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Old 12-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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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,

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:10 PM
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I drive a POS '97 Ford truck that sits outside and gets washed everytime it rains. No problem.
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Around here, all the car washes advertise fresh water, not recycled.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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I guess I could call them and ask.. ive never seen them advertise fresh water here...
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:35 PM
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:45 PM
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now if I had only thought of that before I finished my garage haha.
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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.
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Put the nice car in the garage and buy a winter beater?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:44 AM
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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.
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Spray oil on it or fluid film
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