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View Poll Results: How do you wash your Mustang?
By hand - Always 536 66.67%
By hand - when I have time 156 19.40%
By hand - when I'm in the mood 61 7.59%
Automatic car wash - Always 51 6.34%
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You're aware that "A Modest Proposal" is satire, right?
wwwhhaatttt????? i had nnooooo idea that it was satire!

I use a hose, and a bucket to wash, everytime. i dont know what i would do if i lived in germany and couldnt wash my car in my driveway!


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wwwhhaatttt????? i had nnooooo idea that it was satire!

I use a hose, and a bucket to wash, everytime. i dont know what i would do if i lived in germany and couldnt wash my car in my driveway!
Well first I wasn't talking to you. And given the average Mustang forum demographic, I wouldn't be surprised to find people on here who read something like that and take it the wrong way.

What made me wonder was the mention of "illegitimate children". It sounded like more of a belief than a joke.

Oh well, carry on.

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I'm a Dri Wash only guy. Used it on my LeBaron convertible for 13 years, and had people asking me where I got the car painted all the way up to three weeks ago.

I do not sell the product, but really believe in it.

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I hand wash as often as weather permits to keep her sharp!

Twice a year I claybar, and wax -

I wax before the hard summer begins, and before the hard winter begins.

I use Meguiar's detail spray in between, for minor touch-ups and dust/pollen removal. I use Meguiar's Carnuba wax.

I love cruising a clean vehicle, and hate when it gets dirty.

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For washing
2 bucket grit guard method with optimum car wash micro fiber mitt.
Rinse with a DI water filter to avoid water spots.
Dry with an ECHO blower.

In the winter if it is below zero around here I always have to pull out in the driveway to hose dirt off the car with hot water and then pull into the garage within 2 min before the water freezes. (of course this is when its not any wind. If there is wind, it takes 1/2 hour before you can do the 2 bucket wash in the garage because you have to wait for the ice to thaw after rinsing)

Two Bucket wash in the garage with the door closed. Pull back out to rinse off with hot water and pull back into the garage before it freezes again and then blow dry.
Gota love winter lol.

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I also do the 2 bucket method, starting on the roof of the car and working my way down to the wheels. I do the rocker panel/plastic side skirts right before the wheels. Though I do realize that most people recommend starting with the wheels.
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I'm a Dri Wash only guy. Used it on my LeBaron convertible for 13 years, and had people asking me where I got the car painted all the way up to three weeks ago.

I do not sell the product, but really believe in it.
Does it work for winter? Does it scratch?

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Takes me about 3 hours to "get it done right", maybe I should do a time lapse film of it!!!!!! Hell it probably take me 2 hours to type out all the steps, the order they need to be done in, and why they need to be done in that order.... IMO, Washing/waxing/detailing correctly is a science, it's all 1's and 0's, there are very few GREY areas.


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I also do the 2 bucket method, starting on the roof of the car and working my way down to the wheels. I do the rocker panel/plastic side skirts right before the wheels. Though I do realize that most people recommend starting with the wheels.

This is what I do. But I don't know about starting with the wheels.

Seems backwards to wash the dirtiest part of the car first.
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I tried to take mine once to an automatic car wash, out of desperation because it was really dirty and it was cold out. My LCA relocation brackets bottomed out trying to get on the track. That was that. LOL.

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Dri Wash does not freeze, so it will work for winter. If used as directed with 100% cotton towels to apply and microfiber to buff, there are no scratches. FYI it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to find 100% cotton towels-Pep Boys is the last place I have found that sells them.

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Washing the car is also an opportunity to inspect the PAINT. Do it yerself at least twice a month. Ideally once a week.

And a car as beautiful as this is a joy to wash. Make sure you also remove brake dust form the RIMS...

One of the easiest ways to demonstrate you are an automotive enthusiest and seperate yourself from the general automobile public is to never allow Brake Dust build up....It detracts from the total package...



See that--She really cares.

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Hand wash. Even at a do-it-yourself car wash stall. I'll use the spray soap to get it all sudsy then wash it by hand before rinsing it. That's when I'm limitied on time.

Usually though, I'll just make a Saturday afternoon of it at home and do it all by hand.

Either way, scrub brushes and spinning chamois wheels don't touch my car.

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