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Old 04-17-2001, 07:48 PM   #1
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Post It is worth it to wash your car for a couple of hours (pics)

So fresh and so clean.

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Old 04-17-2001, 07:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2001, 07:56 PM   #3
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Of course it's worth it!!

Heck even if it rains an hour later, it's quality time you spend just "workin' on the car". What I probably enjoy the most is just listening to the radio while washing...chillin' then going out later in the night in what feels like a brand new car!

Oh...I can't wait for summer to roll on in!
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Old 04-17-2001, 07:59 PM   #4
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yes it is

... so the mud will slide off better instead of just sticking to the mud already on the car.

NOW go rally please (just a joke, relax)
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Old 04-17-2001, 08:13 PM   #5
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Love your wheels. They Team Dynamics?
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Old 04-17-2001, 09:19 PM   #6
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I definitely take an hour, or so, on the first good wash after winter. Identify and touch-up any new rock pits, and give it a good wax.

Consider it annual rust maintenance.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:47 PM   #7
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I will tell you all a lil tip dont leave bird crap on your car I did and now my hood is all messed up looks like it ate through the paint and this was only for a few days. Also the paint wasnt factory I had to replace my whole front clip a few months ago so possibly cheaper paint didnt help either.
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Old 04-17-2001, 10:59 PM   #8
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Looks nice, but hours??? I do my whole car in about 30-40 min. Unless your waxing it too.
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Old 04-18-2001, 01:45 AM   #9
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They are Work meister s2r wheels 17x7 53+.
I washed it forever and cleaned the whole interior. The wheels are also a pain to clean. That is why it takes so long.

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Old 04-18-2001, 05:59 AM   #10
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Is that an STi exhaust??? If so... good choice!

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Old 04-18-2001, 06:08 AM   #11
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noooo... it's bad luck to spend MORE than 2 hours washing/polishing on your car... the last time i did that on a car i owned... i got T boned by a drunk driver

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car looks great!

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Old 04-18-2001, 06:21 AM   #12
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I do that just about every weekend. Just got an random orbital buffer to cut the time to around an hour and a half. It's how I relax though... Take my mind off the hook for a couple of hours and just clean the car. If it's been a particularly bad week, I'll wash and wax my wifes Forester too. That's a REALLY bad week though!
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Old 04-18-2001, 06:45 AM   #13
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I aree that washing my baby is a bonding experience. Plus, you get to do a detailed inspection for dings, chips and other little disturbances that otherwise might escape notice. That way, you can touch-up, strip and wax or whatever to protect it. It takes me at least and hour to do a full clean inside and out including windows, wheels and polishing the tips on my Stromung. It took me 2.5 hours just to wax it the first time. Sucked, that's why I bought the Bosch 6" RO sander/polisher.
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Old 04-18-2001, 07:44 AM   #14
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Looks nice man, a worthwile 2 hours
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Old 04-18-2001, 07:58 AM   #15
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Time well spent. I've said this before, I love those wheels!
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Old 04-18-2001, 08:08 AM   #16
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I don't think it's worth it at all. No matter how much time or money I spend on a wash, one drive to work and it looks just like it did before I washed it.
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Old 04-18-2001, 08:10 AM   #17
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hell i have spent a whole afternoon on cleaning and detailing the inside of my car. but it just gets dirty again its a constant battle
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:43 AM   #18
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Arent WORK wheels REALLY expensive??? I thought that they were like as much as ADVANS! Any ways, you need to lower your car! STAT! PS: My car is my prised possesion and I still only take a half hour at the most to wah and vaccum my car.
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Old 04-18-2001, 01:41 PM   #19
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I have a brospeed muffler and yes Work wheels are very expensive.

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Old 04-18-2001, 03:01 PM   #20
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I love your wheels even if they are expensive... I saw them on a WRX in a magazine from France and I said to myself that they were made for an Impreza...

Good choice and you have a nice RS!

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Old 04-18-2001, 05:53 PM   #21
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I've spent hours just washing my car. Then comes the waxing. It's definitely worth it in my opinion.
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Old 04-18-2001, 06:05 PM   #22
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:16 PM   #23
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I do that every time when I wash my car. but the question is... how often do you wash your car? I try my best to do it one every other week...
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:19 PM   #24
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Look at that shine! Very nice, will you detail my car.
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Old 04-19-2001, 02:11 AM   #25
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Sure enough it rained today and it is dirty again. damn!!! I am not sure how to make it so the pics work. I can see them and almost everyone else can too.

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