- Dec 14, 2002
- New Jersey
I was talking with my barber, and he just uses a soft brush on a long pole. Done in no time flat. It took me nearly 2 hours to wash the van this afternoon. Of course I do the following: - rinse sponges and rag - rinse bucket - fill bucket with soap from foam gun - rinse car with plain water - soap roof - wash roof, rinse - soap hood, wash hood, rinse - soap a panel at a time - wash upper 3/4 with one sponge, lower 1/4 with another sponge - rinse, repeat for each panel - clean door jambs, inner painted metal on doors, kick plates, etc. with rags/brush/etc - clean wheels with brush and wheel woolies, using meguiars waterless wash and wax - rinse car again - apply HydrO2 to each panel and spray each off well - spray car again - blow car dry with electric blower - dry as needed Granted the van is huge, it's just so slow of a process. I can say that Ive done the same process for years and have no marring to speak of, even on dark cars. I'm very careful. But I can't afford the time, I'd rather play with my kids on the weekends. Naps are getting shorter. Not to mention this doesn't include iron-x, if applied another product, etc. How long does it take you, and have you found any shortcuts to speed things up? I tried foaming the whole vehicle but even in shade and beautiful cool conditions it just drips and dries too fast. So I do a panel at a time... Thanks!