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Mr clean self drying car wash

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  1. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Anyone try it yet? wanna know if its worth it...would be good for those sunny day's where you have to try and keep up with the water drying off the car
     
  2. Schatten

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    a buddy of mine has it. I'll try to use it this weekend and let you know, or at least get some feedback from it. I've heard good things overall about it.
     
  3. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

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    There was just a thread on this a couple of weeks ago. You might want to try and do a search on it.
     
  4. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    Been using it for a while. Works as advertised.
     
  5. DiesIrae

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    Agreed, works pretty well and saves a ton of time.
     
  6. JSL

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    I used it last week on my black Infiniti sport coupe as well as my wife's Lexus. Worked very well. I will use it again tomorrow. Was a little anxious waiting for the car to dry thinking that it would spot. It didn't! I was quite amazed.
     
  7. dream cars

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    I own an exotic car rental company and have been using it for about 3 weeks now. Great product. we use it on all our cars. wash it then let it sit for about 10 min. and the car is dry with no spots. the best price i have seen is $14.XX at AutoZone. my only complaint is it is very bulky.
     
  8. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    I got it but I have to use it.
     
  9. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

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    These filtration systems have been in use for ages, but this is the first product in anywhere near the pricerange.

    Seems good, I have yet to try it.

    Another trick is to pour a gallon or two of Distilled water on the car after you're done. Nothing in the DI water to form spots!


    The filters essentially create close to DI water.
     
  10. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

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    just use distilled water. that is what the filter does. it just takes out all the impurities. distills it.
     
  11. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
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    I washed a black car and a white truck this morning with it. Some notes:

    The starter soap and filter wont last long. Mr. Clean will make the profit in the resupply of these two items.

    On the black car, I used it per the directions. It worked fine; the only places I had to touch were where the water pooled up.

    On the truck, it earns it merit. A lot more acreage to cover and the chrome bumpers, big mirrors and areas around the vents were always hard to dry completely. Now they just evaporate.

    On a dirty car or truck, wash it normally, then get out the filter kit for the final rinse. I did not see that their soap made a difference over Pep Boys soap.

    The car has to be clean, so hand washing may still be required. It is not a touchless system, since the soap mode does not apply enough pressure.

    Windy day, so the low pressure filter rinse was not efficient. I had to hold it very close. Almost like painting a car to get complete coverage.

    Overall, good for quick washings and saves a lot of time on a big vehicle. On the truck, it dried quickly, but on the little car, I could have hand dried it in less time.
     
  12. mjgermane

    mjgermane Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2003
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    I used it yesterday of my M3. It does work, for the most part. There were a few spots on my windows, but overall it works. The only things I wish it would do is, not use so much soap so fast, and create more suds when spraying on the car.

    I think next time I wash my M3 I will hand wash it with different soap and then rinse it with the Mr. Clean.
     

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