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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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is it ok to wash your car with dishwasher soap?

Just woundering. Really dont feel like running to the store to get somthing to wash my car with. Is the lemon sent dishwasher detergent ok to use?

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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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i don't think its good for the paint i remember hearing that it strips of the wax
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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Dish soap removes wax and isn't good for washing your car.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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Exactly, if you plan on waxing your car/jeep wash it with dish soap first to remove the old wax. As soon as it's dry re-apply wax .
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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Just woundering. Really dont feel like running to the store to get somthing to wash my car with. Is the lemon sent dishwasher detergent ok to use?
If your talking about DishWASHER soap and not DishWASHING then you''re really asking for trouble. The stuff that goes in diswashers is an abrasive. The liquid stuff that you use in the sink is different and others have covered that. Don't use it.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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LOL. Ive been using dishsoap for 30 years, and it never damaged paint on our cars.


Of course, I dont wax my cars either.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:51 PM   #7
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LOL. Ive been using dishsoap for 30 years, and it never damaged paint on our cars.


Of course, I dont wax my cars either.
me too, but not that many years
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Unread 05-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #8
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In high-school I got a job washing semi trucks and all we ever used was Crystal White lemon scented dish soap and I've used it ever since. Of course I do wax and polish my vehicles every three months here in the desert, so if the soap is removing the wax, it's getting replenished quite regularly.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 03:07 PM   #9
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me too, but not that many years
Same, what ever was sitting by the kitchen sink I'd use, I don't wax the jeep so no biggie
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Unread 05-13-2006, 03:25 PM   #10
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I use mud .

I've used dishsoap plenty of times. I've never come out to find all the paint gone. You'll be fine. Wax it a few times a year and you'll be good.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 05:20 PM   #11
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You can use dishwashing soap. It won't harm your paint, but it will strip the wax! So, if you plan on waxing your car every time you wash it, then it is ok!! I use it to strip old wax, but then not again until I wash wax again.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 05:36 PM   #12
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I use dish soap to wash my Jeep and never had an issue. I say go ahead and use it.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 07:40 PM   #13
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Dish washer soap is different from dish washing soap. The stuff that goes into a dish washer is very harsh, it has to be to get food particles off without scrubbing. While I'd use dish washing soap without hesitation, I sure wouldn't use the stuff meant for use in an automatic dish washer.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #14
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dish soap, clay bar, then wax makes my TJ happy... a rubbing compund helps with tree scrapes and minor rock rash


I'd wax it after using dish soap. Use Mother's clay bar before the waxing and you'll be amazed at your paint.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 09:16 PM   #15
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I use handsoap from the bathroom haha. I just squirt a little hear, and a little there on the wet Jeep. Than lather it all up with a wash mit! Rinse and it looks great. Your not going to mess anything up. But if its an older jeep, get it buffed and waxed and you'll be amazed! Im an auto detailer BTW
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