School me on home deionized/spotless car wash setups

Discussion in 'General' started by shakazulu12, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    As the title states. Would like to get a spotless car wash setup at home. I did a search on Amazon, which brought up a bunch of units from CR Spotless. But I'm sure the Beeb break it down to a slightly smarter than Metalhead level a little better.
  2. R1M370

    R1M370 Prohibido

    Its just a food grade water filter system on a spigot, right?
  3. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I had some filters a couple years ago and they worked awesome. You can get some DIY cartridges and build a system at home. Then add in your standard cartridge of choice. I think mine had a spun filter for sediment and then 1 or 2 ion cartridges. Add a couple hose fittings and your ready to rock. Lots of info online. I havent used it in a while...because truck and living in the country equals dust and DGAF.
  4. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Most of the setups I've seen look something like this. With replaceable filter pods of some sort.

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  5. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    one word for "real systems", spensive. dry your shit fast after a wash, no need for special water treatments. your results may vary. Ski
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  6. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    the guy in your pic, is doing it wrong, never wash in direct sunlight. always early in the morning, late at night with cool to the touch panels, in the shade, or cloudy day. ski
  7. RonR

    RonR Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE="never wash in direct sunlight. always early in the morning, late at night with cool to the touch panels, in the shade, or cloudy day. ski[/QUOTE]

    That’s exactly what I do but with black cars and trucks it will still spot. I have a blow dry set up with heater but that takes some time. I was also thinking the filter might be worth a try for the truck.
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  8. R1M370

    R1M370 Prohibido

    We use a smaller version of that for our ice machines, filters are about $130 to replace, spin on cartridge that looks similar to that setup on the driveway.
  9. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    What is this washing of vehicles you speak of ??
  10. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Why is the wife not doing it between sandwiches
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  11. Raceless man

    Raceless man Well-Known Member

    10 minutes with a shammy ? Bonus of putting eyes on everything...
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  12. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    High velocity air solves the problem and is useful for other purposes. In other words...a blower is the answer. If you don't let the water spots dry on the car then there won't be spots.
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  13. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

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  14. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

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  15. motorkas

    motorkas Well-Known Member

    If it's sealed - clean it when it rains. Let the car soak, use clean microfiber towels to remove the dirt, go inside, let the rain rinse it, come out and dry it off when the rain stops (depending on how particular you are, you can even let it air dry and it will still look better than you think). You'd be surprised how much time you save by not having to keep the car constantly wet or rinsing it afterwards.
  16. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Leaf blowers are cheap these days
  17. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    So only a few washes a year out here then.

    I remember thinking when I moved to California at 25, wow since it doesn't rain often, I bet my car will stay clean longer. Nope.
  18. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    PFM microfibre drying towels ala Griot's Garage. one thick gray one, and one of their gold microfibre towels will dry most mid size cars, trucks. full size, you will need 2 of each. worth their weight in water. Ski chamois balls up, crustifies, and ends up doing more damage than drying, just my honest opinion.

    and if you are using chamois on black... that is on you, damage that cannot be easily overcome. Ski
  19. ttt637

    ttt637 Well-Known Member

    Just go watch the obsessed garage YouTube channel and you will be asleep in first few min. Guy has worst voice ever for narration and presentation. He turns nest subjects into complete snooze fests
  20. tony 340

    tony 340 Well-Known Member

    With the car washes in my town charging 20/month for unlimited monthly membership I can't figure out why you'd do this unless you're going to car shows or have a Ferrari, etc.

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