*** Note from Taylor: Please note that another reader took some issue with this recipe, saying it may be a bit harsh if you don't then re-wax your car afterward. See what he suggests below, instead. ***
by Miata Car Club founder & car enthusiast for 20+ years
Car Enthusiast says:
Dish soaps like Dawn will wash your car, but you should also be warned that they will strip the wax off your vehicle leaving the paint open for damage by the elements, such as road grime, bird poo, rain, leaves, tree sap, etc.
Do not use Dawn unless you plan as your next step to re-wax your car, or else you run the risk of ruining the paint.
The clear coating on todays cars is not strong! You pay so much for a car (between the cost of the car, gas, insurance, maintenance, etc.) why use dish soap and hurt it?
My suggestion, use baby shampoo and if there is grime use a sponge/rag covered in a pantyhose for 'scrubbing'.
Thanks so much for sharing these additional words of wisdom about making our own car cleaning products.
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