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    Re: Best winter washing method

    In the heart of winter I wash in the safest way dictated by the weather. I’ll touch less wash if I have to and I’m fine with it, the best thing to do is don’t rush and scrub, I’ll let the cars stay dirty instead of doing a half ass job

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    Quote Originally Posted by vobro View Post
    In the heart of winter I wash in the safest way dictated by the weather. Iíll touch less wash if I have to and Iím fine with it, the best thing to do is donít rush and scrub, Iíll let the cars stay dirty instead of doing a half ass job


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    Re: Best winter washing method

    I've seen one youtuber mix a little APC with your WW/RW in a spray bottle for pre-treat before you start the rinseless wash. That's what i will be trying this year.

    For instance 50ml of APC in 1000ml of waterless wash for a pre-treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noorth View Post
    I've seen one youtuber mix a little APC with your WW/RW in a spray bottle for pre-treat before you start the rinseless wash. That's what i will be trying this year.

    For instance 50ml of APC in 1000ml of waterless wash for a pre-treat.
    Not that itís needed in WA as we donít get much salt.... be doing the same with Ammo Boost in my pre soak for Ammo Frothe.


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    I have a heated garage but even without, my process is pretty much the same. I re-fill my touchless wash station card as there's a really nice laser touchless 2 miles from my house. That gets the vast majority of gunk off and helps blast the undercarriage too. If it's not too too dirty, I may just skip the outside wash but if it's still bad, so long as the temps are over 36* outside, I'm fine dragging a hose out there and being a bit chilly, etc.

    If not, I pull a hot vehicle into the garage and open the hood. That alone will heat up a decently insulated space even if it's not heated. From there I proceed to do a rinseless wash and can complete it 1-2 gals water using the Gary Dean method, etc.

    Go pick up a bunch of old beach or bath towels at some garage sales or thrift stores and use them to soak up the water on the floor, etc to keep your work area clean and not humid, etc. I'm OCD so that's what I do.

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    Live in Iowa here, so feel your pain. I will go to the coin op bays early morning late at night so I have nobody waiting behind me. I load up my arsenal and fill my buckets at home and will do a two bucket wash and dry in the bays using the wand to knock off the heavy stuff and to rinse.
    If needed I will run through the touchless wash to keep up on trying to keep it clean. During the hunting season can be the hardest time keeping the truck clean.

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    Glen e i like the idea of the method you suggested. What towels do you use? Im guessing something with a thicker gsm...like 500gsm +?
    I've always been curious about this as well.

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    You don’t need a plush 500+ towel. 5-6 good 320 GSM towels will work fine.
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    Re: Best winter washing method

    I’ll use a touchless with an undercarriage spray.

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    Re: Best winter washing method

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    I have a heated garage but even without, my process is pretty much the same. I re-fill my touchless wash station card as there's a really nice laser touchless 2 miles from my house. That gets the vast majority of gunk off and helps blast the undercarriage too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bowtie View Post
    Live in Iowa here, so feel your pain. I will go to the coin op bays early morning late at night so I have nobody waiting behind me. I load up my arsenal and fill my buckets at home and will do a two bucket wash and dry in the bays using the wand to knock off the heavy stuff and to rinse.
    If needed I will run through the touchless wash to keep up on trying to keep it clean. During the hunting season can be the hardest time keeping the truck clean.
    Pretty much my exact routine although I do a pre-treat with an Uber or similar at WW ratio. Also, I always use their final "spot free" rinse after I have done the main rinse, esp. if I am going to be lazy and do the highway drying technique instead of hand drying.

    I also do RW's when the vehicles aren't too bad. GD method all the way and I usually dump a dozen towels in the bucket for good measure.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Puddy View Post
    I've always been curious about this as well.
    I use a dozen of these :

    Cobra 12 Pack Edgeless Polishing Cloths

    These are the same as the Forrest Green Cobras but I like the lighter color as it makes it easy to tell when/where it's dirty. $20 (or less on sale) for a dozen, you could only get 3-4 mitts for that price.

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