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    Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Take a look at this new Turtle Wax commercial - no hose needed just some Turtle Wax solution in a bucket of water with a cloth - then you soak the cloth and wipe all the dirt off you car and wax it at the same time. Not sure how reusing a dirtly towel in dirty water is going to work out. Then just buff clean and dry with a new towel. Dont use the one used for washing(kidding). I think the jury is still out on this one.
    http://www.turtlewax.com/rinsefree/

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Hmmm! IMHO this is in the "if it sounds too good to be true" category of advertising hype.

    This stuff MIGHT be OK for IF your car has only a layer of dust on it, but if there is any real dirt, bird droppings, grease, etc., on the paint, I wouldn't even try using it for fear of damaging the finish.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Uh...no.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Not on my Caddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit1
    Uh...no.
    Ditto that. At that point you might as well go to a car wash and pay the extra $1 for the spray wax. P

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Interesting, this is just the opposite of a product they introduced about 2 years ago. First, you washed the car as normal and rinse off (with the hose), then while wet, you applied the wax to the wet surface. To remove the haze, you could buff with a towel, or the new revolutionary part, rinse with a strong stream of water! Yup, using the hose again. I saw this at an NHRA event in Norwalk. I'll watch for this new deal at Norwalk this year and see if they are there touting that now you don't need water at all. It'll be interesting to ask what happened to the rinse twice product.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    No thanks. I'll stick to using a good sealant every 6 months and wash and dry it once a week.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Turtle Wax comes out with a lot of new products but they never seem to stay on the market very long.

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    Not on your best day!

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Not in my house

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    No PROUD Cadillac owner would take an 'easy way out' when it comes to the appearance of their caddy! Just my opinion.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Quote Originally Posted by lvdw55 View Post
    No PROUD Cadillac owner would take an 'easy way out' when it comes to the appearance of their caddy! Just my opinion.
    I even started using a separate rinse bucket along with my soap soap bucket this year for my weekly
    washes. I will say though that I have been using "Zip Wax" Turtle Wax car wash for years and find it works really well!

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    For more tha 50 years, I've never used soap to clean a car unless I intend to apply wax. I found that dirt and bugs come off with water and a hand towel if the car is waxed (and the bugs haven't been baking in the sun for weeks). If the dirt won't come off, it's time for me to wax the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hauler
    For more tha 50 years, I've never used soap to clean a car unless I intend to apply wax. I found that dirt and bugs come off with water and a hand towel if the car is waxed (and the bugs haven't been baking in the sun for weeks). If the dirt won't come off, it's time for me to wax the car.
    Really?! The soap is essential to act as a lubricant between the dirt and your finish.

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    Re: Easy way out for washing and waxing

    Yeah. It's the way my father wanted his new 1960 Chrysler washed when I was learning to drive. It just stuck with me. I have had cars in primer paint (34 dodge, gto) where that doesn't work, but I tend to keep the cars waxed, and it works for me. The 1966 corvette I owned for 25 years, went coast to coast and border to border on road tours, getting washed in motel parking lots with a motel waste bin full of plain water. It only needed a repaint after 18 years because it was hit in the side.

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