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CRXSi90
Mar 14th, 2004, 08:26 PM
There are two things I can think of that separate QEW from the rest...good lubrication and residue-free drying. I don't really see why a person couldn't use a product that lubricates well [NXT, right?] and just use it like you would QEW.

I'd like to hear what flaws of this method would be, or if anyone gets to try it before me, let me know how it works!

Kev:eek:

Mike Phillips
Mar 15th, 2004, 07:58 AM
I have never used QEW but I sure read a lot of positive reviews for about it.

I should order some and give it a test drive. Anyone have the link handy?

Mike

tot31
Mar 15th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Hi Mike,

Here is the link to Protect All http://www.protectall.com/qelg.htm (QEW)

CRXSi90
Mar 15th, 2004, 02:01 PM
Also, it seems like people get it from http://www.campingworld.com/, but you might be able to find it locally. Walmart around here has the Protectall QD, and I haven't looked at RV places.

CRXSi90
Mar 15th, 2004, 04:00 PM
I tried it out with a different car wash [less lubricity, but I wanted to use it up ;)], and it seems like it worked.

but...

how can I tell if it worked or didn't? I guess I didn't see any streaks, and I didn't notice any new swirls...

The part I used it on is clean, so I guess I was successful. :)

TeamVegas
Mar 16th, 2004, 03:36 PM
Sounds like it worked to me. Did you notice any drying residue? QEW is so great because it dosent produce any soap suds that have to be rinsed off. Every other shampoo I have used has created some suds. Just my $.02.

CRXSi90
Mar 16th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Hi, thanks for contributing!

No, I didn't notice any residue after drying. Then again, the paint on this beater wasn't that great, and I didn't look particularly hard. I still think I would have seen streaks if there were any.

I'm not seeing the connection between suds and not being used as a QEW-type substitute. I appreciate the observation, I just don't get it. :p

I'm guessing that you could use any soap and not get suds: don't spray the water into the bucket. That forces air into the water, which creates the suds. If you let the water flow in like a stream, it would probably be more suds-less.

I'll really have to try this method on my more prestine car to see if I can see any problems or make any other observations.

scrub
Dec 2nd, 2004, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
I have never used QEW but I sure read a lot of positive reviews for about it.

I should order some and give it a test drive. Anyone have the link handy?

Mike

Have you purchased and tried this product yet?

gbackus
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:06 PM
If you mix NXT wash the same way you do QEW(fill a bucket with water first, then add wash, and mix in with your mitt) it produces relatively little suds and has very good lubricity. I haven't tried using it like QEW though, as I haven't had much success with QEW anyways(and I tried, went through about 3/5 of a 16 oz bottle).

Mike Phillips
Dec 3rd, 2004, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by scrub
Have you purchased and tried this product yet?

Yes, I have the product, but have not tried it yet. Perhaps this weekend.

Mike

scrub
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:28 AM
I couldn't find locally. Its on order for next week. Looking forward to your write up Mike. Scottwax speaks very highly of this product.

tguil
Dec 4th, 2004, 01:13 PM
I tried QEW today for the first time. My black truck was just a little dusty. No grime, etc. I thought that it would be a safe time to test the product. It was very easy too use. (Again, the truck was just dusty.) However, it left a film that I had to use a QD to get off. I applied the product with a cotton chenille wash mitt and removed it with two microfiber towels. I mixed the solution exactly as directed. I used soft water. Perhaps I should cut back the mix.

I purchased the QEW to use as a "rinse" after using a coin op carwash. That will be my next test.

Tom :cool:

scrub
Dec 4th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Hmmm... Thanks for the info. Just one quick question.

How damp was your wash mit? I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the film left behind. I really don't mind QD after the QEW. I though about doing that anyway.

Thanks again. I will give it a try next week too.

I think this post kind of went off topic. Oh well its an oldy anyway.

tguil
Dec 4th, 2004, 03:32 PM
The mitt was wet, but not dripping. QDing is OK with me too if that's what it takes.

Now I wonder how NXT shampoo would work using it like QEW? :D

Tom :cool:

CRXSi90
Dec 4th, 2004, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by scrub
I think this post kind of went off topic. Oh well its an oldy anyway.

I laughed when I saw this post come back to the top! I'm glad someone found it to be useful! I didn't experiment any further, but I'd still be interested to hear how using NXT wash works as a substitute for QEW. If I recall correctly, QEW was somewhat expensive, and if the NXT wash that is available locally and for less $ than QEW functioned pretty much the same, it seems like there wouldn't be any losers (Except for ProtectAll Inc.)! :)

scrub
Dec 4th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the vote! :D

I really haven't tried the NXT like QEW or tried QEW. Can NXT be used in that fashion?

scrub
Dec 10th, 2004, 03:30 PM
Got QEW today. Wow! It's a great product. Lots of potential. The surface does dry quick which leads to the spotting. Nothing that can't be overcome though. All in all a great product easy to use. Tire, wheel wells did well too.

Its kind of weird to use. Not having to rinse and what not. My cars were pretty dirty too so this was a good test. The awesome thing was no marring or scratches left behind. I haven't figured out how to wash the roofs of my cars yet.

Time wise I started a little after 3:00, washed the wife's Trailblazer and my Avalanche. I was done 4:30.

CRXSi90
Dec 11th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Hey, thanks for the report! I too had wondered how a person is to wash the roof of their vehicle with QEW.

Did you use the same method as tguil? (wash with mitt then dry with two regular microfiber towels)

Also, since you have tried QEW, would you do me a favor and try using NXT wash in the same fashion as QEW and see how it is different? If you would be so kind as to do that, I would finally get the inquiry I posted in the middle of March! ;)

Thanks, scrub!