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Old 06-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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Nice good to know it is not the best, but will work well with the nano scrub da attachment I have.

And yes detail spray is precious to me..... I like having lots of it.

Will be using soapy water from now on, could honestly care less about the clay bar breaking down as I usually throw mine away after one use. Also I have been using my DA nano scrub recently so I dont think this would be affected by the soap.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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I'm curious - are there no laws in the US prohibiting you from using detergent on the street, driveways etc? Its a bylaw here that you can not let detergent escape into the sewer systems, so I have to go to a car wash and clean there, then bring home. Referring to using Dawn to remove any wax. I've talked to one of the owners of the car wash and I can bring detergent and a bucket, but it either has to be late at night when no one is around or first thing in the morning.

I plan on detailing mine for the first time next weekend and this has been bugging me...
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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No laws that are enforced at least.

Look into some waterless wash smarbrit, you only need a couple of gallons of water and no detergent to wash your car, this will also not produce swirls.

Good luck
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:41 PM   #18
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No laws that are enforced at least.

Look into some waterless wash smarbrit, you only need a couple of gallons of water and no detergent to wash your car, this will also not produce swirls.

Good luck
I've got waterless wash and a full detailing kit I bought from Zaino's. My concern was moreso with the Dawn detergent and wax removal.

I've also got an A-Hole neighbour who would love to rat me out if I did wash my car in the driveway. The car wash is only a couple of blocks away, so not a big deal.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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I should clarify, I usually clay after I've rinsed and leave the car wet, but use my (precious) detail spay as the lube for the clay. Once clay'd, I wash again to get rid any clay and DS residue, then dry. On subsequent clayings, it seems to go faster, but I haven't experienced a huge break down of clay either.

All that said, there are probably 100 different ways to do each part of our full detail technique. What you're comfortable with performing that produces your own level of satisfactory results is really all that matters hobbyist or full time detialer. The only difference is if you're a pro-jock your customers will let you know if it's satisfactory or not.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #20
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I Learned that you can clay with soapy water a few people rejected the idea. Actually was shown this by the creator of the Ammo detailing product line.

A lot of people on here think they are the greatest detailers in the world lol its hard for everyone to share their oppinion when everyone has their own perfect way of detailing.
Can you show me where even one person rejected this idea? By saying that it wouldn't work or was wrong?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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Again, soap and water should be used only when you run out of QD or dedicated clay lube. Hell, don't take my word for it... go outside, clay your car using exclusively soap and water and if it doesn't start breaking up and cracking within an hour or so, then I guess you got different luck than I did.
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Again, soap and water should be used only when you run out of QD or dedicated clay lube. Hell, don't take my word for it... go outside, clay your car using exclusively soap and water and if it doesn't start breaking up and cracking within an hour or so, then I guess you got different luck than I did.
respectfully, it never happens when I have used dawn with Griots clay...never tried any others...
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #23
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respectfully, it never happens when I have used dawn with Griots clay...never tried any others...
Never used Griots clay, so maybe that's it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #24
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If he does this on the rarest of cars, I will take his word and do it on the camaro...
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:28 PM   #25
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Its still not. It WILL work, but its not the best idea IMO

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Right here....... its not the best idea


WHY?????????????????????


Pointles responses like "it is not the best idea"

A brilllo pad will work too, but its not the best idea.

See what I did here.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #26
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Right here....... its not the best idea


WHY?????????????????????


Pointles responses like "it is not the best idea"

A brilllo pad will work too, but its not the best idea.

See what I did here.
Its not the best idea because there are tons of reports that it will degrade clay faster. Maybe you and glen are special, but most other people will agree that it does. But it will work and not cause paint damage.

Certainly not bashing. I even put 'in my opinion.'

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Maybe you and glen are special, but most other people will agree that it does.


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read the link in post #10 and the vid just put up.......It's a lot more than me and bulls being "special"

sheesh....I don't see it as a "bad idea', I see it as a choice...
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #28
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Its not the best idea because there are tons of reports that it will degrade clay faster. Maybe you and glen are special, but most other people will agree that it does. But it will work and not cause paint damage.

Certainly not bashing. I even put 'in my opinion.'

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You asked.......

And has it not come to your attention that maybe you and your fellow peers who clay are degraded are the special ones?

Thanks ill be here all week.
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