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How Do You Wash Your Car?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Do you use :

a) a carwash
b) a high-pressure washer
c) a bucket of water and a sponge
d) wait until it rains

I use b) for the Golf and c) for all the other vehicles.

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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

I use a)...

... every other leap year.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How Do You Wash Your Car?

Soap and water.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

I wait until it rains...


Whatever
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Hose Pipe.
Soap.
Water.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Washing? Huh..

Signed,
AA61HVY  Wink



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

In my garage under the condo . . .

Hose,
Bucket,
Very, very soft brush,
Wheel Brush,
Chrome Cleaner,
Car Wash/Wax Combination,
Rim Cleaner,
Shammy

All cleaning products by Meguiars except the ArmorAll I use on the appropriate places.


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 949 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I hand the keys over to a man, tell him what I want then go and have a coffee while the car gets cleaned. A pager goes off when it is ready to collect.

Great.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Do you use :

a) a carwash
b) a high-pressure washer
c) a bucket of water and a sponge
d) wait until it rains

C)

Soak car and wheels
Clean rims and wheel wells with brush
Very soft brush to wash car
Rinse
Dry with chamois


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
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Since I'm lazy, I go for the touchfree carwash. Looks better than anything I've done by hand Big grin


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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3464 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Soft Cloth Wash. Touch-Free is like putting soap on your body and not lathering it up. ie. Totally useless!


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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

ANCFlyer:

What type is your car? Are you happy with Meguiars products, do you recommend them?


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Very, very soft brush,

Do you guys not think a sponge would do a better job?



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User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Sometimes by hand, but I'm usually too lazy so I usually use the self-serve car wash.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting Emrecan (Reply 11):
What type is your car?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/csmpep/TruckCamperHope1-06.jpg

Quoting Emrecan (Reply 11):
Are you happy with Meguiars products, do you recommend them?

Yes to both questions. I've thought about the Mr. Clean System - it's an all in one gizmo that guarantees not to leave spots, etc - but haven't quite gotten there yet. Meguiars does a great job.

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 12):
Do you guys not think a sponge would do a better job?

Way too much road grime up here for a sponge . . . the brush I use is incredibly soft, but gets the junk off . . . I'm afraid a sponge would simply grind it into the paint.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
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ANCFLyer, what is the hat doing on your dash? Doesn't that belong on your head? Big grin Also, like your license plate Big grin


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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

ANCFlyer:

Great car.. thnx for the reply


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 15):
ANCFLyer, what is the hat doing on your dash? Doesn't that belong on your head

I have my "usual" hat on my head (afterall, I'm not in the shower). As KROC will attest, the hats on my dash are a) Tony Stewart #20, and b) POLICE Drug Interdiction Team.  laughing 

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 15):
Also, like your license pla

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Quoting Emrecan (Reply 16):
Great car.. thnx for the reply

Thanks . . . takes about 2 hours to wash properly.

The Meguiars works really well . . . the big ticket is it doesn't spot so bad. And cleans up nicely . . . it's not too expensive, I can get a US Gallon for US$18.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

C for me, too.
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I use a super-soft brush made of a Pigmy's pubic hair, with a special soap, the name of which I can't recall. Of course, I have a special brush for the wheels and chrome. Also, I have an RO/DI filter, so I wash and rinse with that. The RO/DI removes any trace of minerals and other deposits from the water, so there is nothing to leave spots when the water evaporates.

For the interior, I first sweep with a special brush with thick rubber bristles to remove the dog hair. Then, I vacuum it with my Dyson. Finally, I have a variety of ArmorAll products that I use on the delicates. A simple windex is used for the glass.

Is anyone as obsessive/compulsive as me and go so far as to remove gravel from the tires?  Smile

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Washing the car is one of my butler's duties  Wink

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 18):

Nice license plate BAB - not at all obsessed with Boobies are you ?? Big grin



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

I use the car-wash twice a year, the other time I let the rain doing the job.

Patrick


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2641 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Actually, my car is under warranty, so every time I take it in for an oil change, they wash it for me.... now thats lazy!!!

ANCFlyer... like the RV also.. we just got rid of ours because the kids are old enough where they don't want to be seen with mom and dad, so we weren't using it that much, but I miss camping.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

I don't understand - you WASH your car? How weird!  wideeyed 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 21):
ANCFlyer... like the RV also.. we just got rid of ours because the kids are old enough where they don't want to be seen with mom and dad, so we weren't using it that much, but I miss camping.

Thanks. I'll never give up the RV . . . it's the only way to go in Alaska . . . I did enough tent camping in a previous life . . . I need my comfort now.  laughing  I spend most all my off time in the summer somewhere in that thing . . .


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 19):
Washing the car is one of my butler's duties

So how do you pay JGPH1A, fish and chips?

Quoting Cornish (Reply 19):
Nice license plate BAB - not at all obsessed with Boobies are you ??

Boobies are my guide through this life. When I'm in doubt, they always point the way.

BAB Wink



I'm just skipping stones...
25 Post contains images Cornish : I said the butler washes the car, not the French maid you do know that boobies recently got banned by the Western Australian state parliament
26 Post contains images Skidmarks : Shouldn't think that'll affect BAB in Texas Andy
27 Post contains images Cornish : Er he's planning to move. Keep up with it old timer
28 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : Nicely played!! It's not often that I roll on the floor and laugh. Don't listen to him Andy. In your mind, I'll always be in Texas. BAB
29 Ilikeyyc : I use a bucket, but instead of a sponge, I use one of those white cotton mitts to scrub the dirt off the car. Then I dry with a chamois. Plus, I spray
30 Post contains images Cornish : Well at least until tomorrow morning by which time he'll have forgotten
31 DAL767400ER : A mix of a and d. Normally, I just let the rain do it work, because it rains enough in Hamburg after all, but during spring, all the crap from some of
32 Post contains images Skidmarks : Isn't it time you went to India again, or some other backwater? And I am far too busy to read ALL the trivial threads in Non-Av. I thought he was jus
33 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : BAB
34 Post contains images Cornish : I'm trying to look REAL busy so they don't send me to Kinshasha, Islamabad or somewhere else I'd rather not go
35 Post contains images Skidmarks : hehehe Andy
36 Aerobalance : Drive down to the BMW dealer and let them do the chore as I drool over the M cars...
37 Post contains images SlamClick : Is that the Francothropic version of 'chamois?' Wife's car goes to the groomer. I wash my car and 'the bitch' on the lawn. Little extra watering ther
38 IFEMaster : I pay the kid down the street $10 per car every weekend to wash both of mine. Not sure how he does it, never really watched, but he does a great job e
39 Dc10s4ever : I pay $30.00 every week and have it done!
40 Srbmod : A for both my personal car and my work vehicle. I'll run my car through the automatic car wash, my work vehicle, I actually have to wash it myself at
41 Vhqpa : I don't in BNE we have stringent water restrictions we can only wash our car with buckets (no hoses at all) and effective 13th June we can only use ho
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