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Old 10-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Washing My Camaro in Florida

Good Morning ev1 We are going to be spending the winter in Port Richey, Florida this year I will be taking all my accessories with me(including the electric leaf blower)! The house we are renting has well water! So I have 2 options when washing my Camaro...Option 1...wash the car with water right from the well...Option 2...wash the car AFTER the water has been thru the water softener!! Like I said, I will have my leaf blower, so after rinsing the car the water will NOT be on very long!!! Thank you for any help & suggestions....Denny
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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As long as you dont leave the water to dry on it "well" water will do no harm. I use adams detailer when I wash and hit it with my blower and my Big Blue towel and never had a problem.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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I always use a spray detailer (Meguiars Ultra Detailer) after every wash. No spots and it looks better than it did the day I drove it out of the showroom.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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Been living in Florida with well water for twenty years. DO NOT WASH THE CAR WITH UNTREATED WATER! Wash it with water that has gone through the softener.

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Old 10-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #5
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Wash in early morning/evening or in shaded area. In direct mid day sun you cannot dry it fast enough by hand and end up with water spots.....in which case you just get a small damp hand towel and this will remove the spots. Been using well water since '86 and all my cars have been black.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #6
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The leaf blower is definitely the best way to dry the car.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #7
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i don't have well water, but i always put in a water softener when i buy a house. soft water when set right won't leave spots. i use the maguires version of the "sham wow" to dry after.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #8
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Thanks to all who answered my question!!! Now all I am hoping for is a "Normal" Florida winter!!! y2k King...Spring Hill isn't far from Port Richey...Do you remeber how COLD it was last Jan.?? It was Freezing!!!
Thanks again for all the help!!
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I have well water and dry my car ASAP and she has no spots.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:50 AM   #10
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Thanks to all who answered my question!!! Now all I am hoping for is a "Normal" Florida winter!!! y2k King...Spring Hill isn't far from Port Richey...Do you remeber how COLD it was last Jan.?? It was Freezing!!!
Thanks again for all the help!!
they said it won't be like last year...i lost my queen palm tree and i covered the damn thing.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:14 PM   #11
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Best advice is was the car in the early morning or just before the sun goes down antime between 9am-5pm the water & soap will dry up fast.

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #12
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You can wash it either way you want but make sure you dry ASAP. Today it's 90!
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