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Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: April 14, 2017 09:57AM
For some reason I get offended when water falls (and stays) on my vehicles. This can be a problem, as Vancouver can be as rainy as the Pacific Northwest.

My vexation is lessoned by applying waxes and sealants so water tends to bead up and wash away. Aquapel was recommended on this site for windscreens. I'm embarrassed to admit how pleased it makes me to no longer have to turn the windshield wipers on when driving at highway speed while it rains.

Another recommendation on this site led me to start washing the vehicles with Meguiar's Ulitmate Wash and Wax. The big bottle of Meguiar's yellow gloop does a nice, fairly-inexpensive job of both cleaning and waxing.

Like many things in life, though, I've habituated and need a stronger dose. Looking for advice to take it to the next level. What product(s) do you recommend so that water beads up and rolls off a car. I remember some ad from the '90s that was bragging that water doesn't just bead up, it sheets up. It would be great to look down at the hood of a car and laugh as water drops off even faster than it splatters down.

thanks, Todd's bone-dry keyboard
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 14, 2017 10:09AM




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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 14, 2017 10:11AM
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: April 14, 2017 10:18AM
Rain-X for the windows; there's both a windshield washer fluid and a treatment for the side windows. There's also an anti-fog cleaner for the insides.

I remember that ad for the wax that made water sheet off rather than bead, though I don't remember the name of it.



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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: billb
Date: April 14, 2017 10:54AM
For "sheeting" "action" you need heavier rain.


I like to once a year use Meguire's clay bar and lube on the paint.Makes it feel really smooth and shines, shines, shines.



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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 14, 2017 11:16AM
You might want to read this.

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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: DP
Date: April 14, 2017 11:54AM
Vancouver? Leave your car in the garage and call Uber...





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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 14, 2017 12:32PM
Until this past winter, I would have advised you to move to Southern California.



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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: April 14, 2017 12:35PM
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DP
Vancouver? Leave your car in the garage and call Uber...

Garage? Uber?

What are these foreign concepts you are trying to describe?

(When I moved to the west end of Vancouver (near Stanley Park) about ten years ago I donated my Toyota pickup to the local food bank in Washington state. There were few parking spaces in the west end, and it wasn't worth it to pay the fees to import a US car into Canada.

A few years ago I was gifted with a decent Yaris from my father-in-law. While secretly not wanting to accept the gift, his other children would have been insulted had I not take it. Turns out my wife enjoys driving that car over her own, so we have two. (An incredible first-world problem, as is the concern over finding top-notch waxes and sealants.)

I'd like to think this is one of my few vices.
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: April 14, 2017 12:37PM
DuraLube had a product called Durashine or something and that was advertised for its sheeting action. Another product that is newly advertised is [topcoat.store]. They claim to have the best surface coat technology.
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2017 02:09PM
then don't wash your car!
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 14, 2017 03:20PM
Garage. Dirt and sun are worse enemies to you car thanbrain.




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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 14, 2017 04:31PM
Wash, then clay bar, then rinse with distilled water and dry with a leaf blower. Then wrap the car with a similar colored film. Any time it gets dirty, just pull the wrap off and put a new one on.



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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2017 04:38PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Wash, then clay bar, then rinse with distilled water and dry with a leaf blower. Then wrap the car with a similar colored film. Any time it gets dirty, just pull the wrap off and put a new one on.

or better put the car in a museum.
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 14, 2017 08:13PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Wash, then clay bar, then rinse with distilled water and dry with a leaf blower. Then wrap the car with a similar colored film. Any time it gets dirty, just pull the wrap off and put a new one on.

or better put the car in a museum.

That's not always a perfect solution.




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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 15, 2017 10:21AM
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vision63

This is the direction in which I am leaning regarding this topic.
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Re: Looking for enablers to support my aversion to water on cars
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 15, 2017 11:05AM
Maybe a new paint job using the stuff from this project?



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