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    RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Winter is quickly approaching, and you know what that means! Time to prep your vehicle for the harsh winter months (Snow, salt, sleet - all that stuff that's absent from Florida's "winter" ).

    We're looking for the BEST winter car care tips, how-to's, reviews and videos for this upcoming winter season.

    By contributing you will be automatically entered to win a RUPES Kit valued at over $170! Post your write up on the forum and link to it in this thread.


    Kit includes:


    • M501 Degreaser
    • M707 Soap
    • M606 Detailer
    • G401 Glass Cleaner
    • Autogeek Bucket with Grit Guard & Gamma Seal Lid
    • Glass Towel
    • 3 Qty WG Microfiber Towels
    • Gold Chenille Wash Mitt
    • Guzzler HD Drying Towel


    5 VERY LUCKY winners will be selected September 20th!

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Tip #1

    Move to South Florida to avoid winters.

    Problem Solved.
    A year from now, you'll wish you started today.

    @utopiandetailing on Instagram.

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    When stuck in NY with winters that seem to last forever, I try to wash the car each time it gets above freezing, in an attempt to remove as much salt and sand as possible.

    Follow with Collinite 476.

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    Smile Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick@Autogeek View Post
    Winter is quickly approaching, and you know what that means!
    Yep! The perfect time to enjoy 60-70 degree weather, be able to spend HOURS working on the car (instead of rushing to avoid 110 degree heat), and calling all my relatives in snow-country to tease them about the temp.

    Arizona - Like Florida without the bugs, humidity, and hurricanes.

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    This is a how-to article I wrote that will be very useful in keeping your car clean and shiny during the winter months:
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...l-washing.html

    I couldn't edit my original post in that how-to thread. I wanted to add links on my own "how-to" articles regarding waterless and rinseless washing. So instead, I'll post them up here:

    How-To Waterless Wash Your Car:
    Review & How-To: Meguiar's D115 Rinsefree Express Wash and Wax

    Review & How-To: Ultima Waterless Wash Plus

    How-To Rinseless Wash Your Car:
    Review & How-To: Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax
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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    I was just thinking about winter coming earlier today at work, will be interesting the tips that come up! I am in.

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    This is a how-to article I wrote that will be very useful in keeping your car clean and shiny during the winter months:
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...l-washing.html

    I couldn't edit my original post in that how-to thread. I wanted to add links on my own "how-to" articles regarding waterless and rinseless washing. So instead, I'll post them up here:

    How-To Waterless Wash Your Car:
    Review & How-To: Meguiar's D115 Rinsefree Express Wash and Wax
    Review & How-To: Ultima Waterless Wash Plus

    How-To Rinseless Wash Your Car:
    Review & How-To: Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax
    These are some of my favorite how-to's on rinseless washing! I forgot you wrote them. Thanks for those.

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Cool contest! I think I'm gonna hold off on this one, I think someone else would have more use for this kit than I would. Looks like a cool kit, but I'm sure someone else could benefit from it more than I would.
    Currently: 2014 Jet Black Mica Mazda 6

    Previously: 2004 Milano Red Acura TSX

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    Re: RUPES Best Off-Season Prep Tip Contest!

    Some tips I follow:

    1. Leave an emergency kit and some blankets in the trunk. I also keep an air pump, torque wrench and breaker bar if I need to look after my tires. I'm also registered with a local roadside assistance service if I need a tow.

    2. Apply a sealant or coating to your windows. It won't prevent the windows from freezing but it can stay cleaner longer and provides more visibility. Also top up your windshield fluid.

    3. Apply Nextzett Rubber Care Stick Gummi Pflege to your rubber weather strips. It will help prevent them from drying and cracking. Also gives UV protection from the sun.

    4. Check all your exterior lights to make sure they are working. In a snowstorm, visibility will be very low and others need to see you.

    5. Buy a scratch-free snow brush. You want to minimize any chances of putting swirls on your car but you MUST clear the roof of your car for safety reasons. A $30-$40 brush will save you polishing the roof next season.

    6. I would recommend a paint sealant or coating for winter months as they last longer than a conventional wax. I know I don't want to be out waxing in winter.

    7. Search in your area for local coin washes. You want to visit them for a quick rinse when there is too much buildup of salt and dirt on your car. When the temperature is above 0 degrees celcius, I go immediately and rinse the bottom of my car.
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