Hard water effect of soap?

Discussion in 'Pre Wash, Wash, Decon, Claying, Engine, Wheels, an' started by MINIz guy, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. MINIz guy

    MINIz guy Two Bucket System Washer

    I used to think that soap is soap, whether I got mid-grade parts store stuff or low-grade parts store stuff. The soapy water was never lubricious, no matter how much soap I put in. However, I worked at a car dealership while out in college, and the soap they had made the water way lubricious, making me thing there may be a difference in soap. But, I also have very hard water at home in NJ and the dealership water was softer.

    Does hard water make soapy water less lubricious?
    What is a good lubricious soap for hard water?
  2. okay65829

    okay65829 Active Member

    Hard water does effect the suds and the best soap I've used to combat this problem is Adams car shampoo. I also live in north jersey feel understand what you're going through.
  3. MINIz guy

    MINIz guy Two Bucket System Washer

    Yep...I should have Googled first as that gave me an answer right away.

    I'll have to get a small bottle of Adams shampoo after I run out of this Meguiars stuff I have now. Anybody else have recommendations?

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