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Old 12-10-2005   #1
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Rate Mr. Clean Auto Wash!

I know some of us here have mixed opinions of this product.

Since it's winter time, i like to use the mr. clean auto wash. It's fast, efficient, and does the job.

My car accumulates a lot of bird craps since junk is stored in my garage instead of cars.

I got the Mr. Clean product for $9.99 on sale, GO TARGET!

Rate Mr. Clean Auto Wash on a scale of 1-10 based on the following criteria.

-Effeciency
-Effectiveness
-Presentation
-Overall

Effeciency: 8.5 - i can wash my car super fast now, plus i don't have to stay out drying my car in the cold. However, the water pressure could be stronger, and the soap setting could also be improved so it covered a larger area, at a faster rate.

Effectiveness: 8 - Cleans just as well as standard soap and conventional towel dry. My car looked nice and squeeky clean but lacked the shine of my old soap, The 2-1 soap with Turtle Wax. The product also doesn't work very well on windows as claimed on the box. It's okay though, i usually windex my windows anyway.

Presentation: 9 - Box was well packaged and the headunit is very well laid out and simple to use.

Overall: 9 - for the price to satisfaction ratio. The starter package cost me a couple pennys north of 10 dollars so i was very pleased. However, the fact you need to replace the filters every so often bothers me, why couldn't they just make a higher quality filter in the head unit instead of a replacable one.
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-Effeciency - 9 - Washes very fast and as long as there is a good filter in there it drys spot free just like it claims.

-Effectiveness - 7 - Even though i use a sponge or soft towel to wash it I dont feel it gets it as clean as conventional hand washing does. Seems to leave a rough feeling on the surface, but it still looks clean.

-Presentation - ? - Who the **** cares what it looks like. Its functional and it does the job that it is supposed to do.

-Overall - 8 - Nice when you want to do a quick wash to shine it up. Great for those inbetween washes. I recomend a quick mist spray wax after for a nicer finish and a better shine, however.
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effeciency - 9 Its does what it claims

Effectivness - 6 Seems to dry out any wax on the surface requiring more waxing than regular soaps.

Presentation - I guess it looks ok, its a freakin car wash gun. Not a big fan of purple though.

Overall - 7 Nothing special, i like using it just for the spot free rinse when i dont have a lot of time, which is rare.
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yeah bought it and want a refund it does what it says but you have to wax it more often. i just take mine to the pressure wash stations and sdo a better job.
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Good thread. I've wondered how well this product works.
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I got one for x-mas and used it today!

Out of 5

-Effeciency - 4 - I washed the entire car in 30 mins. usually takes me 1 hour with the bucket and sponge and drying.

-Effectiveness - 3 - the soap spray is kinda weak, had to go over the car with the wash mitt and wheel brush.


-Presentation - 4 - Feels good in the hand, not too heavy. Controls are easy to use, feels sturdy.

-Overall - 4 out of 5 - This product was simple to use and got the car very clean with some work of the wash mitt (included). The soap is very effective although it only comes out in small quantities. The auto-dry spray was very nice and left the car spotless.

I would reccommend this product for use in between "real" wash & wax sessions.
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i give every category a big 0 cause it sucked and was a waste of money
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haven't used the mr.clean auto wash system (don't really want to, as it's a waste of money to me as well ^) and would rather use a shower foam gun (they are pricey, but worth it in the end). ---> http://www.safetyplus.net/CandJproducts4.html#56SG13291

here's a great write-up! ---> http://www.detailcity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15232

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10+ all around for it. It cuts down time dramatically. If you've got hard water in your area... this is a great item.
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haven't used the mr.clean auto wash system (don't really want to, as it's a waste of money to me as well ^) and would rather use a shower foam gun (they are pricey, but worth it in the end). ---> http://www.safetyplus.net/CandJproducts4.html#56SG13291

here's a great write-up! ---> http://www.detailcity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15232
All true! IMO it's a scam! Hand wash & Wax! Thats it.
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IMO it's a scam!
it's not a scam. a true foam gun will reduce marring/scratching to your car's finish by agitating & loosening dirt thus making less contact with your mitt when washing (once you've sprayed it on and let it dwell for 5-10 minutes, you would of hose at least 90% of the dirt). if i spend hours in removing defects, i sure don't want to re-do the process anytime soon and that's where this helps. it's definitely going to come in handy with the winter here now...

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