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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

yeah thats normal jdub!!! that is what mine does too! i use gold class w/onr in summer time

this was the first time i washed mine since late nov/early dec!!! weather was craaaazy and now i'm in an apt building so its even harder for me to do
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

How apropos, DI just sent out a "How to Winter Wash By Pro Detailers" email linking to these two articles lol

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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

hahaha see they use ONR too jdub! told ya so lololol
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

the only different thing i do that the write up is that i don't use a trigger bottle for the pre soak, i have a 1 gallon garden sprayer that i mix in onr in and use that to presoak. find it much easier than a trigger bottle
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

I hate winter. I hate everything about it.

I still wash via the traditional "warmer weather" methods...I ran a hose spicket (hot and cold) in my attached garage. I wash it in the driveway and pull it in when I'm done. If it's literally freezing, I'll turn on a little propane heater I have (at least the propane tank off the bbq gets put to use in the winter) and I can add wax, rain-x glass, do whatever I need to do.

I take an air compressor and blow all the water out of the hose when I'm done. The 12x16 section of frozen driveway? It'll melt in March.

It sucks...no doubt. But I'd rather freeze my ballz off and do it than leave a 1/4" of grime and salt on it.

Back when I was apartment living, I definitely washed it less often for fear of locks and windows freezing up.

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:31 AM
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

that is dedication bro!!! good stuff!!!!

i am now in an apt so i have to use ONR every week, when i was at my parent's house i had more options with the garage
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

i was on the fence about ONR (no rinse method) but ill take your word on it Irf. just ordered it and beats using a hose in the winter.

I found a few scratch marks on the side of the rig and im thinking it was from removing/scraping off snow and ice and quite a few scratches on my roof. Is this common from snow/ice?
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

yeah man ice melts a little and slides down is horrible could be from ice
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Re: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

gotta keep her shiny
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i was on the fence about ONR (no rinse method) but ill take your word on it Irf. just ordered it and beats using a hose in the winter.

I found a few scratch marks on the side of the rig and im thinking it was from removing/scraping off snow and ice and quite a few scratches on my roof. Is this common from snow/ice?

It's those damn snow brushes...they are evil!!!!!!!!!

I avoid using them on the paint at all costs. I'll brush off the glass and the cowl...the headlights and tailights. Luckily I don't need to get on the highway for work, it's all local roads, and it's garaged, so it's pretty rare that I need to actually brush snow off my paint.
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