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No, according to Consumer Reports, soaps made for household uses (such as laundry or dish soap) can strip protective waxes and coatings. They can cause eventual harm to your paint job.
Consumer Reports: Do's and Dont's of Car Washing
Consumer Reports: Do's and Dont's of Car Washing
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If the soap is spilling out of the washer, then stop the wash cycle, set it to spin, and let it spin the soapy water out. Then reset the washer for a full wash and rinse cyc…le to get out all of the soap. If you set it for a rinse cycle only, it won't remove all of the suds, resulting in dingy laundry.
NO but i do anyways and the paint on my bumper is peeling off now lol....so i wouldn't. it may be because the bumper is made of plastic tho ANSWER:Dishwashing detergent i…s a low level caustic detergent and is probably the best thing you can use as soap for your car. RULE #1 for washing cars is using "car soap"... NOT DISH WASHING DETERGENT. it may make your car germ free, but who has the money to re-wax their car every time they wash their car. it's made to cut through grease so you better believe its going to take the wax right off (even with a poorly done wash job) then your car is unprotected, so i think it's safe to say that it's NOT safe on your car...if you're like me and don't wax or care about your cars paint job because its not a Benz or BMW then go ahead and drizzle it all over your hood to get the love bugs off lol but don't come crying to me when your paint starts bleaching because you took the wax off that was protecting your clear coat which was protecting your paint.
yes you can i wash my dads truck and my moms suburban all the time with it when we run out of car wash stuff...
Absolutely not. It will foam up and start leaking out around the seals of your dishwasher door.
If you wash a lens cloth with normal laundry soap will it harm your eyeglasses in any way when you use the cloth to clean the glasses?
Not if you rinse out all the detergent residue from the cloth before drying and using it.
Babies have much more sensitive skin than adults. A strong laundry soap might leave residue on clothes. THis residue could be uncomfortable or dangerous for a baby.
That is because a very small residue of soap can remain in clothing after it is washed, and this can irritate sensitive skin, such as that of a baby, if the soap is too …strong.
yes. It's only clumped by moisture, and you are adding it to even more water.
Yes! I use borax in the homemade laundry soap that I make. Here is a link on how to make it. http://sarahsworld-sarahsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-make-all-natural-laundr…y-soap-at.html
yes you can but it will stip off the wax, best to rewax your car again afterwards
I first need to say I have been OCD about car detailing for 30 years easily.The real truth about what soap or type of soap to wash a car are all over the place.In a comple…te honest opinion the car wash soaps sold at any auto store or department store are a JOKE! Over priced and telling you how safe it is and it smell's pretty are just well annoying.Hand's down the only product that is quote by me(Safe for you hand's it is safe for your paint)! is Ivory soap.Yes dish detergent washing soap.I have used ivory soap for 30+ years and will not strip any polish,wax,or harm your paint no matter how high tech the paint is on your vehicle period!In short this soap whips up the suds,cuts thru dirt,grease (and I mean literally on the grease) and as you use this washing your vehicle your glass over time will bead water like rain x all day long.Some suggestion tips is squirt the ivory into a bucket and add water,then I apply a bead of ivory strickly to the glass on the windshield and back glass and wash with bathroom towel for your hands.On the side windows doors or coupe's apply a bead of ivory to the glass only and wash the side's of your car.If you wash your car weekly and do this application your windows over time will bead water and prevent water spotting and improve rain driving and inclement weather visibility issues.I will say I do not apply ivory to my glass every week washing as it is not required because I clean all the time.My modo for ivory is simple.If it is safe for your hands it is safe for a cars paint and anyone I suggested this to Never complain's period! I in short will say this is the best car wash soap and dirt cheap at your local department store's like wally world (the cheapest) or targ-t for example's.
Ingredients: 4 Cups hot tap water 1 Bar Fels-Naptha soap 1 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda* ½ Cup Borax Directions:Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with w…ater. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.Fill a 5-gallon bucket half full with hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover, and let sit overnight to thicken.Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap container half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)Optional: Once soap has cooled, you can add 10-15 drops of essential oil (lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil, etc) per 2 gallons. For top load machine, add 5/8 Cup of liquid soap per load (makes approximately 180 loads). For front load machine, add 1/4 Cup per load (makes approximately 640 loads). Makes 10 gallons of liquid soap *Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate.
they have the chemical ingredient to wash cloth's
Many different substances dissolve easily in water, but there are some which don't, particularly oily substances. Soap makes these substances dissolve in water.
no because it will not rinse and when it is dry or comes out it will be small and it will not un cruncle