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Mach1460 12-05-2012 04:38 PM

Winter Washing
Looking for a little advice on washing a vehicle in the winter time (im in South Dakota so we can get pretty cold here not to mention salty) Im not a fan of the pay n spray washes since they recycle the water and theres no way to tell what kind or how harsh the soaps detergents are. Obviously id never take a nice vehicle thru a brushed or brushless automatic wash anytime of year. Durring the summer I always wash by hand but in a nice vehicle thats effected by the elements all year round.. whats are you guys doing in the winter with your nice daily driver vehicles?

My best idea is to take a couple buckets to the "pay n spray" use my own wash soap (mcguires gold) use the sprayer to rinse the vehicle clean, then use my microfiber mitt and my soap to wash the vehicle down then rinse again with the pay n spray...

And of course im going into my first winter with a black vehicle haha,

techinspector1 12-05-2012 05:10 PM

I drive a POS '97 Ford truck that sits outside and gets washed everytime it rains. No problem.

poncho62 12-05-2012 05:27 PM

Around here, all the car washes advertise fresh water, not recycled.....

Mach1460 12-05-2012 05:52 PM

I guess I could call them and ask.. ive never seen them advertise fresh water here...

mitmaks 12-05-2012 06:35 PM

I know my aunt has hot water faucet installed in her garage (great idea) and she can wash her car at home any time of the year.

Mach1460 12-05-2012 06:45 PM

now if I had only thought of that before I finished my garage haha.

timothale 12-05-2012 07:40 PM

hose off the salt.
When I lived where they salted the roads in the winter every week I would get a hose out of the garage and just rinse off the grime and spray under the fenders. bumpers anywhere the crud could collect., then have to drain the hose so the water wouldn't freeze up.

novafreek6872 12-07-2012 02:18 PM

Put the nice car in the garage and buy a winter beater? :confused:

Mach1460 12-08-2012 08:44 AM

Im talking for my daily driver, I bought a new pickup. the hotrods stay in the garage all winter. my days with "winter beaters" are done. Im depleteing my vehicle inventory want it down to my hotrod and my daily driver pickup.

firebird7980 12-10-2012 08:55 PM

Spray oil on it or fluid film

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