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i'm at canadian tire looking at all the car wash products totally overwhelmed :eek: how many different brands do they need to sell !!!! are they all the same ? is dish detergent bad to use ?
 

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i'm at canadian tire looking at all the car wash products totally overwhelmed :eek: how many different brands do they need to sell !!!! are they all the same ? is dish detergent bad to use ?
There are ton's of products and opinions about what's best. So be prepared.

As far as dish detergent goes it's not good on car's. Dish detergent will remove your wax, it's good to use if for some reason you want to make sure it's very clean of wax and oil. I washed mine down real good using dish detergent before applying Xzilon protectant to my cube. - Dan
 

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At the original MSRP of $70, I skipped this product when it first came out. Then a friend showed me this great deal they have now.

http://www.buy.com/prod/proctor-gamble-mcc0aa/q/loc/66357/211466550.html

At this price, I think they are using the consumer inkjet printer model: sell the unit cheap and hope for big sales on refills. :) Anyway, I ordered them (you get two) this summer and have been very happy using it on my new Cube. If you follow the directions (hard for us men), it really works well.

Yes, dishwashing soap is too strong for regular washes and will strip the wax off. I do like to use Dawn sometimes on my bikes as it is a good, cheap degreaser.
 

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I've used the Mr. Clean system as well and found it to work fine. But I ran out a while back and just haven't got a refill for it. So I'm back using a bucket and micro fiber mitt. - Dan
 

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i used to have the mister clean gun but only because i used wash my cars in santa clarita where the water is to hard
if i didnt hurry up and dry the car quik it will have this water markings all over the car
i dont use it anymore, i go to the car wash on the corner, i wash it myself with their DIY stands and then i do the rest on the dry section
i dont trust none of my cars to any car wash at all, specialy when they use those worn out red rags!!! heeeell NO!
 

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due to water restrictions, i started using optimum no rinse as my car "wash"

i've only had my pearl cube for 3 weeks- washed it once and use the california duster every other day.

coming from a black car- white is soooo much easier to take care of.

optimum no rinse works great and is incredibly easy to use. so easy, i washed my dad's car too.
 

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Water......I use water and nothing more unless my car is super dirty. I rinse it, take a soaked rag to loosen anything sticking, rinse again and then towel dry. I stumbled on this once when I just wanted to do a quickie on our van to spruce it up.....didn't want to bring out a bucket with soapy water.....so, quickly did what I just wrote and was surprised how nice my van looked......who knew? Fred, our Cube, is going to be really easy to keep clean....he's so tiny.
 

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lol i have some armor all wash and wax .
how ever i got to washing the car.
i started waxing it with Armor All Original Protectant
man was that tough to get the streaks out.
i done been around the car 2 times.
before i fingered out i was using the wrong stuff :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 
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