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Washing in cold weather

Streets have been pretty crappy around here and the car is pretty dirty. 35 degrees today so I washed it up and put it back in the warm garage as we have the day off. Tomorrow it's back out though. Gonna be colder around here so the streets are reasonably dry......As long as the water doesn't freeze outside we wash our "drivers".....



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I'm going to try to be better about washing my car, but we've been having a lot of below 0* days lately. I did see an old guy in a buick take his car through the car wash when it was -3 last week... wonder how well his doors opened when he got home.
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I hand wash my cars in the garage in the winter when I am in KC. had to hand wash my challenger at the apartmentin the parking lot, one bucket at a time with warm water.


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It was 26 outside here today so I tried to wash mine. I had water under the go wing spoiler freeze but that was about it. It looks a whole lot better now.

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Tell me about it, It was 67 out when I washed my car yesterday.... Almost froze my behind off...

Sorry just had too... I'm really from RI but moved down here 7 years ago.

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Horsehoe, as soon as I saw it was over 32 deg I was doing the same thing yesterday a couple towns over from you. I don't normally drive mine in the winter but had to take it out last week when I was down a car so it was a mess. I've washed it in the driveway when it's been below freezing, but the ice rink in the driveway afterwards doesn't go over well with the rest of the family...

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It was 38 yesterday in NY and I was out there for 2 hours. I really enjoyed myself since my wife was inside the house working. Some random woman walking her dog said "isn't it too cold to be washing your car?" No. I replied. I was just happy to be outside. I feel better that I washed all the salt off from the previous couple of days and I rinsed off underneath the car too. Can't wait to do my errands today, she looks beautiful! It is an absolute pleasure to drive in this cold dry weather. The guys who have their cars hibernate are missing out.

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Rude dog: We were in Florida over Christmas and I could get used to that.....

Ocron: Yeah the driveway ices over. That part of the driveway in the pictures runs up the side of the house so we really don't care. Trust me. I almost fell on my ass a few times...... Few towns away? What town?

Monte fiasco: In my neighborhood I am known as the "car guy". Especially in spring, fall and summer when all the vehicles come out. That's all I do is wash cars! Glad you're enjoying your Challenger!.....
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It was 38 yesterday in NY and I was out there for 2 hours. I really enjoyed myself since my wife was inside the house working. Some random woman walking her dog said "isn't it too cold to be washing your car?" No. I replied. I was just happy to be outside. I feel better that I washed all the salt off from the previous couple of days and I rinsed off underneath the car too. Can't wait to do my errands today, she looks beautiful! It is an absolute pleasure to drive in this cold dry weather. The guys who have their cars hibernate are missing out.
Monte where are you located? Im on the Island, but work in the city and have a gf in jersey so im all around. Looks like im gunna wash my challenger today from all the salt laid out a few days ago.
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I think it is important to wash the underside of the car also. I spray it from all directions in an attempt to get most of the nasty salt off.

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