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Hey everyone! In this video, I will show you guys how to wash your car properly. This is only a prewash and is designed to take 90% of the dirt off your car, even before you make any contact with a wash-mitt or microfiber towel. I will be using a gas power washer, attached to a foam lance gun, filled with Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II. This method sprays a fair amount of soap onto the car and simply picks up and pulls everything off when the soap drips. All of the loose dirt, dust, grime and sludge that you had on your paint, is now on the ground and a scratch-free wash is guaranteed.

After you use this foam lance gun, you will still need to wash the car by hand, however you will not scratch your paint and get any swirl marks. I have done this way for nearly 7 months now, and I have noticed a large difference in the amount of swirls in the paint, or should I say a large lack of swirl marks.

To get professional show car results, you will still need to clay, polish, seal and then wax the car. I will be posting videos in the future to do all of those methods I just mentioned. I hoped this video helps some people out there. :)

 

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All of the loose dirt, dust, grime and sludge that you had on your paint, is now on the ground and a scratch-free wash is guaranteed.

After you use this foam lance gun, you will still need to wash the car by hand, however you will not scratch your paint and get any swirl marks.
That's not true.

Will it minimize it? Yes. Will it prevent it? No.

The foam doesn't remove all the dirt. If there's still dirt on the paint, then it's still possible to induce swirls.
 

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It is possible but it s very unlikely. If you properly foam the whole car top to bottom, the chance of getting any scratches gets reduced, DRASTICALLY. I shouldn't have said it guarantees it.
 

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Either way great post and looking forward to more videos.
 

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It is possible but it s very unlikely. If you properly foam the whole car top to bottom, the chance of getting any scratches gets reduced, DRASTICALLY. I shouldn't have said it guarantees it.
you definately dont know much about detailing sorry to say you are no where near a professional
 

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I used to detail for a living, and foaming the car initially is a great idea to reduce swirls after the initial rinse off. Yes, it is possible to induce swirls in the paint at any time, but taking the precautions when washing helps prevent it.


The main thing is keep the surface wet when washing a car. Severely reduces the chance of getting swirl marks.
 

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Regarding those foam guns, do you really need those large expensive ones like you used in the video or will one like this work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weanas-TM-F...387?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2583989323
The point of using the foam cannon is to make sure that whenever you put any pressure on the car, the dirt or contaminants slide off without needed to press hard on the paint, pushing the dirty into the paint making scratches. If that little one you saw on ebay does the job, than go for it. This is the one i bought before i went to the power washer. It does a pretty good job but is a far cry from the power washer.

This the one i bought:

For 5 bucks more, you can get the newer and better one:

These are both essentially the same. The only difference is the second one is made out of mostly metal instead of the first one is made from mostly plastic.

- Hope this helps
 

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Its works best if your paint is protected with a high quality sealant.
I completely agree. Whenever i wash car top the bottom, i always dry with a microfiber and spray every now and then a few squirts of Zymol Detailer wax onto the microfiber to have a tug free stroke every time you dry the car. After that i use a chemical guys paint sealant, and when i take that off once it's cured for 20 minutes, i apply a coat of zymol organic carnauba wax for the extra shine. The sealant gives it a nice shine, however the zymol gives it more depth than the sealant alone.
 

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I completely agree. Whenever i wash car top the bottom, i always dry with a microfiber and spray every now and then a few squirts of Zymol Detailer wax onto the microfiber to have a tug free stroke every time you dry the car. After that i use a chemical guys paint sealant, and when i take that off once it's cured for 20 minutes, i apply a coat of zymol organic carnauba wax for the extra shine. The sealant gives it a nice shine, however the zymol gives it more depth than the sealant alone.
Ohhhh yeaaaaa.

All immature kidding aside, you have intrigued my interest. I may have to look into one of the foaming guns you linked to. :thmsup:
 
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