Is anyone using the "power jet" to prewash?

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    I ran across this video and was wondering if it would be worth it to find and use to give the initial dish soap rinse before waxing.
     
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    Dish soap belongs in the kitchen.
     
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    Dish soap seems really good to get the paint down to its "noyau." You can then start the detailing process. I think this device is no longer on shelves though. I wonder if the 800 number would help us find these?
     
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    Dish soap belongs in the kitchen. Do you honestly think if you can remove swirls from the paint with a polisher that any wax or sealant is going to get in the way? Save your rubber trim, use car wash soap and clay and your paint is more than ready for polishing.

    Dawn is an offshoot of the Zaino hype on the internet, it isn't a real detailing tool.
     
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    Please tell me you're just trolling.
     
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    Sadly, they still recommend it, too:

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    I find it funny that their second point even so much as says "Leave dawn in the kitchen..." when they really should just say that right off the bat.

    Not that people would understand the idea of an IPA wipedown as a much safer alternative. :hsugh:
     
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    Is dish soap too strong as a total first step? As in never used except before a wax and polish?
     
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    Stop even thinking "dish soap". There is no "except" in detailing. There is no reason to strip old wax, your claying and polishing step will rip right through any old wax.


    The only reason to even consider it is for the final wash prior to painting a car and even then it really isn't necessary. The main issue is your plastic and rubber trim and using dish soap can dry them out.
     
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    That's what prep-sol is for. Dish soap simply has no place in a detailer's arsenal. Period.

    Keep it in the house and use it to wash your hands at the end of the day, that's about it (and even then, Lava soap does a better job!)
     

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