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Old 06-12-2018, 03:16 PM
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Unlike most detailing videos that tell you to start from the top down and do wheels last, we have really hard water so I do the wheels first avoiding getting any of the actual body of the car wet. Then, with separate buckets and wash mitts from the one dedicated to wheels, I wash the car (two bucket method). The wheels take longer than the car! While washing the car, I rinse a lot so the water doesn't dry and create hard water spots, then pull into my garage to dry her off.

When I first got her, minimum once a week, more if she got pretty dirty in between the weekly washes (I drive her daily). Now, I'm on an every other week cycle. Wife's X5 one weekend, my 991 the next.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:34 PM
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Go to a touchless carwash and drive it fast on the freeway to dry it off.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:57 PM
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I have my mobile detailer do all my cars every couple of weeks. I hate driving a dirty car, so usually if a car gets too dirty I just let it sit in the garage and switch to another car until the next cleaning lol. I'm pretty OCD about that.

No time to wash 3 (soon to be 4) cars myself, nor would I do as good of a job. I tried it when I had just one nice car, and that was the last time I'll ever do that again.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:01 PM
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Every couple of weeks is FAR from OCD.............
Switching cars is Nice luxury to have.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:23 PM
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I wash it about once a month because I only drive it between 50-200 miles per month. I start the pre-wash by cracking open a beer, and then apply a snow foam coating via pressure washer. Rinse with the pressure washer. Then, hand wash using two bucket method. Use wheel brushes to clean the barrel of the wheels. Crack open another beer. Quick blast with a leaf blower to get it semi-dry, and then wipe down with a cloth towel. Spritz the body with Hydrosilex, and coat the wheels with Armor all outlast. Black Magic Tire Wet on the tires only if I'm taking it to a show. Vacuum interior, wipe down the interior with microfiber towel, and use compressed air to get dust out of all the crevices.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:07 PM
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^2 beer job. Pretty good.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:33 PM
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A wash every week typically. Most of the time on a Friday before the weekend (which is the only time I drive it) or on a Monday so it stays clean during the week and is ready for the next weekend. If I only drive it 50 miles or so and it isnt dirty enough, I will just wipe down the wheels and wait until it needs a full wash.

But full 2 bucket method, Adams Soap, Microfiber Madness Incredipad. Always wash the wheels first.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:05 PM
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I don't bother until the end of the summer and track season is over. Waste of time otherwise. What ever happened to the bugs, mud and rubber being a Porsche badge. This OCD crap drives me nuts.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:19 PM
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Soap and water seems to work
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:49 PM
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I only drive once per weekend, so I wash about every 2-3 weeks as it sits in the garage. I do get off bird droppings and bugs that happen every time I take it out but a full wash every 2-3 wks. 2 bucket method, with a foam gun, put car pro reload on ever coulple months. Wheels first, then car, I use deionized water then blow dry the car with my toro electric leaf blower. The less you touch it the better.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:38 AM
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I don’t. The car (GTS) gets driven every day. Because ........... it’s my car . Every two or three weeks I have someone come and take care of it. They show up at my home up and do a wonderful job. They’re professionals. I pay them, and it’s all over.

It’s not really very excited. But the car looks farkin amazing when they’re done. Then it gets dirty every day. Just like every other car.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:06 AM
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Rinse with water company water out of the tap through a power washer at low pressure. Then foam cannon with Chemical Guys Honeydew foam cannon soap. Let the soap sit a while (~5 min), then rinse really well with CR Spotless deionized water through power washer. Blow dry with Master Blaster. If wheels are dirty (not often, PCCB's), wash with Honeydew/water mix and wheel woolies, then Master Blaster. I try to keep from touching the car with anything unless I'm getting ready to wax. Paint looks near perfect.

The car is due for a waxing, so before I do that I will very carefully wash the car with a wool mitt using foam cannon soap & water mix after the foam cannon wash. Always use 2 buckets.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug H View Post
Don’t. My Porsches stay dirty as heck!
Finally....I was thinking oh my gosh what am I doing with a car like this.

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Old 06-13-2018, 12:33 PM
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My car is not a daily driver, so after a drive I use Chadwick’s triple play detail spray, and Chadwick’s no sling tire dressing, the best stuff I’ve ever used, I started using it on my Black Lamborghini and always felt like I just waxed it, no scratches or swirls, and the tire dressing doesn’t sling up on the car, my Porsche is white so it’s much less a labor of love than the black lambo
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:46 PM
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Washing? Who has time for that! I've had my T for a month now and still haven't washed it.
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