3rd wash

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  1. FatCat

    FatCat Senior Hellcat Member

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    I'm seeing swirls already :-(
    Washing is a pita - used 2 bucket method, microfiber, gentle , rinse constantly...

    Life is too short for this. Next time its the drive through
     

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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    That's what I do. Auto all the way. Then in the spring it gets a $149 detail and wah-la. No more swirl marks.
     
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    If you'd prefer to still do it yourself, but eliminate the hard work, just get some S100 Total Cycle Cleaner.

    Spray on, rinse off with a power nozzle on your hose (NOT a power washer), dry with an electric leafblower. Nothing ever touches your car, so no swirlies, and S100 cleans like you can't imagine. Will also take off the brake dust from your wheels without scrubbing.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    S100 always left a milky film on the chrome. Didn't like it at all.
     
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    Yeah dark cars are tough to wash. I rarely touch mine with anything but fluids and air, but sometimes you have too.

    It's why I use multiple products to layer and protect the oe finish. They scratch too, but with depth of coatings, they are a replaceable, sacrificial barrier.
     
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    Black is the softest paint there is, It will wax out though. One reason I always get white, it is the hardest paint there is. Just the way it is I guess.
     
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    I've used it for 5 years (properly) and have never once had that issue, not even on my Harley chromed out motors.

    You cannot let it sit, if you do, it's a ***** to clean off. Spray it on in sections so that it doesn't sit for more than a minute or so, then rinse it off. If it sits for a couple of minutes, it does what you're saying.

    The instructions on the bottle are pretty clear on that.
     
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    thats why i dont buy dark colors.......get pearl white next time and it will take years to notice any swirls

    sublime is pretty good...have to look really close to see swirls...ive washed it maybe 8x's

    i use 2 bucket system, a new micro fiber mitt each time(toss it when done) and get new microfiber towels every season....
     
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    Ain't happenin
     
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    There is no spray on spray off cleaner that is gonna take 6200 miles of bugs off the front of your fairing. Period.
     
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    I use my touchless automatic washes only on my cars. Hate the swirls left by friction type of washes.
     
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    How do you get the bugs off the front bumper then?
     
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    Chemical Guys, waterless wash....couple of microfiber cloths...GTG. Awesome on the matte black pieces...ZERO residue and protects....nice shine on the paint, too...
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    I have had several black cars and one of the best tricks I learned was never use circles.... with wash mitt or chamois.... ALWAYS go in long straight lines - especially down side of the car..... it works!! Also never use same mitt or chamois on bottom half of car as top.... ;)
     
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    Half of the posts on here are about keeping the Hellcat pristine. For fucks sakes guys, this is a cheap Dodge paint job and a huge brick of car. Drive it. Love it. Stop trying to keep it pristine. Not gonna happen.
     
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