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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:20 am 
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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?
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:12 am 
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dude your a lazy bastard... with a great idea!!!!! :D

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:06 am 
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i do the same thing after washing the car... and after having a shower! :P

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:24 am 
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We've done that for years!

I love the 'just been washed' wet look - Mmmm!!! :o

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:47 am 
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i think that isn't a good idea cos when you go for a drive you get all the dirt and crap in the air and especially flung from other cars driving on freeways on your car.

This means that when you go use a chamois after the dirt will get on the chamois and scratch your car.


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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:10 am 
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yuor better of chamoising it straight away. if there are any tiny impurities in the water on the car, when they dry they attach themselves to the paint, so when you chamois it, it does scratch the paint.

just depends on exactly how fussy you are about it.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:56 am 
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Done it a few times and wasnt happy with the overall result; much prefer just drying it off myself as its even and doesnt leave any streaks/water marks.
Also i hate driving my car right after i wash it, as some fuk infront of me always throws dirt back at me GR!
Im often driving slow and out of the 'pack' of traffic when im clean lol. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:14 am 
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do the same thing after washing the car... and after having a shower!


How does driving help dry you off after having a shower?
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:57 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
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do the same thing after washing the car... and after having a shower!


How does driving help dry you off after having a shower?

You have obviously never been hanging iout a sunroof while driving!
Bah!@#$% :idea: :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:13 pm 
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:lol: Why do I have this image of Bart Simpson running around in the nuddy after his bath, with what you said, Daniel... :shock: :lol:

I'd use a chamois after I wash the car, but it seems to be red after I wipe it a down a few times... :shock: (Hot chilli red chamois? :lol: )

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:46 pm 
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wolfpac_w wrote:
:lol: Why do I have this image of Bart Simpson running around in the nuddy after his bath, with what you said, Daniel... :shock: :lol:

I'd use a chamois after I wash the car, but it seems to be red after I wipe it a down a few times... :shock: (Hot chilli red chamois? :lol: )

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sounds like your car needs a good cut and polish
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:59 pm 
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Cop "why were you speeding"

Driver " I just washed my car and I am trying to dry it off"

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:08 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Cop "why were you speeding"

Driver " I just washed my car and I am trying to dry it off"


Don't laugh. That's just as bad as the guy speeding in the Perth tunnel last year. Cop asked why he was, The reply was, "I just wanted to hear what me exhaust sounded like in the tunnel." And that incident was real!
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Questions
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:15 pm 
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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?


W.A is the worst place to do that. If the water here is left to dry by itself on the car, it leaves a white mineral residue behind. I've had that. In Melbourne I never had to dry the car after washing. When I got here I tried it and frickin hell, I had white specs all over it it was shocking.
My sister did it last week and when it dried, it looked like the white paint was worn really thin. It was the hard water here.
And then you go and drive and pick up all that additional dirt from the air and road.
Nope. Do it properly or get yourself a Holden Commodore. You've been told :lol:
Nah seriously dude. Do it well, and anyway, it's your quality time with the car while your doing it...no what I mean like....
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:37 pm 
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Kit wrote:
madmax wrote:
Cop "why were you speeding"

Driver " I just washed my car and I am trying to dry it off"


Don't laugh. That's just as bad as the guy speeding in the Perth tunnel last year. Cop asked why he was, The reply was, "I just wanted to hear what me exhaust sounded like in the tunnel." And that incident was real!



Hahahah I did that through the airport tunnel for the same reason in my EA... IT SOUNDED #$%* AWESOME :D
Wasnt doing any insane speeds, just left it in 2nd @ 40 and then floored it to 80 and slowed again...
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