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Old 3rd February 2012, 17:58   #61
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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

My experience is not good with shampoo in Bangalore hard water. Leaves white spots all over. Switched to Formula 1 and no such issues.
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I used to wash my Palio with hair shampoo every weekend. The rsults were good and the car used to shine great (The color was tangrine mist)

Now I have a Figo and got the 3M paint protection done on it. I was told NOT to use hair shampoo or any cleaning agents as that will void the 3M PP. (I have three free touch ups)

So now its just plain tap water (Not even water from boring) as that leaves marks behind. I use a micro fiber cloth. Comes for around 200 bucks and every time the car is washed feels like the car just came out of the showroom!
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My experience is not good with shampoo in Bangalore hard water. Leaves white spots all over. Switched to Formula 1 and no such issues.
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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
I was not in favour of using hair shampoo on my car, but I took an advice from one of my friends who I consider has more knowledge about keeping it clean when it comes to cars. He said "Using hair shampoo hasn't had any adverse effect on humans, why would it have an adverse effect on machine" I agreed with his statement though I was not fully convinced.

But now after having washed my car with hair shampoo, I find difficulty in getting rid of those white spots. Planning to use Amway this time onwards as I am getting it through a friend who is a Amway distributor. Hoping to see some difference for a good reason
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I have been using pril luquid soap for about 4-5 yrs .The lime effect cuts off the grease and dirt very effectively .What made me think of it is seeing the effect on utensils made of stainless steel shine !!! It s cost effective too !!!
I too have been using pril liquid soap, but in extremely minute quantities ....1-2 drops in a litre of water. Usually two litres of such water followed by generous rinsing is enough to get the dirt off. Post drying, the usual routine of sponging, waxing and polishing follows.
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What about a light detergent like Ezee, or the WIPRO safewash. They are advertised as very mild detergents for delicate cloths.

Wipro one would be cheaper since most of the time it sells for buy one get one free in super stores.
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After seeing this thread, I'm glad I'm not alone. I use dove liquid soap to wash my car.
So far good and it doesn't leave any white spots. Smells good too.

I have sensitive skin which dries and breaks when exposed to heavy detergents. I can handle dove without problems. So, my car gets the same treatment.
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