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Old 05-10-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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I clean my car with simple green and then usually spray it with WD 40. It seems to collect more dirt this way. Anything else other then WD 40 that prevents rusting? thanks
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Don't use it, it leaves a horrible white coating as well.

GT85 is what we use here in the UK.
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Pledge works well..
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Don't use it, it leaves a horrible white coating as well.

GT85 is what we use here in the UK.
GT85 has PTFE which should leave a waxy, dry film. That is completely fine, though... As that is what you want.

This is what I use. Can get it for $5 at Lowe's or elsewhere... If you can find the Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant (spray), that is even better.



Also keep in mind none of the above will simply 'wash away'. It requires cleaning to actually remove the product.
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+1 on the gt85
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is the gt 85 available in the US?
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Pledge cheap easy and works great
Smells nice also
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so do you guys put the pledge on after you clean it with somehthing like simple green? Does pledge prevent rusting on the metal parts?
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Upgrade-Rc.com recently released cleaning products. Their prep shine is some of the best stuff I have used. It's very greasy but even sugar soaked wet mud didn't stick after using it.
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KAL-GARD Prep and Shine! Smells awesome and makes your ride so fresh and so clean clean!

http://www.kalgard.com/products/prod...d=762780_O1615
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so do you guys put the pledge on after you clean it with somehthing like simple green? Does pledge prevent rusting on the metal parts?
If your metal parts have time to rust you're not racing enough or maintaining the car enough. But never ever leave Sipmle Green on anything for too long. Allways rinse it off. Simple Green will eat bearings if it seeps in. Not likely to happen if you rinse right away.

I coat the outside of my bearings with grease, water can't get in. Hinge pins are coated in grease or diff lube (depending on brand of car). And my bolts........well, who cars if they look a little rusty.

Sometimes I'll have a little cosmetic corrosion, but I never have any that affects function.

After the radio/engine is off, I rinse, simple green, rinse, let dry a bit in the sun, hose down with Pledge/Prep&Shine/WD.
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KAL-GARD Prep and Shine! Smells awesome and makes your ride so fresh and so clean clean!

http://www.kalgard.com/products/prod...d=762780_O1615
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Beat me to it. Simple green, hose off w/ water, blow everything dry, and finish w/ the Kalgard P&S. THIS stuff smells amazing and makes everything look brand new.
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looks like kalgard may be the way to go. Anyone use their degreaser?
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