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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Questions
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:47 am 
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Rik_Biel wrote:
I have one.

I wash my car every Saturday morning - religiously.

I used to use a chamois after washing to get the water off, but now, I go for what I call a "shake down" run instead

I basically go for a 10 minute drive to nowhere in particular and back, and this gets most of the water off the car with very little effort. I live right near some 100km/h roads which make for a quick blast.
Any remaining water which is usually only in certain areas is then chamoised.

Good idea? Or not?
I tried washing my car religiously but the bible got all soggy and fell apart. How do you stop this from happening? Or is this a subject for a completely new thread?


LOL a bit of a typo their :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Detailing
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:28 pm 
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Fairmont 98, got a leafblower or compressor at home.
Move the side mirror glass left and right, up and down and blast the water out with either one of them


Here's a few things I suggest
A microfibre drying towel or two.
Eagle one wax as u dry
Dry the car with leaf blower
Use a nozzle free hose to do final rinse.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:28 pm 
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Good suggestion, I do have an air compressor.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:38 am 
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Rik_Biel wrote:
LOL - I can relate to the tunnel dude.

On the way home on the freeway I get real close to the concrete barriers just to hear the zorst bounce back :)



Heh, all I hear is my DAMN squeeky pads and the holes in my zorst when I drive close to the walls...

I wash the EA almost every weekend, use paper towel from BI-LO on the windows with some turps (removes wax, wipers work better), then clean again with window cleaner and towel. Cut and polished her (took me like 2 hours!!!) and she came up really good... then a coat of wax... paintwork never looked so good.

Chamois the car straight away, otherwise the water will just evaporate and leave watermarks.

Also got some of that BlackWax from Supercheap and use it on the handles, front wiper shield, window rubbers...

Looks a LOT better.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:06 pm 
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Lukieman wrote:

Heh, all I hear is my DAMN squeeky pads and the holes in my zorst when I drive close to the walls...



I've been noticing that lately too - only when rolling along below 20 kmph
Once it goes above that the squeaking stops.
Below that though it is really quite a loud squeaky whistle sound.
Is it my pads or something to do with the slotted rotors?
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