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View Poll Results: What does everyone use to wash their cars with?
Sponge 162 25.43%
Natural Sea Sponge 10 1.57%
Wash Mitt 214 33.59%
Microfiber Mitt 158 24.80%
Towel 69 10.83%
Brush 72 11.30%
Other(Please List) 57 8.95%
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:05 PM   #81
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:48 AM   #82
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I use a sheepskin mitt and a microfiber mitt around the wheel wells and tires/rims.

All with Meguiars Soft Wash or Deep Crystal soap.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:49 AM   #83
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Most of the time I just spray my car off at work becasue we have power washers here, and I just go do it after work. On the weekends I go to the do it yourself carwashes. I go to the newest one on the block so I can get that new brush so I don't have to get all that before car was brush. I like spending about 30 min to a hour cleanning. I detailed car before and after see how anal all the other people I just bacame one too i guess!

Plus I like the way the car and or New cars look when they get don't all sparkly and shiny.

The best part was taking a old bet up car and making it look brand new!!! thats how you wash a car.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:31 PM   #84
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I use the Mr. Clean auto-dry system with Sheepskin mitt and some wheel cleaner with a toothbrush and scotchbrite (for the stubborn brake dust & crap)

Being that its winter...I am just keeping it under control. Not getting to crazy on it.
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #85
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I washed mine yesterday. I used:
-Armor All car wash
-Meguier's Tire Shine
-RainX Brake Dust Barrier wheel spray
-Meguier's NXT Tech wax
-100% cotton towel, soft enough to be a baby's blanket
-Water (unfortunately, no water softeners. )
That was the first time I had washed it myself. Before that, I took it to the local wash.
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #86
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I use a bright green microfiber mitt I got from Advance Auto Parts along with the purple Meguier's wash. Meguier's wheel cleaner for the wheels, Microfiber towel to dry. A cheap orbital buffer and Mother's power wax/polish.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:06 PM   #87
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:13 AM   #88
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Great answer ^^^ So often true!
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i tried doing it myself once... let's jsut say i stick with an automatic now. someone should do a write-up on washing your car, that would help me out so much...
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Natural Sea Sponge! Advantages of this is that it naturally expells dirt and trash that is caught in it and it actually get's cleaner the more you use it. Also, it holds suds better and water better, so less trips back and forth to the bucket.
Car is dried MUCH quicker if you do the following....take the spray nozzle off of the hose and lets water pour in a smooth sheet over the car, this eliminates spots of water that are left behind....Then...I used to use a Chamois, but have since discovered "THE BIG BLUE TOWEL"!! Dries the whole car with no wringing out at all (In fact it dries my wifes entire Explorer without wringing out once!)

It can be found at this site
http://store.yahoo.com/classic-motoring/bigbldrto.html
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