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Old 12-27-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default How to wash your Miata when it's 25*F outside....like a boss.

Too cold? Do it in the garage!

This solves a few problems:

No freezing your *** off.
No water freezing on the car before you get it dry.
No need to wear heavy clothing to stay warm.
Soap won't dry on the car because of the sun or wind.
Listen to tunes while doing so because you have a killer stereo in the garage.
Neighbors won't think you're weird for washing your car in sub-freezing temperatures.
Garage floor gets a good cleaning as well.




Honestly, I was waiting for the car to cool off so I could work under the hood and figured it would be a good time to get all the snow/road salt/nastyness off the car from driving back home in the snow on Sunday.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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What if you have no garage (like most people)?
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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Borrow someone else's
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your garage is bare as ****.
I can't do something like that cause I have wooden shelving all over the place.
but then it almost never gets 25* around here
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That side is because there is normally another turbo Miata parked over there
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My daily is nasty Rustoleum white...I washed it under the carport with simple green and a tire brush then backed-it out into the rain to let it rinse over the weekend. Redneck efficiency win!
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My daily is nasty Rustoleum white...I washed it under the carport with simple green and a tire brush then backed-it out into the rain to let it rinse over the weekend. Redneck efficiency win!
This = WIN!
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My daily is nasty Rustoleum white...I washed it under the carport with simple green and a tire brush then backed-it out into the rain to let it rinse over the weekend. Redneck efficiency win!
Do that with your green car....like a boss.
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Road salt in Atlanta? That sucks!
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They don't have road salt in GA who are you kidding?
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Like a boss?

How about inside a friend's detail shop whenever you need to? lol

Heated, floor drains, every tool known to man, etc etc.
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lol @ nice cars. I had mine painted 6-months ago and it already needs a bumper spray. I also never fixed the buffer marks, lol.
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There's some detailing products out there for washing your car in the garage with little to no water. Something I need to start doing...
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Eh, a boss would just have someone else do it..
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What if you have no garage (like most people)?
Drive to Manassas at 8:00pm and go through a car wash like I did last night?
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lolzies at driving a miata in the winter ... that's what Volvo 240's are for

-Zach
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I washed my car yesterday to discover that the giant ******* truck that tossed an Indiana Jones boulder-sized piece of mud at my car not only nicked my hood, but also chipped my windshield
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good think most insurances pay for the windshield with no deposit. then you can enjoy a clear windshield without pitting.

I've considered throwing a rock at my prelude since picking it up in March...it's the absolute most pitted windshield ive ever been behind.
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I'm not too upset about the windshield. It's not to the point where it will spread. It's almost more of a scuff than a chip. It just bothers me I was like, 200 feet behind the guy, and in the other lane. I guess that's the life of a daily driver though.
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lolzies at driving a miata in the winter ... that's what Volvo 240's are for

-Zach
lollerpoppies at having to buy a car just for the winter and worrying about salt all winder. I get to drive my car every day with no worries
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