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Water Rationing And Car Detailing


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cbsteh

Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

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Guys, has the water rationing affected your car detailing efforts? Since the rationing, I have only washed my car once because it was so dusty and dirty. But even then, one of my neighbours gave me the Evil Eye when she saw me washing my car. She then told/reminded me that the water will be turned off at 10 am later. I am not sure if she was telling me to be nice or her way to be sarcastic. To my defense, I used less water and did not wash my tyres as well as possible. At the end I wasn't quite happy with my detailing job. What about your experience?

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:07 AM

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Same here, used to be weekly, now only when really dirty and cannot tahan.... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:14 PM

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drive lesser so chances of exposure to dust is lower...once wash > if not drive till the next (cleaning) just use ONR and do some dry cleaning.

Foresee swirl is building faster but its ok since surface coated and waxed/sealant-ed from time to time...

Bottom line still - CAN'T STAND too dust even no drive

** Keep track of water supply, once its back - DO a quick wash (depend how dirty).

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

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QUOTE (g88 @ Apr 5 2014, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
drive lesser so chances of exposure to dust is lower...once wash > if not drive till the next (cleaning) just use ONR and do some dry cleaning.

Foresee swirl is building faster but its ok since surface coated and waxed/sealant-ed from time to time...

Bottom line still - CAN'T STAND too dust even no drive

** Keep track of water supply, once its back - DO a quick wash (depend how dirty).

Nowadays raining, even if don't drive dust settle mix with rain car also dirty....unless got covered parking.. smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

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Not too happy with water rationing. Car can go unwashed till about a month. 1 bucket wash, use car shampoo with least shampoo to water ratio (Dodo born to be mild, Meg's Hyper wash) so less rinsing required. Hardly clean the wheels and wells. Menz power lock sealant died instantly when rain after long dry spell/haze. Think my paint needs a good AIO.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:16 AM

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QUOTE (eohl79 @ Apr 8 2014, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not too happy with water rationing. Car can go unwashed till about a month. 1 bucket wash, use car shampoo with least shampoo to water ratio (Dodo born to be mild, Meg's Hyper wash) so less rinsing required. Hardly clean the wheels and wells. Menz power lock sealant died instantly when rain after long dry spell/haze. Think my paint needs a good AIO.

Yup, the air is so dusty that after rain the stain are horrible..... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:43 AM

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especially the weather for the last 2 weeks.. it only took few hours to see all dusts on top of the paint.. esp. on a darker color car..

Washed weekly since I got it as afraid of water marks after it rains... but somehow weather improved abit and not so dusty hence skipped last week's wash... but now raining again so water mark also another concern ..

Luckily my car is not exposed to sunlight as I park indoor @ working place... so I believe that helped a lot..