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post #21 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 04:47 PM
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Water is THE WORST substance you can put on a car. I use waterless wash as much as I can and am a FREAK with my car's appearance like some of you other OCD'ers. Always have been. At a minimum, it's dusted everyday. Those dusters are great. I wash with water about every two weeks...but I use softened water (had a bib put on my water softener) to lessen water spots. Clay once a month. I have tried everything and swear by Adams' products. I should have my wife read this thread so she thinks I'm a little less crazy.

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ok, im gonna ask... what is waterless wash? and what is so bad about the drive thru washers??? i live in an apt and am not permitted to hand wash.

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it's a product made to clean your car without water. Several companies make it. The caution here though is not to get it too dirty or you need to use water. These products do great (with a good micro fiber towel) with just light dirt.

Auto car washes use soap that's too strong and the brushes will marr the paint and potentially even scratch it if there's containiments from in it. If I HAD to use one, go brushless.
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what spray wax does everyone use?

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This is all great info! Making the decision to buy black I knew washing would quickly become my most time consuming "hobby". Is there a thread on the claybar process or the paint correction process. I have never done either of these in the past and would like to get a start on them.
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do a search on youtube. I personally use the PC buffer (Porter Cable).
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Adams products and porter cable ftw!!!

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I wash mine when ever it nees to be cleaned ... whether that's once a year or once a day. I would say on avergae about once a week during dry months and 1-2 during the fall.... winter time = hibernation for the jeep haha

usually just a hand wash at home followed by a shammy dry and micro fibre final touch up .. vacum interior and a quick dust removal on all trim and windows.

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Usually hand wash weekly and quick detail wax after every wash, i use meguiars,for now, but had very good results with zaino

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2/3 times a week it gets a wash. wax it with Eagle Nano Wax every 3/4 mos. Black is just a ***** to keep clean, but it is the BEST color to have. haha

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