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Hey, im too lazy to go drive 25 mins to get car wash soap... will dishwash soap have any affect on my car or the paint if I wash with it???
 

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keepin_it_base said:
Hey, im too lazy to go drive 25 mins to get car wash soap... will dishwash soap have any affect on my car or the paint if I wash with it???
yes, do not use that shit.

moving to car care.
 

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It is a good degreaser and will remove any wax..., not good unless you are "wanting" to strip everything off the cars finish to use a pure sealant that needsa clean surface to cross-link and bond to..., otherwise, IMO- take a "Roadtrip" :)
 

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story time crsx members...
make a little circle, today, we'll read a section in the honda/acura manual.
well i got honda one here so that's what ill go with.

cough cough

k

Exterior Care: Washing

NOTICe...

chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage the pain, metal and plastic on your car

- rinse the car thoroughly with cool water to remove loose dirt
- fill a bucket with cool water. mix in a mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid or a product made especially for car washing.


that's it.. im tired.
anyway, to get to the point, yes you can use it, it aint a BAD BAD idea, but it'll strip the wax like people have posted here. i recently waxed my car and it's already dirty as hell. i've been using very little detergent not too much but after waxing, i decided to get me a washing liquid product that won't strip away the wax.
 

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dish soap is bad, say it with me...BAD...my wife's father was using that on his 03 Taurus and wanted to know why my 02 was shinier than his 03.
 

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I did, he was even using crappy wax too, so I educated him on the fundamentals of waxing.
 

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EvaUnit01 said:
I did, he was even using crappy wax too, so I educated him on the fundamentals of waxing.

Good guy!!
:thumbsup:
 

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I try...I bought him some NXT wax, NXT wash...good stuff there!
 

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The RSX manual car care section is crap. They fail to tell you that if you are to use a "mild detergent" you MUST wax afterwards. Mild detergents are ridiculous for the everyday wash.
 

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washing your car with Dish Soap????

this guy is telling me that I can save a lot of money by washing my car with dish soap(i.e. Dawn, Joy,...etc.) instead of using Meguiars or Simoniz Soap/Wax...

then I was thinking, wouldn't dish soap EAT the car wax???

because that soap is supposed to "cut grease and hard food stains"

I would think so???
 

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dont do it. tell that guy hes a jackass. the ONLY time to wash your car with dawn is when you are about to wax it. i have never used a dish wash on my car.
 

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dish soaps EATS car wax.

don't do it. and tell "this guy" that his car is crap
 

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birdman said:
dont do it. tell that guy hes a jackass. the ONLY time to wash your car with dawn is when you are about to wax it. i have never used a dish wash on my car.
omfg, i think this might be your first post with real information in it...

yeah, you only use dish soap to strip the old wax off. wash with dawn, rinse, claybar, rinse, wash with regular carwash soap, rinse, dry, wax, wax, wax.

the dish soap removes ALL protectants from the paint and clear coat... your paint will be exposed to the elements and go to shit if you don't re-wax.
 

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It drives me nuts about how ignorant some people can be about protecting their cars finish. Wouldn't you think that if the dish detergent people thought using their products on your car is better and cheaper than soap made for cars, they would advertise it? just another argument...
 
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