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Old 02-23-2007
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Dont you hate it....

when you spend the better part of an afternoon detailing and it rains 2 minutes afterwards? I kid you not. I came home and decided to give 'er a bath. Mr Clean spray washed it, scrubbed all the dirt off. Let it dry and then Meguiar cleaning was, remove, Meguiar NXT tech wax, remove. some pro glass cleaner/anti fog, and then boom. raindrops. didnt even get to armor all it and vacuum.

oh yeah. and the real kicker, I'm headed to the movies tonight and the first 2 miles of my road are dirt.
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oh you dont need to tell me lol... living in a salt state it doesnt have to be wet and i dont even need to drive, the salt dust gets everywhere just sitting in my driveway...

basically winter washes are just so that i dont have to spend as much time when it warms up....
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winter? its winter? couldnt tell with the 80 degree temperature...
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Old 02-23-2007
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ya i definently definently know what ur talking about see here in florida u can only was ur vechile on wensday and saturdays.and those days just so happen to be the days that sprinkler go off.and down here the water has a lot of sulfer.anyways the sprinkers go off late at night when im sleeping and my truck gets water spots all over it.and i have no control over the sprinkler time!!!!!verry frustrating.
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well, it's better to get rained on a clean car than a dirty car.. but sucks about the dirt road. maybe go to another theater .. or hope the movie's well worth it
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Quit washing the truck so often/meticulously if you live on a dirt road. Duh!
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Old 02-24-2007
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I havent washed it in two weeks for this reason. Ive been waiting for it to rain. Finally figured what they hay, just get it over with. I discovered however, if you go 5 mph....it doesn't toss lots of mud. Then i realized that i'm going to the boonies to visit my mom tomorrow and i'll be covered in mud by the return trip. So alas, I R dirty again.
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Yep i had the same scenario today...Didnt know it was supposed to Freeze Rain...Washed the truck off, came home and washed it again witha soft sponge and some good ol Armorall Car Wash gel and here now its freezing rain...i tell ya... I hate it when that happens...Oh well tho...at least she looks good and is clean and i know theres no salt just setting on it eating at the paint
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This is why you check the weather forcast before you wash it! I dont wash mine unless its going to be sunny for more than like 3 days.
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This is why you check the weather forcast before you wash it! I dont wash mine unless its going to be sunny for more than like 3 days.
well hell, i would never wash my truck then. ive been waiting for about 2 weeks. and even if i check the forecast and it says it gonna be sunny out for x amount of days, i go out and wash my truck and it rains. i swear i could end a drought in a desert just by washing my truck there. lol.
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i hear ya. we have muddy truck day at our school and me bein dumb washed my truck a day before and at like 8 the next mornin i realized it was muddy truck day and it got covered. i was ticked but it was fun gettin muddy
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lol ok so heres how much i hate salt... i went up to see my dad at work and he was washing his truck, so we hosed down my truck and i went over it real fast with the brush just to get the salt off... well we were talking for a little bit and my truck started drying white because there was so much salt that even soapy water couldnt get it all off without scrubbing it really hard...
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I got a car cover... perfect for pollen season...
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i hear ya. we have muddy truck day at our school and me bein dumb washed my truck a day before and at like 8 the next mornin i realized it was muddy truck day and it got covered. i was ticked but it was fun gettin muddy

we needed that when I was at HS...
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