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Old 09-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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What's the difference between this a "quick detailer" product? The cons I see with it is... No matter what, you're going to be rubbing contaminants into the wax underneath. There is no way 100% of what is on your car is going to end up in the rag. I wouldn't use this on a car with pristine paint.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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What's the difference between this a "quick detailer" product? The cons I see with it is... No matter what, you're going to be rubbing contaminants into the wax underneath. There is no way 100% of what is on your car is going to end up in the rag. I wouldn't use this on a car with pristine paint.
It pretty much is a quick detailer spray, but it has more additives to lift dirt and for lubrication. I think you're supposed to only do one wipe per side of the towel to minimize the transfer of dirt to other parts of the surface.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:48 AM   #13
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #14
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I dont understand why they call it waterless washes as its more so rinseless, not waterless.

I use either Optimum No Rinse or Quick&easy wash for these kinds of washes. Even with that, I like to make sure i at least have some mixed in a spray bottle so I can ensure the surface is wet. If done properly, you will not get any adverse effects in the paint surface. You just also have to realize when the car is too far off dirty to get a rinseless wash.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #15
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have any of you used fw1, its basically the same thing but in a spray can mostly used by nascar from the promotion? how does it compare?
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dont waste your money on fw1.
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speaking of these quick wax/washes... even after a couple trips through the car wash i didn't really see the pearl in my black GS until I hit it with some Showtime. Crazy.

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speaking of these quick wax/washes... even after a couple trips through the car wash i didn't really see the pearl in my black GS until I hit it with some Showtime. Crazy.

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The reason why unfortunately is because car washes (tunnel or do it yourself with a brush) are highly not recommended for use if you enjoy your cars finish. Touchless car washes work, but do not remove all grime from your car. What ends up happening is that the brushes and tunnel system scratch the surface of your car terribly, dulling the finish and making your black car look gray as the scratches reflect all light that interacts with it. Touchless car washes only remove the loose removable layer of dirty from the surface and try to use harsh chemicals to remove anything else, but what ends up happening is you get a car that is still grimey.

To clean your car you need to interact with the surface, it just requires a certain amount of understanding to put the least amount of scratches into the surface while doing so.
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Solution is easy, take a really epic photo of your car, store it on your smartphone. That way you can take a peak at it to remember that it can be that clean, then you only wash it when you absolutely have to, it's a theft deterrent as well as a finish preserving tactic. I HATE washing my cars, no matter how soft a towel, chamois or whatever I still end up seeing more little swirls and defects. I do realize that it is mainly psychological, in that I am likely cleaning the car to the point of seeing where the previous owner didn't take as much care, so I am essentially seeing all the imperfections made throughout the life of the car. But yeah, my solution is to wash my cars only a couple times a year, when they get hit with a dust storm, or snow/road debris gets up on the finish. I figure the layer of dirt that is on there probably prevents UV and more visible light from actually destroying the clear coat.
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more like the layer of dirt is further making it worse since any little thing will cause it to damage the paint.
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