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Old 04-30-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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Mr. Clean Auto-Dry

Can anybody tell me about the new MR. Clean Auto-Dry system. It costs around $40 and wanted to know if it was worth it.


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Old 04-30-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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no its not worth it
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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from what i've heard, no.
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Well it is expensive (to buy and reuse) but i think if your really in a rush for time, the Mr. Clean can quickly wash your car.
Given its cleaning agent strips wax, it can also be a good prep for when you want to get a good fresh coat of wax on.

My fam. has it, and its OK. The only thing we really replace is the soap; the filter runs out quickly but ours still filters fine even when it looks like it needs replacing.
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i am agreeing with alan it speeds up the time it takes to wash a car but it isnt really worth the 40 dollars
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Not really worth it. I found the filter to be a drain on the hose's pressure too, so hosing off the loose dirt to start with was more difficult. Also our well has Very hard water and after 2.5 cars the filter needs replacing which is crazy.

The soap definitely strips wax off, so it's not really cool as part of a normal washing regimen, because then you need to wax everytime you wash, and that gets annoying and unnecesary. If you do a Search for "mr clean auto dry" you'll get several threads on it.

Some people like it, but I think for the most part it's not that cool, and personally, I don't think it saved me any time than washing a car the traditional way with a bucket, hose and washmitt.
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It puts a haze on the windows it took me 4 washes with turtle wax car wash to get it clear.
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Thanks alot for the comments. PZEV I will do that search immediately .

I was mainly interested in it for its capability of filtering water impurities. But if the filter runs out that fast it's definitely not worth it.
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Not really worth it. I found the filter to be a drain on the hose's pressure too, so hosing off the loose dirt to start with was more difficult. Also our well has Very hard water and after 2.5 cars the filter needs replacing which is crazy.

The soap definitely strips wax off, so it's not really cool as part of a normal washing regimen, because then you need to wax everytime you wash, and that gets annoying and unnecesary. If you do a Search for "mr clean auto dry" you'll get several threads on it.

Some people like it, but I think for the most part it's not that cool, and personally, I don't think it saved me any time than washing a car the traditional way with a bucket, hose and washmitt.
100% agreed:)

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good to know. thanks for the info
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