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What car wash do you use?

I've used Maguairs Soft Wash Gel for years (the pretty pink stuff). I find it cleans well and leaves a good shine.
The last time I went to get some, the Maguairs Ultimate Wash & Wax (the yellow stuff) was on special so I gave it a try. I really don't think it's as good.
I noticed the ingredients list the other day. it contains Sodium Chloride. Salt. The mortal enemy of metal. That's probably why there is nothing on the bottle about being ph neutral. Which probably means it's acidic.
Am I worrying too much? Is salt in all car washes?

David

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it would be in low qty, have some benefit re cleaning and would be neutralised and washed away with the rinse/hose off...so I wouldn't worry..interesting Q though...there is some ex detailing boffin on this site who now paints over rusty pipes and I'm sure will share his opinion in due course...he can't resist a Q on cleaning ! :-)...over to you DDD...

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Andrew

No thanks.
I'd rather have these young ladies wash my car.
David

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Old is good.

Thanks Andrew
Painting over rusty pipeline, please
I did it one time to show people what NOT to do and everyone knows about it now 不不不不不

Ok the yellow stuff wont hurt ya paint as your hosing most of it off anyway, for it to really affected your paint you have to poor it on to your paint straight out of the bottle, and leave it sit in The Sun for a day or two
Personally Id recommend the pink jelly stuff
My brother swears by it on his VR HSV
Ive used it, dont mind it
I personally use a Auto Smart product called Duet
Its the same as the pink jelly stuff But its a cream jelly stuff 不不不
Ive used this for over 15 years on all my cars and wifes cars and cruise Ute with no problems

So I dont have to paint over the rust Andrew
P.S as for your car wash pic Im thinking that must be a STH Australian thing, we use mid 20s backpacker girls up this way mate

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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where it's safe...those QLD cleaning ladies scare me...not sure what's been added to the water up there ha ha

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Andrew

Thats funny you post a pic of your maid

But were going off topic now 不不不
All the best mate for the new year to you and your family and hope its a safe one for all

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

Ive been using the Meguiars yellow stuff, cant say ive ever given much though to ingredients, i just get in and wash it, mind you i probably only washed it full on proper like a dozen times in its life, usually a dust off and wipe with a wettish chamois and then a hit with the quick detailer is all i do, unless ive been driving in the rain then its a full on pressure clean to wash everything underneath,

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I use the Armor All wash and wax, I buy it when its on special. I too have never checked the ingredients.

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Bryan

Been using it for over 10 years and not a single problem yetIf anything i always get complimented on how good the cars look

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Cheers Al....
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Oh by the way Andrew 不不不

There is 1 car wash to Definitely to stay away from and thats
CT 18 truck wash and CT 20 truck wash and wax
This product has a high amount of costic for the reason to remove the red dirt stains on white paint, that trucks get from driving in the red central Australia
this will remove the red dirty stain and the paint makes it extra chorky and also stuff ya paint up down the track

So dont use it on ya pride and joy Gentleman

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

i don't wash my cars much at all..so can't add much advice..I do like clean cars but mine get exposed quite a bit...but thanks for letting me know to not use truck wash...

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Andrew

I use only Bowden brothers products, all made in Australia, chemists are Aussies, bottles are made here etc etc No acids, no salts etc great products.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

4305

Nathan uses Bowdens.
Swears by their products.
Maybe I should change.
David

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Old is good.

Bath is not the smartest .. i had water in my engine oil, gearbox oil, diff oil, front wheel bearings, my dizzy died within a week, my front unis crapped out and i forget what else cost me .. was vewwy expensive, lol.
Car sat there for three hours .. it bogged but never stalled and when i got a tow to safety, it started first pop .. drove 10 kays home with my wood and next morning a trip to horsham and back .. nearly, my uni exploded.
Do that in a plastic snot box and you'd have a right off.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

You should have put the floaties on it before going into that.
You would have been Ok if you had an Overlander, or a Unimog.
David

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Old is good.

Been through there many times, solid ground but that tree had fallen across the road and lurking under the water was some deep tractor wheel tracks and so bottomed out and i lost traction.
I had a medical emergency and needed to get me arse to the highway asap, the alt route is a fair way .. worked out good though coz i could do nothing but rest for 3 hours waiting for some help. I rang the cook and ol' mate peter but my medical problem dulled (wiped out) my inner GPS and i had peeps searching for me in a completely different area.
Lucky it's a holden :-D

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

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