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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

View Poll Results: Do you Dirty Detail your car
Yes 7 50.00%
No 1 7.14%
Sometimes, year round 2 14.29%
Sometimes, winter usually 1 7.14%
Are you an idiot, who would ever do such a thing?! 3 21.43%
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:10 AM   #1
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Does anyone ever do this? Let me explain. You essentally vacume out your car, clean the windows in and out and cleanexaust tips and liscense plate cover/trim, and Armor-All the interior.

Why I'm asking is I just got done doing this because I'm playing airport shuttle for a friend of mine and his mom. I find myself doing this during the winter months when there is not as much of a point to wash the my car.
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Yea, I try to have a clean interior more in the winter.
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when i clean.......i go all out.....
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Oh, I definatly do during the winter, although I don't touch the outside at all (sometimes the windows, if I absolutely have to). This all reminds me, I need to vac out the GA today, ugh.....
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Ummm, my car never sees winter, but anyway I clean my car every week and usually spend about 2-3 hours doing it. I clean it as if I was going to a car show
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speaking of witch it 46 degrees here so i think Ill give her a nice bath
inside and out.
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speaking of witch it 46 degrees here so i think Ill give her a nice bath
Be quiet you. Whenever the weather gets above freezing and the forecast looks decent I wash the outside in winter. Otherwise my inside usually stays fairly clean, big winter floor mats help.
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see if your going to detail why not do the whole thing
"a clean ride is always a better ride"
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see if your going to detail why not do the whole thing
"a clean ride is always a better ride"
Because when it'* only 10*F outside the water has a tendancy to freeze.
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I wash my STE 1-2 times a week, year round, and clean out the interior about once a week. I try to give it wax every 2 months or so as well. Right now I'm not driving it, so I'm not washing it, but I don't care what time of the year it is, the car needs to be clean. I can't stand a dirty car. You actually should wash it more in the winter to keep the salt off of it. (unless of course you are where there isn't any salt) I work at a detail shop, and we have a fairly good sized garage at our house, so I just wash it and pull it inside to dry it off so it doesn't freeze, but then right back outside it goes.

However, I can honestly say that I have never washed my Calais, but I have vacuumed out the interior because it was really really filthy. The car is so friggen dirty I can barely stand it (and it isn't even that dirty really, its just that I never have a dirty car), but there is no sense in washing it because I would bet it doesn't look much better clean.

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