E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > BMW Car Wash Soap



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
Bmoney2K4
Captain
 
Drives: 04 Lexus GS 300
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles, California

Posts: 792
iTrader: (0)

BMW Car Wash Soap

Have any of you tried this soap to wash your car. I was at BMW today and saw this. It's a green soap that says BMW Car Shampoo costing 9 bucks. Do you think it's worth it to buy. It basically is enough for 16 uses or should I buy another brand of car wash soap to wash my car? If so, can you recommend some soaps I should buy either online or at a store like Pep Boys. Thanks.
Bmoney2K4 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
ERIC212NYC
Second Lieutenant
 
ERIC212NYC's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 328i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Queens, NY

Posts: 249
iTrader: (1)

I have not personally used this product. So I can't say if it is good or bad. I've been getting all my detailing supplies from Detailed Image. Been using Optimum (OPT) No Rinse Wash for the past year and half and I love the stuff. If you want something with a lot of soap suds maybe you can try the Chemical Guys Citrus Wash. I am sure other members here have their personal favorites. You can get a lot of info in the wax and wash section of the forum.

E
ERIC212NYC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
gdwenger
Private
 
Drives: 09 328i Touring
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Webb City, MO

Posts: 86
iTrader: (0)

It may be relabeled P21S if its from Germany.

For a good over the counter general carwash soap you might try Meguires 'Gold Class'. You should be able to a half gallon for that same $9.
gdwenger is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
Chriztofor
Colonel
 
Chriztofor's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 325i Auto
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

Posts: 2,704
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bmoney2K4 View Post
Have any of you tried this soap to wash your car. I was at BMW today and saw this. It's a green soap that says BMW Car Shampoo costing 9 bucks. Do you think it's worth it to buy. It basically is enough for 16 uses or should I buy another brand of car wash soap to wash my car? If so, can you recommend some soaps I should buy either online or at a store like Pep Boys. Thanks.
You should post that question here.... http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13
__________________
If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger
Chriztofor is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-05-2010, 06:39 AM   #5
Former_Boosted_IS
Major General
 
Drives: 4 Wheels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Planet Earth!

Posts: 5,179
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 328gary View Post
It may be relabeled P21S if its from Germany.

For a good over the counter general carwash soap you might try Meguires 'Gold Class'. You should be able to a half gallon for that same $9.
Its funny you say this. I saw it the other day too and immediately thought the bottle shape resembled the P21S car shampoo I have used. I am willing to bet it is P21S.
Former_Boosted_IS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #6
Jed
IN THE KNOW!!!!!!!
 
Jed's Avatar
 
Drives: 1994 E36 325is; 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: MD

Posts: 428
iTrader: (1)

I suspected the same thing. I know they've used private labeled Einszett and I believe Sonax products in the past. They just sell it at a premium.

Nothing wrong with it, but you can find as good at a better price-as someone had said - Megs Gold Class is good.
__________________

2007 Jet Black 335i Coupe: Saddle Brown interior | ZSP | ZCP | ZPP | iPod integration.
1994 Hellrot 325is: Sport Package | PSS9 Coilover | AutoThority chip | AutoThority CF Intake | UUC pullies | Dinan HiFlo Throttle Body | UUC StrutBarbarian | UUC Evo II SSK | BMW Motorsports X Brace | Rogue Engineering DMS exhaust | Kumho Ecsta V700 R Comps |
Jed is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-05-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
fisherbln
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 335i Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: USA

Posts: 857
iTrader: (1)

It in fact is P21S soap. I believe BMW charges less for it than buying it under the P21S name so a lot of guys just buy it from BMW instead. That is, if you prefer P21S over other brands.
__________________
2007 335i SG Coupe
2009 128i AW
fisherbln is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
06E90Rostik
2006 join date crew
 
Drives: 2006 325i, 2011 335i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: CA, Sacramento

Posts: 1,470
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2011 335i  [5.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
if its the older bottle/stuff, it is in fact P21S and yes it is cheaper and it is great!


Now, if it is the new stuff (clear plastic bottle) in my experience it is total crap. No suds, unless you mix like 1/4 of the bottle, no lubricity, glides like you have regular wet sponge without any car wash.

The whole "natural care" BS is geared toward those phags that think buying something "green" will save the planet, what a joke
06E90Rostik is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #9
Marcumac
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Marcumac's Avatar
 
Drives: M Roadster
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cincinnati

Posts: 1,526
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Send a message via Skype™ to Marcumac
Good to know, I've used the BMW Shampoo about 75% of the time and love it, lately though I've gone back to using Gold Class. You save a little bit, but honestly the BMW stuff is really nice/easy to use and I feel like it beads up a lot better.
__________________

ZSP|ZPP|ZCW|PDC|19x9.5/10.5 Varrstoen ES 1.1.2|OEM Blacklines|LUX 5.1|Rear Euro fogs|Muffler delete|ECS kidneys|Gunsmoke Ambergones|Tinted JLevi sidemarkers|30% Llumar ATX|Corner Delete
Marcumac is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST