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Anybody here wash their cars with whole house filtered water? If so which brand?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Adden Lee, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Adden Lee

    Adden Lee Member

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    I'm in the market for a Tesla and a whole house water filter. Would like your thoughts if it makes a difference when you wash your car. I'm leaning towards Lifesource but lots of web research says it just gets rid of chlorine and is over hyped. Any thoughts?
     
  2. anthony

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    I ended up going with aquasana. Mostly because i don't like the idea of holding onto a water filter for that long (10+ years).
    I'd rather replace it after three, and the price is about equal.

    If you're using city water it won't matter what you use for a filter. Only well water has the minerals that will leave water spots, and only if you don't do a good job of drying it typically.

    Can't speak for that one specifically, but I can say I do like the aquasana, though I need a filter because we have well water.
     
  3. dennis

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    My city water has Total Dissolved Solids of 193 PPM and that leaves water spots. I purchased the following product which takes the TDS to zero for many washings. Eventually you have to replace the deionizer.

    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/portable+water+deionizer.do?code=FROOGLE&gclid=CIvMir3J6roCFaQ9QgodsE0AFg
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The city water here has more "spotting" material than water (at least it seems that way :)
     
  5. capt601

    capt601 Vin02324

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    I use a CR Spotless deonization system. And i am amazed I waited so long to get one. Never worry about drying the car.
     

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