With a couple of old, soft dish towels in hand, I went all around the car spraying and wiping one section at a time. I was amazed at how easily the dirt came off the car - Pledge is a bit greasy, so the dirt loosened right up. I used a clean part of the towel for each section, being careful not to spread the dirt around.
After the initial cleanup, I noticed there was a bit of a fogginess left on the car, so I took another clean & dry towel and gave the whole thing a buff. I can't believe how the finish came to a high shine - just as if I'd used Turtle Wax!
The best part of this discovery is that I can give my car a "wash" inside my garage, anytime I want! I won't have to trek it to a car wash place where I'll be overcharged, unsatisfied with the cleanup and will likely be struck with a rain storm on the way home (why does that always seem to happen?). It can also be a great way to keep up with the salt/dirt that accumulates on our cars in the winter months. When I lived up north, a car wash was at least a weekly necessity.
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Car Wash (Dollar Store "Pledge" $1.00, Windex & Old Dish Rags)
Total Fake-It Cost: $1.00, Polish will likely last 4-5 Washes
Compare to Full-Service Car Wash: $14.95 + $1.00 tip/each
Total Fake-It Savings: $188.40/Year, assuming 1 wash per month.
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