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Hello,

I was really bored so I decided to make a video on how to wash and wax your Challenger. I hope the video is informative.

Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK2z7qgeMZ0

Thanks for watching.:thumbsup:
 

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Nice video.

Since I'm someone that uses do-it-yourself car washes, I totally agree with your thought of giving the car a good rinse first. Get the road grime blown off before you start using the brush.
 

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I started to watch it, then I saw you use a brush on your car. You could use a green dish scrub pad and do less damage I'd think.
Yikes


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Some car washes have rough brushes and others are very silky soft. Also rinsing the car before brushing helps minimize scratches and friction.

Do not worry, I take care of my baby.
 

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Some car washes have rough brushes and others are very silky soft.
It isn't necessarily the brush itself, but all the crap that can be embedded IN the brush.
Guys that go 4wheelin' and get their trucks covered in mud and gravel will use that brush. I've even seen those brushes used to "sweep" out truck beds.

The most I will do at a self serve is use the sprayer, drive it dry and then go home and hit the whole car with Turtle Wax Ice.

Also, anybody puts their Gatorade bottle (or anything for that matter)on my car will regret it.
 

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As soon as I saw you pull into the local 60 grit brush palace, I felt nauseous.......:puke:
 

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Some car washes have rough brushes and others are very silky soft. Also rinsing the car before brushing helps minimize scratches and friction.

Do not worry, I take care of my baby.
The fact that you even made the above statement invalidates the entire video. Yes you rinsed the car first, but what about the brush? Forgetting for the moment the quality of the bristles, how about all the grit and grime from the last 100 users of the brush, or the ground upon which I guarantee said brush spent time sitting?

I cringed the moment I saw the brush touching your paint, then shuddered as you dragged it back and forth and in a "W" pattern.

May the gods of detailing have mercy upon your soul.
 

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Hello,

I was really bored so I decided to make a video on how to wash and wax your Challenger. I hope the video is informative.

Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK2z7qgeMZ0

Thanks for watching.:thumbsup:
Sorry bro but this is how NOT to wash any car... especially your 'baby' that happens to be the hardest color ever to keep swirl free. I'd just take the video down if I were you, then youtube 'Junkman2000' and watch every single video he has related to car washing and detailing. After you've realized you've been doing it wrong allllll your life (like a lot of us have) then you can do a proper version 2 video using proper methods for washing your car. Remember, any form of cleaning your paint will carry the risk of introducing swirls and scratches. You goal as a responsible owner of a black challenger is to limit that risk of introducing swirls the best that you can. No method is 100% guaranteed however you want to limit the risk as much as possible. You my friend without a doubt took the maximum risk and swirled up your entire paint job. Just look at it at an angle in direct sunlight, not in the middle of the night. We are only harsh because someone on here might actually take your advice as actual advice...


Browse vids below and prepare to be mind blown!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Junkman2000



You can thank us later!
 

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Dude, you're in LA with a drought. Take a drive to Huntington Beach and visit the site sponsor Surf City Garage and have them introduce you to their Rinse Free Wash and Wax.

Please don't use those DIY wash places. Those are only good for beaters, boats and motor homes.
 

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Dude, you're in LA with a drought. Take a drive to Huntington Beach and visit the site sponsor Surf City Garage and have them introduce you to their Rinse Free Wash and Wax.

Please don't use those DIY wash places. Those are only good for beaters, boats and motor homes.
Well something good managed to come from this thread. I didn't know about Surf City Garage, now I do. I will be heading over there to get the Rinse Free Wash.
And check out the cars. :)
 

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Wow. Did not expect that much negative feed back for using the brush. I'll take down the video and make another one without using the brush.
 

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Wow. Did not expect that much negative feed back for using the brush. I'll take down the video and make another one without using the brush.
I wash my Challenger at one of those places once a year, after the drive from NY to Carlisle. I would never use the brush. I understand some people have no choice to use them, as they might live in a apartment, or water restrictions. Adams has a nice bucket that has a screw on lid that I fill with water, some soap, and bucket wash it. I just use the wand to rinse before and after.
 

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Adams, Surf City, Chemical guys, Auto Geek and more are places to get supplies. You may want to look up Chemical Guys, they are in LA and may be closer depending on where you live.
Sorry you got jumped on so bad, consider it a lesson learned and never use communal equipment, that stuff is nasty. If you dont have a place to wash and you need to go to a DIY wash, watch this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ32CqvgtMA
if you want to save water, try a rinseless or even a waterless wash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddHGr9SfeMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrbghlznKPQ
 

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My apartment luckily has its own coin operated car wash bays right behind my building. It's fully lit so I can go late at night and take all the time I want. I bring my own prefilled buckets with grit guards and use .75 cents for the initial rinse, then handwash, then .75 cents for the final rinse. It doesn't even have a soap brush to use, just the pressure spayer. Thats all i need. Video below is almost exactly what I do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ32CqvgtMA
 
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