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Old 07-17-2011, 05:59 AM   #1
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I just picked up my new gt and I'm scared to wash it. Any suggestions.
On what I should use if I do it myself or should I take it to a detailed.
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Profesional wash and detail are always safe
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I was leaning towards that. A couple of people say run it thru the car wash. But didn't feel comfortable. Thanks
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Just make sure where you get it washed is done by hand not machine.
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If you someone else to wash it just get the touch free washes and buy some good shammees to dry off excess water so you don't get spotting. I would just wash it urself tho if you have the time. Go to Adam's site, he's one of the supporters on here and he can sell u all the products u will need to make ur car sparkle.
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If you someone else to wash it just get the touch free washes and buy some good shammees to dry off excess water so you don't get spotting. I would just wash it urself tho if you have the time. Go to Adam's site, he's one of the supporters on here and he can sell u all the products u will need to make ur car sparkle.
What's the address to the site.
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What's the address to the site.
Adam's Polishes - Premium Car Care Products

I'd trust myself washing my car over a detail shop...you really don't know what methods they use and if the products are ph neutral or if the towels have been dropped and re-used.

I'd look into some premium products such as Adams Polishes and follow the detailed instructional videos on their site.

I've started using a leaf blower to dry my car. Microfibers and even chamois can get debri and small harmful particles that can introduce swirl marks to you paint

The leaf blower is basically a downsized version of the blowers at the car washes. Just make sure it's clean and doesn't have any rocks/dirt in the system so it doesn't blow on your car when powered up.

If you have one I'd give it a try after a wash...it helps prevent water spots too as the water beads up and floats away. Your car being brand new should have a decent layer of wax from the factory.
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I just picked up my new gt and I'm scared to wash it. Any suggestions.
On what I should use if I do it myself or should I take it to a detailed.
water and soap. HAHA

Just do it yourself, you will appreciate, baby and love your Pony a lot more. You detailing it will take about 3-4 hours.

Nothing like getting dirty making your Pony looks sweet!

Twice a year I claybar, wax and polish the car. All I have to do in between is wash her. Just don't use a towel, unless it is some microfiber.
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water and soap. HAHA

Just do it yourself, you will appreciate, baby and love your Pony a lot more. You detailing it will take about 3-4 hours.

Nothing like getting dirty making your Pony looks sweet!

Twice a year I claybar, wax and polish the car. All I have to do in between is wash her. Just don't use a towel, unless it is some microfiber.
Sounds like a plan. Thanks
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Adam's Polishes - Premium Car Care Products

I'd trust myself washing my car over a detail shop...you really don't know what methods they use and if the products are ph neutral or if the towels have been dropped and re-used.

I'd look into some premium products such as Adams Polishes and follow the detailed instructional videos on their site.

I've started using a leaf blower to dry my car. Microfibers and even chamois can get debri and small harmful particles that can introduce swirl marks to you paint

The leaf blower is basically a downsized version of the blowers at the car washes. Just make sure it's clean and doesn't have any rocks/dirt in the system so it doesn't blow on your car when powered up.

If you have one I'd give it a try after a wash...it helps prevent water spots too as the water beads up and floats away. Your car being brand new should have a decent layer of wax from the factory.
I didn't think of trying a leaf blower. I was looking into some kind of dryer but that's a good idea. I hate seeing swirl marks on cars And that's what I want to stay away from. Thanks for the info
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I didn't think of trying a leaf blower. I was looking into some kind of dryer but that's a good idea. I hate seeing swirl marks on cars And that's what I want to stay away from. Thanks for the info
Get a air gun fitting to an air compressor
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Get a air gun fitting to an air compressor
We used to do it all the time for compound and when we washed it
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Yah just be careful with an air compressor...too much pressure around window trim and adhesive pieces - scoops, stripes etc. can be loosened or torn off. The same with high pressure water...pressure washer jets.
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Spend $20. Wash it your self and wax it. Clean the out the inside. With the pride of you doing the work yourself and how it looks. I will be the best looking Mustang you ever seen.
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I just picked up my new gt and I'm scared to wash it. Any suggestions.
On what I should use if I do it myself or should I take it to a detailed.
Go to www.autogeek.com. They have everything you need to detail your car plus videos to show you how it's done.
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Go to www.autogeek.com. They have everything you need to detail your car plus videos to show you how it's done.
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I'll check it out. thanks
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I always wash my car myself that way I know it is done right and I find it relaxing and rewarding .
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