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      06-02-2015, 02:11 AM   #1
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Goo Gone or Simple Green to wash the car ?

I bought a bunch of stuff to prepare my car for a Sonax sealant and i bought Meguiar's G7164 Gold Class for regular car washes. I am also planning to clay the car before sealant.
I see that there are citrus car shampoo's but i don't want to buy something that will only be used once.
Just for one time, can i add some Goo Gone or Simple green in adition to Meguair's shampoo in the Foammaster II for a better degreasing before the claying ?

http://www.amazon.com/Goo-Gone-Scent...words=goo+gone


http://www.amazon.com/Simple-all-pur...s=simple+green

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      06-02-2015, 01:20 PM   #2
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I don't have a canon, but if I plan on clay/strip I use simple green to clean the paint.
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      06-02-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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Are you diluting it with water and shampoo?
I found that goo gone may be too harsh because it has petroleum components. It worked great on glass for removing residue after window tint removal, though 99% alcohol worked even better.
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I don't have a measurement other than my eyeball when I add it to a bucket of water. Usually stronger if I am just doing wheels, but then I use a much smaller bucket.
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I would recommend following.

wash with any car wash shampoo
use IronX to decontaminate Paint, Glass, and Wheels, DO NOT USE it on plastic Trim and rubber door seals
Use claybar to lift leftover dirt off the paint
Polish it with buffer
seal it with sealant or carpro uk coating

Edit.... use carpro eraser to remove oil/wax/polish after polishing before applying sealant or coating
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I would recommend following.

wash with any car wash shampoo
use IronX to decontaminate
Use claybar to lift leftover dirt off the paint
Polish it with buffer
seal it with sealant or carpro uk coating
+1. That's the exact same method i use after every winter. Just did mine 2 weeks ago.

IronX does wonders, although it is a little smelly but you get used to it.
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OP, you must cover nose eyes and hands while using Ironx
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