Just As I Thought

What is this, Consumer Reports?

While I’m at it, more praise: this time for a car washing kit. I picked it up at Target the other day for $18, it’s the Mr. Clean gadget that you stick on the end of your garden hose. It has soap and a water filter built in; you rinse the car with water, then twist the knob and spray on the soap, rub a dub dub, rinse again.

While I’m at it, more praise: this time for a car washing kit. I picked it up at Target the other day for $18, it’s the Mr. Clean gadget that you stick on the end of your garden hose. It has soap and a water filter built in; you rinse the car with water, then twist the knob and spray on the soap, rub a dub dub, rinse again. Then — and this is the killer part — you twist the knob to the “dry” mark, and spray the car with this superfine mist of what they market as “de-ionized” water. It beads up into what look like nanoparticles and smoothly dries, leaving no water spots.
This is freakin’ fantastic! It is pretty much impossible to avoid water spots on my car because the water in San Jose is laden with minerals. The other day it took me a couple of hours and a big bottle of CLR to get all the mineral residue off my bathtub tile; I drink double-filtered water, and my dishwasher does a crappy job because of it. This is the first time since I moved here that my car has been so clean, the windows are spotless.
Which gave me an idea.
I used the device on my house windows, too. Rinse, soap, rinse, then zap with the misty de-ionizer. Success! My windows are clean and clear!
If only I could use this thing in the house. My drinking glasses never come out of the dishwasher so clear… maybe I’ll wash them in the backyard.

1 comment

  • You can get a big filter thingie for your water supply.
    I had a friend who had a soft water filter that was fantastic, however when you took a shower it always felt like you never got all the soap off your body.

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