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Old 12-24-2009, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best car soap?

I have a Black SRT and I keep it waxed all year long so I'm looking for a good car soap i can get at like Autozone or something that is really good for dark paint and will keep my car looking new. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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meguiars gold class
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I say soap is soap. Theres some that are designed not to take the wax off your car and some that are stronger and will. Soap will not act as a wax or polish so it doesnt matter what color you use it on it wont make the color look any better. I use Meguiars but ive used dawn dish wash soap whenever I washed it at my house and to tell you the truth... I didnt see any difference. Dawn is harsher than your regular car wash soap though.
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meguiars gold class

this. don't use dish soap (dawn) unless you are planning to wax, will strip wax.
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Quote: Originally Posted by rwright View Post
this. don't use dish soap (dawn) unless you are planning to wax, will strip wax.

x2, never use dish soap
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Meguiars gold class will do just fine, but if you have a black car I'd suggest getting a foam gun to foam the car first and using the two bucket method for washing.
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Quote: Originally Posted by DPETRIE View Post
meguiars gold class

Quote: Originally Posted by rwright View Post
this. don't use dish soap (dawn) unless you are planning to wax, will strip wax.

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x2, never use dish soap

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Meguiars gold class will do just fine, but if you have a black car I'd suggest getting a foam gun to foam the car first and using the two bucket method for washing.

That.

But you should use the two bucket method regardless of soap used.
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i use irish spring...whats the 2 bucket method
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anything meguires or mothers, im told the ph levels in their soaps are the best. i use gold class, bought 5 of them when it was on sale at walmart
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Two bucket method, as the name implies, mean you use two buckets when washing the car. One bucket with your soap, the other just water. You use the bucket without the soap to clean off dirt from the sponge before dipping it back in your bucket with the soap. This greatly reduces the chance of you getting your soap water dirty, which would put swirls in your paint. Sometimes my water bucket will have so much dirt in it I cant see the bottom of the bucket (usually if its been raining for a week and havent been able to wash my car). Grit guards are another product great for reducing the chance you swirl your paint when washing. It is a grill that sits in the bottom of the bucket, an inch or two high, that lets the dirt particles settle to the bottom underneath the grill.
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anything meguires or mothers, im told the ph levels in their soaps are the best. i use gold class, bought 5 of them when it was on sale at walmart

Mothers and Meguiars are two good over the counter brands. If youre not going to spend the money for anything more expensive, youll be fine sticking with either of these two (I prefer Meguiars between the two). Many people who spend thousands of dollars a year on detailing products still use the Gold Class soap. While my collection isnt quite in to the thousands, I still use it too.
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I use the ICE brand soap with a 2bucket wash. Works well.
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I use the ICE brand soap with a 2bucket wash. Works well.

Exactly what I use
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I started using Duragloss about 10 years ago.

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