Car Wash Time

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by stuntdoogie, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Got to keep er clean... Wishin it was Spring to do it myself
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  3. ohskigod

    ohskigod Member

    I have some in hand wash car washes around me, but they all use a track along the ground, and I think I read that our car is too low for that type of thing. Anyone have any issues at car washes like that?
  4. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I take mine occasionally to a tracked carwash which is 4in high and have plenty of clearance. Beware of the wheels scratching tho.

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  5. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The issue is the low profile tires as the track could scratch the rims.
    If you don't like washing your car as I don't.
    Most professional car washes do offer a true hand wash and won't run it through the tunnel.

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  6. Matt_FiST

    Matt_FiST New Member

    I live in an apartment complex. I run a hose from a building to the parking lot, fill a bucket with Wash and Wax, and use a microfiber sponge. I wet the car, then go to work with the bucket of soapy water. I spray off each side of the car once Im finished to prevent soapy water spots ( hate those spots ). Then I the drive the car around the block a few times to dry. I use McGuire's Waterless Wash and Wax afterwards to remove any leftover dirt and shine it up. Works great on windows.

    That front grill and rear diffuser are a pain in the butt. I thinking of picking up a brush of somekind to get in the tiny spaces. Until then. I take the towel and my finger and go over every hole. Takes longer than washing the whole car. twice as long, at least.
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  7. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I wash once a week. Since it's winter, and putting hands in cold water is no fun, I've been using Griot's Spray on Car Wash. (waterless). To do the wheels I spray it onto my wash cloth and wipe the wheels. I can't get way back in the rims that way, so I'll have to wait for warmer weather to get to that dirt. After the wash, I've been using Spray on Car Wax. It's not a long lasting solution, but used once a week it works very well. When I first got the car I put it in a garage and applied Paint Sealant, so the wax isn't really necessary, but it it theraputic.

    It's amazing what a once a week year 'round schedule will do for a car. My now 2000 Focus looks almost new, and most people can't believe it's not just a couple of year old.
  8. Matt_FiST

    Matt_FiST New Member

    Its been 36 hours since I washed the car. And it hasn't rained. Im baffled. :confused:
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  9. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Washing my car works better than a rain dance lol
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  10. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    Just washed mine as well (already dirty 2 days later), also dropped in a new air filter, Cobb shifter, and a FSWerks sticker (adds 10 horsepower)
  11. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Finally hand-washed today after months of touchless and/or hand-dry places. Gave it a couple layers of Nu-Finish for protection. Was sad to find a couple of stone chips on the hood in the process. :(
  12. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I did the 3M spray on clear bra on the bumper, hood and front fenders. Just my luck, I have 2 good sized chips about an inch apart on the roof on the passenger side. Must have been something pretty big to do that. Naturally, the tricoat MO color will be hard to match with touchup paint.
  13. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    Found my first on the hood right above the ford logo, so depressing :(
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  14. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Same place I found 2..;((((
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  15. 1l2l

    1l2l New Member

    :( i thought i was only one with those rock chips, going over the tz bridge i always have rocks flying all over the place

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