What do you wash your van/truck with?

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 10:41
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I am interested to find out what brand of caravan/truck wash people use and how effective are they. A friend of mine was telling me about a product (he could not remember the name) which is just applied then left for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. It does not leave any streaks when drying without the use of a chamois.

Anything that reduces the amount of extra elbow grease required (I have a bad shoulder) always interests me.

Cheers,

Patrick
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Reply By: Brad and His Disco - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 11:35

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 11:35
With the water restrictions in nsw i just take mine to the local car wash.

Means you can have a coffee and laugh at the look the people get on their face when they see how dirty the car is after a trip. They are very good at cleaning it thou.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:11

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:11
you gotta be kidding, you trying yo say they get right under and get all the mud off? I went to a car wash once and after theit feeble effort I went to take the gurney off of him when he tried to stop me I told him I wasnt paying unless I left with a clean 4by - and did it myself. Cleaning the paintwork is only 1/4 of the job
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Follow Up By: Brad and His Disco - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:05

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:05
The one i go to is excellent. That clean it from top to bottom, inside and out.

Would strongly recomend them.
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Reply By: Nebster - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 11:43

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 11:43
Hi
I use CT18, works a treat for me, its biodregradable, PH neutral, non caustic and inhibits rust and corosion.

But wait theres more!!!

lol
sorry my missus was just telling me I sound like a corny ad on tv.

HTH
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 12:09

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 12:09
CT 18 applied with garden/weed sprayer, leave for hours if you wish then hose it off with the Gerni, which you are allowed to use in Sydney if it is supplied from a bucket, which mine is a 200l plastic one!!
fill the drum from the hose which then provides enough head to feed the Gerni.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 12:38

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 12:38
Rain
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 15:16

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 15:16
I'm with you ..why waste time cleaning it!
no sooner do you clean it, drive it and it needs cleaning again
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 13:45

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 13:45
CT-18

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 14:16

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 14:16
how much does this CT-18 stuff cost that most seem to be using?
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 14:47

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 14:47
ct 20 was using ct18 and changed i reckon it leaves a better finish and is a wash and wax jmo

steve
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:36

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:36
I use morning fresh.......:-)

Have done so for years. Works a treat and just a thimble full in bucket with warm water gets everything off. Cheap too.
Cheers
Ange
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Follow Up By: kim (mr) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:30

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:30
I'm not 100% sure but i thingk dishwashing stuff has salt in it..
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:16

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:16
Even better Kim, I'll poor a bit in da cooking too :-)
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:54

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:54
Maguiars gold class, streak free, lots of tight foam bubbles to keep the dirt off the paint when washing, and use a chamois, not a sponge, or a maguiars or similar glove.

Available in a 5lt too.

http://www.meguiars.com.au/Products_Retail_PC_W.htm

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Reply By: Patrick - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:57

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:57
Thanks to all you posted a reply. I went and bought some CT -18 from supercheap. a one litres bootle was a tad over $8 and was well worth the purchase.

I washed both the Patro and the wife Pulsar and the finish was brilliant. Mind you I did notice some streaks on the first wash so waited a couple of hours before washing with a spongt and chamoising down. It didn't help my bung shoulder but both cars look the better for it.

Cheers,

Patrick
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:39

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:39
"Wash"?? What's that? Haven't done that for a couple of years since it last rained LOL.

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Reply By: jackablue - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:15

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:15
ct18 in the sprayer with cloth over body, watering can to rinse (in Sydney)
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:38

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:38
Hi Patrick
If you got o a truck dealer or sometimes the BP's have it, we buy CT18 in a 20 lt drum for $56.28. Heeps cheaper like that and it will last you for 2 years. (Lasts us 2 months)
Heeps cheeper and brilliant stuff.
Karen
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