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Old 05-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Everyone Washes

Hey everyone.........I just washed my whip yesterday and was thinking "Everyone washes the inside/back of their rims, Brake discs and wheel wells right? LOL

Ohhhhhh maybe that is just my OCD

Actually it makes a big diffference, when it is never gets dirty it is easy to keep clean!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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I pay more attention to what is seen, I'll run a mit around the inside but I don't sit there and get every nook and cranny.

I don't touch the break discs or wheel wells, just run the pressure washer over them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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My tire guys love me. OCD in full effect, front, back, behind the spokes and everywhere I can get to. I do even do the jams and inside the gas cap every 3-4 washes, or once a month.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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My tire guys love me. OCD in full effect, front, back, behind the spokes and everywhere I can get to. I do even do the jams and inside the gas cap every 3-4 washes, or once a month.


I love it.........Sounds very familiar
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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All the above, plus armor all the wheel wells,gas cap,trunk plastic and wax my wheels!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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I do.....I usually wash my ride once a week.....and I do the back side of the wheels every time
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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Anybody who does not Armor- All the INSIDE of their tires at least once per week is doing a piss poor job....
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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... whip?
Hi there WheelmanSS, sorry for the confusion.
I use the term "Whip" when referencing my ride.

not a car but a Bad Whip or Bad Sled
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #10
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Anybody who does not Armor- All the INSIDE of their tires at least once per week is doing a piss poor job....
Hilarious
I am still cracking up. bahahahahaha
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #11
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I actually remove the tires and wheels, clean the calibers, back of the rims and tires, and apply tire dressing to the inside of the tires as well as the inner fender splash. I also was the undercarriage and mufflers.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:33 PM   #12
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I actually remove the tires and wheels, clean the calibers, back of the rims and tires, and apply tire dressing to the inside of the tires as well as the inner fender splash. I also was the undercarriage and mufflers.
Nice job!!!!
It sounds like I need to get a floor jack and stands.
There might be some areas that I am neglecting.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #13
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My wheels and wheel wells still look brand new. Yea, I got the bug.
In the winter I wipe down the suspension and underbody.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #14
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Ive always had the bug, my best buddy who died a couple of years ago used to make fun of me cause I crawl under my car and clean the underside. On my SS, I do the same and clean the inside of my rims before I wash the car using wheel cleaner and I also use metal polish on my exhaust canisters (lol) and then follow up with wax...
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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I wash the insides of my wheels every other wash, and the wheel wells. Unless I'm washing for a show or cruise night, then I do everything including underhood door jambs and the trunk areas.
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You won't find a speck of brake dust on mine.

It's not a DD but if it were I still would keep them spotless.

It's things like this that set my car apart from most.
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Its all in the small details in my opinion...
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #19
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My tire guys love me. OCD in full effect, front, back, behind the spokes and everywhere I can get to. I do even do the jams and inside the gas cap every 3-4 washes, or once a month.
Amen..
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #20
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I do this all the time now. I never used to go that far with my 2000 Camaro, but the 20" wheels make for plenty of room to reach through the spokes to scrub the inside hoop of the wheel. I wash the wells too. It makes it much easier to polish the car without having the the applicator pad get all dirty when the whole car is spotless. I love detailing. My wife thinks I'm crazy.....LOL
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #21
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Have you ever seen 20 inch wheels that are only washed in the front? Everything beyond the spokes looks like
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #22
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Check out the wheel woolies!

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/wheel-woolies.html
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #23
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Does anyone of the car wax companies offer free shipping?
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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Does anyone of the car wax companies offer free shipping?
Not anymore. At least not that I know of.

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Does anyone of the car wax companies offer free shipping?
Autogeek does if your order is over $125. Plus you get the Camaro5 discount.
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