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Old 01-23-2006, 10:41 AM   #21
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Martha:

in one of the Tightwad Gazette trilogy books, Mrs. D reports on a "study" which compared wax vs. no wax on car longevity. The take home message seemed to be that washing the car frequently was just as effective as frequent waxing in prolonging car body life over those cars that were not regularly washed. I remember it being quite a significant extension of life with regular washes, but don't remember exactly what was the average length of time.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #22
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Interesting. A glimmer of an answer. I will google and see if I can find out more.

Update: Can't find any research yet on whether washing a car prolongs its life. Maybe the answer is too obvious. In any event, it is easier to spot places that need touch up paint if the car is clean.

Found a recipe for a product to clean very dirty windows:

One pint rubbing alchohol
2 T liquid dish soap
2T amonia
Stir
Apply to window with a scrubbing sponge or sea sponge

Use on very dirty windows without adding water
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Martha, I would like to try this. Is "T" a tablespoon or a teaspoon?

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:02 PM   #24
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Here's a formula that I frequently use:

You need 2 buckets filled with 1-2 gallons of really hot water.
In one bucket add the following:
1 cup ammonia
1 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
Stir and go for it,* rubbing with a bug sponge if needed.
Rinse with the hot water in the second bucket.* Squeegee dry.
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Ha, T is tablespoon; t is teaspoon.

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Thanks, Greg.

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Everyone knows T is for Texas...
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Two for T, and T for two...
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[foxworthy]If you arent sure...you're probably from texas...[/foxworthy]
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The car:






So should Greg wash the &%*$ thing?
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Why wash it.

You have a protective coating of dirt on to protect it! If you wash all that protective coating off then you'll ruin that urban-rebel non-conformist look that all the VW's have.

That picture reminded me as to why I live in Socal. It was warm here and around 75 today. We never see any of that white stuff except in our Margaritas.

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Martha I have a car that has a similar coating of salt/roadgrit, I'll never buy another black car while I live in NE.
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What car is that?

Looks like some road salt 'intervention' and maybe an underhood fire would solve the problem?

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What car is that?

I used my caroholics anonymous skills to determine that it's a VW Passat GL model.

These cars are popular with the silent countercoulture crowd. On the ouside you project corporate/stable person, But on the inside you are a real rebel at heart. And your car says it all !

Yes your car says alot of things about you - Too old to rock and roll, Too young to die !

either that or you enjoy putting out engine fires !*



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What car is that?

I used my caroholics anonymous skills to determine that it's a VW Passat GL model.
Nope, VW Jetta turbo diesel



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Have you ever seen the two of them together? Hmmm? Maybe they're the same...
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So should Greg wash the &%*$ thing?*
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Can see you in the reflection...

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