Car Wash Shampoo Reviews – Top 3 Reviewed
I thought we should do some reviews on car shampoos and which are best for washing your car. Most of us associate the word shampoo with washing our hair and although common for vehicles some years ago, they did fall from popularity, and were replaced with modern all-in-one waxes and polishes.
They are however making a bit of a come back, and the latest angle on them is that they are called shampoo and conditioners. For me, when I see these sort of names, I find them to be a bit of a gimmick. You will also know if you have read any of my other articles that I am a Meguiar’s fan.
At my detailing shop we use any number of products. The one that we use most for washing is the Meguiar’s Gold Class, so that will start my main review.
Meguiars G7164 Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner
The buyers over at Amazon rate it 4.7 out of 5 stars which is impressive and that is from well over 250+ reviews. So you guessed it, we already use this product and it is as good as everyone says it is. This is the one we use as it just does a really good job. As far as car soaps go, or shampoos as they like to call them, this one does a really good job and can even lift off those troublesome tar spots.
One of the hardest things to wash off a car is bird crap unless you get it really early. This one gets through even that, not that I am suggesting, we use bird droppings as a benchmark for car washes. It also works really well in a pressure bottle which is useful for many people. We use a pretty powerful power washer, but others that I know, use a pretty basic one and this works just fine.
Number of Washes
I got around 30 washes out of this so that for me represents really good value for money. Here is what one part-time car dealer said about this product,
I am a part time detailer, and I have tried every soap there is. Meguiars Gold Class remains my favorite and I will not use anything else. I’ve tried extremely expensive shampoos as well. This product is by far the best
Suds are a topic of conversation that you see on many of the reviews. Some people say they don’t last long enough to finish the wash. Just remember suds don’t actually wash the car, or remove the dirt. However for those who like their suds, the top tip is put the hot water in first, then add the Meguiars Gold Class and swirl it around. Now your suds will last a very long time.
Nu Finish Car Wash Review
This is another popular choice for many people. The manufacturer uses “orange oil” and their claim is that it cleans really well, and also rinses clean without any signs of streaks, or those annoying water spots. Many customers do get a little concerned that when washing their car, they are afraid of using any harsh detergents, in case it removes the wax or polish off the paint work. This one is gentle enough to clean really well but at the same time never cause the removal of coatings from your paint work.
There are not huge numbers of reviews on this product, but the ones that do exist, are really good. I have not used this one myself as I use the fist one that I have reviewed above. I have heard of it though which is why I had a look at the reviews. Most people seemed very satisfied. The only question mark I would have about it, is the value for money. At around $9 for 16 ounces is not great value for a wash.
Adam’s Car Wash Shampoo Review
Adams promote this as a luxurious and pampering product, which for me is taking the marketing thing a bit too far. Despite this the people who buy and use this product really like it a lot. What probably makes this one a little different from the others, is that it also helps generate a pretty healthy looking shine. That is useful as well and especially for people who don’t have time to do a wax and polish every week.