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PV Audio
08-15-2008, 02:28 PM
I know this is a spam bot, but I wouldn't delete this. This is exactly how I wash cars when I detail them :eeK:

hoxie08
08-15-2008, 02:33 PM
helpful bot is helpful.

blazinb2000
08-16-2008, 01:54 AM
Wow finally one that isn't advertising something in an unknown language with bad **** photos

jmanpc
08-16-2008, 01:56 AM
Cars always look better when washed by hot women.

Racerx250
08-16-2008, 02:00 AM
hmm. not bad. Never even though to use 2 buckets. Maybe because I don't let my car get dirty enough for 2 buckets.

Pioneer~Saturn
08-16-2008, 02:03 AM
My family owns/operates 2 carwashes...dont really see the satty gettin dirty..haha

SSS 18734
08-16-2008, 02:12 AM
This is actually good advice. lol.

Stay away from the pressure washers, though.

x2o
08-16-2008, 02:16 AM
This is actually good advice. lol.

Stay away from the pressure washers, though.

Only time I'd pressure wash is on a work truck used in concrete plants and whatnot. :).

But this is good advice, good job spam bot!

1rockford1
08-16-2008, 02:19 AM
I like to wash my own car . i find that for some reason when i dry it, it dont come out right if i let it air dry then its alittle better. what u guy use to dry your rides?

x2o
08-16-2008, 02:21 AM
I like to wash my own car . i find that for some reason when i dry it, it dont come out right if i let it air dry then its alittle better. what u guy use to dry your rides?

I use one of those cloths made for drying. I don't know what they are called, but they tend to come in bright colors, and have a rubbery feel to them. The one I have is called The Absorber I believe.

patrick1202
08-16-2008, 02:24 AM
This is actually good advice. lol.

Stay away from the pressure washers, though.

pressure washer is fine if you have a clear coat...
what do you think is at the car washes?? not as strong but the same thing.

PV Audio
08-16-2008, 02:27 AM
pressure washer is fine if you have a clear coat...
what do you think is at the car washes?? not as strong but the same thing.Pressure washers should be used on the engine bay only. Car washes are what create swirl marks in the first place, so that really isn't a good thing to use as a reference.

patrick1202
08-16-2008, 02:28 AM
Pressure washers should be used on the engine bay only. Car washes are what create swirl marks in the first place, so that really isn't a good thing to use as a reference.

im talking about the ones you spray yourself not automatic.

delvryboy
08-16-2008, 02:28 AM
There has got to be a Viagra plug in there some place.

PV Audio
08-16-2008, 02:29 AM
hmm. not bad. Never even though to use 2 buckets. Maybe because I don't let my car get dirty enough for 2 buckets.That's not what it's for. One is just water, the other is soapy water. You rinse the mitt or sponge in the water bucket so that you don't have dirt swirling around in the soapy bucket which causes swirl marks.

patrick1202
08-16-2008, 02:33 AM
the only thing i would worry about pressure washing a car is pinstripping and decals and stuff but as long the car has a proper clear coat you have no worrys. unless the pressure washer is just a BEAST.
i used to detail.. i still do some try washing dirty *** cars all day with a regular hose it *****.

PV Audio
08-16-2008, 02:35 AM
There's a difference between using a wand and a pressure washer even though a pressure washer is technically a wand. The problem with pressure washers is that they push the dirt off the car instead of lift it. Creates marring in the paint finish.

SSS 18734
08-16-2008, 02:36 AM
pressure washer is fine if you have a clear coat...
what do you think is at the car washes?? not as strong but the same thing.

A pressure washer induces swirls, as do car washes. Moral of the story? Car washes destroy your finish, brushless or not. I removed the swirls from a 2008 Escalade the other day that I could have sworn was 6+ years old. How'd it happen? Regular washes at Waterway.


Here's how I dry my vehicles:

1) Wipe off large areas with a California water blade. Much like a squeegee, but safe on paint.
2) Dab (don't wipe) remaining water with a lint-free, absorbant, drying terry cloth towel.
3) Wipe off the entire car with microfiber towels.

The result is a spotless finish that hasn't been swirled.

PV Audio
08-16-2008, 02:39 AM
A pressure washer induces swirls, as do car washes. Moral of the story? Car washes destroy your finish, brushless or not. I removed the swirls from a 2008 Escalade the other day that I could have sworn was 6+ years old. How'd it happen? Regular washes at Waterway.


Here's how I dry my vehicles:

1) Wipe off large areas with a California water blade. Much like a squeegee, but safe on paint.
2) Dab (don't wipe) remaining water with a lint-free, absorbant, drying terry cloth towel.
3) Wipe off the entire car with microfiber towels.

The result is a spotless finish that hasn't been swirled.
:crap: If you get the tiniest bit of dirt left behind, you're ****ed.

I use only waffle weave microfibers after spraying the car down with a spray detailer or spray wax. Makes it so much easier to dry.

SSS 18734
08-16-2008, 02:41 AM
:crap: If you get the tiniest bit of dirt left behind, you're ****ed.

That's why you make sure you clean and rinse right the first time ;)

But you're right, it is a risk. I also make sure to wipe the blade off after every wipe. Waffle weave microfibers are great too. I just have a ton of nice terry towels lying around.

PV Audio
08-16-2008, 03:05 AM
Rotary, cyclo or PC for swirl removal?

caligirl2k
08-28-2008, 05:08 AM
Thanks 4 the info.

denim
05-22-2009, 07:01 PM
Spam bot is spamtastic.

Shinju
05-22-2009, 07:09 PM
Do not forget to use your SHAMMIE!

got_focus?
05-22-2009, 07:13 PM
Rotary, cyclo or PC for swirl removal?


Cyclo without a doubt.