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It got to aruond 80* F today so it seemed like a good day to wash all three cars. And a took a few pics of the other cars at our "estate".

The Van! 'Bout time I got a pic of the whole thing. I even washed the brake dust off the wheels! It's shade of green is almost exactly the same as my car.


Essex Powa!


This is my dad's '81 Escort. He's had it since before I was born. It's been parked outside ever since I can remember and the paint has almost no fade! Carburated 1.6L I4. No major repairs. Clutch cable, timing belt, and a few electrical things were replaced in the last few years. It's been in an accident that the insurance company would have considered totalled, but it's still ticking. My dad uses it to drive 16 miles back and forth to work everyday. I learned to drive stick-shift on this car. Soon, it can be considered a classic by the state (even though it's a beater, a 25 y/o running car can be registered as a classic). Now if it lasts this long and can still be running, that's Ford quality.


 

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Hmm...yea that van was ready for a cleaning. Looks good Qwertz. Maybe i need to wash the car.....
 

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I washed my car yesterday because it was nearly 60 outside, today it is 19. yes, 19. Indiana sucks. Anyone else from Indiana?
 

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Word of advice though, don't wipe off dirt and dust with your hand or a towel or something. The dirt particles will scratch the car. On the other hand, if your car is just really dusty, theres stuff called "Mist'n Wipe." Don't know the brand name off the top of my head, but it comes in a red bottle and it works great. To be honest, in the summer, I wash my car once then just use that Mist'n Wipe every other time. I amuse myself by that thought.
 
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Damn, take it easy with that second pic. You could give people like N2 a heart attack.

Qwertz9586, what year is that van? Have you had to replace the intake gaskets yet?
 

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Originally posted by XLSuruaT@Mar 20 2004, 10:30 PM
Damn, take it easy with that second pic. You could give people like N2 a heart attack.


Yeah, you just did. That is a great way to scratch the paint badly
 

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Originally posted by SpeedyGreeny@Mar 20 2004, 10:11 PM


Word of advice though, don't wipe off dirt and dust with your hand or a towel or something. The dirt particles will scratch the car. On the other hand, if your car is just really dusty, theres stuff called "Mist'n Wipe." Don't know the brand name off the top of my head, but it comes in a red bottle and it works great. To be honest, in the summer, I wash my car once then just use that Mist'n Wipe every other time. I amuse myself by that thought.
It's called a quick detailer (QD for short). You are probably thinking of Meguiers consumer level QD. I have some, actually I have several different QD's.

BTW, I am in Indianapolis
 

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lol put some slicers on that van would look awsome. its a taurus in box form)))


 

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Lol, the van's an '00. And that's only two weeks worth of dust (no rain/snow, always parked outside). I normally don't rinse the dirt off because it just leaves these dirt streaks all over the car. I just wipe it with a wet towel over a few times until the water and dirt streaks are gone. I did see a commercial for those giant wet naps for cars that aren't too dirty. Maybe I should invest in some of those. Haven't had the intake gasket blow yet (knock on wood).
 

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Mar 20 2004, 11:20 PM
Lol, the van's an '00. And that's only two weeks worth of dust (no rain/snow, always parked outside). I normally don't rinse the dirt off because it just leaves these dirt streaks all over the car. I just wipe it with a wet towel over a few times until the water and dirt streaks are gone. I did see a commercial for those giant wet naps for cars that aren't too dirty. Maybe I should invest in some of those. Haven't had the intake gasket blow yet (knock on wood).


Please quit giving me heart attacks


Never just use a wet towel to clean dust.... That is more than just "dusty", it is beyond a QD, it needs to be washed properly. I am sure by now it has some really nice swirls that need to be removed
 
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you're hilarious Jeremy
The rain did a nice job washing my car today. I've been trying for the last 2 weeks to put touch up paint on a scratch I got and I haven't been able to do it. <_<
 

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Originally posted by jason8225@Mar 21 2004, 12:32 AM
  you're hilarious Jeremy
  The rain did a nice job washing my car today.  I've been trying for the last 2 weeks to put touch up paint on a scratch I got and I haven't been able to do it.  <_< 
I guess you just get like that when you detail


I was cringing yesterday when I saw a guy using a bath towel to dry his car (and it wasn't a pretty one, and no I don't mean the design
) and then using windex on the windows


As for your scratch, provide more details and maybe I can help. They are not fun to fix
 
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Originally posted by n2_space+Mar 21 2004, 09:33 AM-->QUOTE (n2_space @ Mar 21 2004, 09:33 AM)
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@Mar 21 2004, 12:32 AM
  you're hilarious Jeremy
  The rain did a nice job washing my car today.  I've been trying for the last 2 weeks to put touch up paint on a scratch I got and I haven't been able to do it.  <_< 
I guess you just get like that when you detail


I was cringing yesterday when I saw a guy using a bath towel to dry his car (and it wasn't a pretty one, and no I don't mean the design
) and then using windex on the windows


As for your scratch, provide more details and maybe I can help. They are not fun to fix
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I'll take some pics of it so you can get a better idea... as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. I asked you about it once before but still haven't done anything mainly because of the weather.
 

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Wanna come out and wash my car?


What do you think of that Mr. Clean AutoDry car wash? At another message board I visit, someone recommended it because he used it on his Thunderbird and it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
 

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Mar 21 2004, 05:01 PM
Wanna come out and wash my car?


What do you think of that Mr. Clean AutoDry car wash? At another message board I visit, someone recommended it because he used it on his Thunderbird and it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
Sure
Slight travel fee may apply however


I have heard mixed reviews on it... some like it, some don't. One thing is, you HAVE to use thier soap and such. I would rather not do that, so I am not going to get it, not to mention the fact you have to replace filters on there too.
 
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