First bath in 7 years

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  1. 03torchgt

    03torchgt New Member

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    Hey guys, I’ve got a torch red mustang that’s been sitting in a garage collecting dirt and dust for 7 years. I’m ready to clean it up but don’t know how to go about it. Any suggestions?
     
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    Foam cannon. You need to get as much dirt off without touching the car as possible. Then get the mit out and wipe it. After that clay bar, polish, wax

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    foam it or a flood of water then regular wash
     
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    there is never a bad time for a foam gun..... Check out what is available at your local vatozone or check out amazon. Its one of those things that once you use it you will wonder why you ever used anything else and if you get a good one and put it away it can last for years.
     
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    Pressure wash with white tip (safe for car paint), foam cannon, pressure wash off, foam cannon again, light scrub with microfiber mit, pressure wash off, clay bar, then wax.
     
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    I really need a foam cannon. I live off a rock road with a black car. Would foam it dang near every time I drove it if I had one

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    Show before & after pics!
     
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    Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! Did everyone miss the obvious? Really? Seven years? No wash, no nothing??? Even “just because”? Wut the....??!!!
     
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    he isn't the only one on here that has not washed his car for 5-7 yrs...
     
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    Lol. Why did I KNOW that was coming? Set myself up for that one!!!
    Just had to rattle some cages..,
     
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    Dude thank you lol

    I will! Have a whole build going.


    Haha I know it’s bad. Definitely not proud of it and hope I didn’t do any permanent damage. Put a supercharger on it back when I was in college and it blew up while getting tuned. Couldn’t afford to fix it then so it’s just been hard parked in the garage since.
     
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    What are you trying to say there buster?!?!?


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    mine get washed when I get a chance
    Witch ever one looks the worst ill wash it
    I live in a dust bowl
    40 to 70 mph winds with dirt
     
  17. MyBoxersSayJoe

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    Yep, mine sat outside for years. Never even polished it for the first time until this year.

    As for foam wash, if you want to do it on a budget, pick up a Sun Joe SPX 3001 or something. You can also get their foamer. Does a decent enough job. I ended up getting an MTM PF22 and ordering a smaller orifice and now I get shaving cream like foam.
     
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    The amazon foam cannon is what I use and works great years later. You’re going to want to clay bar the car after washing it thoroughly. The clay will pick up the stubborn contaminants that get stuck in the paint.
     
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    Just make sure you seal or wax it right after that, as the surface will be bare.

    My usual workflow:
    Wheels
    Powerwash to get any heavy debris off (SunJoe SPX3001 with MTM PF22 foam cannon with smaller orifice)
    Strip wash (Purple power)
    Decontaminate with iron remover (Bilt Hamber or Iron X)
    Powerwash
    Claybar (Mequiar's pro medium, I think that's the blue one)
    IPA wipe down (CarPro Eraser)
    Polish (Sonax polishes and Lake Country CCS pads)
    Sealant (Been trying Turtle Wax Seal N Shine)
    Wax (Been trying Chemical Guys Hydroslick Wax, really not impressed with durability)