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Old 05-17-2004, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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God damnit, yesterday I washed, waxed and detailed my car, it took me 5 hours.

This morning, i go outside, and there is a TON of pollen on my car. God damn.

I dont feel like washing it and drying it, i dont feel like hosing it off and drying it, I dont feel like brushing the dirt off and scratching my paint up.

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Old 05-17-2004, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fill a spray bottle with a couple of drop of carwash soap, 2 caps of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and hot distilled (soft ) water. The hot water is to mix the soap and alcohol. Let it cool. ( you can work with it hot if you like, just be careful)

I call this, the in between carwash "carwash". I use a microfiber towel. Spray a small area on the car. Spray the towel real good, too. Gently clean the area. Use another mf towel to dry and polish. You can do you whole car in a few minutes. I use several towels so I alway have a clean one to work with.

I do it almost everyday. Keeps everything looking like new. So good that I only use the hose about once a month.

btw, I'm having to temporarily park outside every day also.

Don't get mad, get cleaning!
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i use the california car duster.... it works great. $20 at pep boys
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Im definatley gonna mix up a batch of that.

Doesnt strip wax does it?
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I wax every 2 months. One coat. Next time I'll put 2 or 3 coats.

It will not strip your wax right off. It may cause it to come off a little sooner, though, if you use it everyday. I use it almost everyday.

I haven't tried it without the alcohol. The alcohol is to help is evaporate more quickly.
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Use a microfiber towel and softly brush all the pollen off the car. QD(quick detail) is also good to use but not just for pollen.
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DEFFINTATELY THE CALIFORNIA CAR DUSTER. I am VERY particular on keeping my car clean and not using anything abrasive. COuple that with the fact that i live in an area that has horrible springs, I use this religously.
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