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Old 05-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Clean a holic

Is it me or does anyone else wipe their car down with Detail spray after they drive it?

I drive mine everyday, and unless its raining. I wipe the dust and bugs off of my car when I get home. Who else does this?
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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Right there with ya. My wife just rolls her eyes....
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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I'm also a "clean-a-holic"...practically have to spray it down after my daily drive to-and-from work!
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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Im with ya. The goal is to ensure she's clean and purty for the next time we go out.

My wife thinks I'm obsessed, but i cant really help it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #7
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I clean my nice cars after everytime I drive them. Its crazy but I can't help it
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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really? wow i really just don't have time for that dedication but good for you all that do it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
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yep wash it once a week rain or shine, california car dust it daily between washes and dress the tires. And yes I get the same eye roll and a "what are you doing" comment from the wife! Glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #10
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Yep i Just dont use it on my stripes or hood when its hot. The bottle says your not supposed to. And the next day i dont drive it i go over it with a californa duster and cover her up till the next time she is gonna be driven. Mine isnt a daily driver
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #11
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My wife wants me to see a doctor for this exact reason but I am not going
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
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Every freaking time. neighbors must think its strange!
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #13
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When I was a kid, I used to wax my battery, exhaust and differential.
I still hand wash wheel wells and insides of the wheels and tires.
Another member on this forum also does this to his Camaro. Let's see if he replies.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #14
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Whewwwwwwwwwwwww......glad to see that I'm not a cleanaholic for doing this. My wife also rolls her eyes and says, it still looks like a car. The day she owns a Camaro, she will understand, but it will probably be me cleaning hers too.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #15
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<------(raises hand) my truck gets wiped down each morning before it leaves and gets another wipe down when it comes back.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:30 PM   #16
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I am guilty of cleaning the wheel wells, the exhaust and the inside of the wheels!
Wash it religiously once a week... I carry Meguiars Quik Detailer and a clean cloth in the trunk at all times, and a clean cloth in the glovebox also.

I always make sure the car is waxed so that bird poo doesn't stick to it. My co workers thing I am mad, going out and wiping my car off if I see bird poo on there from my office window! Don't want that $#!T eating into my paint!
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:34 AM   #17
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Guilty..my neighbors thinks I'm trying to show off. My family thinks I'm crazy. I say I'm normal...
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:12 AM   #18
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Guilty..my neighbors thinks I'm trying to show off. My family thinks I'm crazy. I say I'm normal...
i hate it how neighbors stare you down like you're doing it to brag or something (everyday).

aint nothing wrong with keeping a badass car clean.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:48 AM   #19
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I'm right there with ya bros. I am going to make my wife read this thread so she knows I'm not the only one!
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:51 AM   #20
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:00 AM   #21
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #22
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I have the Camaro and a truck. If the car is dirty, it stays home until it gets a bath. I cant have it go out in public looking all nasty. I am hesitant to use detail spray on a dirty car. I am afraid I will put swirls in the paint.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #23
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #24
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Put Opti-Coat on after you polish her down...and the only thing you will ever have to do again is wash the car once a week or two. NOTHING comes close (except perhaps CQuartz) to not only protecting your paint (its a permanent coating, not a sealant or wax that drys harder, and is thicker than the original clear coat), but no more waxing or sealants or polishing ever...in fact, my new 2011 Camaro sheds dirt and water so well now that drying the car after a weekly wash now only requires a leaf blower, and tiny bit of detail spray once in a while if I get bored.

I drove it in rain for 2 days through puddles, all all sorts of crap and muddy highways..and you would think I just waxed it....it sheds everything...nothing sticks to it...I mean nothing (mud, bugs, pollen, dirt, etc), so its useless to top it with anything, but some guys do because they get bored I guess.

If you have paint in great condition, Opti-Coat will keep it that way for the life of your car. Nothing removes it....other than abrasive polishing with a machine polisher. Its thicker than the original clear coat, looks amazing when its on the car, and I'm not joking...nothing sticks to it, and it washes so easily now that I only need to dry it with a quick blast from my leaf blower. It sheds water like nothing I've ever seen so I don't even get the drying towel out anymore (hence no more unnecessary wiping of the paint)

My car only needs a quick wash and it looks like I worked on it all weekend. I clayed, then polished the paint to a show car gloss using Menzerna PO85rd, did an IPA 10% solution wipe-down to remove any polishing oils until the paint was literally squeaky clean and perfect...then applied Opti-Coat.

But then again, those of you that like to wipe your car everyday, this isn't for you...because you'd have to find something else to do.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:12 PM   #25
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me too!

My name is Sam, and I am also a clean-a-holic.

I go through bottles and bottles of Turtle Wax Ice instant detailer.
I wash my Camaro after every other outing, even if everyone else says it's still clean.
I love trying out new detailing products.
I have probably made a new hole in the ozone layer because of how much tire shine I have used.
I probably spend more on microfiber cloths than most people do on clothes.

And I wouldn't have things any other way.

*What makes it bad is the insane amounts of brake dust that this thing makes.
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