Best Car Wash Soap (New 2018) – My Honest Review

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Best Car Wash Soap in 2018 – My Honest Review



f you’re looking to find the best car wash soap around then you’re in good hands. We’ve plucked five of the best, with Meguiar’s G7101FFP Gold Class Car Wash being the standout, and put together some information to make sure your car never has to suffer through terrible soap again.

We all love our vehicles, but when’s the last time you really thought about making sure that the soap you’re putting on it was the best you could do? There are a lot of chemicals out there for cleaning our cars. Some people invest tons of time and money into ensuring only the best for their mechanical baby, so shouldn’t we learn from their lessons?

What Makes a Soap Better?

Not all soaps are created equal, unfortunately.

If this was a simple case of going down, grabbing a generic white bottle labeled “car soap” and going home to lather up that mean machine then there wouldn’t be an industry dedicated to making different varieties of these crucial chemicals.

But what makes a good soap stand out? We’re glad you asked, because the following qualities are what you want to look for.


There’s one main physical quality you need to keep an eye out for: the suds.

You want a car soap that foams up like crazy, since this foaming action seperates the dirt from the surface of the paint without scrubbing.

Less scrubbing means less possible damage to your vehicle’s surface and no one wants scratches.

You’ll have to put in the elbow grease no matter what, but as a general rule the more suds you’ve got the better your entire experience will be.

Soap pH

There’s a tendency to look for soaps with a pH higher than seven amongst those who are chemically inclined.

That might work for your skin, but you don’t want to do this for your vehicle.

Despite the layers of clear coat and general durability of auto-paint, it can be quite sensitive chemically. Unless you’re actually a chemist don’t get too smart for your own good.

A neutral pH stands the lowest chance of causing any corrosion to your paint or clear coat. Chemically damaged clear coat can become “milky” like a car left in the sun too long, and if it gets eaten through… well, you’re going to be in trouble.


Green products used to have a reputation as being generally inferior counterparts.

That’s not really true anymore, and indeed the only reason that many of the old soaps which are ecologically disastrous are still produced is a reluctance to be associated with the green movement.

It might not matter much to your car, but it can make a big difference in the long run since most of the soap is going to end up in the gutter anyways once you’ve gotten into things with the hose.

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Homethods says:

Hey Guys!

Hope you enjoyed the video, our personal favorite car wash soap is the Meguiar’s G7101FFP Gold Class Car Wash.

We love this stuff, it’s pretty much the ultimate in car soaps. Even better, it’s actually not as expensive as it appears since this is a concentrate of pretty strong proportions: add 1 capful to a gallon of water and you’re set.

It suds up like no other, and at the end of the day you’ll quickly find that it’s a joy to use. It slices through dirt, grime, and grease without much work and with the proper drying technique you’re almost guaranteed a streak free finish.

On top of that, it doesn’t strip off the wax while you’re working. That’s pretty impressive for any car soap, and a great way to end up with an excellent finish that barely takes any time to touch up.

All the best!
– Max

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