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      06-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #23
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Actually, I would concur with DMK08. One coat of foam, leave it for about 3-5 minutes. rinse off. ANother coat, and then start washing the car with a mitten.
Autofiness Citrus power is great to use where there are build-up of grime, dirt, debris, and dead bugs.
That's a good idea about the filter. I want to give it a try.

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      06-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #24
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ok so after reading this thread I decided to give this filter setup a try. It did a great job of eliminating the hard water that i usually get from my car.

The cons: the filter severly decreases the flow of water from my hose, but my pressure washer works just fine with it.

All in all, its not a bad idea just doesn't work well enough for me. Ill probably end up buying a cr spotless machine
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What is the filtered H2O's TDS count?

I use distilled or deionized water and get pretty much zero spots. Distilled water has 0 TDS. Can you tell me what the Total Dissolved Solids count of the filtered water is? I spend about $8.00 (8 gallons) for the rinse water and let it air dry. The water here is not that hard but has a 250 TDS count and this is where the spots come from. Deionized water runs about 20. Again distilled is 0 and works beautifully but buying and lugging 32 gallons of water a month gets old. If the filtered water is near zero that would be great as my water lugging days would be over.

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      06-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #26
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I use distilled or deionized water and get pretty much zero spots. Distilled water has 0 TDS. Can you tell me what the Total Dissolved Solids count of the filtered water is? I spend about $8.00 (8 gallons) for the rinse water and let it air dry. The water here is not that hard but has a 250 TDS count and this is where the spots come from. Deionized water runs about 20. Again distilled is 0 and works beautifully but buying and lugging 32 gallons of water a month gets old. If the filtered water is near zero that would be great as my water lugging days would be over.

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Mine is reading an 8 TDS count, but that's after using it ~7 times (car washes). Unfiltered water is reading about 11 TDS. I was actually a little surprised to see that the delta wasn't bigger, because it does make a difference with my car with regards to eliminating water spots. It would be interesting to see the kinds of TDS readings when filtering higher TDS count water.

Why don't you give it a try...it costs less than $35 dollars to install.
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ok so after reading this thread I decided to give this filter setup a try. It did a great job of eliminating the hard water that i usually get from my car.

The cons: the filter severly decreases the flow of water from my hose, but my pressure washer works just fine with it.

All in all, its not a bad idea just doesn't work well enough for me. Ill probably end up buying a cr spotless machine
I think you should only use it for the rinse cycle. Shetting is stil the best way of soap free rinse and it doesn't require a pressure washer. my two cents
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