autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 

» Detailing Classes

New Dates Available for the Autogeek Roadshow!
Thanks Thanks:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Hi all I was wondering if there was something I could use as a pre-soak to get rid of some dirt. Keeping in mind their Pre- soak not sure about.
    This is how I wash my car (twice a week)
    Where I work is very dusty.
    Car daily drive, and outside 100%

    I use a High Pressure Rinse > go over with Meguiars Ultimate Detailer > every two weeks, Meguiars Ultimate Spray Wax.

    Was looking at a foam gun but cant plug it in down at the car wash.
    Is there another way/version of foam gun.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,518
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    You could get a kwazar foam pressure bottle and apply a prewash foam like gtechnic w4 citrus foam or gyeon foam.

    https://www.autogeek.net/kwazar-pro-super-foamer.html

    https://www.autogeek.net/gtechniq-citrus-foam.html

    https://www.autogeek.net/gyeon-foam.html

    Do you use meguiars quick detailer as cleaning with? Or do you use a waterless wash or rinseless wash or a bucket wash before qd?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Thanks for your reply and ideas.

    Basically all I do is high pressure rinse > dry with microfiber towel > apply UQD detailer to clean and rid of extra dirt.
    I have tried not to use any mitts etc, not touching the car. This works most of the time, though summer here currently, so most of the time is dust etc. Driving through rain etc. probably will be a different story.

    Thanks again

  4. #4
    Senior Member JustJesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Orange & LA Counties
    Posts
    862
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    You're not using any type of soap at the Coin-Op? If you're not, you really should.

    The times I *do* use a coin-op, I high pressure soap, and follow up with high pressure rinse. Sometimes follow up with spot-free rinse.

    On rare occasions, when I want a little extra help, I actually use their pre-soap setting, then do as noted above. I find their pre-soap is pretty strong. At least the two that I prefer to visit.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    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

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    I'm kind of in the same boat as you, my car is parked outside all day and night and I work for a construction company so it's super dusty in our parking lot. Just to be on the safer side (because I have black paint), I do a pressure rinse at the coin-op car wash, then do a rinseless wash (Gerry Dean Method) and use a QD as a drying aid. Only takes an extra minute or two to use the rinseless wash and it's a little safer than just using a QD after the pressure rinse. I put the rinseless solution in a 5-gal bucket with a gama-seal lid on it so the water doesn't spill in my car.

  7. #7
    Senior Member JustJesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Orange & LA Counties
    Posts
    862
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT19640 View Post
    I wondered about there own soaps, thought it might be too strong ph etc?
    How much does strip the LSP.
    You're welcome.

    Yeah, I suspect the ph to be "strong" and it will hurt, to some degree, the LSP. The Pre-Soap setting, I mean. During one of my wax comparison tests, I found that the pre-soap did affect the LSP. And so now I only use it when I actually want that stronger cleaning power. That's usually before a polish job, or on a rather neglected car.

    I also do like HockeyCrazi with the coin-op / rinseless. It all really depends on what I'm working on and where I am doing the coin-op.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    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?

    Thanks again

  9. #9
    Senior Member evo77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    300
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    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.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Calendyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec
    Posts
    3,345
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: High Pressure Rinse at Coin Operated Car Wash

    Really depends how dirty the car is and how effective you LSP is.

    I also use the coin operated car wash during the winter. Too complicated to use my pressure washer where I live.

    So for me, 2 times out of 3 I only use high water pressure to rinse the whole car off.

    The third time, I use the soap setting to wash, then do a quick rinse, then I use the wax setting and I do a final rinse. The soap has to be very acidic or alkalline if it's gonna clean without contact, so you do want to re-apply a LSP after using it. I don't complicate things and simply use the wax that they provide. Probably not a great product but during the winter:

    1. The car will be dirty again the next day (2 or 3 days if you are very lucky).
    2. There is no sun and high heat to damage the LSP so even a cheap wax should be able to last quite a long time.
    3. Where I go it's always super busy so I don't want to take the booth for longer than needed, people already have to wait a while to be able to wash their cars.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What kind of water is used in coin operated car washes
    By Crispy in forum Tricks, Tips and Techniques
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-23-2017, 11:43 PM
  2. Pressure wash rinse left spots
    By frankprozzoly in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-17-2016, 01:09 PM
  3. Murdering my Mercedes at the coin operated car wash
    By Vivant511 in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 07-04-2014, 09:33 AM
  4. Coin operated pressure wash for winter cleaning
    By emichon in forum Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions!
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-17-2014, 05:20 AM
  5. What to do at a coin-operated wash?
    By newb001 in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 12:02 AM

Members who have read this thread: 5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» December 2018

S M T W T F S
252627282930 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 12345