I've been washing my car all wrong all these years.

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by iregret, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. jmykel86

    jmykel86 Veteran Member

    Oct 31, 2007

    couldn't say it any better myself.
  2. MarcZ28

    MarcZ28 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    id be way to afraid to scratch it up!!!!!

    but I guess rust is worse...
  3. RSA'81Berlinetta

    RSA'81Berlinetta Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Costs and arm and a leg
    No pun intended
  4. glanceAta

    glanceAta New Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    o wow...thanks for the tip
  5. chevyJeff1

    chevyJeff1 Veteran Member

    Yep...After washing cars for 25 years I don't think my cloth or sponge ever once hit bottom. Just ' dip ' in gently so any sediment doesn't get kicked up. ;)
  6. Red 69

    Red 69 Member

    Same here, my wash cloth is never thrown into the bucket and only wet with the non wax cutting suds at the top. If you need a grit guard, why not buy a $1 colander and drop it inverted into your wash pail. Another solution is to buy a $1 plastic wash pail, cut it to the desired depth and drill some holes in the bottom and invert into your wash bucket? These are cheap solution options to the grit guard and save $$$ for speed equipment.
  7. Procharmo

    Procharmo Veteran Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    London UK
    Same here. Good body work is difficult to get done in the UK. So after painting it in '93 I have very rarely got it wet other than getting caught in rain.

    Water and heat/sun are the enemy when it comes to rust and paint fade...
  8. 73Camaro383

    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Mr. clean car wash system is the best. all you need is a hose and a good mitt. Mr clean does the rest and doesnt spot. no towel necessary.
  9. BondoSpecial

    BondoSpecial Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2004
    Southern Maryland
    2 bucket method, one soap, one water, after every pass you wash the mitt. It does not sit in soap, it does not sit in grit.
  10. Twilight Cruiser

    Twilight Cruiser Veteran Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    the Netherlands
    I don't get how to clean your car without first hosing off all kinds of dust, sand, flies ect. When driving the car gets dirty sometimes. With some bad luck it will rain, with who knows what in it landing on your car.
    How to clean that with only a quick detailer and microfiber rag without scratching the precious paint?!

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