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Car wash tricks so you can shine!

We all love a sparkling clean car wash! But for most of us, car washing represents a love/hate relationship.

We love a freshly washed car, but hate the time and effort it takes to get there. Knowing the right products and the right techniques will dramatically change your attitude towards washing your car in a way that will put far more love than hate into this love/hate relationship.

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The 3 Levels of Engagement

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I can reduce the topic of car washing into 3 main categories of people:


  • Those on the bare minimum plan:

These people only wash their cars as a necessary evil and this usually means when the windshield has become so dirty they are forced to wash simply to see out the front windshield.

  • The concerned and motivated:

These people love a clean car, they know that dirt is not good for its finish, and want to retain as much resale value as possible, but also accept that life is busy and understand the need to keep things realistic.

  • The fanatical or zealots:

These people live and breathe all in the name of their cars. No expense or effort is too much as long as their car looks better than anyone else's. These people tend to buy into every new concept or idea in the hopes that it will set them and their cars apart from the herd of "normal" people. They do not worry about efficiency as long as they are consuming mounds of time and energy fixating, working on, and talking about their cars. They are prone to every marketing gimmick the industry can fabricate and these people wear this as a badge of honor to have the latest and greatest of any detailing tool or product.


The Bare Minimum Plan:

There's not much to say about this group of people. The only attempt I can likely have is to to let them know that dirt and sun or your enemy when it comes to your car. The longer dirt remains on your car, the more time it sits in the sun, the more damaged your paint will become.

So I recommend you act accordingly and at the very minimum; run your car through a car wash at least once a month. (your neighbors will also appreciate this)


The Concerned and Motivated

The majority of you reading this will be part of this group. You want a clean car, willing to put in the effort, but keep things realistic as most of you will be taking care of a daily driver.



Chemical Guys HOL132 Best Car Wash Bucket Kit with Dirt Trap, 16 fl. oz (11 Items)

  • Everything needed for the perfect wash.
  • A perfect solution for that sparkling clean car wash.
  • Highly rated brand of car care products.
  • Comes with the innovative Dirt Trap insert to separate dirt from wash water.
  • Comes with 2 types of car wash soap based on your needs.
  • The exact wash mitt I recommend professionally.




Adam's Essentials Complete Car Detailing Classic Kit

  • A more complete kit that includes everything to wash, decontaminate, polish, and protect.
  • Adam's is a hugely popular brand among enthusiasts and hobbyists.
  • Everything to make your car the envy of the neighborhood!

The Fanatical and Zealous

Next we have a group of people who are only restrained by the limitations of their bodies. This group of people are not constrained by time, but simply when their body wears out from obsessively working on their cars until the body wants to give out.

I too can appreciate this level of fervor! And when it comes to a sparkling clean car wash, only the two bucket method will suffice.




Chemical Guys HOL129 Best Two Bucket Wash and Dry Kit (11 Items), 16 fl. oz, 11 Pack

  • Two bucket method insures a higher level of safe when it comes to washing your car.
  • Two buckets means cleaner wash water every time you use your wash mitt.
  • Chemical Guys is massively popular among all categories of car guys.
  • Everything needed for that sparkling clean car wash with emphasis on safe.



Adam's Two Bucket & Bucket Caddy Wash Kit - Easily Maneuver Your Buckets When You Wash - Safely and Effectively Wash and Dry Your Vehicles

  • Buckets mounted on rollers for ease of use.
  • The two bucket method for a safer level of clean.
  • Each bucket contains the innovative grit guard to separate dirt from wash water.
  • Comes with a foam gun to foam down your car for an even added level of safe and clean.
  • Wash, dry and shine your ride!
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