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    Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    After viewing the video clip you can scroll down for a step by step refresher, complete with still images shot during the filming of the video.




    Please keep in mind that this video, and the others in the series, are not designed to be definitive how to guides but rather, as the name implies, Quik Tips that address the most common questions and mistakes associated with each topic.



    Washing is a vital step in keeping your car looking it's best. Unfortunately, when using the wrong product or technique you can easily remove your wax protection or possibly create swirls. So when washing your car, never use household detergents as they can strip wax protection and promote oxidation ...always use a premium carwash like Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax, Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner, NXT Generation Car Wash, or Deep Crystal Car Wash. Before washing, make sure your car is in the shade and the surface is cool to the touch.

    Begin by mixing your wash solution in a clean bucket using the proper dilution, then fill a 2nd clean bucket with plain water.


    Before washing, rinse the entire vehicle to remove any loose debris.


    Using our Microfiber Wash Mitt, begin washing and rinsing one section at a time, working from the top down.


    When your mitt becomes dirty, simply rinse it out in the bucket of plain water before retrieving fresh suds.




    Once you've washed and rinsed the entire car...it's time for a final rinse using a flow of water rather than a spray. This is done by removing the nozzle and letting the water flow across all surfaces which will allow the water to run off and leaving you less water to dry. This is what a traditional final rinse leaves - plenty of water beading on the surface means a lot of water to dry off.


    After taking the nozzle off the hose and simply flowing water over the surface the majority of beads are sheeted away and there is less water to dry.


    Dry any remaining water using Meguiar's Water Magnet waffle weave microfiber drying towel...and don't forget the door jambs!




    Remember….washing weekly using the right products and technique will ensure your car is free of contaminants and looks it best...all the time!
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    That Corvette looks pretty good after UW&W.

    Nice video.
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    I'll have to watch this when I get home.
    Rar!
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    awesome vid, can't wait for more!

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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Why was he washing in circles instead of straight lines? I always wash in a back and forth motion. Does it matter which direction you move the mitt in?
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Quote Originally Posted by CieraSL View Post
    Why was he washing in circles instead of straight lines? I always wash in a back and forth motion. Does it matter which direction you move the mitt in?
    As long as you cover the area thoroughly and keep your mitt clean, it really doesn't matter which way you go
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Pennington View Post
    As long as you cover the area thoroughly and keep your mitt clean, it really doesn't matter which way you go
    So I take it it's more an issue of personal preference? I've heard that washing in circles is the correct way and washing in back and forth motions is the correct way, which is why I asked. Same goes for which direction to move an applicator pad when waxing, which is a whole different topic.
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Great video.

    I remember a long time ago. I asked a detailer when applying wax which is the best way to apply it. Straight lines or in a circular motion. He replied, "always apply wax in a circular motion. It would be very difficult to miss a area this way. If you apply in a straight line it will be uneven, and you have a greater chance of not overlapping the wax.

    I just follow this advice to this day. Does not matter if applying wax or washing the vehicle. It just makes sense to me.
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    Nice Video. I love how the yellow of the Corvette goes with the gold and black of Meguiars.
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    Re: Meguiar's Quik Tips Video Series - Washing

    I would apply wax in small circular motion but wash in a top to down side to side motion down the panel. So a wax and wash: I have this but haven't tried it yet, but it seems more natural to apply it like a wash.

    Just curious, is this recommended to use every week in place of a regular wash? Will the wax accumulate when you do that?

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