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Old 08-19-2008, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MashupMark View Post
Just a note to this point... From personal experience you should NEVER use washing detergent (the same you wash dishes with, I presume this is what you mean!) on your car.

I used to do it all the time on my old cars, till I had a bad reaction with washing liquid and wax!

The strong alkalis used in washing detergent kills most wax, but in my case, it react under the wax in what appeared as large white smears and swirls.

Its a mistake I'll never make again and hopefully can serve as a warning for anyone else out there
Great advice. We have also noticed that black trim dries out and fades quicker when washed with a strong alkali detergent.
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