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indyphil
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From: Senoia, G.A. USA
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posted 08-16-2004 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember someone posting on here that they wondered if the Mr Clean Autodry system really works as well as it claims (remember the commercial with the black 67 mustang?)

I couldnt find the post by searching so I thought I would just make a new one.

My wife got me one for my birthday, and it works great. Simple as that, it does what it says it does - what a concept. I have not had it long so I dont know if it has any long term effects but it worked great on my wifes little pontiac. Have not used it on the original enamel paint on the mustang yet but I dont see why it would be any different.

No spots, no drying, attach it to the hose, soap goes in the disepenser. Couldnt be easier. It goes on my list as a gift for relatives and friends at christmas!

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engine, edel 600cfm carb, performer intake, dual exhaust http://www.geocities.com/ottouk_77/68mustang.htm

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gunrocker
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From: Colliers, WV,USA
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posted 08-16-2004 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gunrocker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indyphil...I was in Florida visitng my family, and my brother only had some of the Mr. Clean soap car wash refill...not the whole kit. I was amazed how when he had his black SRT-4 Neon sudsed up, he rinsed it off in 90 degree HOT Florida sun... and NO SPOTS!

As I said...he didn't even have the complete kit with filter!
I'm going to get one of those!

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trashline
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From: Levittown, Pa
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posted 08-16-2004 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline   Click Here to Email trashline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
haha i see them at work and was wondering if they work. that is cool.

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1966 mustang coupe
200ci, V8 3 speed trans
msd 6a ignition, blaster 2 coil, pertronix, 2 inch exhaust to a glass pac, stock rear,I have the single out header not on yet though,and i have the parts for the ram air intake (homemade).
white w/ black interior

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capri man
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posted 08-16-2004 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yall had me all excited there for a while!! then i looked it up and found out that i would still have to use a wash mit and some elbow grease. i thought this thing did it all!

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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-302-7.33 @92mph 1/8
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http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/billswebsite/pg06.html

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indyphil
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posted 08-16-2004 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
I do use a sponge, but with the soap dispenser it does make life easier. All it needs is a beer nozzle and maybe some scantily clad women in tight fitting white T shirts.

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'68 coupe, '66 289 C code
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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-16-2004 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
yall had me all excited there for a while!! then i looked it up and found out that i would still have to use a wash mit and some elbow grease. i thought this thing did it all!

No Mike. It doesn't do windows, but it might work on you. LOL JK

Dave & Terri

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'65 Mustang Fastback
'02 Explorer XLT
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
Common sense is not so common anymore.

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gunrocker
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posted 08-16-2004 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gunrocker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indyphil:
Mike,
I do use a sponge, but with the soap dispenser it does make life easier. All it needs is a beer nozzle and maybe some scantily clad women in tight fitting white T shirts.



Indy...THAT would work for me!!!

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-16-2004 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey, i wasnt the one who posted about it, but i was just recently going to buy one. so, it must work really well, how much do they cost? thanks -Phil w

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65ponycar
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posted 08-16-2004 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65ponycar   Click Here to Email 65ponycar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000316.html

Original post is still in the top 10 over in Tool Time. Might answer your questions about cost too.

Later

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IIGood
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posted 08-16-2004 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got one...I've only used it for the filtering aspect on my GT. The whole "sheeting action" from the soap will not be seeing the likes of my car. Maybe dad's old van, but I'll wash my car the old-fashioned way with my Zaino.

There was also a test a little while back saying that the Mr. Clean soap was slightly acidic...not something I want on my clearcoat.

But it does a good job of filtering out the junk in the water.

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'03 Mustang GT coupe
'99 Mustang coupe
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MLariviere
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posted 08-16-2004 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only time I go to a local spray wash is in the winter,when I don't want the frozen mess in the driveway.

I think I'll stay with what I use. It's tried-and-true,and I get the results I want.

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Stewart
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posted 08-16-2004 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, I love the heck outta my '00 Ex, but man, has anyone ever tried washing one of these beasts??? Woooo, lemme tell ya, even with a ladder, it aint easy!!

I got this Mr. Clean product and it works great for me!

BUT! I will add this, I don't use it on my Lightning. Like Mike, I use the old "tried and true" method. But then again, the L aint nearly as enormous as the Ex!

Stewart

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BlueMule
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posted 08-17-2004 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
You know, I love the heck outta my '00 Ex, but man, has anyone ever tried washing one of these beasts??? Woooo, lemme tell ya, even with a ladder, it aint easy!!

I got this Mr. Clean product and it works great for me!

BUT! I will add this, I don't use it on my Lightning. Like Mike, I use the old "tried and true" method. But then again, the L aint nearly as enormous as the Ex!

Stewart


A ladder and a brush on a long pole for using on jell-coated fiberglass boat hulls works on MrsMule's Expedition. Been using one since it was new and hasn't hurt the paint yet. The Lightning and Mach1 get a little more TLC with a mit and a blow-dry with a leaf blower. BTW... The blower is about the only resolution I have found to get the water outta the mirrors on the F150.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 08-18-2004 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER   Click Here to Email SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one a couple of weeks ago, and used it for the first time this weekend, and must say I didn't care for it too much. I'm sure the spot free rinse is good, but I've got a white car anyway, and can't see the spots. The soap and filter handle gizmo is just too cumbersome to continuously hold onto while you're scrubbing and all of that. So, I put the contraption down on the ground while I went and got my bucket and wash mitt and finished the car the old fashioned way. I took good ole Mr. Clean back to the store later that day, told them I was unsatisfied with it, they refunded my money no questions asked.

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Sub Stanger/Oxford White 2003 Mach 1...and a guy who LOVES his wife and kids!

Past Mustangs: '84 GT 5-speed; '91 GT auto; '70 M-code Mach 1, grabber yellow; 2 '95 GT 5 speeds, totalled first one; '94 6-banger, wifes; '89 LX 5.0 vert, '90 LX 5.0 hatch, '69 M-code Mach 1, 4 speed, 1990 5.0 LX 'vert AOD converted to T-5.

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indyphil
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posted 08-18-2004 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well thats the great thing. dont like? Take it back it has a garantee on it. I wouldnt have bought one either If I was washing a white car. If I want a soap dispensor I would stick with my bucket, or look at other more ergonomic brands. Im sure the competition will catch up and they will design even better models (like the swiffer wet jet, and the Clorox "readymop" yadah yadah)

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'68 coupe, '66 289 C code
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stang68
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posted 08-18-2004 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang68   Click Here to Email stang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i look at this mr clean and i think i will stick to the old ways on washing the stang the old mitt and a bucket..but on a taller vehicle it just might be the ticket..

what are the waxes you use to get that best shine???

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