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Old 06-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Tip on cleaning car

Found this on a '13 tips to a clean car' Not sure its the best idea.

A surprising no-wax washer

Add 1 cup kerosene to a 3-gallon pail filled with water and then sponge the solution over your car. You won't have to spray the car before washing or rinse or wax it once you're done. And the next time it rains, rainwater will bead up and roll off the car, lessening the likelihood of rusting.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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>>>>sponge the solution over your car

.....using one of those green scrub sponges for the tough spots....

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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>>>>sponge the solution over your car

.....using one of those green scrub sponges for the tough spots....

awe come on - you can use the rough side to get out those stubborn water stains.
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awe come on - you can use the rough side to get out those stubborn water stains.
Junkman recommends a Brillo pad for stubborn water stains. That's what I always use now.
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Junkman recommends a Brillo pad for stubborn water stains. That's what I always use now.
Is he sponsored by Brillo now?
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I can't wait for someone to come in here and think they're serious and come back with a thread with a car like this.



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I can't wait for someone to come in here and think they're serious and come back with a thread with a car like this.



I'm sure some Adams brilliant glaze followed by a thin coat of Adams buttery wax will make that look like new again.
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Holy Crap !!
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Add 1 cup kerosene to a 3-gallon pail filled with water
Make sure you are smoking a stogie while doing this as well
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Don't forget to do that step in the sun. The kerosine works well when the surface is hot.
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Must've been some hard to remove bird poop,but that brillo pad got the job done
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There is a sale on bulldog steel wool. Cheap scratch enhancer!!

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There is a sale on bulldog steel wool. Cheap scratch enhancer!!

Now to be honest, 0000 steel wool is awesome on glass.
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Now to be honest, 0000 steel wool is awesome on glass.
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There's a YT of a guy that does it to his RV. Gotta be completely dry though.
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Without guys like this, we wouldn't have the Darwin awards.
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I like the idea I'm going to try it on my buddies GT500
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here is the whole story...some others are quite good... hair conditioner?

Perhaps we could come up with 13 better ones?

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-weir...deshow=slide12
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here is the whole story...some others are quite good... hair conditioner?

Perhaps we could come up with 13 better ones?

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-weir...deshow=slide12

Here's my list, granted this is for new people with little experience and don't want to spend a lot. And more of a 13 tips not a 13 weird tips.

1) Don't work in the heat

2) Use 2 separate buckets for rinsing and washing

3) Newspaper for glass

4) Don't let bugs stay on car finish, wipe them off gently

5) Use microfibers from big box stores like Costco or Sam's Club (Much better than the ones found at Autozone, Pep Boys, etc....)

6) Use distilled water found at any grocery store instead of tap water which has harsh mineral deposits

7) 0000 steel wool to clean glass spots

8) Use a clean garden sprayer to rinse down your car with a pre-mixed solution of water and car shampoo

9) If you must go to an automatic car wash, use touchless ones that don't touch your car's paint.

10) Vinegar and water for hard to remove water spots on windows

11)Q-Tips are great for hard to reach places, between panels, and other locations.

12) Work your way from top to bottom on the car

13) Don't use the same wash media on your wheels and tires and go back to your paint! Do them either first or last.
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Like em all cept the microfibers from Sams or Costco, not sure they are any better

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Here's my list, granted this is for new people with little experience and don't want to spend a lot. And more of a 13 tips not a 13 weird tips.

1) Don't work in the heat

2) Use 2 separate buckets for rinsing and washing

3) Newspaper for glass

4) Don't let bugs stay on car finish, wipe them off gently

5) Use microfibers from big box stores like Costco or Sam's Club (Much better than the ones found at Autozone, Pep Boys, etc....)

6) Use distilled water found at any grocery store instead of tap water which has harsh mineral deposits

7) 0000 steel wool to clean glass spots

8) Use a clean garden sprayer to rinse down your car with a pre-mixed solution of water and car shampoo

9) If you must go to an automatic car wash, use touchless ones that don't touch your car's paint.

10) Vinegar and water for hard to remove water spots on windows

11)Q-Tips are great for hard to reach places, between panels, and other locations.

12) Work your way from top to bottom on the car

13) Don't use the same wash media on your wheels and tires and go back to your paint! Do them either first or last.
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