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I finally washed and waxed my car today :)

i was so busy with school, i really didnt have time to wash my slk.

when i really needed a car wash, i just got myself a wet towel to wipe off the dust

anyway, my winter break started and i got all my tools to wash/wax my car

good thing slk is a small lil roadster, iono how people wax cars like hummer or gigantic sedans
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Nice! Looks purty!


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Was in LA yesterday....17C....for 45mins.. Sigh. So jealous. Once around the block top down for me?! Please.


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thanks haha

took me nearly 2 hours to finish exterior + interior including waxing
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Was in LA yesterday....17C....for 45mins.. Sigh. So jealous. Once around the block top down for me?! Please.
wah! haha living in california, im really jealous of snow!

alright, im gonna go to the beach tomorrow with my top down for ya
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Nice, black cars needs a lot of care. My iridium silver is due for a wax but it still shines and there are no visible scratch marks so I always postponed it for a later date.

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"when i really needed a car wash, i just got myself a wet towel to wipe off the dust"

It will scratch and swirl. Not a good idea.

Great finish BTW.


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Thanks Razr!!

We'd be happy to do a house swap for the season; there's outdoor skating (longest skateway in the world) and several slopes nearby!


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thanks haha

took me nearly 2 hours to finish exterior + interior including waxing
LOL it takes me nearly an hour to wash my car.
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Razr...you should get one of those California dusters for keeping the dust off it in between washes.


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I agree w/ DF...the California Dster works great and costs very little.


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hmm what is california duster?

yea i hate it cuz every morning i get these dusts on my car.

it makes it worst becuz my car is black
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hmm what is california duster?
It has wax impregnated strands that pick the dust up -- the dirtier it gets, the better it works.








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ha, ha, ha...freakish clean !!
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I have been asked many times how I keep my rides (two of which are black) so clean. In Southern Arizona the rainy season is July through September. The rest of the year is pretty dry so I too use the California Duster. I start the car and let the engine oil circulate and take a minute or soto dust the car and the wheels. When the sidewalls of the tires start looking funky it is time for a real bath.

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