Washing the car during the summer months sucks...Scottwax, help

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Dorn, May 22, 2007.

  1. Dorn

    Dorn New Member

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    During the summer months, whenever I wash the car, the water ends up drying by the sun/heat leaving water spots on the car. How the hell do you avoid this? I have pretty much no shade anywhere in the front yard to assist me.
     
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    I use to use the mr clean system which helps in getting the water off immediately. Nowadays I just have my brother help me with a water blade.
     
  3. NightyNight

    NightyNight OT Supporter

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    use ONR, or wash it in the shade? :hs:

    here in arizona, i was it, rinse, then pull it into the shade (garage) to dry it so I have more time, then I go as fast as I can. gonna start using ONR though, so it shouldnt be to bad.
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    QEW/ONR ... or if you prefer to conventionally wash like me, and have 0 shade, like me, here is how I do it.

    1) A water softner, it helps a lot if you have really hard water (ours is barely a liquid), or even better (and I am considering it), a DI system.

    2) Wash and dry small sections at a time. A lot of people like to wet and wash the car all at once. I do the roof/windows, hood/bumper/fenders, doors (each side at a time), then trunk/bumper/rear quarter.

    3) work quickly. Adjusting your technique can take some time, but even on hot sunny days I can do it without spotting.

    Still sucks though :(
     
  5. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    ONR or wait till the sun starts to set. ONR is best bet
     
  6. jjski78

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    Or buy a 10' x 10' canopy at Wal Mart for like $100 and park underneath it to wash/wax.
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Optimum No Rinse. /thread
     
  8. spitfyre

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    ONR one panel at at time
     
  9. Advan

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    find a tree use the shade? dont buy black cars? I dunno what to tell you other than find an empty garage to dry and detail in as soon as your done thats what I do
     

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