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Old 08-15-2005, 10:21 AM
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[I] Hey guys Ive got this 94 Honda Accord with a custom metallic purple blue paint job and im a little scared to touch it. Everytime I go through the car wash I cringe. If anyone can give me some helpful hints I'd be more than grateful. Thanks

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Don't worry about it!

Those automatic car washes will kill that custom job in no time.

When your ready to wash it by hand, than we can help.

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Old 08-15-2005, 11:29 AM
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[I] Hey guys Ive got this 94 Honda Accord with a custom metallic purple blue paint job and im a little scared to touch it. Everytime I go through the car wash I cringe. If anyone can give me some helpful hints I'd be more than grateful. Thanks
This has got to be a troll. He is concerned about maintaining his custom paint job and he uses automatic car washes....I love it

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Well since you are new here, I'll be easy on you and not comment on the whole custom paint job on a honda thing. But don't use automatic carwashes. The big brushes pick up all the dirt from the cars before you and then scratch the heck out of your paint in no time. Hand wash it like barry said, and keep it clean. Maybe apply a wax a few times a year. And don't be so paranoid, kind of hard to enjoy it that way.
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Thank you for your response I'll overlook what you said about the whole honda comment because you dont know any better but thanks for not being obnoxious like some others. Thanx.-Miz Stormie
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Hey guys, This lady is not a troll and seems very nice.

Don't know if she will post again or not.

I have answered her questions in a PM.
Hopefully she will.
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Sorry you took offense to what I said stormy. I didn't mean it that way. I was only razzing you a little. Sorry you took it that way. Forget how some take things said about their car so personally.
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Hey Guys

Hey you guys I really thank you all for the advice I hope now i can do better.This is my first car and it's my baby. I got a little ahead of myself trying to keep it in good shape and , not knowing any better, I ran it through the wash. What happened to it(those tiny scratches) scared me so bad I ran for help to you all. You have been great and I hope you keep sending me more great stuff. I hope to hear you guys soon. Take care. Stormie
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She's OK, we've been PMing about waxes.

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Automatic car washes are hard on paint, so is the sun, and acid rain. Wash your car by hand and wax it at least twice a year by hand and use a wax that has UL blockers in it. Welcome to Hotrodders!
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Until you get to be henry's age. Then just pay some young kid in the neighborhood to do it for you. It is a bit of work. And just in case you didn't know, don't apply the wax where the sun is beating down. Apply it in the garage or in the shade.
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Ummm

Hey guys I havent waxed yet but I dont have a shade space I dunno what to do about that. I just got paid today and I was gonna wax but not if its gonna hurt it in the sun?What do I do?Oh aside from that thanks for the warm welcome and everything else. Its nice to have support system. umm got any advice on a place to buy custom enterior stuff well that wont break my checkbook?Alright thats all for now.Catch you guys later. Stay cool.
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The big brushes pick up all the dirt from the cars before you and then scratch the heck out of your paint in no time.
Not all automatic carwashes have brushes. We haven't had any around here for years. All are brushless with just high pressure water and soap.
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Hey

Hey I just had a thought could I wash my car while the suns going down since I dont have a shade space?
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Don't go to a car wash, even brushless ones have harsh detergents.
And most recycle the dirty water.
And when you wash by hand, don't use dish detergent, thay strip
the wax of quicker than anything. Get a car soap made for washing cars
and use a clean mit.
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