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Old 05-24-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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One day while I was at my chevy dealership in the early AM, when there was alot of dew on the cars in the parking lot, I saw a guy who wiped down at least 20 cars in less than 20 minutes, spotless.
After being amazed at how he did it, I went over to ask him.
Basically, since there was dew on the cars from an early fog, the cars were allready wet. He showed me a microfiber towel that he purchased in Wallmart auto dept. (blue one about 2' X 3', $10.00). Then, he gave me a free lesson.

I went home and tried it and actually washed and dried my car spotless within 3-4 minutes.
I never use any soap on my car, only water.
You rinse the car off with a hose. Then wet the microfiber towel and wrench out all of the water from it as usual. Then fold the towel in 1/2 so that the size is about 2' square and start with the top of the car. Lay the towel flat and drag the towel from the front to the back. Then make several other passes again only where it is still wet. Squeeze out the water and continue on the sides and the rest of the car. I assure you that if you do this correctly, all of the water will be removed with only one pass with 0 streaks!!!

Try this, you won't believe the results.

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Old 05-24-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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and how does the dirt come off if you don't use soap???
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:54 PM   #3
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and how does the dirt come off if you don't use soap???
You don't need soap to get dirt off! But you do need soap to NOT SCRATCH the car!
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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You don't need soap to get dirt off! But you do need soap to NOT SCRATCH the car!


I would not try this on my black Vette unless it already was dirt (grit) -free. But that means I just washed it... which means I need to dry it.

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Old 05-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip!
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The point is, no matter how you choose to wash your car, the drying is the icing on the cake. Every time it comes out spotless with one swipe of the open microfiber cloth. Just remember to wet the cloth in the beginning and wring it out. I have only used water on my car to remove the dust. My car doesn't see rain so I rinse it only with water. The drying will work no matter how you wash it.

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sounds good will try after I get my car back
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Mr clean car wash accomplishes the same thing,and I get to wax it when I'm done!!No rubbing to dry it or anything!
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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i think that method only works if the car is already almost spotless.
if it has any real dirt on it, you need soap. and as someoelse said - i think u risk scratching it .
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Who gets streaks on his car from washing it properly?

You get streaks on your winter beater when it's filthy and you go over it half-assed with a bucket of water and an old towel.

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Old 05-24-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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This kind of thing gives me that queasy feeling. I never had swirl marks until I took my car in for some servicing at the dealership. I suppose they thought they were doing me a favor by turning the hose on my freshly waxed car and wiping it down with a scratchy old towel.
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More than you have to? i think the more you rub a towel across the cars finishthe bigger the chance you have to scratch the paint.
Use the leaf blower!
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More than you have to? i think the more you rub a towel across the cars finishthe bigger the chance you have to scratch the paint.
Use the leaf blower!
Plus it blows the water out of all the "nooks and crannys".
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More than you have to? i think the more you rub a towel across the cars finishthe bigger the chance you have to scratch the paint.
Use the leaf blower!

If you use any method that touches the paint, it could swirl. Electric leaf blower is the best. My biker buddies showed me the light years ago. And remember....never let the dealer "wash" your car.
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The best way to dry a car after a carwash is to air dry. Use your leaf blower. It;s effortlesss and complete in 5 minutes.
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He showed me a microfiber towel that he purchased in Wallmart auto dept. (blue one about 2' X 3', $10.00). Then, he gave me a free lesson.
You never heard of a microfiber towel before?

PS Use soap before rinsing or you will be sorry
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That's why every new black car I've seen on a dealership lots already has a disgusting amount of swirl marks in it!
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You need the soap more for lubrication than for removing dirt. I would be real careful about washing my car with just plain water.
An even better way to dry your car is to use an electric leaf blower. The less you rub on your car's finish the better.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:55 PM   #19
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I use the same towel. Actually I have three of them. They're great! I haven't been to the carwash in at least four weeks but after three coats of RejeX the water just rolls off the car. It rained today on my way home from work. The car was still wet, I dried it off and took some quick detail spray and voila, not one swirl mark in my black paint either.
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I use a Zaino car wash on a regular basis and use dove dish soap before waxing. If you rinse without spraying there won't be much left to dry. The sheepskin shamie from Costco leaves it shinning like a diamond.
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