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Old 09-10-2008, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys, can you advise what is the car wax you are using? is there an eco-friendly wax?

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I don't use any wax! I h-a-t-e wax!!!

I use a Cali Car Duster, doused with Pledge Clean & Shine, twice a day - every day...

California Car Duster Company - The Original California Car Duster

Pledge ® Clean & Shine

How does my mileage look?!?!?

Here's my ride - quick snappy, no prep - looks like this 24/7/365...

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Old 09-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Car washing/polishing and eco-friendly might be contrary purposes.
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close up those holes
you should be ashamed
your condenser core is showing
Just funnin,
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LoL! Thanks...

Yeah, it's not so much an ECO car as a babe magnet, but 'dusting' works better than wax, and it smells better too!

Don't know if you ever smelled Pledge Clean & Shine, but chicks dig it... go figure...
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See what you have to do is attract females to carpool with so that your mpg/occupant doubles.


I have been using Meguires Paint Cleaner (on random orbital) then whatever polishes/ compounds/ wet sanding I need on orbital (grinder style) then the blue wax in a clear bottle that walmart sells with a German sounding name. Works well IMHO, some disagree . . . .

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See what you have to do is attract females to carpool with so that your mpg/occupant doubles.
I don't let chicks ride in my car - stinks for hours from their cheap spray cologne - I prefer Clean & Shine too!

Nice thought though...

I let them wear my shirt every once in a while - does that count?
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You use Pledge on your car paint?! It's car paint not a kitchen table.
I frequent a car detailing forum and they'd cry into wash buckets hearing that.

Thread on eco washing/cleaning
Proper Washing Technique

You could easily adjust the washing technique to make it use less water
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You use Pledge on your car paint?! It's car paint not a kitchen table.
I frequent a car detailing forum and they'd cry into wash buckets hearing that.
No... no... no...

Don't get me wrong! Maybe the word 'doused' confused you.

I put Pledge Clean & Shine on my duster, NOT my ride!!!

Cali car dusters are impregnated with wax, but it doesn't last very long - especially using it as much as I do. Plus, if your car is hot (I live in Arizona) the wax causes streaking, and so forth, and so on. Sooo...

What I do is spray the DUSTER liberally from time-to-time to replace the wax (wax doesn't work all that great). Then, I store the duster in my (hot) trunk, where it soaks into the cotton (kinda like the way a K&N air filter works). Dusters come with a zippered vinyl sleeve so the wax/polish doesn't stain your carpet.

Between 'dusting' my car twice a day, and storing the duster in my trunk, my whole ride smells like Clean & Shine - which, of course, adds a physiological component (your nose). Not only does my ride *look* clean & shiny - it *smells* clean & shiny too!

LoL!

OMG!!! I would NEVER spray Pledge on auto paint, e.g. clear coat - although it DOES work great on plastic body parts, like motorcycle/ATC fenders. You can make a 'dirt bike' look like it just came off the showroom floor using Pledge - but that's a different discussion...
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You could easily adjust the washing technique to make it use less water
Um...

I only "wash" my ride about 2-3 times a year!

Hondas are given to 'body rot'.

Spraying Honda CiViCs with a garden hose only exacerbates the problem!

Pledge is MUCH better...

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