I've always been skeptical about people that say "OMG DON'T USE DISH SOAP!"
I've been washing my cars with Dawn Anti-bacterial dish soap for several years. No problems here. The paint looks just like it did brand new. I've got a 96 Dodge Ram that has ONLY been washed with Dawn and it still shines like new. Of course, I wax my vehicles after every wash. (I'm a little bit OCD).
Detergents like Dawn are good degreasers, great for filthy cars and for a wash before a paint job as it is a heavy detergent and removes grease, dirt, silicone, wax, etc.
People say not to use such detergents because they also remove the wax on the car, whereas a wash made for cars is much gentler to the paint and does not remove the wax or glaze that was applied "last time it was washed". Keeping wax on your paint after every wash if using a heavy detergent is a good idea as the Dawn will remove what was applied last time.
Hope this helps
so then how do you clean these microfiber cloths? would putting it in the washer make them let go of the dirt?I would never use a terry cloth on the paint. Your better off buying a box of microfiber towels. They're about $1 each depending on the size and where you get it from. Way worth it IMO.
Do make sure not to drop them on the ground, because they hold everything they touch.
ahh thank youI haven't done any pokishing yet but its a process from what Ive found. If you do a quick youtube search that should tell you what you need to know.
Microfibers can be washed in a regular washing machine. Cold water, no softener and add somevinegar where yoy would normally add the softener or bleach. The vinegar help get rid of any detergent thats left during the rinsing cycle. I was them seperately from my clothes. I also usr a home made detergent that works perfectly. You can find the recipe online. To dry make sure your dryer is on low with no fabric softener cloths.