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#1 Bass

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 08:25 AM

Hey guys wanted your thoughts

there is a well known respected member of s2ki telling us that it's ok to use hair shampoo as car wash

http://www.acura-tl....ead.php?t=96930

you guys ever hear of this??

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#2 VIKING

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 08:52 AM

Some of the guys do it here. It is all about the pH.

#3 METICULOUSMAN

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:57 AM

I have been using JJ Baby Shampoo & water as a slip solution for claying for years now and love it and it's cheap.

#4 Autopia Expert

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:54 AM

Maybe I should try 1Z Perls as a hair shampoo to get extra gloss and protection! ;)

#5 VIKING

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:56 AM

You discovered my secret!

#6 dternst

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:00 AM

Funny.... I used Meguiars Gold Class Car Wash on my wife's car Sunday and it smelled a little familiar. Then I made a connection... it smelled like baby shampoo...
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#7 Autopia Expert

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:07 AM

Originally posted by dternst
Funny.... I used Meguiars Gold Class Car Wash on my wife's car Sunday and it smelled a little familiar. Then I made a connection... it smelled like baby shampoo...



Yes, but does it keep your hair from falling out? Give me two years and I'll be using a PC on my forehead!

#8 RedondoV6

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:26 AM

Anyone tried Preparation H on orange peel? Some guy on the Yugo board was saying it worked wonders for him!

Anyone tried this yet?
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#9 oaevo8u

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 12:20 PM

Next thing you know well be using tooth paste to pollish wheels and uv carnuba wax for uv protection.........Maybe thats not a bad idea. lol
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#10 Demon Detailer

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 12:25 PM

The Acura guy is correct. Hair shampoo is very mild. It will not strip off the wax or harm your vehicle. The downside is that it is not strong enough to remove diesel blow bye, grease, & built up silicone on tires. Also, the mild surfactants are easily affected by the grease & dirt and their performance will die out quickly. So, If you are a fanatic washing your own car every other day, it will work fine.

If you are a detailer at a detail shop and want something that will remove grease, silicone, some brake dust, etc and you want to use it on 3 or 4 cars, the hair shampoo won't work. You need a detergent blend that can handle a tougher job.

I don't know about pricing. I know I can purchase a great car wash & wax for $11.00 per gallon and I dilute it at 80:1. That's about 14 cents a gallon!!.

#11 The Uncle

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 01:13 PM

The advantage, of course, is that it makes your car silky soft and easy to manage. :D

#12 ALAN81

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:41 PM

If your car is not dirty shampoo is no problem.It is gentle enough for hair and wont harm your paint.I use head and shoulders for my brothers car because he has major dandruff!

#13 Autopia Expert

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:03 PM

Originally posted by The Uncle
The advantage, of course, is that it makes your car silky soft and easy to manage. :D



Yeah, but only if you don't tease and blow dry too frequently.
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#14 jaybs95

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:31 PM

Originally posted by DavidB
Yeah, but only if you don't tease and blow dry too frequently.
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Thats no problem you have to rinse with a good conditioner:rofl
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#15 oaevo8u

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:01 PM

An if from all this attention your wax starts falling out just use rogain
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#16 love2shine

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:38 AM

on the other hand, can I use my car shampoo on my hair if I run out of my regular hair shampoo :D
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#17 Mazz

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:55 AM

Yea its true can be used like said..but also like they mentioned..its useless when you can buy a good car wash soap for a cheap price and break it down with a soap water mixture.
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#18 Mazz

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:57 AM

Originally posted by love2shine
on the other hand, can I use my car shampoo on my hair if I run out of my regular hair shampoo :D



theres only one way to find out? Let us know if your hair falls out :P
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