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Old 04-14-2001, 12:29 PM   #1
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Post How many of you wash your car according to weather?

I know I wash mine when there is at least 1-2 weeks of clear sunny skies. The other days a I just dust off the car. But if it rains the dust will stay on my car no matter what.

Where I live, there are solid chunks of dirt in the air and they love collecting on my car. And when it rains the dirt just makes my car even more dirty.
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Old 04-14-2001, 12:34 PM   #2
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">I don't wash my car according to the weather- washing my car determines the weather. I swear I expect a hurricane when I polish the car down, wash it, and then wax it. Just washing it usually only causes a typhoon or a blizzard or perhaps a large thunderstorm with hail...

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Old 04-14-2001, 02:47 PM   #3
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hahahaha imprezer.

I wash and wax my car when the seasons change, other than that, I like it to be muddy and dirty.

I randomly wash the "old" dirt off, to make room for the "new" dirt. hehe

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Old 04-14-2001, 03:59 PM   #4
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I wash my car every Sunday before school so that I got a fresh lookin car when I hit campus. I was once a month too. I try and go all out. What kind of wax do you guys use? I use Maguiers I heard that Turtle Wax was the best and all this other stuff. Which one is really THE BEST?
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Old 04-14-2001, 05:46 PM   #5
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Imprezer: Y'know, that's a good point - I could save all that money on soap, shampoo, and water - then I could go out and buy some OZ Prodrives (and a couple bottles of Polo Sport). . .
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Old 04-14-2001, 06:20 PM   #6
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I wash it when it's dirty. Black car, you know. If it rains, I wash it the next clear day. Baby's gotta stay clean.

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Old 04-14-2001, 06:26 PM   #7
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brucelee....

have you tried Eagle one "wet look" or "slick stuff" from The Wax shop?

We used Slick stuff on the race cars, and it was FANTASTIC. I got a bottle to use on my cars from the team and it was really good.

I'm kinda partial to using the eagle one stuff...

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Old 04-14-2001, 06:33 PM   #8
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I wash both of my cars all of the time it seems like. If you do it often it is usually pretty quick. Buy some quick shine, instant detailer, etc.
It's pollen season here in lovely Atlanta, the yellow stuff is all over your car even if it's only out an hour or so.
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Old 04-14-2001, 07:20 PM   #9
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I wash my car. And it looks dirty. I'm really anal about the cleanliness of Scooby Blue. I usually wash, and dry with a synthetic chamois. Which BTW is the best kind of chamois for drying a car. They last years and you'll be amazed at how much water the synthetic ones soak up!

After the wash, I bust out the Final Inspection (Maguiars) spray polish and look for water spots and bug/road debris. Then the wheels get shiny and the tires get coated with pro-detail spray.

And then...it rains the next day on the way to work! Damnit!!!


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Old 04-14-2001, 07:37 PM   #10
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you know what is a temporary wax job? Pledge! like the wood polish stuff. It works good and is fast to put on. Just in case you need something quick. It'll last about a week. But for a show or the drags, it's perfect.
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Old 04-14-2001, 07:51 PM   #11
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Pledge? Try Mequires Instant Shine, Mothers, Griots, etc, Leave the Pledge for the furniture.
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Old 04-14-2001, 10:22 PM   #12
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I'm with Brian...after I finished rinsing off my car, the clouds started to gather. Fortunately for the local populace, I decided to call it quits after the "spray wax."

Tommorrow it's a full job, so I hope Wakefield TPC is handing out umbrellas.
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Old 04-15-2001, 12:46 AM   #13
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My Car gets washed Twice a week and by wash i mean interior exterior. Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hurricane, etc...MY01RS has gotta stay in great looking conditon. After my turbo gets put in and the rally's start, its another story.
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Old 04-15-2001, 01:07 AM   #14
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I never wash my car - it's just going to get dirty again.
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Old 04-15-2001, 01:27 AM   #15
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I live in Oregon, so I have to wait for it to stop raining to even think about washing my car, and since it's spring here, just because it's nice one day doesn't mean it's going to be nice tommorrow. So, yah, the weather does play a role.
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This was after driving on some muddy raods, by the way. I don't usually let it get THAT dirty
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Old 04-15-2001, 01:35 AM   #16
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I tried, with a 50% success rate. I washed my car yesterday 'cause it's nice day (and only because it's been a long while), then it rained at night while my car's outdoor.
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Old 04-15-2001, 01:40 AM   #17
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Horde, do you take showers? I mean, you are gonna get dirty again anyways.
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