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jlb85
01-20-2011, 02:11 PM
If it is snowing where you live AND you want a way to wash your car without swirls AND you don't want to do it in your garage (might be too full of other cars) AND, well, here is how we like to do it in our Michigan Winters :)

Marc takes his GF's car to the quarter wash DIY bay with some good products from home and washes this Saab 9-3 in about 40 minutes at 25 degrees F. We hope this provides some good ideas for any of us who's OCD is affected by the weather.


How To Wash Your Car In Cold Climates

slickooz
01-20-2011, 02:23 PM
Always Great work! The video can be very helpful for many new comers and the regulars.
Going be working on 2 cars this Saturday and its going be in 21 degrees, can't wait till it gets warm again.

Chris Thomas
01-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Nice video Jacob, thanks for sharing!

DLB
01-20-2011, 02:33 PM
You COLD weather guys are just hardcore.

Here in GA it just get's cold.

For me, it's the garage with ONR, 2 buckets of warm water, and a forced air propane heater.

DLB<----Pansy. :o

ZimRandy
01-20-2011, 02:59 PM
You COLD weather guys are just hardcore.


Luckily, we pushed our annual snowmobile trip back one week this year. Where we are going next week is going to be -36* tonight. 36 degrees below zero with windchills in the -50 to -60 degrees.

Forecast Conditions
High F -4
Low F -36

That is hardcore and my vehicles will stay dirty until it warms up.

Randy

RaskyR1
01-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Awesome and very helpful video Jacob!


I was actually checking out Steven's youtube channel last night....that guy has mad skillz! :dblthumb2:

Mister B
01-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Nice how to video. :xyxthumbs:

I would not usually be able to that around here because there is usually another vehicle in line behind me waiting to use the wash bay and the car washes all have signs stating no bucket washing while other customers are waiting.

That would be a nice way to properly wash your vehicle in the winter if you can do it, though. :)

dougaross
01-20-2011, 04:37 PM
I'll bet the person behind you in line is having a cow while he's waiting

Bobby B.
01-20-2011, 04:46 PM
Great video! I like how he explained all of the products in the beginning of the video. Most of these DIY car wash places have signs posted (No Bucket Washing).

Bobby B.
01-20-2011, 04:48 PM
I'll bet the person behind you in line is having a cow while he's waiting



It's 25 degrees out. lol I'm sure there is nobody waiting :buffing:

ScottB
01-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Would you consider a rinseless product like ONR for washing, and just use booths spray to remove gunk and salt from undercarriage ???

silverfox
01-20-2011, 05:12 PM
Great concept...I'd use a rinseless wash product instead which eliminates the need for detail spray to dry down with.

StephenK
01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
in winter/cold weather i use the coin washes just to knock of the snow ice and heavy stuff. then bring car back home to garage to finish

RaskyR1
01-20-2011, 05:23 PM
I'll bet the person behind you in line is having a cow while he's waiting


That's why you go late at night or very early in the morning. The washes by me are actually open 24/7 and I've never had a car come up behind me. :props:

StephenK
01-20-2011, 05:27 PM
That's why you go late at night or very early in the morning. The washes by me are actually open 24/7 and I've never had a car come up behind me. :props:



car washes by me actually have signs up saying no bucket washing