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Is car detailed just soap and water?

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Once in a while to take of old wax sure but not as a substitue for actual car wash soap.
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Yes but rub in circular motion
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Only was the car with soap (dish soap and other stuff) if you plan to wax the car after. If not then go buy a quality Car soap with maybe wax inside the soap to wash it by hand.
spinningpiledriver wrote: Can I "wash" a car wi it?
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Meguiars gold car wash is a good detergent
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are you talking about Quick Detailer?

its used to remove light dust, isolated water spots, and bird poop. it also enhances the shine in your paint for a few days, and used for clay
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jswift79 wrote: are you talking about Quick Detailer?

its used to remove light dust, isolated water spots, and bird poop. it also enhances the shine in your paint for a few days, and used for clay
Yes the quick detailer. Would you compare this to a normal wash or clay? Because I've heard from people that it's just mild soap and water. And that you can use soapy water for a clay bar instead of a quick detailer so I don't know.
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spinningpiledriver wrote: Yes the quick detailer. Would you compare this to a normal wash or clay? Because I've heard from people that it's just mild soap and water. And that you can use soapy water for a clay bar instead of a quick detailer so I don't know.
QD is a high lubricity liquid to allow for quick cleanups. It can also have some wax to leave a better finish. For clay any auto shampoo is good enough.
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I use soap water for claying when my quick detailer that came with the kit ran out. I usually wax right after claying so its not an issue.
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I don't use Quick Detailer when I use Clay Bar. I figure it's unnecessary and wasting it when I already have soap and water from washing.
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