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Thread: Emulsified Water-No Spot Car Wash

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    DIY Member gfe76's Avatar
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    Dec 2004


    Ok...don't anybody chastise me because I have never done this, but a car detailer told me if you add about 6 oz of kerosene to a 5 gal bucket of soapy water the water will "sheet" off. I've never tried it due to environmental reasons, but wondered if anybody else has heard of this?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
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    A quart of oil can coat a small lake with oil...most petroleum products don't disolve in water, so if it did anything, it'd leave a sticky coating of kerosene on the car...attracting dust like a big magnet. Might look good for a short while, and you're right, very unfriendly to the ecology.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014


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