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Old 09-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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Afraid to get car wet

Is anyone else afraid to get their car wet? I mean I haven't even washed mine yet. Am I crazy?
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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Yeah I would have to say you are crazy...lol. I am constantly washing mine because I want it to look good. I'm afraid of dirt and dust, not water...lol.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Yeah I would have to say you are crazy...lol. I am constantly washing mine because I want it to look good. I'm afraid of dirt and dust, not water...lol.
My car is spotless. I drive it dust it and park it. I'm afraid my rotors will start to rust and that looks terrible.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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I'm not afraid of hose water getting it wet,
But since I have another vehicle and the Camaro is not a daily driver, she stays waxed and polished and tucked in the garage on rainy days

I love for her to shine when the suns out
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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You're doing more damage by not washing it. You need to get contaminants off of the paint that are in the environment. Go hand wash it right now.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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You're doing more damage by not washing it. You need to get contaminants off of the paint that are in the environment. Go hand wash it right now.
Really looks clean to me
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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my car getting wet right now all day its been raining
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Really looks clean to me
I'm going to pray tonight that A bird s*** on it tomorrow!
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #10
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you need some more one on one time with it..go wash it
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #12
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you need some more one on one time with it..go wash it
Its really not dirty or is there something I can't see on it?
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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Probably.

As far as the rotors rusting, the 1st time you use the brake they'll be all shiny again.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:45 PM   #14
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Yeah I would have to say you are crazy...lol. I am constantly washing mine because I want it to look good. I'm afraid of dirt and dust, not water...lol.
My neighbor says I'm going to wash the paint off mine I wash it so much!
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:52 PM   #15
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Then I am crazy I have no Problem washing my other car just can't do it with the camaro. All right guys tomorrow I'm going to wash It.
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Then I am crazy I have no Problem washing my other car just can't do it with the camaro. All right guys tomorrow I'm going to wash It.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:57 PM   #17
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:12 AM   #18
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #19
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You're doing more damage by not washing it. You need to get contaminants off of the paint that are in the environment. Go hand wash it right now.
I don't know about that. What happens when you take a wash mitt to your car? You rub dirt around to loosen it, sure the soap is supposed to act like a lubricant but damage still does occur however minutely. Wash your car every other day and you're going to spend more time washing waxing polishing than enjoying the car and only damaging it.

Personally I wash my cars infrequently as possible. Reason being first of all it's a car it will get dirty. Secondly the less I touch the paint with anything but water and a soap spray I feel the better. It's not important to me to keep the car showroom clean, as long as it looks decent that's good enough for me. Then the rare times I do actually use a wash mitt it looks like brand new because the paint hasn't been subjected to many rubbings with a wash mitt, no swirls, no streaks, just new looking paint.

Touchless car washes aren't a bad thing, good ones anyway that filter the water and soften it. They just spray on soapy water then rinse it off without ever touching the paint with anything else. Does pretty good for a quickie clean up. The ones that kill paint are the ones that use the brushes or the plastic things that whip around.

Ever wonder why there is soooo many car wash products? Because they sell! People have been led to belive the car's paint will somehow fall apart if not washed frequently. Pretty good sales scheme really. I said this in another thread about our 2003 Tahoe. I think I've only washed it like 5 times by hand in all those years. The paint still shines like new without ever waxing it and just spraying it off. Not a swirl mark or scratch anywhere.

Personal choice I suppose, I got better things to do than wash and wax my cars every other month.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #20
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Its really not dirty or is there something I can't see on it?
rail dust from shipping is virtually transparent... get out there and wash that car...
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #21
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Got my car 3 weeks ago And i have not taken a hose to it!!! I just use Meguiars Quik Detailer and Mico Fiber towel evey night before i put the cover on and tuck her in the garage for the night ....And the care looks perfict no need to put water on it.
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Got my car 3 weeks ago And i have not taken a hose to it!!! I just use Meguiars Quik Detailer and Mico Fiber towel evey night before i put the cover on and tuck her in the garage for the night ....And the care looks perfict no need to put water on it.
You might be doing more damage to your paint then you think. But don't quote me on this
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You might be doing more damage to your paint then you think. But don't quote me on this
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bet really it's possible..you could be rubbing loss particles around and slightly scratching your paint..
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:15 PM   #24
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Its really not dirty or is there something I can't see on it?
Take a zip lock baggy, place your hand into it.. and slowly and lightly rub your hand across some parts of the car. (hood as an example)

If you feel tiny little bumps then yes, the car needs major care. (clay bar to remove rail dust etc.)
If it is smooth as silk and you can't find any bumps for the life of you, then your car is in excellent condition.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #25
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Why buy a new car if you're afraid to use it, wash it, or touch it? They're actually manufactured to be driven outside, in all kinds of weather. Don't be scared to breathe on it....
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