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this is how i wash

By scc24540

now this is only when im gettin ready for a show

i use

mothers back to black, on all the plastic trim i.e. around the doors and windows, where the wiper arms bolt in, the trim piece on the trunk ect..

i use the rainx that u pour into your wiper fluid

turtle wax paste was and polishing compound, and i use a buffer for the polishing part, its a 7k rpm random orbital buffer

mothers claybar

for quick detail i use turtle wax liquid ice

armor all tire gel w/the curved applicator (i use this becasue it doesnt throw black across your car when u drive away)

tire bleach to clean the tires

california water blade instead of shammys

california car duster for the dust that settles after driving to the show

my wheels are just painted i guess so i just use soap and water on them and scrub em with a light brush and a microfiber cloth

turtle wax chrome paste for tips, grill, and that stuipd piece on the hood

flitz for the headlights

armor all for the dash and interior leather and trim

detailers brush for the nooks and crannys

febreze auto for the good smell

i have a 12v vacuum for detail at the show and a craftsman 10gal wet/dry vac for before i go

oddly enough i use the walmart 97cent carwash, but i use a diff bucket for the wheels and tires, bottom part of car, middle of car, and top of car

advance auto brand degreaser, toothbrush, and long brush for engine bay

i make sure to keep a fresh coat of engine paint on my muffs

take wheels off and clean all brake dust and scrub my painted calipers

i used "rubberized undercoating" behind the wheels on the fenderwells to make it a complete blackout except for the color of the calipers, struts and springs

and i think thats my routine for cleaning my car for a car show, if i forgot anything i apoligise and ill come back to fill in

think im obsessed anyone?

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badd780
Apr 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm
sounds like me on an oil change lol my car has to be painted befors it sees some mothers right now it sees the car bay lmao
 
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angel_2004
Apr 8, 2008 at 10:29 pm
Yeah, a little obsessed, but it has been some time since I was able to give my car a good scrubbing.
 
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1OF6K
Apr 8, 2008 at 5:29 pm
I got $25 bucks come over....lol
 
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Carolina_29053
Apr 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Probably not a bad plan living right on the beach with all of that salt spray. You don't sound like the kind of person to let leaves and debris build up around the cowl area and behind the front fenders, setting it up for rust. I usually blow mine off with a leaf blower after I wash it, then take it for a brisk drive down the interstate. That's how I've cleaned my Harley for years! Seems to work fine.
 
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mickey
Apr 3, 2008 at 6:54 pm
are you asking if you are posesed or obsesed?

I was thinking both is more like it LOL
 
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rj_
Apr 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm
Nice write up, but one thing I disagree with. ArmourAll.
That crap will never touch any of my cars.
You should have seen the damage it did to the dash in my g/f's '81 Monte Carlo. I had to replace the entire dash.
 
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Ragtop_Gall
Apr 3, 2008 at 7:59 am
NAH..THATS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING I DO...ONLY I ADD CHROME POLISH FOR MY CHROME RIMS smile image AND SOME GOOD OLD FASHION ELBOW GREASE....
 
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scoobedew
Apr 2, 2008 at 10:56 pm
I use murphy oil soap for the weather striping around the T-Top's to keep them from drying out and rotting.
 
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3fan4ever
Apr 2, 2008 at 10:39 pm
WOW! THAT SOUNDED LIKE A COMMERCIAL FOR ALL THOSE PRODUCTS YOU USE.GOOD JOB! NO WONDER THE CAR LOOKS SO GOOD.NOW COME OVER HERE AND GIVE ME A HAND!
 
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Nightmare388
Apr 2, 2008 at 10:33 pm
WOW! I'm tired just reading what you do. There is no way I could do all that.
 

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