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      03-29-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Best body car wash? and where to purchase from

Hey guys i use meguairs nxt wash. i only car washes that are in the local store like kragen. Any good stuff that i can get online? what do you reccomend? i have sapphire black. also what is best for the wheels? i have plenty of brake dust after a couple days. Thanks.

Ive also used zymol wax and its great.. any other wax reccomendations. i know theres alot of products. whats most reasonable..
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i like CG maxi suds from detailedimage.com
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thanks for help guys ill check the products out.! any good products for wheels?
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I use Zaino's Z-7™ Show Car Wash. Like ejazbmw mentioned, detailedimage.com has some nice products too
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sounds good. with the zaino wash ive read you would have to use their wax ? is that true?
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sounds good. with the zaino wash ive read you would have to use their wax ? is that true?
Not true..... You can use any wax you want.
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I like the Born To Be Mild shampoo by Dodo Juice available from www.Detailedimage.com ........... also use the Citrus Wash & Gloss.

Both are awesome products!
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Not true..... You can use any wax you want.
+1. Obviously Zaino would want you to buy everything from them. I have the car wash and leather cleanser/conditioner from them. Everything else I bought from detailimage.
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k sounds good thanks for responses everyone. Im leaning toward zaino. also is swivwax really that good?
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+1. Obviously Zaino would want you to buy everything from them. I have the car wash and leather cleanser/conditioner from them. Everything else I bought from detailimage.
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saw pics of your car looks great do you have more pics of the interior?
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I like the Born To Be Mild shampoo by Dodo Juice available from www.Detailedimage.com ........... also use the Citrus Wash & Gloss.

Both are awesome products!
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I just use the NXT car wash too. Smells good
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ahah im using it now it is great! but want to try what the detailers use..
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Duragloss 901 good stuff...
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try the Meguiars Gold Class car wash. Found at Wal-Mart or Target. Ive used the NXT and the Gold Class is way better. Im just saying give it a shot before you order anything since it can be found locally and its cheap.

For your wheels ( and interior for that matter) get some 303 aero space protectant. Some can find it locally but for me it was hard. Wash your wheels really well, spray this stuff on and WIPE IT OFF RIGHT AWAY. It protects your wheels very well because its designed to work with high heat levels.
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i find Poorboys Slick n Suds from http://www.eshine.ca

works very good in my foaming gun.
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I like the ICE wash.
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The gallon of TurtleWax ICE wash I got from Costco did not smell all that great, so I'm pretty glad I've used all of it up. IMO, Megs GC smells better than Duragloss. Think it can be used as (human) body wash?

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here are a few not listed:

for ones with suds

Adam's Car Wash
Optimum Car Wash

For slick ones that are great for maintaining cars try
Einszett Perls
Lusso Auto Bath

Let me know if you need anything.

Wheel Cleaner go with P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
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try the Meguiars Gold Class car wash. Found at Wal-Mart or Target. Ive used the NXT and the Gold Class is way better. Im just saying give it a shot before you order anything since it can be found locally and its cheap.
I really like Meguiars Gold Class as well. It's very slick and does a nice job.

Recently I've been using only Optimum No-Rinse. A very cool product. ONR is mentioned in other threads in this forum. Saves me time and water.
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I have had great results with Blackfire Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner. The gloss left after a standard wash and dry was quite impressive.
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i like CG maxi suds from detailedimage.com
Me too.

Oh, and even though Meguiar's looks cheaper, keep in mind that Meg's Gold Class calls for 1oz per gallon... Maxi Suds is concentrated, and 2oz is enough for a 5 gallon bucket. So it's like using half as much per wash!
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