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Old 05-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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filtering water for car wash

so i was watching speed Chanel and they advertized a filtering system for ur garden hose water.. me being me i researched the hell out of it and it deff makes sense. filter the water and don't get water spots!! the filter de ionizes the water so nothing is left except clean water. why didn't i think of this before? so i went to auto-geek.com and of course they have a filtering system http://www.autogeek.net/deluxe-filter-system.html but i didn't want to pay the 130 and i already have the water filter canister so i just ordered this http://www.autogeek.net/ficobfica.html and if i need another canister they have them at ace and local hardware stores and home depot.. i am going to try it and update this post.. what do u guys think?


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Old 05-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile Just think about what your cloths are being washed in, what your showering in, what your brushing your teeth with, and if you drink tap water, what your drinking
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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you need alot of the stuff that in the water we drink but ur car doesnt need it on it when your washing it.. when u filter the water it leaves zero water marks/spots its what they use in touchless car washes when it says spot free rinse its actually filtered water..
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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Probably works (but I can't personally verify) BUT when I wash a car, I towel dry or shammy dry it. No matter how hard the water is... not a single water spot remains. And I get a good look at all the body panels to see if anything needs attention... ie scratches or rust. Total time is still less than 10 mins...
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im thinking your on to something.....though only because i know the inner workings of a car wash ill say this.........dont believe for a second your getting what the button or light says your getting at a car wash....just saying. but when this hose thing is all set up fell free to stop by and demo it on my hatchie
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #6
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I am lazy, but i use a California Water Blade to strip the water off my car after i wash it off (usually just rinse it off)
The Blade takes just a minute or two to completely strip off all the water.
No water spots.
I guess the name of the tool is sort of generic. The actual brand name of that was dropped. So water blade is what to look for on like Amazon.
I Love it.
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the water at my house is very (hard) even when i dry the car with a micro fiber towel it still leaves water spots here and there and really pisses me off.. so if i could just rinse it and let it dry on its own id pay 100 buck for that lol.. the last lasts indefinitely with the cleaning tablets.
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It is a water softening system which prevents hard water spots on your paint as it dries, especially if you are washing in an open sunny area. So it really depends on your water. Some areas and cities have hard water, and some don't.

Be very careful with the California Blade, as it will scratch badly if their is anything on the paint surface. You would be better off with a good microfiber guzzler drying cloth!
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I use the sheeting method to wash my vehicle. This method leaves very little left to dry. What's left I just blot up with a big waffle weave towel.

Here's a couple videos of the sheeting in action.





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looks good man but with the filtering im looking to just rinse the car and walk away till its dry lol..
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