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Old 12-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #43
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #44
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
I don't think it's too bad, just kinda like a regular black car. You don't want it to go more than a week or so without a wash. And of course it depends on when and where you drive it. For example my driveway is gravel so after washing it at home and driving out of the driveway (despite going as slow as possible) it gets dirty on the rear bumper and whatnot. I'm gonna start carrying microfiber cloths to rub the car down with.

It's a love labor though!
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #45
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #46
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
i think i answered you last time...the in-between-washes collection of dust and dirt is hidden pretty well with the CFM actually. the exception is when it rains because rain slings dirt on your car in a manner that leaves the car looking two-toned (half paint, half dirt).

as for washing...i have a pretty easy determination practice when deciding whether or not to wash the car: is it going to rain in the next 5 days? no...then wash it. has it been more than 10 days since you last washed it? yes...then wash it...unless of course after 10 days it will rain within the next 5 days. then, don't wash it.

around texas as long as it isn't summer it will rain every 2 weeks, so you can keep your car looking pretty clean when weather is permitting by only washing it somewhere in the neighborhood of every 1.8 weeks. during the summer we usually have a drought so the plan will be once every 10 days as previously mentioned, which again, is about once every 1.8 weeks on average.

contrary to popular belief, washing is actually BAD for your paint because anytime you touch your paint you are probably marring or swirling the paint in some minor way. after you've done minor marring/swirling for a long enough period of time, you will start seeing more prevalent marring/swirling. so, the longer you can go in between washes, the better for your paint. that is why my regime is what it is...if your car can't go more than 4 days without staying clean, don't wash it
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #47
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2SS 45th Vert here in Denver, CO. My daily driver. Love every trip I take in it...even in the snow!







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Old 12-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #48
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what's your MPG? i have the M6 and live in downtown dallas. i've been getting 13.5mpg with a 23mph average this tank...

i've been told it gets better with miles; i believe it since i was getting 12.5 last tank
I looked at it on the way to work last night, 17.8 according to the on-board computer. About half of my commute is highway, half stop and go town stuff. Not TERRIBLE but certainly not ideal. Oh well, when I think in terms of SSMiles Per Gallon it gets a lot easier.

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Sorry but mine looks better than yours.
Impossible. Mine will always look better because it is in MY driveway.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:50 PM   #49
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I have a 45th 2LT coupe and i love it!
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #50
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"rewski" that's the first 45th I've seen with rims...well done. Here's some pics of mine.







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Old 12-07-2011, 03:21 PM   #51
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exact same as him but minus the sunroof i actually picked mine up on chevrolet's 100th anniversary by coincidence because that's when it was delivered...when was that, 11/2 maybe? haha, sorry i forgot.

no car cover for me.
I picked my 2LT/RS 45th w/ sunroof up on Chevy's 100th birthday also - (11/3/11)

I have a dustop cover. It's for indoors only but it's good protection so it doesn't get scratched up in the garage and will keep most of the dirt to a minimum.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #52
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I picked my 2LT/RS 45th w/ sunroof up on Chevy's 100th birthday also - (11/3/11)

I have a dustop cover. It's for indoors only but it's good protection so it doesn't get scratched up in the garage and will keep most of the dirt to a minimum.
did you add a red stripe on the side? interesting...got more pics?
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #53
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did you add a red stripe on the side? interesting...got more pics?
Yes More pics.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:55 PM   #54
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A matching Car cover would be really nice!
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #55
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I have a 2SS 45th on its way to Texas on a train somewhere, and have no plans to get a cover. I have one for my 2000 vette that I bought when that car was new, and only ever used it once.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #56
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When you cover your car for the winter, does the cover produce condensation and could that be an issue for the paint?
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