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I've been watching the AMMO NYC Academy Videos and really like his thought process and methodology. He talks about doing a proper full wash, but in between doing maintenance washes which are quicker, less drama and keep the car looking nice all of the time. That's been my struggle is dealing with a dirty car that is not really needing a power washer, foam canon, 2-bucket etc...
Going to try a bunch of different options this spring, including ONR, Ammo NYC's Ammo Hydrate method and possible Ammo Frothe...
Blow drying eliminates the downside of missed dirt getting ground into paint by towels. I always use my MasterBlaster if not doing a take no mercy cleaning. I still use towels sometimes after perfect cleaning for two reasons (1) I want to do a detailed inspection that requires, and (2) less mental workload - My car is white and nano drops from MasterBlaster first pass require a lot of concentration to not miss a few.
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Blow drying eliminates the downside of missed dirt getting ground into paint by towels. I always use my MasterBlaster if not doing a take no mercy cleaning. I still use towels sometimes after perfect cleaning for two reasons (1) I want to do a detailed inspection that requires, and (2) less mental workload - My car is white and nano drops from MasterBlaster first pass require a lot of concentration to not miss a few.
I use my Ego Leaf Blower to dry the car off after the two bucket wash... works great..
 

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Dried washed vehicles with towels for decades but after being turned on to the Master Blaster blow dryer, I could never go back. Couple the blower with a ceramic topper and it's eazy peazy. LOVE that thing.
 

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Dried washed vehicles with towels for decades but after being turned on to the Master Blaster blow dryer, I could never go back. Couple the blower with a ceramic topper and it's eazy peazy. LOVE that thing.
Its on my list to check those out. I "like" the leafblower, but its cumbersome...
 

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Its on my list to check those out. I "like" the leafblower, but its cumbersome...
And leaf blowers are not heated. Master Blasters puts out a lot of heat which is understandable since it and other brands of car dryers are rebranded dog groomer devices with different hoses. Which is a good thing since it means they can run for hours per day for a long time. Probably more than a life time of personal car drying.
 

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Adams Air Cannon is a great alternative to the Master Blaster. The downfall to living in two different states is trying not to buy the same product twice. :)
 

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And leaf blowers are not heated. Master Blasters puts out a lot of heat which is understandable since it and other brands of car dryers are rebranded dog groomer devices with different hoses. Which is a good thing since it means they can run for hours per day for a long time. Probably more than a life time of personal car drying.
Can confirm that my Big Boi certainly works well at dog drying duties! :like:

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With such a thick coat, I need all the help I can get.

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Mines ceramic coated.
Adams foam soap in a adams cannon. Blow dry. And add a ceramic booster spray every 3rd wash. I don’t really try to over think it.
 

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I "like" the leafblower, but its cumbersome...
Yep, the hose enabled blow dryers are much less cumbersome. The thing I like the most about the Master Blaster is that it blows warm air which helps the whole process.
 

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Is there a washing product that can completely clean a car solely by chemical means, so that you never have to touch it? I mean a workflow like this: pressure wash, apply magic solution/foam/whatever, let it dissolve the dirt, then pressure wash again, then dry. That's it. No sponge, no mitt, no bucket.
Does such a product exist?
 

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I am a coin op person as no water access in my condo parking. First step was I did a 9h ceramic when car was new - wheels
, plastic everything but vert top. I top coat every few months with turtle wax hybrid ceramic. I’ve found an excellent well maintained newer wash with very good chemicals and use it exclusively. I find with the combo of the ceramics and excellent wash soap and rinse at a proper pressure the car comes out perfect. I then dry with a cordless blower and newer microfibre towels. Stoners tire shine and glass cleaner. I use cloth roof protection from 303.
 

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Is there a washing product that can completely clean a car solely by chemical means, so that you never have to touch it? I mean a workflow like this: pressure wash, apply magic solution/foam/whatever, let it dissolve the dirt, then pressure wash again, then dry. That's it. No sponge, no mitt, no bucket.
Does such a product exist?
That's one of the advantages of a ceramic coated car. If it is not really dirty I can follow your workflow and have a reasonably clean car. Not perfect but certainly good enough. I also use a ceramic based car shampoo which also helps. But to answer your question, no there is no magic solution to do this for a really dirty car.
 

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But to answer your question, no there is no magic solution to do this for a really dirty car.
Damn. :frown:
You would have thought that a civilization that can put a man on the Moon, create an artificial heart, or perform surgery on a fetus, should be able to invent a shampoo that can dissolve dust and dried mud.
 

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Damn. :frown:
You would have thought that a civilization that can put a man on the Moon, create an artificial heart, or perform surgery on a fetus, should be able to invent a shampoo that can dissolve dust and dried mud.
It's next on the list after the Covid Cure.......
 

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Is there a washing product that can completely clean a car solely by chemical means, so that you never have to touch it? I mean a workflow like this: pressure wash, apply magic solution/foam/whatever, let it dissolve the dirt, then pressure wash again, then dry. That's it. No sponge, no mitt, no bucket.
Does such a product exist?
Sort of.........

I have not personally used these two products but have seen them remove a heavy build up of traffic film without agitation.

Bilt Hamber Auto-Foam
https://bilthamberus.com/products/bilt-hamber-auto-foam-5-liter-169oz-pre-wash-snow-foam

Bilt Hamber Touch-Less
https://bilthamberus.com/products/bilt-hamber-touch-less-5-liter-169oz-snow-foam-pre-wash-touch-less

But.................both of these products are highly alkaline, Touch-Less measures a pH of 12 and Auto-Foam even higher at a pH of 13. Those pH levels are the reason why they work without agitation, but also strip your wax and most likely take a swing at a ceramic coating. Drive through touch-less car washes use these sort of chemicals also. I would also be wary of sustained use of such high pH chemicals and their affect on rubber trims.
 
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