes) washing off the soap, before they switch to high pressure wax. I'm saying that's just a waste of time and money, as well as my time, waiting behind you in line.



Also, the foam brush is a scam. HP soap x2, then rinse with HP wax. That's how a DIY car wash should go. It's like 7 minutes for a road salty/silty/dirty full sized truck.

Don’t pay for the foam brush. Use it for free after your have a good amount of soap on the car from the HP soap. Once it expires use the foam brush and after that rinse with the wax.

I know there are arguments against using the foam brush cause of debris, but if your paint job is already full of micro-scratches, who cares.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:49 PM   #1290
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The foam brush is great for people that hate their cars. I cry a little inside when a see a person in a car was with a new car using the brush on their paint.
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All this talk of cleaning cars - does anyone have a good resource to show someone how to buff out small scratches, then how to wax a car? I've never done more than use one of those wand places...
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:04 PM   #1292
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Ooh. We have an internet preacher that does not know that some people actually have to do a lot of driving, and therefore their vehicles get way dirtier, way quicker. I'm sure it's nice to merely drive to the LRT and park while it's still frozen, and then drive home after the roads have been dried up by the daytime sun. I bet washing once every month or two works for you. Guess what? Some people clock 100-200km per day.

Do you also talk down to families with more children for washing more dishes? Shut your yap.
I mean I get it, a lot of truck drivers have delicate masculinity to begin with so it's easy to see how a little dirt and grime must be utterly intolerable.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:46 PM   #1293
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I wash my vehicles when they get dirty. Sometimes it's twice a day, sometimes it's twice a month.

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I mean I get it, a lot of truck drivers have delicate masculinity to begin with so it's easy to see how a little dirt and grime must be utterly intolerable.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:19 PM   #1294
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I mean I get it, a lot of truck drivers have delicate masculinity to begin with so it's easy to see how a little dirt and grime must be utterly intolerable.
Lol, what? Having to visit multiple sites daily, and therefore driving way more than the average commuter is a truck guy thing? Go play with your hamsters.
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All this talk of cleaning cars - does anyone have a good resource to show someone how to buff out small scratches, then how to wax a car? I've never done more than use one of those wand places...
Go to YouTube. Chemical guys channel is one I like, they do push thier products, but it is to be expected.

The Dallas paint correction guy is alright, but I find the way he talks annoying.

There are dozens of others out there.
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The one time every month or two I get my car washed I just go through one of the automatic ones that does it for me.

Y'all are wasting a lot of water.
The automatics are the biggest scams out there. They do a horrible job of getting all the dirt and grime off your vehicle and the price you have to pay is criminal. A wand wash will do a far better job and at half the price.
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All this talk of cleaning cars - does anyone have a good resource to show someone how to buff out small scratches, then how to wax a car? I've never done more than use one of those wand places...
Junkman 2000 for the win.

He has made lots of really informative videos on the subject.

Check him out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Junkman2000

1st part in the series on polishing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP-eAddv2sk
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The automatics are the biggest scams out there. They do a horrible job of getting all the dirt and grime off your vehicle and the price you have to pay is criminal. A wand wash will do a far better job and at half the price.
They are only good when your car is dusty or lightly dirty in the summer. I feel the CO-OP ones do a decent job even the best automatic car washes are not great for cleaning winter dirty cars.
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Lots of water moving in the afternoons now. Perfect for taking the boy out and racing sticks and seeds in the melt water channels. One of my favorite things to do this time of year!
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Lots of water moving in the afternoons now. Perfect for taking the boy out and racing sticks and seeds in the melt water channels. One of my favorite things to do this time of year!

For a moment I was wondering why you were posting this in the car wash thread and then I remembered it was originally the weather thread.
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