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Has anybody tried the Mr. Clean Autodry car wash on their cars? I've been reading praises and checked out the website for the product... I'm just slightly skeptical still. I figured I'd turn to the knowledgeable and trustworthy members of this forum. Anyone?
 

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I am going to buy one soon... my fiance bought one and loves it. Works great... except its not very water efficient.

If you go to their website, you can get a coupon for $3 off mailed to you. I am going to wait for that to come in and wait for Target or Walmart to have it go on sale. I've seen it as low as $15.88 and with my coupon... probably end up costing only $12.88.


http://www.homemadesimple.com/mrcleanautodry/index.shtml
 

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Hmm..actually I saw that in Wal-Mart yesterday and sorta' chuckled to myself...thought there was no way something that easy could really work.

Good to know it does, though. I'll definitely have to pick that up!
 

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I've used one and it does what it advertises which is pretty slick. Not having to dry for fear of spots is a nice thing. My only problem with it is that because you are spraying ont he soap when you go to wash the car you can easily tell where you have washed. Everytime i've used it i have ended up with some spots that i have missed and that is annoying. It does work, though.
 

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Yeah, but even the touchless car wash I use misses some spots (especially the wheel area and parts near/around the side view mirrors).

What sucks is that I pay $8.00 for each of those.
If this stuff really works, it'll definitely be worth the money!
 

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How many times did you use it? Did you follow the directions completely? And do you have really hard water in your area? I'm asking so I know, not saying you're wrong... I've seen people say that if you don't follow the directions, you'll get spots, but if you do, it does what it says...
 

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I will get back to you on that Eric. My brother tried it out. The water isnt to hard in his area. I need to ask him what temp it was outside and such.
 

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from what I'm hearing about it, if you don't follow the directions to the T you're gonna get spots. My friend uses it and he said as long as he does it all right he doesn't see any spots, and the one or two he does catch is nothing because...it's one or two.
 

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My mom bought one to wash her 626, she likes it alot. it's really good stuff, and it beats paying 5-8 bucks every week at a gas station to get it washed.
 

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I have one. Works to about 90 percent well. Spots left were mainly on the sun roof. Due to the "interrupted" design of the different panels, water pools. Where it pools and dries, there are spots. All other glass was spotless as was most of the hood.

Very nice when one does not want to spend time with the shammy!
 

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i just bought, gonna use it on saturday. glad to know that for some it really works. i don't mind the few spot, as long as it's really gonna free me off of towel-drying im gonna be happy.
 

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About towel drying... I washed my car 2 nights ago and it was very easy to dry cause I followed my brother's advice...

1.) use an uniterrupted (take nozzle off hose) stream of water very close to your car to rinse the soap off. This reduces the amount of water spots that remains on your car...

2.) Use a towel that was not dried with fabric softener. This leaves little to no streaks...
 

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since we are on the subject of towel drying, is there any special towels that are specially made ot dry cars that are reusable? i need to get a lil kit going to wash my car =)
 

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Originally posted by imasaf@Aug 12 2004, 07:23 PM
About towel drying... I washed my car 2 nights ago and it was very easy to dry cause I followed my brother's advice...

1.) use an uniterrupted (take nozzle off hose) stream of water very close to your car to rinse the soap off. This reduces the amount of water spots that remains on your car...

2.) Use a towel that was not dried with fabric softener. This leaves little to no streaks...
thanks for the advise. but i'm really aiming towards saving energy and time for waxing and other car care stuff. it's not that i'm lazy to use the towel, but it would be also nice to have that extra energy for gigs and parties later on. but i'll remember what you said if in case mr. clean doesn't do the job.
 
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