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Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: lipskidder
Date: April 07, 2006 03:24PM
I was told to wait a month before I washed it. Now here it is and I am wondering what to wash it with being new and all. Should I spray it? Sponge it? It's black and I don't want to scratch it all up right away.
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: jesse
Date: April 07, 2006 03:48PM
I've been told with black you don't want to rub in circles just back and forth. Personally after owning a black p/u, if I had it to do over again I would do nothing but spray.

jesse
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 07, 2006 04:02PM
This should get that stubborn dirt off real quick!




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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 07, 2006 04:21PM
Avoid any non-black dirt.
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 07, 2006 04:42PM
lipskidder Wrote:
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> I was told to wait a month before I washed it.

Must've been an oldtimer that gave you that advice.
Probably back in the 1940's that advice was relevant, not anymore.
Heck wasn't even true since the 1950's, since automakers started baking the finish on.
In the early days, the paints the automakers used were lacquers which were baked on. Before baking, lacquer remained soft and required weeks to cure. No one has used lacquers probably for decades now, the stuff is really toxic, and contains massive amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's), they were replaced by acrylics, and then the Japanese taught us the acrylic clear coat system with hardeners, the paint cures in minutes.

Your new car has already been washed several times.
Never wash in direct sunlight.
Never wax in direct sunlight.

BGnR
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 07, 2006 06:09PM
Use lots of water. That way you get the dirt loose and are less likely to scratch the finish. Rinse your rag or sponge often for the same reason, to remove the dirt. Spray off as much as you can before you start washing and just go at it gently. Keep it clean with frequent washings, but since it is new, you will do that anyway. Enjoy the new ride!





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 07, 2006 06:23PM
Get a gas powered sprayer to get the dirt off. My buddy bought an Xterra 4x4 and he uses it every weekend to get his solar yellow car clean from his 4x4 outings.

Carm
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 07, 2006 09:41PM
wait...Carm, are you saying that you personally know someone that takes their SUV offroad? I have only heard rumors.....
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 07, 2006 09:59PM
LOL, Yes, Racer X. Here is proof. Ive gone with this group once. "Weekend Mud/Rock Warriors"

Carm
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Re: Best way to wash new vehicle?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: April 07, 2006 10:16PM
If it is really dirty change the water in the bucket a few times.

I like Meguirs car wash soap.

I am going to wash and wax mine this weekend after I get the nail in the tirefixed.
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