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Old 06-22-2009, 07:50 PM   #15
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God I hate that sham-wow guy. WTF does he have a head set on for?


I laughed my a$$ off when my wife bought those things last month BEFORE I got my car... She just had to have them because she saw an add somewhere or maybe she has a thing for the ShamWow dude.

Anyway... I'm now using the crap out of them on my car. ShamWow in one hand and polishing towel in the other. Works like a champ...

I still can't stand that ShamWow joker...
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:03 PM   #16
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hopefully moose see's this like... all the other threads about washing/waxing. i basically knew nothing about washing/waxing a car and PMed him with a question and he was really nice and VERY helpful!!!

thanks again moose!
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:53 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your input/advice. I really, really appreciate it. I might go by to see Steve at Tropicare.....


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Nexus6: You can always bring it down to my house one early morning weekend and i can give it the Zaino treatment.
Thanks for the offer....I really might have to take you up on that....I used to think washing a car was simple....I must have been doing wrong all along and I just never cared before now.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #18
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Hey Julie -

It'll be fine...and you have a beautiful car no matter what. Go enjoy it !!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for your input/advice. I really, really appreciate it. I might go by to see Steve at Tropicare.....




Thanks for the offer....I really might have to take you up on that....I used to think washing a car was simple....I must have been doing wrong all along and I just never cared before now.
This weekend i will be out of town ,but the weekend after that i will be off friday saturday and sunday.If you want just let me know which day is good and i will be ready.The best would be Very early in the morning to try and beat the heat.I have everything to do it except some claybar,so if you want to order some Z-18 ( http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...oduct_Count=20 )everything else i have.It will take a few hours,but it's the only time it will take that long.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:14 PM   #20
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I laughed my a$$ off when my wife bought those things last month BEFORE I got my car... She just had to have them because she saw an add somewhere or maybe she has a thing for the ShamWow dude.
that time i laughed my a$$ off....
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I think i heard the ShamWow dude say people loved his nuts in a commercial.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:10 AM   #22
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Mr. Clean has a car wash kit that has water filters; it also has separate wash/rinse modes. Works OK, don't believe the hype though. It says "no need to dry," riiggghhht. But the rinse mode (which filters the water) does help spotting.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:35 PM   #23
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:56 PM   #24
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I didn't go through all the replies, but you have to first pre rinse the chamois in warm to hot soapy water for about 3 minutes.

First get the chamois wet, then agitate in soapy water, then rinse.

There is oil in the chamois, thus the streaks.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:12 PM   #25
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I have never "pre-rinsed" a chamois in soapy water....no need....just regular straight out of the hose water.....get it very wet, then wring it out and use. And contrary to many beliefs, you can just toss a chamois in the washer and clean it up....works great.

As for car washes....touchless ones are okay, but, beware, the pressure from the sprayers may push water in around the window seals or the sunroof (if so equipped).

The biggest things to remember when washing your car

-Surface temp....if the car is sitting in the sun, make sure to rinse it off with cold water long enough to drop the temp of the car and work in sections.

-Wash mitt....rinse it out....get any grit that you may pick up along way out of the mitt.

-Don't let soapy water dry on the car....it's harder to get it off....

-If water does dry on the car and you catch it quickly enough, just use your damp chamois to wipe off the spots...next, some detailer spray, or even a small "spot wax" will work.

-The post that mentioned a "last rinse" with "free flowing" water....good advice....it does work wonders

-Finally....don't worry so much....almost everything you could do to your car while washing it can easily be fixed....I said almost....that doesn't mean you get to hit the car with the nozzle and just wipe it away....lol.

After washing and drying it, get it in the shade/garage for any detail work you will be doing.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #26
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I wish I lived in Dallas I would take you up on that offer
Maybe if you were a cute girl, like the original poster, he would have offered it to you too.....lol.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:37 PM   #27
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I have never "pre-rinsed" a chamois in soapy water....no need....just regular straight out of the hose water.....get it very wet, then wring it out and use. And contrary to many beliefs, you can just toss a chamois in the washer and clean it up....works great.
I use the Chamois made from lamb..they are tanned with oil. You need to wash out the oils prior to use. Maybe you have never used a genuine non-synthetic chamois perhaps?

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http://www.chamois.co.nz/faq/#Howto

"How to care for my Chamois ?
Give it a good rinse in lukewarm water with a mild non-alkali soap, or mild detergent. Squeeze/wring Chamois to remove excess water. Gently stretch, and hang in area protected from direct sunlight and intense heat. Take care not to over dry".
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #28
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Since you are in Dallas I would go see Steve from Tropi-care. He is literally the best detailer I have ever seen. (helps when you own your own car detailing supply line) and he is the ONLY person who touches my car besides me.




He can teach how to properly care for and maintain your vehicle and keep it line free(scratches) for as long as you own the vehicle.
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