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Old 28th August 2011, 11:54   #46
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I use liquid handwash and then wipe the car with chamois leather, and then the car looks as good as new!
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The car wash guy I go to gets 5 rupees from me, goes to the grocery shop and gets a shampoo whenever he washes my car. This he does only for preferred customers, others get a wash with some soap liquid he uses from the big drum

I have been handed down shampoos/conditioners past their expiry by my wife to clean my car and haven't seen any bad for the car paint.
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I have been using sunsilk sachet diluted in 1/2 bucket of water, Formula 1 shampoo and Turtle Zip wax shampoo and there is no difference between them. The human shampoo is cheaper and more convenient.
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Funny I should stumble upon this thread today. I just finished my weekly wash (with H&S ofcourse).

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My 2006 Elantra that has done 1,30,000 Kms+ has a as good as new shine like the one seen in the Pic, Ive compared it to new cars whenever it goes for servicing. I ve never used a Human shampoo, not even a car shampoo. Yes i do polish it once a month using Formula 1 Wax once a month.

I dont see the logic of using Human shampoos on a car when made for the purpose car shampoos are freely available in the market.
.anshuman is right in that there are custom made shampoos and one would be better off (results-wise) using them, I think. I use shampoos because I just want something mild for the regular weekly wash. The vehicle will visit a professional spa once a month so shampoo on Sundays suits me fine.

May I take this opportunity to post some results?

Before (yesterday at around 16:00, one side of the vehicle is enough to tell the story):

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After (today, 17:30, after 6 person hours of effort):

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My friend used to polish/wash his black bike with Sunsilk black shine shampoo. And I can tell you, more than his hairs it was the bike where the Sunsilk shampoo really shine. After every wash, that black Apache looked brand new!

I drew inspiration from this and now I wash my white bike with Dove shampoo sachet (only 3 bucks for a weekly wash)!

Seriously though, I have found the aftereffects to be satisfactory without deteriorating the paint quality. I have been doing this for almost two years now.

Also, be careful while you leave your car/bike at a local service center for a wash. I was once flabbergasted to see a guy, after the service of my bike, washing it with lather from 'Rin Supreme' bar.
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Old 31st August 2011, 17:01   #51
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you can't go wrong with "human" shampoo. Use a mild good brand, avoid the cheapies. It's still cheaper than using the fancy car-wash shampoos.
However the wash-and-wax shampoos (Turtle wax or Formula 1) are a different category entirely. These contain some waxing agents, and they do give the car a nice shine.
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Old 31st August 2011, 22:11   #52
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I stumbled on this thread today and what a discovery!!

Possibly the cheapest alternative to all those expensive imported stuff you get in in the car accessories shops. Clinic plus will surely ruin their business

BTW, guys do you wax polish after shampooing the car to help retain the gloss or the shampooing in itself is suffeicient?
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Old 1st September 2011, 00:18   #53
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I am not betting, but have a feeling that folks advocating human shampoo for Cars are yet to try out good/reputed specialized automotive shampoo.
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^^I agree. Though a good hair shampoo can never hurt the car in any way, I feel they can be used as a substitute for the wind screen liquid at best. I don't feel they will give the same sheen as a car shampoo.
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IMO human shampoo's are difficult to rinse. I used Head & Shoulders a couple of times & i had a tough time i removing all of it with a regular water spray (without pressure). I think overall it should not damage the paint while washing, but if you dont rinse it well, it may have some negative effects in the long run. I may be wrong here, but there are just my observations.

Overall i use Sonax car Shampoo & it works wonders.
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Old 29th January 2012, 17:38   #56
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My driver at Pondicherry loved washing the car with Amway Car Shampoo. I bought it again a couple of years ago at 229 for 500 ml. It works at its recommended 5 ml dissolved in four litres of water.
None of the human use shampoos or reputed dishwashing liquids are likely to do any harm to paint. They are all pH controlled to safeguard hands.
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As far as I know, a shampoo for the human hair is best used for the purpose of shampoo-ing a human-beings head.. Would you use a car shampoo on your head? I think not.
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Old 29th January 2012, 19:07   #58
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He drives & cleans the car himself, No one else is allowed to drive the car.

Cleans it daily and shampoo's the car every Sunday and uses the car cover every single night as well.
Hi guys, actually I do the same for my new baby, CAMRY not because it is new but I park it in my alloted parking under a particular tree with leaves,berries dropping all the time.
The large numbers of birds are also fond of this huge tree and they have their permanant homes on this tree with branches all over the compound of our building. These birds are a headache for me and another car ,Thus I dont leave the car uncovered even for an hour.
I will post a photo in my next post.
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Old 30th January 2012, 19:51   #59
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Hi guys as promised by me in my earlier post that I shall be uploading my Covered CAMRY photos with the cover full of leaves,bird droppings and what not.
In fact my Bullet is also covered daily by me which is seen parked next to the Camry, but when the photos were clicked I had just polished the Bull.It was covered later on.Rubb Rakhaa......
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Good topic. We can easily say most vehicles in India including commercial vehicles are washed using hair shampoo for most parts, at least from my experience of talking to many vehicle owners.

Personally, I have found that hair shampoo does make the car shine, does not have any adverse effect on the paint per se but have found the difference while rinsing. I live in Chennai suburbs where ground water is the only option and the water is neither too hard nor too soft.

Found rinsing a car washed with hair shampoo with such a water more difficult than while using amway shampoo. The hair shampoo used to leave white patches. With amway shampoo, it is not the case. Even if I don't rinse, the shampoo leaves a residue that becomes powdery after it dries. The powdery residue can then be dusted off and the car shines like it has been waxed and water beads nicely. Interestingly, my friend who is in amway network got a demo from amway's product specialist who suggests using the shampoo as a no rinse product though the directions on the bottle indicate rinsing
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