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Old 06-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Spot Free Car Wash Nozzle

Has anyone here ever used one of those spot-free car wash/rinse nozzles?

I bought one but can't seem to get it to bead the water off of my car like it states.

Is there some precise way that I need to use it or what? Thanks.


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Old 06-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Probably a gimmick. Do you have fresh wax on your car?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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No, not as of lately. But I haven't used that nozzle in awhile. Explanation of the laminar effect seemed quite convincing though.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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I haven't seen one of these before, but it sounds interesting.

My guess is that it either uses a replaceable filter (like Mr. Clean Auto Dry) or produces a spray pattern which makes it easy to use the "flood" technique for drying your car. If it is the latter, it is a complete gimmick and isn't worth a dime. The former would be far more interesting.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminar_flow.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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I'm well aware what laminar flow is but suggesting that a hose nozzle creates it is pretty stupid. No offense but I'm pretty sure that is a gimmick and nothing more. You would have been better off just using a hose without a nozzle, it would create the same thing.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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no offense taken. i was just wondering if anyone else had used it / tried to.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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LOL!!!! How do you suppose a nozzle can alter the effect of water on any surface. Water is water. Unless it can remove calcium, sodium, minerals from water, how can nozzle help reduce streaks? LOL!!!! You got taken man.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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I fail to see how a nozzle would have any effect on the water actually beading off. To me, seems that once the water has left the nozzle, and hits your car, then it's up to however the surface is prepared to dictate how the water goes. Just as being asked if waxed lately. When it's been a while, the water doesn't bead. However waxing will bead it up, and I can't imagine how the nozzle would actually have any effect on it once it hits the car.

The only difference would be that it's a flood pattern, instead of a finer spray. Which you can do by just not using a nozzle. And at the end of it, if there aren't enough slopes for that water to cascade off of, it will remain on the car, and still give you water spots. Just so much easier to use whatever is comfortable, and towel it off afterwards. Or at the least, towel the hood, trunk, and roof. The vertical services are going to drain down faster anyway, but the horizontal is where I notice it as much.

EDIT: just read some reviews on Amazon. So for spot-free, you're basically doing exactly that: Taking the nozzle off. (clicks apart instead of removing from the hose). Sure it might be nice if you need a new nozzle anyway, but I wouldn't go out of my way to replace one with it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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Guys, just google the "sheeting" method of rinsing your car. That's what the hose is trying to accomplish.
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I bought something similar and it works better than a normal sprayer etc.. However, not what it advertises to do.
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Guys, just google the "skeeting" method of rinsing your car. That's what the hose is trying to accomplish.
I'm not sure how that would help anything
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I'm not sure how that would help anything
First of all, thank you for changing "sheeting" to "skeeting" very funny.

Second of all, http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-De...ying/#sheeting
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Well skeeting on my car is a fun approach, but my neighbor is a cop...
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