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Re: Washing your car.

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Thu Jan 26 14:58:35 1995
> Date: Thu, Jan 26, 1995 1:52 PM
> From: "Barton P. Chambers"  <bchambers@atlantic.nos.noaa.gov>

> 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.

I should also point out to rip off the little label sewn into each towel:
this is made of polyester and 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.

Jeez, I only use two large ones for my entire S-class (which has its
own 9-digit zip code).  Using a pressure washer, the entire job can
be done in 15 minutes (5 minutes washing and 10 drying).

The good news is that Karcher just brought out a lower-priced 1000 psi
washer, which costs under $200.  I paid $400 for mine a few years back.

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.