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      01-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Nanotek Car Wash System

Anyone tried the Nanotek car washing system? What is your opinion?

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      01-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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You can actually see the halos, haze and start of swirls on the paint work and this is advertising their best work.
Dry cleaning systems no matter how good are very risky, you go beyond where you have sprayed and you are dragging dust and grit across the paint. And one microfibre cloth can't safely contain that much debris without debris contacting the paint. How often do they change cloths?

I wouldn't let them near any of my cars.

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      01-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Have to agree with you Lee, I wouldn't let him near my car either!
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      01-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Have to agree with you Lee, I wouldn't let him near my car either!
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      01-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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I also have to agree with Lee, GR and Ben
You cannot get rid of that amount of dirt with one cloth without micro scratching the paint surface, regardless of the product. A drop of water with mineral oil can also hold micro particles. Most professional car cleaners use a pressure washer with warm water at around 45 to 55 degree C to lift the dirt and grit off the paint before they hand clean.
In the video, I noticed they were also wiping the cloth over dry areas not actually covered by the spray. You can still see spider webbing on the curves above the wheel arch. Some of these products look good as initially they fill in fine web, however using this technique they will create more over time.
You could get a similar effect to this by using one of those cheap quick clean & polish sprays from any auto shop using the same technique. From a distance any car will look good. I would be interested to see the ingredients used in this product. If it is eco friendly, I bet the main ingredient will be distilled water.
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      01-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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I thought the same like you guys. This cleaning product can't be much different from any surface cleaner you can find in any store. At least the cleaning principle is the same with any other product used to clean your coffee table..
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      01-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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I'm cringing on the paint's behalf. There is no way I'd let this stuff near my car.

Megs Ultimate Wash & Wax in hot water and a microfiber mitt is the way to go.
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      01-19-2013, 06:52 AM   #8
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Looks like a recipe for marring/scratches
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      01-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #9
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Oh come on!...

They are polishing the car under the sun?
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      01-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
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classic... water...
but that webs....
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      01-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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It can be done with any detailing spray, but you just need about 23479029^3 microfibre towels if you don't want swirls/scratches.
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It can be done with any detailing spray, but you just need about 23479029^3 microfibre towels if you don't want swirls/scratches.
I would not attemt this, even with fine microfibre towels
If, (big if) I had to do it, I would wash the car properly first
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