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Do you wipe the detailing spray with the MF towel?
I used MF waffle towels for drying and plush MF with detail spray. The whole idea is to make sure the paint is good and wet with spray whenever using MF towel.
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Re: How do you usually wash your Jeep

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Goes in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket
Thanks. I have never seen one of them. Seems like a good idea even for someone like me who uses one bucket and old towels to wash and dry my Jeep.
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With a lot of tlc. I am a detailing addict so my process is probably a bit overkill buuuutttttt

Foam cannon as a presoak then a complete 2 bucket wash with wheels getting their own bucket and being done first.

Hit it with an air compressor to remove the majority of the water and the. Dry the rest making sure to use detail spray during this process for additional lubrication.

Prior to this I may even spray a little waterless wash on the rocker panels and front bumper and mirrors as a pre pre soak to soften up any bugs.

Having a black vehicle is like a part time job. Haha
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With a lot of tlc. I am a detailing addict so my process is probably a bit overkill buuuutttttt

Foam cannon as a presoak then a complete 2 bucket wash with wheels getting their own bucket and being done first.

Hit it with an air compressor to remove the majority of the water and the. Dry the rest making sure to use detail spray during this process for additional lubrication.

Prior to this I may even spray a little waterless wash on the rocker panels and front bumper and mirrors as a pre pre soak to soften up any bugs.

Having a black vehicle is like a part time job. Haha
Yeah....I hear that! I have black Forest Green and it almost seems like it's worse than black, if that's possible! I try in vain to explain to my wife why I won't go to a car wash...she'll never get it and thinks I'm crazy. Well...If Im crazy, I'm enjoying the Crazytrain, because I actually enjoy detailing my cars, whatever Im driving
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Yeah....I hear that! I have black Forest Green and it almost seems like it's worse than black, if that's possible! I try in vain to explain to my wife why I won't go to a car wash...she'll never get it and thinks I'm crazy. Well...If Im crazy, I'm enjoying the Crazytrain, because I actually enjoy detailing my cars, whatever Im driving

Yeah I agree. After a long week at the office or on the road seeing customers I find it very relaxing to spend 5 hours in the garage doing a detail.
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I used MF waffle towels for drying and plush MF with detail spray. The whole idea is to make sure the paint is good and wet with spray whenever using MF towel.
I'm not trying to be a PIA here so please don't take this that way, I think even with it as wet as possible and with the towels you mentioned, you are still moving dirt on the paint around and causing fine scratches
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I'm not trying to be a PIA here so please don't take this that way, I think even with it as wet as possible and with the towels you mentioned, you are still moving dirt on the paint around and causing fine scratches

I agree with this. What i would recommend is after you leave the touchless instead of using the detail spray use some type of waterless wash which is designed to encapsulate any dirt/dust so that it is less prone to cause scratches.

At the end of the day it depends on how OCD you are. I personally am EXTREMELY OCD when it comes to detailing so you can probably take my comments with a grain of salt. haha
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After a long week at the office or on the road seeing customers I find it very relaxing to spend 5 hours in the garage doing a detail.

Couldn't agree more! Weather permitting, this is how I start every weekend.
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Re: How do you usually wash your Jeep

I'm pretty much like Scott when it comes to washing, if I can, I do a the foam lance, then pressure wash down, then use foam gun on hose as I wash...in the winter though, I do it a little different;
Hood, roof, windows...change wash/rinse bucket water and start fresh, do one side, change water, other side then done, wheels/tires are before I start. My neighbors always laugh..."your car doesn't even look dirty" when I pull it out to wash. Having coatings like Gtechniq and 22PLE help make it easier to maintain and speeds up the process in the summer, but I too do all the edges of the doors, hatch, under hood, etc.
I have gotten used to just going through the touchless in winter, and only wiping around the doors, etc and not touching the paint. It's like a dog just looking at a treat with glass in between, I have to refrain from wiping it down but I want to so bad. Waiting for spring in Ohio so I can get all the little red specs off the white paint and give it a proper cleaning...and start battling pollen. love when it has a little film of pollen, then sprinkles just a little rain, then the sun comes out and bakes it on. The other day I hand washed, then sprayed on some Iron-X...the car looked tie-dyed with the purple running down...I started almost getting the shakes wanting to start claying.
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