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Old 06-02-2011, 10:46 PM
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Thanks guys! No one answered the question about sudding up the entire truck before I rinse it off. Is this safe or will the turtle wax ice soap damage the paint if it stays on it to long?
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Thanks guys! No one answered the question about sudding up the entire truck before I rinse it off. Is this safe or will the turtle wax ice soap damage the paint if it stays on it to long?
I would not do that. I would wash one panel at a time and rinse. Unless you have deionized water and perfect variables, it will not work very well for you. Many detailers use a foam gun to lay a layer of soap on the paint before rinsing. This allows the chemicals in the soap to remove the dirt, then you rinse it without ever touching it with your mitt [no contact = no marring of the paint], then refoam the paint and wash it with your mitt. IF the surface of your paint is cool to the touch, and it's not hot or sunny out, you could try to sud up the entire truck, but when the water dries it will leave spots, so try to avoid that.

If you get a chance, look into purchasing Meguiar's Gold Class car Shampoo, or some Duragloss shampoo. Those will both serve you very well.
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What makes those 2 products better than Turtle Wax Ice soap? I bought that because so many people on here were recommending it...
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We all use different products, usually based upon how a particular product has performed for us in the past and based on recommendations from people we trust. Some people like the products that are readily available at a parts store or a big box store, and others like the products that are sold generally to professional detailers in bulk amounts(usually gallons). Most of these are not available in parts stores etc. Nothing is wrong with your choices and they should do what you are looking for, a quick and easy way to make your truck look better and give the finish a bit of protection.
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Thanks guys! No one answered the question about sudding up the entire truck before I rinse it off. Is this safe or will the turtle wax ice soap damage the paint if it stays on it to long?
The Adam's soap is designed/formulated to be left on until you are ready to rinse. It is made to be pH neutral. I would also recommend using soft water to get the most out of the Adam's soap. My dad turned me on to Adam's several years ago. He builds street rods and Adam's polishes is all he uses. Every time I wash my vehicle's I leave the soap on it until I'm ready to rinse. The Charger I had was black and I never had a problem with leaving it on. Even in the hot Kalifornia sun. I probably wouldn't try it with any other products unless they are formulated to be pH neutral. Thats the key... so I've been told.
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To answer your question from a while ago as well, even with Adam's and other soaps, do not leave it to dry in the sun. Even though Adams and other companies create these soaps, do your self a favor and wash your car in the shade when it is cool. Tools like foam guns are made to let soap cling to the paint and lift the dirt from the finish. CAR soaps are safe for the finish, but leaving any soap on too long will just make rinsing/drying tougher.
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i agree dont let any brand of soap dry on your vehicle if you can help it
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