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Old 06-19-2004
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Don't know if any of you have use the Mr. Clean system yet to wash your trucks. I finally broke down and bought one. Man can I say CLEAN. First time since I've have my truck have I not had any hard water spots not a one. :D If anyone is thinking of getting one I say go and get it.
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man i might have to try that, i just bought some stuff the other day called black magic but still haven't tryed it.

thanks for the info though...
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A buddy of mine uses it on his Dakota, and he absolutely loves it. If it weren't for the fact that cleaning my truck would make all the scratches and such visible, I might consider it myself. :)
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If it weren't for the fact that cleaning my truck would make all the scratches and such visible, I might consider it myself. :)
now that is funny...
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There was a coupon in the paper for 5 bucks off the Mr. Clean starter kit. So it'll cost around 15 bucks. I was reading looking in the box though, and it said the starter water filter is good for only about 3 washes. So I wonder how often you'll have to be changing filters.
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how does it work? you just spray it on? and rinse it off?

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There was a coupon in the paper for 5 bucks off the Mr. Clean starter kit. So it'll cost around 15 bucks. I was reading looking in the box though, and it said the starter water filter is good for only about 3 washes. So I wonder how often you'll have to be changing filters.
The "regular" filter says its good for about 10 washes. In my experience its somewhat less, maybe 6 or 7, but I have horrible horrible water here.
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how does it work? you just spray it on? and rinse it off?

kevin
There are three settings, rinse, soap, and filter.

You spray the truck down with the regular "rinse" setting, spray the soap, go over it once with a wash mitt to pick up the dirt, rinse the soap off with the regular rinse setting, then go over it a last time with the filtered water. The Filtered water sprays slower, and you pretty much use it as if you were painting your truck from top to bottom with the sprayer.
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So would you say its a noticeable difference worth the money?
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So would you say its a noticeable difference worth the money?
WOW! go back to 04 and ask again. I am new too.
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So would you say its a noticeable difference worth the money?
Not if you dry your vehicle after every wash. Now if you don’t then it might be worth looking in to.
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Its all in the details. It is a chore to get my truck clean. I work near a quarry and the slightest breeze sends the lime dust flying. I start at the top and work my way down. Roof to the hood and then to the bed cover. Wash them at the same time and rinse it right away, and then just above the crest of the wheel well all the way around on both sides then the front end and tail gate. The part below the wheel wells all the way around both sides I use a soft bristle brush including the bumpers. Last is the rims and tires, by that time its time to add some water to the bucket. This is a step I add just before the wipe down, turn your hose down to just a steady flow of water and remove nozzle and let the water run down the roof and hood then work your way over the panels allow the water to pull the spots with it, There is very little water spots to wipe off after that. I also keep a clean bucket of water around to rinse the natural chamios off. I do wash it in my garage, it stays cooler and the sun can't dry the water spots before I get to wipe it down.

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i never had good luck with mine, but we have a well and really hard water and it never ended up spot free
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I bought one and love it, to bad they don't sell them anymore and filters are no longer available where I live.
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I have 4 new ones sitting in my garage, never actually used them lol.
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I have 4 new ones sitting in my garage, never actually used them lol.
Hold on to them in 20 years the nostalgia thing will kick in and you be able to get your money back. Or I have a friend in Durham, I'll send him over and he can dispose of them for you.
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Not worth it IMO. Money is better spent on a good chamois to dry the vehicle off after you wash it.
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I have a huge water ban in my town.... had to wash my truck with 4 cases of bottled water, parents weren't to happy
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LOL. I'd wash my truck before I'd water the grass any day...
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their nice but IMO the soap is too harsh...when i used that it stripped the wax off
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I work near a quarry and the slightest breeze sends the lime dust flying.
If it's anything like pollen dust in my area then yeah, i know what you mean.
too bad your truck aint this color lol


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their nice but IMO the soap is too harsh...when i used that it stripped the wax off
I've heard that too. Kinda like dish soap
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Funny how some threads seem to pop up…
Try Dupont 7 Car Wash, simple and straight forward.
As stated by KLC, dry the vehicle or at least wipe it down with an absorbent cloth.
I use the Dupont 7 Wash and the truck looks great after washing and wipe down with one of the TV Ad - Yellow Towels (can’t remember the name of them) and it doesn’t take the wax off either.

Forgot - Dupont #7 Car Wash is about $6 a container and you should get abotu 60 car washers out of it… love it !

Last edited by Scrambler82; 09-11-2010 at 02:56 AM. Reason: Added “Forgot" comment !
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I never get water spots, even though the water here is totally disgusting. I keep the truck/car wet the entire time I'm washing it, and dry it immediately in the garage.

I normally use meguiars gold class car wash, and either gold class wax, quick wax or one of a few different cleaner waxes I have laying around. I also rain-x the windows regularly.
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That would be the ShamWow!
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