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Is it OK to wash car with soft water?

Is it OK to wash car with soft water?

Soft water is the best choice to use with detergents and presoaks. Soft water produces the highest foam levels and most consistent cleaning performance. There is some question as to the value of softening other water used in the carwash such as high pressure rinses.

Will softened water rust my car?

No, it won’t be corrosive to your car. If you read up a bit on softeners, you’ll find that people recommend them over reverse osmosis because softened water will corrode metals much, much less than the almost pure water that comes from reverse osmosis.

What water is best for washing cars?

distilled water
Using distilled water is the best way to ensure the coating bonds properly. The minerals in hard water might impede or change the bonding process. We know some professional detailers who will ONLY use distilled water, whether they’re just cleaning the car or applying a coating.

Will softened water leave water spots?

Hard water minerals, mostly calcium and magnesium, will leave white colored spots on surfaces where water is left to evaporate. Contrary to popular belief, water softeners do not prevent white spots.

What kind of water do detailers use?

Both distilled water and deionized water are processed to be free of impurities that contribute to visible water spots, which is the reason most vehicle detailers use it. If detailers buy purified water, distilled water is the more cost-effective option.

Is it OK to wash a car with well water?

Well water can contain high levels of minerals, iron, sediment, chemicals or solvents and should be avoided when washing your car. Signs well water may be causing damage include mineral deposits, streaks and pits on the car paint, trims or metal work. Some contaminants found in well water can be harmful to your car.

Why do I feel slimy with soft water?

Soft water replaces those magnesium and calcium ions with sodium ions. The result is soft water, loaded with salt. The salt is what makes the water feel slimy. After you buy a water softener, you might feel slimy and slippery after you take a shower, like you haven’t gotten all the soap off of you.

Is it better to wash car with warm or cold water?

Hot water. Just like humans don’t like taking cold showers, cars prefer hot water when it comes to getting clean too!

Is distilled water bad for cars?

As it chemically removes electrons from the metals of cooling system components, distilled water eventually does extreme damage that could lead to cooling system failure.

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