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    keeping Clean through winter?

    Whats the best way to keep your car clean through the winter months?

    On nice dry but cold weekends i'll still be out giving the car a good seeing
    too, but i mean through weeks like at the mo, washed polished and waxed
    at weekend and from then on its been raining and car is dirty again.!!

    Before i've popped into a jet wash and given it the once over ( leaving out the
    brush attachment ) but an hour later water marks a'plenty.!! strangly left in
    the rain doesn't leave water marks half as bad as a quick jet wash, should i
    just be giving it the once over with jet wash at home with nothing added ,
    just plain old water?

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    I personally continue to do what I normally do year round with the car.

    Usually wash each week with Megs NXT and sheepskin wash mitt, and dry as usual, then top up with wax. Obvously, not advisable to wash if the temperature is too low.
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    i wash mine the same all year round

    did it in the rain today

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    just wash and dry it as normal. top up the wax if needed/wanted. other than that nothing you can do about it getting dirty other than not driving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    just wash and dry it as normal. top up the wax if needed/wanted. other than that nothing you can do about it getting dirty other than not driving it.
    cheers everyone. .......was just hoping that people had a quick fix
    during the winter months. i might give the old local jet wash a go again
    the water marks shouldn't show up as much on white.

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    They will still show up on white. Water marks are mineral deposits from the water being left on you paint. There are 2 things you can do to prevent this. Firstly, dry the car immediately after washing and rinsing. Or secondly, rinse the car again using Reverse Osmosis (0 ppm) water. This can be got from your local aquatics store, or you can buy a home setup and make your own.

    When cleaning it, make sure you rinse the car thoroughly before getting in there with the mitt as this will help keep the swirls down.
    Gaz

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