is it advisable to use DISHWASHING LIQUID... to wash your car..

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  1. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    once a yr b4 applying a nice fresh coat of polish and wax...

    i've done this once already on my fiancee's jetta

    i washed it with palmolive then just waxed it with the #26...


    that was back in may

    last week i washed it (with meguiars car wash) and then did

    meguiars clear coat scrub (in the red bottle because i had some left and I wanted to use it plus i couldn't find a clay bar i scrubbed the shit out of the hood/trunk and it really did clean it pretty good)

    meguiars swirl mark remover (on the hood/roof/trunk)

    meguiars show car glaze (all over the car)

    meguiars yellow #26 wax all over the car...

    now in a few months i was planning on repeating the process BUT instead of using the scrub i was going to use the claybar (paint is still a bit rough)

    so my question is should i clay bar the whole car and then use the swirl mark remover on the whole car...OR only use it if the rest of the car needs it...???

    and before I do all that in a fwe months should i wash it with dishwashing liquid?
     
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    Konowl New Member

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    If you are starting from scratch then yes, a quick Dawn wash is in order to remove all previous waxes. Dawn won't take of polymer's though.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    No, don't Dawn wash unless you are going to use Zainos or need to strip the wax to repaint. The combination of the clay bar and swirl remover will remove all traces of wax.

    If after claying the paint looks real good, then you can probably just go with #7 and #26. If you wax regularly you can probably do the #7/#26 routine every 2-3 months and once a year, clay and use #9 first. No need to deep clean the paint every time you wax unless you get some surface defects that need extra abrasives to remove.
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    she's got some bird shit stains on the hood...:(

    i don't think the clay bar will remove that but i'm sure as hell gonna try next time i wax it..

    thanks again :)

    what does washing the car wiTH DAWN do besides remove all the old wax???

    does it harm it??
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Regularly washing with Dawn can harm the paint, usually it will dull it. Even when using Zainos, you are supposed to keep Dawn washing to a minimum.
     
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    Also, if you're claying or using any type of polish, don't worry about the Dawn wash because polish/clay will strip any old wax.
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    got it

    thanks guys :big grin:
     

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