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  • #16
    wash it by hand lazyass
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    • #17
      I would never use the brush on my car at the quarter carwashes, I used to a long time ago and didn't know better. Touch-free washes are the way to go when in a hurry, but always remember to clean your window at the pump with the squeege though, the touch-free's never clean your front window good due to the fact that the dirt is caked on, while your at it, clean all the windows before you go in
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Dyoel182 View Post
        You're a perfect candidate for the Optimum No Rinse car wash stuff.
        I love this stuff. I use it as my clay lube along with sometimes a quick detailer. Its so easy to use and has many uses.

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        • #19
          Thanks for your suggestions. I tend to wash every other week, and get the sand off weekly. I have Poor Boys Quick Wash Spray. It doesnt say to wet the car first, I have been using it like the Quick Detailer (which is awesome).

          Is there a difference that you know of?
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          • #20
            Its gotta be basically the same thing. Poor Boys makes great stuff so I would imagine its just fine. The reason I like the Optimum stuff is because its cheap in the gallon (~$30) for the full strength product and you dont use a lot of it when its only 2oz at a time for the bucket wash mixture.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by hetfield View Post
              This is why I will never live in a place that is supposed to be an arid desert.
              Haha ever hear of the Colorado River or the Hoover Dam? Las Vegas is 20 miles from one of the biggest water supplies in the US. Problem is they bargained away much of their water allocation to other states when it wasn't needed in the past before the LV boom.
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              • #22
                You wouldnt want to use that water though. Bears and fish pee in it.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Klasse Act View Post
                  but always remember to clean your window at the pump with the squeege though
                  I only use those on my beater car; I would never touch one to my SVT. Those squeegees are the prostitutes of the car care world, you never know where they've been or if they're all that clean. Half the time the fluid they soak in looks like blue mud.
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                  • #24
                    Vehicle Washing
                    Personal vehicles may be washed at home using a hose with positive shut-off nozzle. However, the Water District recommends use of a commercial or self-serve car wash where water is captured to the sanitary sewer, which allows for recycling. Or, use a high-pressure, low-volume sprayer to maximize water savings.


                    I think what they're saying here is that washing your car at the self-service car wash is preferred because the wastewater goes to the sanitary sewer system where it is treated and recycled in Las Vegas as irrigation water. The self service car wash spray water is still potable water, its just that the waste is treated and beneficially re-used for irrigation, rather than flowing down the street curb.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Dyoel182 View Post
                      You wouldnt want to use that water though. Bears and fish pee in it.
                      You DO realize that the vast majority of public water supplies come from surface water (rivers and lakes) which is treated to drinking water standards. Those of us in the water industry have a joke that the water we're drinking is the water somebody else living upriver peed a couple of days ago.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Beachboy View Post
                        You DO realize that the vast majority of public water supplies come from surface water (rivers and lakes) which is treated to drinking water standards. Those of us in the water industry have a joke that the water we're drinking is the water somebody else living upriver peed a couple of days ago.
                        Ours is from under the ground, thank you very much! Even though we have plenty of lakes to choose from
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Beachboy View Post
                          Those of us in the water industry have a joke that the water we're drinking is the water somebody else living upriver peed a couple of days ago.
                          Whenever I visit a new place I make a point of adding some urine to the local water supply just to keep things interesting.
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                          • #28
                            well piss is none toxic and safe to drink if you are without water. like say for survival. but i have heard that some weird ass people drink it for heath/ youthfulness or what ever.
                            i read to much stuff on the internet...
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