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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by msgm1, May 5, 2004.

  1. msgm1

    msgm1 Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    If you wash your own car by hand which car wash liquid and wax products do you use?
     
  2. Art

    Art Formula Junior

    Mar 10, 2004
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    Meguiars Gold Class car wash and P21S Carnauba wax, both very great products.
     
  3. mk e

    mk e F1 World Champ

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    Well, you don't want to scrach it, so soft soap would be best and be sure to have a water softener installed too.




    :)
     
  4. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    The story they tell is an ancient secret from long ago...
    One of using the fluids of a virgin to give a Ferrari it's sheen.

    So every full moon I have a half dozen overweight middle aged men, who live at home with their mom, roll their sweaty naked bodies all over the Ferrari.
    Talk about gloss!
     
  5. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    To tell you the truth, *any* car wash soap is quite fine. The real trick is using the SUDS, not the soapy water. See the Concours/Detailing Tips archive from the FCA NewsBulletin via the link at
    www.fca-se.com
     
  6. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    I stick with all higher end products such as...

    - P21S
    - Zymol
    - Crystal Guard
    - Klasse
    - Griots

    I agree with the above statements concerning washes, they are mostly all the same. All you want is something to build a barrier between the paint and mitt or sponge to avoid scratching. That being said, I use the Zymol Clear Auto bathe.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3

    Dave:

    that's not gloss...that's gross...
     
  8. mjgermane

    mjgermane Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2003
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    Zaino and Zymol work really well. I also use a micro fiber cloth to wash and dry the car.

    The last two car washes I have used the Mr. Clean spotless dry to rinse my car off and then I don't have to dry it. It actually works very well.
     
  9. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    WHERES ED GAULT FOR THIS THREAD???????
     
  10. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

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  11. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    Where's Sunny, when ya need him. Search for some of his posts on the same topic. A lot to learn from him.
     

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