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  1. 96impalaSS

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    #1 96impalaSS, Mar 24, 2004
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    Decided to finnaly try out the Mr.Clean Autodry thing on our new car we just got, I figured if it will work on black it will work on anything. Oh how dissapointed I was. I ended up having to wax it to get rid of the water spots.It worked pretty well everywhere else it was just the hood though that had problems.
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  3. 96impalaSS

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    Oh man in that one picture I just noticed the vette's rotors are getting rusty. I havnt driven it in awhile, I just have Miai drive me around nowdays.
     
  4. Korr

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    Was the engine cool when you applied this product?

    If not, smack yourself in the forehead with a wet sponge.
     
  5. 96impalaSS

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    It was cool. Actually I just went back out there and looked at it some more and the trunk, and rear bumper is the same way.
     
  6. Korr

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    Well lad, you just saved yourself the pain and humiliation of a forehead sponging.
     
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  8. 96impalaSS

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    I suppose your correct. :D
     
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  10. robiferretti

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    your the first i have heard of with this problem, i was about to go buy it!
     
  11. 96impalaSS

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    Im the first I've known with this problem as well.
    It's not that bad though. I mean it gives me a excuse to wax and I love waxing cars.
     
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  13. Entelechy

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    I get spots as well, so I end up doing some drying with microfiber. Also, if it rains after it's been cleansed with the filtered setting, the windshield becomes a mess. Not sure if it's the water up where we live or what, but we get plenty of spots - washed and allowed to dry in the shade w/cool engine, etc. Even tried changing filters early, etc.

    Still, it makes washing easier, so I'll continue to use it.
     
  14. mjgermane

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    I got spots on all my windows, but nowhere else on the car. Plus the soap sucks. From now on I am going to wash my car by hand and then rinse it with Mr. Clean.
     
  15. Modena 360

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    I purchased it last weekend and used it on my black car. It worked great I have zero complaints. I only had to touch up a couple of areas which i clearly missed with the final spray. Windows and mirrors were even spot free. I like the product and will continue to use it.
    I haven't tried it on my Ferrari yet.
    THanks,
    Tom
     
  16. SRT Mike

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    I was looking at their website and they dont say how many "final rinses" you get before changing the filter.

    The product was only $15, so if I get at least several washes out of a filter, I will be happy. I am just worried I will end up changing it every 2 washes or something.

    Any comments? What do the directions say about frequency of changing filters?
     
  17. 96impalaSS

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    The filter it comes with is like 3 washes and the extra ones you buy are 10 washes .
    You also have to buy extra bottles of there special soap or it clogs it up they say. It's all cheap though so it's no big deal.
     
  18. 96impalaSS

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    This whole subject has been bothering me all day. I keep wondering if I did something wrong. Ive read through the manual like 3 times. The only possibility I can think of is I didnt spray the car with the Mr.Clean Autodry setting long enough. I'll just have to try it again tomorow, and if that dosnt work I'll just break it with a hammer and stick to my trusty Meguiars Wash soap, chamois, California Water Blade, and Meguiar's gold class liquid wax.
     
  19. Willis360

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    Looks like the water didn't sheet off the hood. I go over my black 360 in autodry setting several times to make sure there's a complete sheet of water covering each panel. I do have to touch up in a few areas and wipe off water accumulated in the door jams and sills. Windows and mirrors should dry spotless.

    Oh yeah, have you tried to park the car on a slight incline? Gravity will help the water sheet off the hood.
     
  20. Willis360

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    Looking over your photos again. Did you rinse the soap off completely? I've never seen anything like your first picture.
     
  21. 96impalaSS

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    I made sure to rinse it off completely It was just a horrible case of dried up hard water on a black car.
     
  22. Modena 360

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    I also used a clean bucket odf water and kept my sponge well rinsed.The finnal rinse I held the unit about 6 " above car makeing sure the water was sheeting before moving on. I did 1 section at a time.
    TOm
     
  23. 96impalaSS

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    Well it's filthy now anywas. Took it out to the country and by god I floored it and in no time it was at 120. Incredible car.
     
  24. Dave328

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    I have done my black BMW 3 times so far and have had flawless results every time. That sure looks like dried soap to me on the hood in the first few pics.

    Dave
     
  25. JSL

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    I've used it twice on two different cars, one black and one gold. No problems at all. The black Infiniti looks great. I will dry the windows next time though. I'm pretty picky about my cars and like the product. Don't know what happened in your case. Sorry about your problems.
     
  26. RacerX_GTO

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    Sheeez, not good. Black is a high maintenance color. Every scratch, every wrong move is enhanced by black. There are no shortcuts for black.

    Dave, JSL; Were your cars previously waxed when you used the Mr. Clean product?
     
  27. JSL

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    I I don't use wax on the black car. I polish it about once a month to keep the micro swirls down. This product lessens the drying needed and thus the micro scratches. At least that is what I've experienced so far.
     
  28. paulie_b

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    I wouldn't use it. its not worth the short cut.
     

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