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Old 01-19-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Think that -12oC (10oF) is too cold to take my ol Bonne to the car wash? She needs a bath really bad, and I have today off for a change..
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Think that -12oC (10oF) is too cold to take my ol Bonne to the car wash? She needs a bath really bad, and I have today off for a change..
do you have a garage or something you can drive it home and let it thaw out?


it is kinda risky on the door seals, if you are going to do it, make sure you hav ea role of paper towels to wipe down the door seals and trunk seal. Might not hurt to dry it off as well with a towel whil ein the car wash before it freezes.
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Yeah, thats what I was thinking... I've been too busy to wash her since I bought her 2 weeks ago, and I really want to see what she looks like under all the mud, dirt, and grime... I think I'll do that.. I'll find a car wash that isn't busy, and give her a good bath, then dry her off...
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I don't know about you guys, but here, when the outside temp hits 30, the carwashes close.
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Well, here in Canada, if that was the case, then car washes would only be open 6 months of the year!
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MN, too. They only seem to close if it gets below zero (normal temps, not that wierd Canadidian stuff)

Oh, and I don't know that 10 is too cold, but like Bill said, prepare for your door seals to freeze. If you can park inside, at least park in the sun to get as much heat as possible. Or go ahead and lube the seals up first (vaseline or silicone lube)
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they automatics close about 20* here
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They merely switch to warm water here. That way you are out of their lot before you realize you can't get out of your car.
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Well, its officiall.. I have a white Bonneville!

lol... I didnt' know the local Hughes had jet dryers.. so I spent the extra few bucks to get most of the water off of the car, and made good and sure my weather striping was dry before I left..
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Ive washed my Bonneville in -40F. AT a carwash, just dried it off inside, wiped off the door seals, good to go.
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