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Anyone use Croftgate cleaning products? I have to say, its expensive but leaves the car looking like a show room car. And you use under a gallon of water with no hose. I was a skeptic until I used it. Just wondering if anyone else uses it?

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I haven't used it but I belong to the red mustang registry and everyone there swears by the stuff.


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Anyone use Croftgate cleaning products? I have to say, its expensive but leaves the car looking like a show room car. And you use under a gallon of water with no hose. I was a skeptic until I used it. Just wondering if anyone else uses it?
I just received a huge bottle of Croftgate goodies and I'm getting ready to try them. I've seen the results on other people's cars, and it does look impressive. Guess we'll see! I'm actually pretty excited about the low water usage deal, because I'm on well water.


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It would make me nervous to rub a cloth across a dirty car without some soap and water. I would be afraid of scratching the paint.

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It would make me nervous to rub a cloth across a dirty car without some soap and water. I would be afraid of scratching the paint.
You use a wet towel with the wash concentrate in it. The trick to this stuff is...the water is only about 3 inches deep in the bucket. You do a panel of the car, agitate the dirt off the towel, wring it out, repeat. I follow it up with this stuff called Quick n Slick and I swear the car is so shiny and slick you can't lay a coin on it.
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You use a wet towel with the wash concentrate in it. The trick to this stuff is...the water is only about 3 inches deep in the bucket. You do a panel of the car, agitate the dirt off the towel, wring it out, repeat. I follow it up with this stuff called Quick n Slick and I swear the car is so shiny and slick you can't lay a coin on it.

What about heavy mud/dirt/grit that is in that 3 inches of water that stays on the rag. Isn't that then scrubbed across the next panel?

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Croftgate is one of the best cleaning supplies out there IMO. We use it to prep our cars for shoots, and it's one of the most environmentally friendly cleaners out there.

10/10 IMO

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Would it work well if you used a hose to spray all of the "heavy" dirt off of the car first and then used the Croftgate?

What if you have mud caked on behind the wheels? I would think a good hose-down first would help. Has nobody on here ever had any scratching using it?

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To be quite honest, they have a great marketing program......you can do the same with any car that only has dust on it......it's called a "dust cloth", used for decades even on the most sensitive paint (Lacquer)! For dirt, you can accomplish the exact same thing using the open butt of a garden hose on low, flowing water at a minimal rate just ahead of the wash towel...it will literally make it float above the paint. Or which I'm not a fan of Meg's products, they have a nice vid on how to wash your car...using minmal water...nothing new, just an old technique from the 40's that has a new marketing twist!

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Anyone use Croftgate cleaning products? I have to say, its expensive but leaves the car looking like a show room car. And you use under a gallon of water with no hose. I was a skeptic until I used it. Just wondering if anyone else uses it?
I've got several of their products after seeing them in action at the 50th celebration in Charlotte and the recommendation of several other club members.

I have only "washed" the car with the waterless wash one time, since mine is a daily driver and gets too dirty for my trust to cut through it. When the car was dirty but not caked on mud and dirt, it worked very well. It even took off some spots of light mud splashing (I just switched microfiber cloths after that).

The big draw for me though is the Quick & Slick. Holy crap does that stuff work well. The surface is super slick and shiny. It helps keep it cleaner and bugs come right off if you don't let them sit for days.

I like their stuff from what I've seen, but as far as the waterless wash goes, if the car is REALLY dirty, I still personally wouldn't use just that to clean it. If you only have normal levels of dust/dirt or you can hose off the worst of the dirt, then you should be good to use the waterless wash.

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Yeah, you have to use a bit of logic here. If you have 4 inches of mud on your car you need a hose. Croftgate is more of a detailers product in that it will bring your car back to life if its crummy looking. I use Mothers wash, then detailer spray, then spray wax for my every week thing and I have Croftgate hiding in the shadows for when I want the car to stand out at a show or what not.

No joke tho, the quick n slick is beyond amazing in my eyes. Its $40 for a 32oz bottle of it but you don't have to use much of it. The way I look at it is...a automatic wash is $10-$15, a spray touchless wash is $5-$10. That pretty much equals out to the expensive products in the long run if you wash your car every week like I do.
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Its $40 for a 32oz bottle of it but you don't have to use much of it.
and eagle 1 has the exact same stuff for about $8 a bottle.......

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and eagle 1 has the exact same stuff for about $8 a bottle.......


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(Eagle 1 does make quality cleaning products though)

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and eagle 1 has the exact same stuff for about $8 a bottle.......

Now you tell me....30 minutes AFTER I ordered a bottle of Quick-n-Slick from Croftgate.

Now I want to run down to Autozone and get some Eagle 1 and try it out.

Anyone on here have experience with both of these products for comparison?

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Now you tell me....30 minutes AFTER I ordered a bottle of Quick-n-Slick from Croftgate.

Now I want to run down to Autozone and get some Eagle 1 and try it out.

Anyone on here have experience with both of these products for comparison?
We sell Croftgate on our site (and prep our show car with it), and also have some Eagle products here for occasional use. Croftgate is a considerably better product, seems to be better for the paint also.

They aren't formulated the same either. That's a very baseless opinion IMO

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