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Old 10-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Strip wash when sprinkling outside

So a friend and I have plans to detail his car this weekend. It's supposed to rain all weekend.

Assuming we don't care if we get wet, is there any reason we shouldn't do a strip wash on the car in a light rain, pull it into the garage, and then dry it and begin claying and polishing?

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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That's what I'd do, unless its a monsoon of rain....i would just spray some detail spray after you get done washing and pulling into the garage, right as your about to dry it
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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I've washed my car in the rain before. No need to rinse or dry! Didn't plan on driving it afterwards, so I didn't see a problem with it lol
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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That's what I'd do, unless its a monsoon of rain....i would just spray some detail spray after you get done washing and pulling into the garage, right as your about to dry it
I totally agree with this.

Yup, as you wash it, your car will continue being contaminated. Once you strip the protection, bring it inside and do a waterless wash or a detail spray over the car. That should take off all the junk that the rain brought, as well as be a drying aid.
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I totally agree with this.

Yup, as you wash it, your car will continue being contaminated. Once you strip the protection, bring it inside and do a waterless wash or a detail spray over the car. That should take off all the junk that the rain brought, as well as be a drying aid.
because no matter what "normal" people say, rain does have contaminants once it reaches your car. Just depends how "crazy" you want to get with it
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because no matter what "normal" people say, rain does have contaminants once it reaches your car. Just depends how "crazy" you want to get with it
I don't know how "normal" person would disagree that you *should* wash your car after a rain. I mean after all it is called acid rain! and it's a big problem here in florida unfortunately, as you probably know.
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