Preburn auto care, any advice?

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Preburn auto care, any advice?

Postby geospyder » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:12 pm

I was thinking of protecting the vehicle with a good paste wax. Driving by a car wash today I got to thinking - why take the time, especially in this heat, if I can take their $10 "super" wash. I presume that the $10 "super" wash, which includes a foam wax, is definitely not good for long term protection, but it might be good for the short term while the vehicle is sitting in camp. The vehicle is a 2007 so in theory the finish is fairly decent quality wise.

Would the foam wax applied by the drive through car wash be enough protection for the short time on the Playa? Any opinions one way or the other?
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Postby Token » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:21 pm

Why worry? Go to a proper car wash, bring your wax of choice and have em do the work.

Me, I consider the shiny stuff on the outside of my truck a "remove with use" item.

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Postby sportsmobile » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:22 pm

that spray on wax won't last 2 days on your car. if you are concerned about your vehicles exterior i would recommend a good paste wax. like a carnuba wax of some sort.

and then while at the burn be very careful not to lean up against your car to prevent rubbing the dust against the paint.

do not use a car cover while on the playa.

personally, since the clear coat is pealing off my 88 yota i don't worry about it much
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Re: Preburn auto care, any advice?

Postby LostinReno » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:25 pm

geospyder wrote:I was thinking of protecting the vehicle with a good paste wax. Driving by a car wash today I got to thinking - why take the time, especially in this heat, if I can take their $10 "super" wash. I presume that the $10 "super" wash, which includes a foam wax, is definitely not good for long term protection, but it might be good for the short term while the vehicle is sitting in camp. The vehicle is a 2007 so in theory the finish is fairly decent quality wise.

Would the foam wax applied by the drive through car wash be enough protection for the short time on the Playa? Any opinions one way or the other?


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Postby geospyder » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:37 pm

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Postby Jackass » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:45 pm

A good paste wax will be about the only thing that'll help, that "foam wax" they put on at the car wash makes it look shiny but offers little if any protection even off playa. They just tell you it's wax so you feel like you've done the right thing... it's crap!

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Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 pm

on word.......
cosmoline.
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Postby geospyder » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:56 pm

Cosmoline and Playa dust deadly mixture
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Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

No way. It'll create a protective coating, that, will withstand a nuke......
no worries, under it, the paint will be shiney and last forever.
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Postby geospyder » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:03 pm

Key words - "under it"
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Postby sportsmobile » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:25 pm

[quote="ygmir"]on word.......
cosmoline.[/quote]

of course!! cosmoline is the answer.
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