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Re: Washing your car.

Bubmeister gave pretty good advice in response to Jason's question about
washing, and ther's not much room for improvement in his:

> *Steps to a good car washing*

But...you might want to simplify a bit, if your paint is in good condition,
by using "Autobahn" wash/wax (AWW), which is sold by VW and Audi dealers.

Rinse the car as described by B.  Wash with AWW as per B.  Rinse, and dry
with clean, old *Cotton* bath towel.  *DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC* fiber towels
as they *will* scratch the finish.

Usually, I do everything except the drying, 1/4 of the car at a time, and Dora
follows, drying.  I join her when I finish washing and rinsing the last 1/4. 
On the P-car, we use-up about 6 bath towels doing this, and it only takes us
about 30 minutes.

> O.K. end of pontification.  Good Luck, and *do* avoid those automatic car
> washes, if you plan to keep the car.

He's right, but I run the syncro thru the autowash anyway.

Uh-oh, I just had a flashback to my favorite sign, along the banks of the Rhine
outside the boat club in Wiesbaden:  "Auto Waschen Verbotten"  It used to 
really fry my lady-friends posterior when I'd comment that it was the first
automatic boat-wash I'd ever heard of.  (OK, I'm going...Audios Amigos)


Bart Chambers
Frau, Dora
'77 Feline Varmint, Felix, Gray
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Indischrot
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro) Alpenweiss