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Old 28-08-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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Are some people SO stupid to wash car today in full sun

My neighbour is washing his car now, full sun,just gone 3pm...

And I guess he doesn't like getting up early to wash his make believe M (stick on badge ) BMW 3 series convertible

Guess it'll be the Brillo pad to remove the sun baked water marks then....

If you're going to wash it,do it properly....

Ah... neighbours....

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Old 28-08-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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Yes not the best policy but have done so many times and as long as do a panel at a time and rinse , then rinse fully at end and in garage to dry usually not a problem for me
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Old 28-08-2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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Use Adams shampoo and it isn't an issue ...
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Old 28-08-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
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Derek, true you may get away with a panel at a time, but he is power washing it,so nicely drying ,water marked car..guess as you can't get water marks on fabric hood is his way of thinking it's sensible to wash in full sun...the panel being every panel on car...
He's the kind of guy who thrashes the engine ,then parks up,revving the nuts out of car, obviously in his deluded mind ,his way of letting engine cool down
mechanical sympathy..Not.....

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Old 28-08-2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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Sometimes having the luxury to "wash it properly" does not apply, I've washed the car in full sun plenty of times, why? Because that's the only time I could wash it. With the correct method it's not a massive issue.

At the end of the day I guess it's his car and therefore it doesn't necessarily make him a "moron" for washing his car how he wants to and perhaps that's the only way he knows.
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I have washed mine in the sun plenty of times as i don't always have a choice. it is not a massive issue by any stretch
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Old 28-08-2017, 04:20 PM   #7
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Use Adams shampoo and it isn't an issue ...
exactly, even if it dries on lol

the trick with other stuff is wash a panel and rinse then rinse the whole car and use a qd as a drying aid

and...where in the uk is it sunny and hot today? its been cloudy and raining here in the north west
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Old 28-08-2017, 04:38 PM   #8
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Wash the car in bright sun,no sun...snow

If done properly it doesn't matter a jot.

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Old 28-08-2017, 04:45 PM   #9
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I washed my black mondeo st at 11am this morning in sunny south wales ! It was 22 degrees celcius and had no issues. It was washed, rinsed and dried panel by panel with no issues at all. As said earlier..its the guys car and if he wants to wash it in the only way he knows how..thats his choice. He paid for it..so if he wants to drive around with water marks on his car...THATS UP TO HIM !
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I wash my car whatever the weather, makes no difference to me helps when my car is coated with Fusso, if theres any watermarks once i have finished i just go over with a QD. Simple
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