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Old 01-08-2017, 08:19 PM   #1
tsouzee
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Default Car washing (undercarriage too?) in winter....

Hey, so I've been handwashing my 2017 WRX since I got it this past August. We just had our first real snow storm and the car is covered in snow/salt etc..... It's too cold to wash outside, and I've read its a good idea to also wash the undercarriage to get any salt off. Not sure how someone can wash the undercarriage anyway with this low ground clearance. What do you all do in these cases? Give up and go to a car wash?
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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you dont have one of these in your area? all the ones around here have an underbody flush option that sprays the bottom of the car as you pull in.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
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Not nearby. We used to have one but they shut it down last year.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:44 AM   #4
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I am not sure what you have previously done but I use a quality paint sealant before winter takes hold, this way I dont feel too bad going into a touchless wash ever 1-2 weeks to keep the salt and grime at bay. Then I resume washing by hand when it's warm enough. Also I just get the basic wash not that fancy crap with all the BS wax/clearcoat protectant stuff.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #5
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Next best?? A wash it yourself place. You can bend the nozzle to point up under the car and get some off that way.. it sucks to do though. I've been tempted to bring ramps to have more access under there.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:06 PM   #6
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It depends on the storms for me. Once the crap is off the road (generally the next day) I get it washed. Basic $5 whatever does the undercarriage plus exterior. Then I bring it back to my garage and do a quick detail. Takes about 30-45 minutes. Feels awesome afterwords and totally worth the work. Makes the other cars on the road jealous keeps everything clean as well, obviously.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:19 PM   #7
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I have this attachment for my pressure washer and it works well.

https://www.pressurewashersdirect.co...rheRoCpFvw_wcB

I also will drive it up on ramps and clean under it too if I don't want to get the pressure washer out.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:25 PM   #8
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You could always drive your car up on Rhino ramps, and then jack up the back to wash underneath. It may be a hassle, but your car will be rust-free. I would do this as a last option though.
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