Best tip I can offer you guys!

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Want2race, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    Im looking to buy a body shop so I spend a few days at each one getting to see how things work.

    the best tip I have seen is they use Tide Laundry detergent ( The LIQUID NOT THE GRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!) in water about 80/20.. You need about 2 cups of detergent to do the entire car. It picks up water spots and gives you a great surface to clay!

    try it sometime! I'll show some after pictures of a 98 accord that was never waxed once in its life! I thought it needed to be resprayed honestly but it looks amazing now!
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    There is no way laundry detergent is going to touch my paint. If it will clean grease spots out of my clothes, it will also strip wax. Unless you are repainting, polishing is a much better way to remove old wax.

    BTW, you can mix 80/20 with vinegar and remove most water spots.
     
  3. Want2race

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    the vineger things old news.. You say it wont work but you have no basis for your claim
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    :ugh: I'm with Scott, no way in hell it is touching my paint :ugh:
     
  5. MattZ28

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    Haha.
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Reading comprehension > you

    I didn't say it wouldn't work, I said Tide isn't touching my paint. I don't care if it works, Tide is too aggressive a soap to use on automotive paint.
     
  7. BlinginAssRims

    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    i believe scott just owned you.
     
  8. black 3g

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    why, yes, yes he did. and if you are using Tide to wash cars, please post which body shop you end up buying. Make sure to include the location please. That way, we all can steer clear of you and your "wonder cleaner".
     
  9. White95Max

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    uhh.... no.
     
  10. MattZ28

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    [sarcasm]If you own a white car, I highly recommend bleach as a paint cleaner :)[/sarcasm]
     
  11. RedGoober4Life

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    Is regular car wash soap really all that expensive? I bought NXT and it lasted me a good 6 months. I bought Kit Carnauba and I still have half after about 5 months.
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    It's not that it's expensive... it's usually just a case of "why do I need three different kinds of soap? I have something for my dishes, something for my clothes, and now you want me to buy something for my car? Are you nuts??"

    People rarely think about 'The right tool for the right job'....
     

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