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Old 01-17-2005, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I decided to take my 328i to the car wash today to get the salt and crap off from the nasty weather. I soaped the car first and then rinsed, hoping most of the dirt would come off. I did not have time to use a cloth to wash it as the soap was drying so I went straight to rinse. After I risnsed the car I started to wipe it down slowly and gently with a cotton microfibre towel. I noticed I did not get the dirt off so I stopped wiping as I was afraid I would scratch the paint. Any way, what started out to be well intentioned turned into a futile effort as ice began to form on my car.

I need some tips for Winter time washing, the car does not look any better than before I went to the car wash.

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during the winter time I rarely wash my car by hand, I usually take it to those laserjet washes (the touchless ones) at the gas stations.
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Not having this problem in Georgia, I can only offer the advice from my friends in the great white north.

Use hot water from the house. It will take a while longer than summer, but that's how they do it. I'm guessing they use a suds bucket, and a second (and possibly third to wet the car rather than the hose.
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Not having this problem in Georgia, I can only offer the advice from my friends in the great white north.

Use hot water from the house. It will take a while longer than summer, but that's how they do it. I'm guessing they use a suds bucket, and a second (and possibly third to wet the car rather than the hose.
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Hey Deuce:

Took your two bucket advice with hot water. I used this on the spots I missed in the car wash. I did the job in my garage and I couldn't be more pleased. I dried everything right away with a microfiber towel. I finished off the water spots with a spray bottle of distilled vinegar. Turned out terrific.

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