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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT19640 View Post
    HI thanks

    No I don't, seems to be ok very little comes off with the Meguiars UQD probably were I have missed.

    I wondered about there own soaps, thought it might be too strong ph etc?
    How much does strip the LSP.

    I have heard from a painter, he said the water is very good at this one.

    Thanks again
    The soap shouldn't be that strong I think it's the touchless that's bad cuz they use acid

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Thanks to all

    What can I use without a bucket or running water other than at the coin op?
    Can I use say a Meguiars product to spray on and wash and then high pressure rinse?

    Thanks again

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT19640 View Post
    Thanks to all

    What can I use without a bucket or running water other than at the coin op?
    Can I use say a Meguiars product to spray on and wash and then high pressure rinse?

    Thanks again
    Not sure I understand your question...

    At the coin operated wash bay I visited, buckets are not allowed. This of course depends on each car wash.

    If you want to bring stuff to do a better job than just using the car wash's supplied wand and brush. Here is how I would go about it:

    Bring a spray bottle of ONR or other rinseless or waterless wash
    Bring a few microfiber towels (4 should do) pre-soaked in ONR in a ziplock bag

    Start by high pressure rinsing the car to remove as much loose dirt as possible
    Spray the car with the ONR
    Use the towels folded in 4 to wipe the pannel. As soon as you see dirt on the towel, flip to a clean side of the towel to prevent scratching
    Once you are done pressure rinse with De-ionized water if they have it. If not normal pressure rinse
    Use the blower to dry the car if they offer it
    If they don't have a blower bring spray wax and a drying microfiber towel to dry the car

    You might have to move the car to dry it. I know people get bothered where I go when they are not seeing you use the wand

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Thanks will give that a try

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT19640 View Post
    HI guys I did a "high pressure soap" > "high pressure rinse". Came out cleaner.

    Does the "high pressure soap" strip the LSP?

    Another idea was to high pressure rinse > waterless wash?

    With the waterless wash can I use something like Meguiars NXT Wash or something like that diluted or does it have to be a proper waterless wash like Meguiars Wash anywhere?

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    I still regularly use the high pressure soap setting, followed by high pressure rinse. Regardless of what LSP I have on there. Like evo77 said,

    Quote Originally Posted by evo77 View Post
    High pressure won't strip LSP. But the soap may.

    Every car wash uses a different brand, different dilution. Your going to have to do some testing.
    so yeah, see what your local place is like and how that soap affects your LSP

    My own personal preference would be to use rinseless instead of waterless, though I dabble with waterless every now and then (more so, lately). If you *do* use waterless, use a proper waterless. You have options, and everybody has their favorite.

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Thanks

    What is the difference between rinseless & waterless?
    I was thinking of getting a snow pressure foam gun and use that for soaking (Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax) then high pressure rinse. Would this work ok? How long would I leave to soak?

    Thanks again

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Rinseless is a product that you put in a bucket of water and use either wash mitt, sponge or microfiber towels to wipe the panels with the dripping wet wash media.

    Waterless is a product in a spray bottle that you spray the panel with and wipe with a microfiber cloth to clean.

    Waterless has more lubricity since there is no water to lubricate the panel. But overall, it's a much more risky product to use in terms of scratching.

    But, if you use either at a car wash after pressure washing the car, then almost all the risk is gone since the pressure washer will remove most of the dirt before you even touch the panel.

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    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Soap will strip wax to varying degrees. Soap mimics an organic solvent. The LSP is organic. Therefore, the soap will want to mildly dissolve the LSP.

    High pressure water, even with no soap, will abrade the LSP physically.

    Acid is an inorganic solvent, doesn't really want to dissolve organic compounds. I don't think using a pH neutral soap is that much easier on LSP. More depends on the characteristics of the soap versus the pH.

    I'm not saying washing your car one time will remove the LSP. But the LSP gets removed over time chemically (washing w/ soap, for example) and physically (wind, rain, high-pressure wash). So anytime you wash your car, your going to remove some LSP is all I'm saying, you can only hope to minimize it.

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