Thread: Winter Washing
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      12-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
Kernel Kurtz
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Originally Posted by Dem3ern View Post
Usually go to the local self wash and spray it down with soap and then water, does pretty well. I may hand wash the wheels since they don't take that long and are a pain if they get too dirty... Had my car detailed and waxed in the fall for some winter protection as well!
Ditto. I use a synthetic polymer in the fall (Klasse) so I know it will last through the winter. I use wax in the spring and summer when it can be done more often.

I wash mine in one of the local DIY wand wash places. Soap it, wipe it with a microfiber towel (never use a brush!), rinse, and dry with another MF towel. I try to go when the car wash does not have a line up so I have indoor drying time.

When it's cold out it stays clean for a long time. It's only when it gets up near freezing that the salt makes everything messy again.