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Its that time of the week again where i find my self ALREADY cleaning my car. I don't know about you but when i wash my car i give it good'ol clean. Thing is that but the time i've run through washing the body, cleaning my rims, chamios my car, vaccum interior, wipe down interior...there is like a full on routine that goes on, i l've lost about half the day. Then when i go take my car for a spin and get back home, my car needs another wash. hahaha.... It maybe that the colour of my car makes dirt stand out more than others (gun metal grey), or where i live is covered in a think layer of dust but there has to be away to keep it seemingly clean with out slaving. However,my car is so worth it the elbow grease.

Is it possible that there is a quick wash achieveable at home? (don't like using car washes cause they suck! and paid a car wash $30 to clean/vaccum and was the worst clean ever!)

Also is it just me who hates it when people lean up against your car and leave smudges. My girl laughes at me when im cleaning up after peoples efftects on my car, but dude my car is my car and it has to be spotless.

I realise that this whole thing i wrote is rather point less but could be interesting to see what people say.

Cheers

JJ

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haha nah i know what u mean

i used to play a friendly game of soccer with mates weekly and i used to park my car on his lawn, while we wait for everyone to rock up, everyone would be leaning on it or watever and that pissd me off since my car was black n all :D

but i also have the problem of cleaning my car, ill start at like 8am on sat morning and finish about lunch. takes too much of my time :)

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yer, i know the feeling

u spend ages getting your baby lookin all pretty and propper, and 1 days use, its back to how it was

i rope woman into helping me (she does mags) while im cleaning the car, at least it looks nice when its done;

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Try a midnight purple one!!! its a dirt magnet, especially the back of it, must create some kind of vacum that sucks dirt/dust onto the rear of my car

so the laser wash is just jets spraying at your car?

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yeh since mine is black everything stands out so much like finger prints dirt, yeh the back of the car does get damn dirty quick hey...

Also what is annoying is when u spends all the time washing it then the next morning u see that all this dust has settled on it, ah well...at least when u actually do finish washing u feel good when you look at your baby.

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Try a midnight purple one!!! its a dirt magnet, especially the back of it, must create some kind of vacum that sucks dirt/dust onto the rear of my car

so the laser wash is just jets spraying at your car?

Nah dude, it's the pleasure of owning a skyline, every time we go past it creates a vacuum (imagine a jetwash affect)

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I hate it how you just finished chamoising your car, not a single mark on it, you touch it by mistake and wipe it off straight away, then you walk away and come back later, only to have finger prints and the dust that seems to appear from nowhere.

Nothing worse then a big dirty bird shit though.

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don't ever let anyone 'lean-up' against your baby. It's more than fingerprints they'll leave.

Your 'true' mates will understand this concept.

........just as with the weather, if it's bad everyones car (loved or not) looks equally dirty!

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don't ever let anyone 'lean-up' against your baby. It's more than fingerprints they'll leave.

Your 'true' mates will understand this concept.

........just as with the weather, if it's bad everyones car (loved or not) looks equally dirty!

But it's just a car........that's the bs people give me when they ask why I spend so much money on it.

Skylines, live it breathe it drive it drift it slide it

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A black line looks sick and all but damn it gets dirty so quickly. Even in an enclosed garage, the dust just settle in layers.

I used to clean my car quite often but now with the water restriction in Vic it has become a pain to go to the car wash.

Does anyone here try steam cleaing their engine?

My dad has one of those Steam Dream at home and was thinking of steam cleaning the engine. But is there certain area you are not meant to steam clean?

like near electronics etc.

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A black line looks sick and all but damn it gets dirty so quickly.  Even in an enclosed garage, the dust just settle in layers.

I used to clean my car quite often but now with the water restriction in Vic it has become a pain to go to the car wash.

Does anyone here try steam cleaing their engine?

My dad has one of those Steam Dream at home and was thinking of steam cleaning the engine.  But is there certain area you are not meant to steam clean?

like near electronics etc.

I steam my engine every month......always take my Aldi plastic bag to cover the foamy filter............electronics and fuel/air are sealed units, as long as you don't flood the motor and other areas with a 'Noah' amount of H2O, she'll look foolly schick afterwoulds mate! (use a spray -on -rinse -off wax also, to get into those nooks and crannies and prevent rust!

PS. "it's just a car".....it can't be your real mates saying this (they never would????). What sort of cars are theses 'A to B' people driving that say this. (I'd bet you they're company cars or sh1t deathtrap boxes!!

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whats the laser wash thing? seen it around but thought it was just another car wash?

It's not "just another car wash".... and yes, you will still need to do some minor detailing afterwards, but nothing apart from water and foam touches the car.

The laser wash not only cleans the car, but it also cleans UNDER the car too!

As you're driving into it, you drive slowly over high pressure jets that clean up underneath the car, then it tells you when to stop, so you stop, it soaks the car in hot foamy stuff, then it soaks again, then it rinses, and it does all this other kewl stuff (depending on how much you pay) I just run my car through the basic $7 wash, but if you're on your way out somewhere, and you want the car clean without spending heaps of time washing it before you go out, its a great option.

You cant use it as the 'only' option, because there are some bits it just cant get to, deep hollows in mags etc, but as for the paintwork, it leaves it spotless, and a few minutes driving dries up all the drips.

Oh yeah.... and you need to brake lots when you come out of there... because the brakes get very wet and the first time you go to brake, the brakes don't want to work.... but that's the only set back, and it goes away when the brakes dry out.

:headspin:

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It's not "just another car wash".... and yes, you will still need to do some minor detailing afterwards, but nothing apart from water and foam touches the car.

The laser wash not only cleans the car, but it also cleans UNDER the car too!

As you're driving into it, you drive slowly over high pressure jets that clean up underneath the car, then it tells you when to stop, so you stop, it soaks the car in hot foamy stuff, then it soaks again, then it rinses, and it does all this other kewl stuff (depending on how much you pay) I just run my car through the basic $7 wash, but if you're on your way out somewhere, and you want the car clean without spending heaps of time washing it before you go out, its a great option.

You cant use it as the 'only' option, because there are some bits it just cant get to, deep hollows in mags etc, but as for the paintwork, it leaves it spotless, and a few minutes driving dries up all the drips.

Oh yeah.... and you need to brake lots when you come out of there... because the brakes get very wet and the first time you go to brake, the brakes don't want to work.... but that's the only set back, and it goes away when the brakes dry out.

:headspin:

Hey Sky,

you know that really expensive carnauba wax mum bought for us for our birthday........and you'd like, spend half the day getting it on there and then saying to yourself..."wows. I's dids a reallies good job upenhere, Master!".

well after a couple of 'drive thru's' of the lazer wash, it's all gone.............

Man they use some killer chemicals in that machine!!!!!!!!!! :D

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