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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    dont use a bucket?? but you do use a foam gun rite ? hehe :]

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    i fill the bucket up with water first, i started doing that when i saw Mike Phillips Show car washing video.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    ^ +1

    Water first, then 4 oz of GC using a 1/2 cup plastic measuring cup with a handle. I swirl in the soap and then agitate the water holding the measuring cup by it's handle. When I feel the soap is sufficiently mixed, I "brake" the water by holding the measuring cup steady, counter to the swirling water, to clean off residual shampoo. I get a good mix of suds and solution.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Definitely fill with water first. I have my wash bucket marked at the three and four gallon marks, depending on the size of the car I'm washing; cars get three gallons and trucks/SUV's get four gallons of water. I then have a 1/2 cup (4 oz.) measuring cup that I use to measure out my soap. Meguiars recommends 1 oz of soap per gallon of water, so I use 3-4 oz. of soap based on my water level. After that, I rinse my measuring cup off in the water to get all the soap out. Then, I swirl the water around by hand to thoroughly mix & dillute the soap. Finally, I place my grit guard and mitt in the bucket and I'm ready to go.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    What's the difference?

    Will my car get cleaner if I add water first?


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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    dont think theres any difference, but if you pour in the soap first then as you fill the bucket with water, there tends to be more suds than water, and you wont be able to see when the bucket reaches the right amount of water... so thats why i think it would be better to fill the bucket with water first so there is not too much water..

    plz CMIIW (im still learning too) :]

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I used to add the soap first and make sure I got lots of bubbles, but since joining this forum, I have mended my ways and now fill the buckets first, then add the soap.That way I know the soap measured is properly mixed with the correct amount of water. Just one of about 1000 tips I have picked up here....
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ganesa View Post
    dont use a bucket?? but you do use a foam gun rite ? hehe :]
    Nope, no foam gun. Unfortunately I don't have much choice but to use a Pay N' Spray.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I fill up half of the bucket with water, place the soap, then fill up the other half. I like to see some suds.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I put in a bit of water then add the soap then add the rest of the water.
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