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Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by maverick, October 2, 2002.

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    1. maverick

      maverick Member

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      Hey all, i recently took my 2000 Explorer to the wash (do it yourself) and i went through the steps on those little boards. Well i did the "pre-soak" or whatever its called and later found out from my dad that i just stripped all the wax or something off the car. OMG, sorry i can't remember exactly what had happened. Any ideas? Do i need to reapply any type of chemical or wax? Thanks

      B.T.W. i'm only 17 so i'm really new to this car thing and i realized that keeping a car clean is REALLY HARD

      I really appreciate EVERYONE who helps on this site. everyone rules
       
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    3. CBoug76

      CBoug76 Elite Explorer ECX Member Moderator Emeritus

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      Everything is going to be ok!

      What you need to do, is get some car Wax, your Dad may have some where he keeps all the Car care stuff....
      (It in a Metal can, and its about the size of Burger King's Whopper!) Read the Directions, and Follow them, you should be all set afterwards...
       
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      Those high pressure sprays are useless for cleaning a car, you still have to scrub to get the scum off. I use the high pressure for cleaning UNDER mine and leave the engine running and clean it, too. If you spray the paint with a high pressure washer, make sure it's just the rinse and you'll be okay, but hold the nozzle a foot away. Hot anything will remove the wax.

      Good luck!
       
    5. maverick

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      ok thanks, if i was not to reapply wax, will the car be ok be cuz isnt there a "clear-cloat protectant" of some sort? GR899V8: i agree that those high pressure sprays dont' do the best job. my car looked more clean after giong through a norm car wash. Well practice makes perfect. thanks to all
       
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      Yep, in the future buy a wash mitt and some good quality car wash. You will be much happier with it.
       
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      Out of all of the hand washes I have gone to, the only thing I remember the pre-soak being for is just a soap solution to get the extra grime off. I doubt if it will strip all of the wax off. Even if it did, it's no big deal to rewax your vehicle. It should be waxed a couple times a year anyway. The environment and car washes in general will eventually wear the wax off. I would go back to the car wash and look at the sign describing the pre-wash and find out what it does. If there isn't a sign, talk to a worker. Regardless, you didn't do any damage to your Explorer.
       
    8. aldive

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      I seriously douby that the Pre Soak removed the wax; unless the wax job was marginal to start.

      If you want it to shine and be very easy to apply and to last through washes, give Zaino a try. Look at http://www.zainobros.com

      Good luck and keepit clean.....
       
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      those pressure wash places are GREAT for removing the mud! love them but i don't do the wax. just the prewash is all i do.
       
    10. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Being 17 you might not be able to afford the Zaino. A exclent second choice is Meguars Gold Class wax. If you can afford the Zaino go with that though.
      Yeah , washing it your self by hand is MUCH better and in my opinion much more fun.

      Oh yeah you are exactally right , this site does rule !!
       
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      just want to throw in my vote for Zaino!!!! It is hands down the best stuff I have even used. Takes time and patience to use, especially the first time but it it definatlly worth it.
       
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      Just like to put up a warning DO NOT USE THE BRUSH AT THE CAR WASH. That is for the tires only. I saw some lady ruin the paint on a brand new BMW. I saw her using the brush and was like :eek: She took it outside to dry and it was totally covered with scratches. She just looked at it dumbfouded and angry. I told her that it was the tire brush. She was :fire:
       

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