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Old 03-01-2013, 07:49 PM
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Found this post which puts a GE shower water filter on your garden hose for a spotless wash. Easy to do, approx. $25, all parts at Home Depot.!)
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:15 PM
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Have you actually done/used this?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:23 PM
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Similar to that Mr Clean offering.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:59 PM
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Nice! Anything is better than the hard well water we have at my house.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:36 PM
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Yes, similar to the Mr. Clean approach except they no longer produce the filters for Mr. Clean so you have to pay an arm and a leg for them on eBay.

Hooked it up in 20 minutes. I've got a little leakage around the connections when its on which I will try and use plumber tape to elimitinate (but a bucket under it works fine right now). I am using it with a Turbo-wash nozzle at the end of my hose (

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Looks like a great idea. I think I'll try it, but make it so I can screw it on the end of the hose and use it only when rinsing my cars. I do have a softener but my black car still spots.
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Thank you for the post, as this could be right up my alley! I shall investigate this and look forward to giving it a try.
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Great idea! Does it seem to work well for those of you that have tried it?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:11 PM
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Now that's a great idea!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:39 PM
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C'mon guys, you own a Porsche, the 996 model, nonetheless.

Your car should only be touching Evian bottled water.

j/k. Great idea as others have said. For me I just accepted the fact that I need to go over it with QD as I'm drying the car.
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Since they discontinued the Mr. Clean products and I can't seem to find anything quite like it, I just use touch free car wash systems. I try to find gas stations, convenience stores or independent car washes who use the systems from When I can't find these I also like the Express Lane Drive-Thru Systems made by One of the best car washes I have used was at a local gas station, Sunrise shell in Miami, Florida, while travelling last summer.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:30 PM
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Great idea, been thinking about a 'spotless' water filter just for washing my cars. Has anyone tried it yet? Will it work as well as the more expensive water filtering gadgets advertised? Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by alpine003 View Post
C'mon guys, you own a Porsche, the 996 model, nonetheless.

Your car should only be touching Evian bottled water.
Exactly why I wash mine with Unicorn tears. Sometimes I feel bad punching them in the face to produce the tears but it is for a Porsche.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:52 PM
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The house I'm renting has a spigot in the garage that is hooked up after the water softener and water heater, so I can get warm, soft water for washing. It is a thing of beauty. On top of that, the water heater is a heat exchanger, so any heat that goes into the water gets pulled out of the air in the garage, dehumidifying it in the process!
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I tried the Mr. Clean system years ago and was less than impressed. I've seen the commercial de-ionizers before but I believe they were around $300. This looks like a reasonable alternative although I doubt my filter would last 2 years. Too many minerals in my water supply.
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