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Old 06-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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Take it to the car wash in the parking structure where I work once a month.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:15 PM
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It's against bylaw to wash your car in your own driveway here, so I just wipe mine down with a nice detail spray and good microfibre.

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Old 06-13-2018, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by koala View Post
It's against bylaw to wash your car in your own driveway here, so I just wipe mine down with a nice detail spray and good microfibre.

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Optimum No Rinse and Shine + half bucket water.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
Optimum No Rinse and Shine + half bucket water.
Thank you, I've been meaning to investigate more of these waterless washing options!
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:22 PM
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I use Optimum rinseless (the green version, with carnauba). This video from OCDetaling is really helpful.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
Optimum No Rinse and Shine + half bucket water.
^^ This stuff works great and is the solution if you have any sort of water restrictions going.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:46 AM
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I washed my car Sunday afternoon after driving it daily for 2 straight weeks and its probably still not as clean as Alex's car *before* he washes it :-p

My biggest problem is that I *hate* scrubbing wheels. I broke down and CQuartz'd them when I bought the car - hoping I could clean with a pressure washer alone...welcome to camp "nice try". So I'm in the market for a good wheel brush, again, I suppose.

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 911-TOUR
I washed my car Sunday afternoon after driving it daily for 2 straight weeks and its probably still not as clean as Alex's car *before* he washes it :-p

My biggest problem is that I *hate* scrubbing wheels. I broke down and CQuartz'd them when I bought the car - hoping I could clean with a pressure washer alone...welcome to camp "nice try". So I'm in the market for a good wheel brush, again, I suppose.

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Haha, that's funny Sean!

I also hate cleaning the wheels, but since I discovered Sonax, it has become bearable. Just spray Sonax, way a couple of minutes and literally just insert a couple of times a good wheel brush on each spoke and then rinse. It will do 95% of the job with 10% of the effort!

I would recommend the wheel woolies for this.

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by koala View Post
It's against bylaw to wash your car in your own driveway here, so I just wipe mine down with a nice detail spray and good microfibre.

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What kind of prison do you live in?

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:12 AM
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i do a full wash with pressure gun maybe once every 2 - 3 months, especially after a track weekend or long muti-day road trip where bugs are caked dry

aside from that i just use a quick detail spray and a have a bunch of microfiber towels handy. first use a duster to dust off any large particles off the car and work detail spray cleaning the car one panel at the time, folding and flipping the towel along as it gets dirty. Working top down, cleaning the usually cleaner top areas of the car first and working my way down to the bottom side skirts and fender area, etc. three or four microfiber cloths will get my car squeaky clean. an hour job for me. could be much quicker, but i enjoy the process.

same thing with the wheels. i have GTS black wheels. I use a dedicated duster to dust off any large particles off the wheels, use a quick spray cleaner and dedicated microfiber towels to wipe down the wheels. armorall for the tires.

I do have full PPF so I do this with a greater peace of mind.

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by koala View Post
It's against bylaw to wash your car in your own driveway here, so I just wipe mine down with a nice detail spray and good microfibre.

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I'd move, or use my neighbor's driveway.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
Optimum No Rinse and Shine + half bucket water.

ONR is great stuff. Don't know what is in it, but it seems to melt dirt and grime away.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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What kind of prison do you live in?

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It's Canada...so minimum security.
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Originally Posted by Class5Kayaker
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 06-14-2018, 09:26 AM
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For those of you waterless wash guys, Ammo NYC / Larry Kosinski just released a new waterless wash. Looks awesome.
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