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I hate this weather the car is not shining

I hate Autumn (fall to our american friends) as it keeps raining and the car gets filthy. A SLK should only be shiny and smart. Dirt should not come anywhere near the car who else feels the same?

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I clean my car everyday, so it is not a big deal
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Mine is as Shiny as it was when I put it in the Garage two weeks ago
Although it will get dirty next week when I join up with another 16 SLK's
How dirty can 17 SLK's get when we are not looking, Dirty Cars....
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was gonna call bs on that, but then thought about how you can get about on here.......then thought....maybe just maybe...hehe
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I clean my car everyday, so it is not a big deal
Normally I would wash it twice a week

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My daily routine

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Just go to a MB Show Room and sit in an SLK 2x a weekover the winter that should put you in a better mood.

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That looks like a 2005 Daniel


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It's a car for heaven's sake!
You know, for driving?
When you drive them they get dirty. So what? If you want a permanent pristine look, garage it and do Jeff's daily ritual, but never, never take it out!
But just think what you're missing!
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Ours isn't shiney, but it is still in use.

Wash cycle is a daily routine, usually.
Monday- Do not wash.
Tuesday- Do not wash.
Wednesday- Do not wash.
Thursday- Do not wash.
Friday- Do not wash.
Saturday- Do not wash.
Sunday- Holy day- Cannot wash.

Birthday- Wash, polish, grease etc.
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That looks like a 2005 Daniel
Check out the mirrors, front grill and bumper - looks like a facelift ...

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Check out the mirrors, front grill and bumper - looks like a facelift ...
i think those rims are for 2005-2007 whatever. otherwise I would have gotten em on my facelift and the brakes look bigger, no?

either way it is a r171 in a dealer showroom so it is old. unless it is a used car showroom


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Could be the P030 performace package .... hence the brakes ..

Either that or another me, who likes to tinker..!!
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Ours isn't shiney, but it is still in use.

Wash cycle is a daily routine, usually.
Monday- Do not wash.
Tuesday- Do not wash.
Wednesday- Do not wash.
Thursday- Do not wash.
Friday- Do not wash.
Saturday- Do not wash.
Sunday- Holy day- Cannot wash.

Birthday- Wash, polish, grease etc.

Your birthday or the cars ??

Sounds like a lot of work to do on your birthday !
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Your birthday or the cars ??

Sounds like a lot of work to do on your birthday !
Not long had her, so not quite crossed that path yet.

She may be a tad grumpy and worn, but I might do both!
That'll make twice in summer. Perfect for topdown driving afterwards.
Got to get back to the routine trim asap after a wash and shine.

Definitely not for Christmas though.

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Not saying how often I wash mine, just in case Jeff bans me......
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Yaay!

I'm not the only one with a below average (read negative) batting average vs Jeff.
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No, we's an ever growing group !!
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Wonder if it's like the speedometer on a car?

Once you get to some number with a whole lot of nines in it, one more and you're back to zero!

Let's see,

That's 999,999 minus my number of gotcha fails (which I thought was a larger number)...



...Still leaves a whole lot of strikes to go.

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