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Hey guys, I've been researching how to get the perfect car wash, no water spots - no streaks from towels - no dirt left behind.. think I finally found the right videos to help me and everyone else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w09r6m6sRCA

If you watch the whole series you can see he does a lot to keep his car clean.. now I don't have as much time as he does to wash my car.. so I take off some steps.. I don't have a foam gun so I skip that. I don't do the 2 bucket method but I am thinking about starting to do that to keep the dirt in one bucket, and soap in the other. The sheeting/pooling method to dry the car is amazing for our car. You have to play with your water pressure/hose for a while to get it down, but once you do you have barely any drying to do. I also do the leaf blower for drying, I don't care how ridiculous I look to my neighbors, it does a great job at keeping water spots off of tough to reach spots (our grille, the rearview mirrors can keep a lot of water in there, the leaf blower gets it all out.

Going to try to polish/wax my car soon using his tips... look at how amazing this car looks after being polished

Guess The Wax... - YouTube

Anyways just thought I'd share since someone here has to be as crazy as me about washing their car!
 

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Hey guys, I've been researching how to get the perfect car wash, no water spots - no streaks from towels - no dirt left behind.. think I finally found the right videos to help me and everyone else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w09r6m6sRCA

If you watch the whole series you can see he does a lot to keep his car clean.. now I don't have as much time as he does to wash my car.. so I take off some steps.. I don't have a foam gun so I skip that. I don't do the 2 bucket method but I am thinking about starting to do that to keep the dirt in one bucket, and soap in the other. The sheeting/pooling method to dry the car is amazing for our car. You have to play with your water pressure/hose for a while to get it down, but once you do you have barely any drying to do. I also do the leaf blower for drying, I don't care how ridiculous I look to my neighbors, it does a great job at keeping water spots off of tough to reach spots (our grille, the rearview mirrors can keep a lot of water in there, the leaf blower gets it all out.

Going to try to polish/wax my car soon using his tips... look at how amazing this car looks after being polished

Guess The Wax... - YouTube

Anyways just thought I'd share since someone here has to be as crazy as me about washing their car!
Good post. Definitely recommend most of the steps. Using a foam cannon and such, it usually takes me about 2-3 hours to do a basic wash and dry. Keeping in mind that I have extremely detailed wheels that require 15-20 minutes/ea if not more.

Also, instead of having to play with the hose pressure, just kink it up in your other hand. That way you can control the flow and bring it down to just enough to sheet better.
 

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Good post. Definitely recommend most of the steps. Using a foam cannon and such, it usually takes me about 2-3 hours to do a basic wash and dry. Keeping in mind that I have extremely detailed wheels that require 15-20 minutes/ea if not more.

Also, instead of having to play with the hose pressure, just kink it up in your other hand. That way you can control the flow and bring it down to just enough to sheet better.
Thanks for that little trick!! I kinked the hose and controlled it to my liking, works great. Another tip for you car washers out there, which to most of you is common sense: DON'T WASH YOUR CAR IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT!
I usually wait until about 30 mins to sunset to wash my car, as this will be the time that the sun won't be beating down on your car. Or if you're a morning person, do it a little before sunrise. This helps you take your time while you're washing your car and not having to worry about water spots forming on your car.
 

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Thanks for that little trick!! I kinked the hose and controlled it to my liking, works great. Another tip for you car washers out there, which to most of you is common sense: DON'T WASH YOUR CAR IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT!
I usually wait until about 30 mins to sunset to wash my car, as this will be the time that the sun won't be beating down on your car. Or if you're a morning person, do it a little before sunrise. This helps you take your time while you're washing your car and not having to worry about water spots forming on your car.
I too, highly recommend this. I usually wake up at 5:30 to start washing by 6. I'm thankful that we have some HUGE eucalyptus that help to shield my car until 9ish.... The only unfortunate part of this is that Saturday I go to cars & coffee from 6am to 8am. So washing after that isn't possible. So I was on Sunday.

Yes, I'm that neighbor outside with a pressure washer at 6am on a Sunday washing my car.

Thankfully none of my neighbors have Cadenzas so I can't catch flack from anyone on here. LMAO
 
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