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  1. David St. Hubbins

    David St. Hubbins New Member

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    I did a search, and could not find an answer.

    I'm geting my car back from the paint shop tomorrow. THe paint is very fresh.
    What kind of car wash soap can I use on fresh paint?

    I know that I can polish, but not wax it for 90 days, but what about soap?

    Thanks,
     
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    You can use any car soap, I use the purple Meguiar's stuff in the gallon jug.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You can use any name brand car wash soap that doesn't have wax in it. I doubt there is enough in any car wash soap to actually seal the paint, but since I am sure you have a warranty from the body shop, it isn't worth the slight chance the carnuba in some car wash soaps might seal your paint prematurely.

    Definitely don't use a high pressure sprayer for one week after painting.
     
  4. David St. Hubbins

    David St. Hubbins New Member

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    Thanks.

    I have the Meg. Soft Gel wash.

    So, after a few weeks I can use a pressure sprayer?
    I plan on using a hose for the first few washes.
     
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    You don't want to ever use a pressure sprayer on your car, too harsh on the finish.

    Just a regular hose nozzle is fine. Rain Bird makes some nice nozzles.
     
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    Kind of tough when you don't have a house....
     
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    Try Meguiars Gold Glass....
     
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    I don't know what to tell you...

    Just don't use a pressure sprayer. Try it and find out why. Anything you use to strip paint off houses and clean decks and patios probably shouldn't be used on your (brand new) car paint.
     
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    It depends on the pressure sprayer. The ones at the self serve car washes are okay and so are the ones specifically made for the car care industry. The ones for cleaning parking lots, etc are pretty high pressure and could cause problems.
     
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    Oh, I guess I misunderstood what you guys were talking about. When you said pressure sprayer, I thought you were talking about something like this:

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    My bad... :sad2:
     
  11. David St. Hubbins

    David St. Hubbins New Member

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    Naw, I have to use the self use car wash.
    I NEVER use that brush though.

    I bring a bucket and mit, and just use the sprayer to wet/rinse the car.
     

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