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We've had a lot of rain here today, and this may sound a bit wacko, but, I took the opportunity to wash the vehicles!
Rain was really heavy this morning so I drove the 2 cars and pushed the 2 bikes out into it, to wash off some of the grime that had accumulated over several weeks, then I thought that I may as well give them a wash, and let the rain rinse them. This worked swimmingly!
After washing and rinsing (in the teeming rain), they all came back under the carport for a decent chamoising.
**** they looked better! But still not good enough, I got out the McGuire's metal polish and did the chrome wheels on my wifes car, and all the chrome including pipes on my VN, also the pipes on the missus' GPX, then I got the McGuires paint cleaner out, did a few spots on the bikes and the cars that needed an extra spruce. Cars then got a vacuum, and some Amourall, as did the bags on the VN (not the seat, been there done that, never again).
Finally finished all the vehicles up with a coat of carnuba wax, and a buff to high shine.
Took me all day to do 2 bikes and 2 cars, but the result is spectacular, now I can't drive or ride until the rain stops, and the fact that I've washed waxed and polished means that in all likelyhood the rain is here to stay! Sorry if I've ruined Christmas!
Christo.
 

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I wash my truck twice a year whether it needs it or not. I use my leaf blower to clean it out.:cool:

I never worry about it getting dirty again. It will.
 

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Level II restrictions continue here. They now allow us to wash our vehicles, provided we use a bucket of water, and have a nozzle on the hosepipe to prevent water from running. Washed my car (wow - I forgot it was white) and my riding mower (well, I just rinsed it off and wiped it down). Bikes were still pretty clean. Just feel free to send some of that rain over here. We'll thank you later. :)
 

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At least you have shiny rides for Christmas! No shortage of precipitation here. Keeps switching between white and wet with plenty of wind here.
 

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We are not allowed to wash our vehicles here but the car washes at the gas stations are open. What sucks is just when I spend the $6 to wash my car, a bird comes and gets it dirty again. Arrggghhhh...

The lakes look awful in the Southeasat, they are seriously drying up. It sucks.
 

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We are not allowed to wash our vehicles here but the car washes at the gas stations are open. What sucks is just when I spend the $6 to wash my car, a bird comes and gets it dirty again. Arrggghhhh...

The lakes look awful in the Southeasat, they are seriously drying up. It sucks.
Did someone forget to point out to you that birds target the shiny things with their bombs?
 
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