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Old 12-19-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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washing cars in winter is a waste of money. Sure, you're car will look like sh*t in a few days anyways. However, if you wash it once a week you can prevent unwanted rust. My parents didn't wash thier 89' Grand Marquis during the winter and it died because of rust. I sold my dad my old 93' 88 and now he washes it every week. Lesson learned.
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the idea is not to make the car clean...it to prevent the salt
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the idea is not to make the car clean...it to prevent the salt
Thats correct. But I hear otherwise lately.
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i just want to remind you all to BE CAREFUL when washing your car in the winter time..car washes are just downright dangerous sometimes because of all the ice, i know of at least one person who lost his life simply while trying to wash his truck, so take a little extra time, go slow, hang on to something if you have to....but please be careful out there.
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Mom'* Nissan is rusting at an alarming rate.

It'* how we lost the Cressida.

It'* how we're losing the Bonneville.




GET THE SALT OFF YOUR CARS, PEOPLE, BEFORE IT'* TOO LATE
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A good coat of wax or sealant is also a good friend going into the winter.

Use only touchless car washes to perserve yor car'* finish.
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the idea is not to make the car clean...it to prevent the salt

Unless,of course,you live in the South

I washed mine last night after almost a week of rain, Damn,she looks good
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yup, my parents don't wash in the winter... say its a waste. but i rinse off my car at least once a week. i would hate to see it rust out and faster then it has to.
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I live in the south, so I wash it to keep it clean.

My uncle drove the Subie up to South Dakota about a month and a half ago, and it got covered in salt. When he got back, the first thing he did was wash the car. He didn't even unpack it.
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Mine gets a run through the drive through every other tank. Nothing makes a car shine better than a thin coat of ice!
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