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Old 11-26-2005
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Mr. Clean AutoDry

I just got the Mr. Clean AutoDry Pro-Series for an early Christmas present. I skeptical of keeping it or not or just taking it back. I am pretty picky about what goes on my truck and my wifes car. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with using this and what they think, and if it should affect any of my other Meguiars products I use since I use mostly all meguiars stuff. Thanks.
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I like mine it is good not to have to clean up everything and stuff but I dont know
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They are poorly made. The lid to the filter can come loose which will shoot the filter out and possibly break the housing.

I have to say I like it enough that I got a new one when it broke. It does what it says.
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I am used to using NXT car wash on my cars, would you think using the Mr Clean stuff it wouldnt do as good a job. I think its very cool and want to use it but I dont want my paint to suffer.
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It should be better for the paint because it filters the water.
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Thats the thing it does..."It filters the water". We have a seperate filter on our well and that does the same thing as the auto dry. All I have to do is give my truck a low pressure rinse with some running water from my house and it dries just as nice as the auto dry. I assume it would be a great product provided we didn't already have a filter on our water system.
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Old 11-27-2005
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i use it all the time and i have a black truck(damm water spots) it works great for not leaving water spots
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i dont really care for it. i have the older one and it doesnt have enough pressure and it would leave spots after 2 washes and i would have to change the filter 3 times a week but i sure that has to do with the crappy water out here. but i believe the gave the new series a more powerful jet setting.
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Old 11-28-2005
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i dont really care for it. i have the older one and it doesnt have enough pressure and it would leave spots after 2 washes and i would have to change the filter 3 times a week but i sure that has to do with the crappy water out here. but i believe the gave the new series a more powerful jet setting.
I believe that it is supposed to have a low pressure for the rinse so the water sheets off the truck and that is part of how you don't get water spots.
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Old 11-30-2005
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Cool, thanks for everyones reviews. I think I am going to keep it now. I am anxious to give it a try but its like 30 degrees right now so might have to wait a while.
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Do not use the soap that comes with it. It took off paint from my truck and I read online others are having the same issue. Of course that was original, maybe they've changed it since then but any car wash will work just fine in it.
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Is it my imagination, Bryan, or have you not been around much lately???
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yikes! reports of taking paint off?! i was considering buying one JUST for the deionized water. the filters don't cost much for a two-pack, so even if I could only get 2 washes out of a filter, i wouldnt have a problem buying new ones.
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i had one for my black truck and it worked great but i noticed after a while it seemed to leave an oilly film on my paint so i stopped using it and went back to the shammy
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Is it my imagination, Bryan, or have you not been around much lately???
Must be the old age. I've posted at least 3 times in the past 5 months :)
Almost have my home computer built. Only have access at work and for some reason they frown on me using their net connection for personal reasons...but that's where I am now but it's off the clock and light server load so they shouldn't complain.

How have ya been? (If I remember to check this thread for a reply I'll be amazed so if you wanna talk, PM me :)
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I got the new pro series or whatever they came out with from mr. clean and i can't ***** about it. It sucks trying to wash the whole truck when it's in the sun, other than that it's great
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I highly suspect the reports of the soap taking the paint off are unique to vehicles with previously abused paint. Believe it or not, its normal for some "dead" paint to come off a vehicle if the paint hasn't been properly maintained and has suffered UV damage. I even get red paint off my truck when I strip the wax off to re-zaino. For a while I was using the Zaino car-wash in the Autodry, and it did not work as well as the Mr. Clean soap when it came to leaving spots. I'd probably still use it anyway just for the convenience of not having to drag a bucket around with me when I wash the vehicle.
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I stopped using our Mr. Clean deal because it kept leaving water spots. For the most part it was good, but it was a pain to have to go around and get a few water spots left over. Even with a new filter it wasn't perfect. It DID make things very convenient though while I used it if I just wanted to clean it up a bit.
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