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    Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    I am thinking about buying one, but I would like to hear if anyone has used one. It is supposed to allow the car to dry with NO SPOTS. Something to do with using a ionized water filter.

    I am wondering if I would be better off spending the money on a big filter to put in line of the garden hose.

    The unit is only $20, but you have to keep buying their soap and filters. The filter only lasts about 5 cars worth. But probably 2-3 on my truck.

    Any input is appreciated.
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    Re: Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    We have one. Works like they say, no spots. Good for a quick bath, but no replacment for a hands on full detail. Perfect for me because I'm not a clean car fanatic. Do a quick wash rinse it off an be done. If I had a show car or something, I'd probably not use it. But for my Blazer, it's fine.

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    Re: Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    I got one not long after it came out. I drive a BLACK truck and it works great . One thing that I have tried is other "brand soap" in it. Most do not work well. The changing of the filters is a hassle but the product works. If my truck is real dirty, I will use more of the soap in a bucket and hand wash the truck after spraying it with the soap/water mix from the autodry.

    Only thing that I do not like is that the thing is made of plastic, I dropped mine and now the cover for the filter will not stay on...duct tape fixed that.

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    Re: Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    I tried one on my Dalmation, but the spots are still there.....
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    Re: Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    I've heard nothing but good about the Mr. Clean product. But, I am skeptical, because in my job, we used de-ionized water for washing energized high voltage insulators, and it spotted everything it came in contact with. Maybe the success of the Mr. Clean is in the soap product, in combo with the de-ionization of the water.
    How'd you do that? How's that work??
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    Re: Anyone use one of those Mr. Clean Autodry things?

    Well I bought one today and tried it. I am 98% impressed. It did leave a couple of spots, but with the way it left the rest of the body, I am sure they were my fault.

    The only real issue is when the water drips out of the mirrors, door handles, etc.. it is still the regular water. The de-ionized water does not spray hard enough to replace the water in the cracks.

    I am still pleased with the purchase.

    I ended up buying the "Pro" kit with the carry case and wash mit. It was at Target for $30.
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