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02-25-03, 05:13 #1
Quick & Easy wash
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Ok I have been wondering about this product for some time now. First off, How does it work exactly. Can someone explain the process and why it is better than normal soap. Also where can I get it? Scottwax Ive read were you use it so it must be a good product.
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02-25-03, 05:40 #2
You can purchase from http://www.protectall.com/. or you can look at their local distributors in your area. I bought some at a Camper World near me.
I really like it. If your car is super dirty I would go to a spray and wash place first, then do QEW. How it works? I have no clue, but it's amazing. I would use at least 2 buckets. After I do a car I go over with with a wet MF, then some Quick Detailer and a coat of Zaino. Prepared to be amazed.
02-25-03, 09:30 #3
I wouldn't say it's "better" than regular soap, but it's a bit faster to use because there's no drying afterwards. Also you only need a gallon or two of water, making it perfect for winter, water shortages, or apartment dwellers. Just don't expect the stuff to smell or feel like regular car soap or you'll be weirded out...
I have to say though, that when I washed with QEW a few days ago it was finally really working well for me. For me, the real key to not being frustrated was to a) squeeze/drain out the mitt a little bit so that you're leaving a bit less water behind, b) don't be afraid to wash slightly larger sections (unless you're doing it in the sun) and c) have really absorbent towels! I'll have to figure out what the deal is, because the second (different) towel I had was sucking up the water well enough that I didn't even have to follow up with a MF. My problem has always been wiping up the water well, so things were flying once I switched to the better towel.
By the way I only used a gallon of mix, with no rinse (like Scott often does) and it cleaned well the entire time.
A QD afterwards is a good idea, but might not be essential as this stuff doesn't leave spots when it dries out for some reason.
PS: I forgot to mention that this QEW session was a surprise because it was sunny out and I thought I could do a regular wash. Then I went outside only to find my garden hose frozen solid!Brian
02-25-03, 09:59 #4
I have to say though, that when I washed with QEW a few days ago it was finally really working well for me.
Wouldn't mind trying it out as I find regular washing a big drain on my time and QDing freaks me out. Using lots of QD as seen in that recent Quickshine in direct sunlight video seems a bit wasteful of expensive QD. So I've done the Dave Bynon method of wiping down the car with a damp MF first and then go over with QD later. But I get very nervous over whether there is enough lubrication to prevent scratching while wiping off dirt! QEW seems like a safer option than just QDing to me but won't take much longer.
BTW, wouldn't mind getting some of that Quickshine to try out so I can save my Z6 for between Z2 layers. If only they have a Clearkote distributor here or maybe we can group buy to save on shipping?
02-25-03, 11:06 #5
Originally posted by iceman
Just curious, where did you find QEW the cheapest? I think Burnaby Kawasaki sells it or probably can get it at a truck/RV store.
I don't know if I'd use this to substitute QDing. QEW may be faster than a regular wash, but it still takes a lot longer than QDing. Also, you'll need either a lot of MFs or a couple bath towels and a MF, where I can get away with just one MF to QD.
Also, if regular QDing freaks you out, so will QEW! It's not slippery like car shampoo...
If you want cheap QD the last time I bought EO's QD at the Richmond UAP/NAPA it was less than $6 a bottle. Right now I have so much QD lying around that I don't care how much I use frankly.
Just for fun, I priced out Quikshine to be about $7.50 per 16oz. bottle equivalent (plus shipping) if one were to buy a gallon of it.
EDIT: Did you want to re-send that PM you tried to send me last week? I have room for it now.Brian
02-27-03, 08:00 #6
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Thanks for the repiles so far. My next question is if someone could take me through the whole process of using Q&E wash? Im a little confused on the procedure.
02-27-03, 08:31 #7
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I havent used QEW so I cant comment on the product itself. I another post I described a wash method I use that sounds like it would work with QEW. Anyway, it might offer some insight or some ideas.
02-27-03, 01:34 #8
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If you don't have QEW yet and want to try something
check this out. I have QEW and it's nice.
Instead of QEW add one or two caps fulls of your
favorite QD to a bucket of water and do a bucket wash.
This got me thru the New York drought.
Do a search on " bucket wash " . I wrote detailed procedures
a few times.As Soon As I saw That Guys Cars Dirty I Knew He Was Going To Be A Failure! Donald Trump - The Apprentice
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