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    Is it even worth washing your car at this time of year?

    My car really needs washed but I just keep thinking to myself it's a waste of time. It's sunny at the moment but the minute I wash it, it either rains or a bird leaves me a present on it. Also drive on the motorway so get all the spray and dirt from the road plastered to my car

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    lol not at any time of year!

    Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only washes his car when its raining, he puts waterproofs on and takes a soapy cloth out and uses the rain to wash / rinse his car! weirdo!

    I would say yes it's worth cleaning at any time of the year as the dirt,grime,snow etc ruins your paintwork!

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    ifyoudontask?;3326866

    Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only … Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only washes his car when its raining, he puts waterproofs on and takes a soapy cloth out and uses the rain to wash / rinse his car! weirdo!



    God he sounds like a nutter! lol :giggle::giggle:
    must be one of those save water people!

    It's always worth giving it a quick wash as it's the dirt and salt from the roads that damages your paint work.

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    snowtiger;3326877

    I would say yes it's worth cleaning at any time of the year as the … I would say yes it's worth cleaning at any time of the year as the dirt,grime,snow etc ruins your paintwork!



    True... never thought of it that way :thumbsup:

    bellabonkers;3326889

    It's always worth giving it a quick wash as it's the dirt and salt from … It's always worth giving it a quick wash as it's the dirt and salt from the roads that damages your paint work.



    exactly. its more important now to wash and wax your car to protect it from the harsher elements and the salt on the roads....they are gritting already where i live.

    angelwithdirtyw;3326884

    God he sounds like a nutter! lol :giggle::giggle:must be one of those … God he sounds like a nutter! lol :giggle::giggle:must be one of those save water people!



    Not so much saving water but being pretty tight and not wanting to spend money at a car wash! ;-)

    ifyoudontask?;3326866

    Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only … Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only washes his car when its raining, he puts waterproofs on and takes a soapy cloth out and uses the rain to wash / rinse his car! weirdo!



    The best time to wash your car is in the rain..... :thumbsup:

    ifyoudontask?;3326866

    Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only … Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only washes his car when its raining, he puts waterproofs on and takes a soapy cloth out and uses the rain to wash / rinse his car! weirdo!


    LMAO! Class!

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    shanecr;3326901

    exactly. its more important now to wash and wax your car to protect it … exactly. its more important now to wash and wax your car to protect it from the harsher elements and the salt on the roads....they are gritting already where i live.



    I think it will have be a trip to the car wash over the weekend, prob best to be on the safe side :thumbsup:

    Although there will be that rogue bird that will sh** on my car about 10mins after it's been cleaned... sods law lol :-D

    ifyoudontask?;3326866

    Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only … Its not woth it but i do it anyway, I know of a neighbour that only washes his car when its raining, he puts waterproofs on and takes a soapy cloth out and uses the rain to wash / rinse his car! weirdo!



    Sounds funny, but is the best time to wash a car, the rain doesn't have limescale in it, unlike tap water.;-)

    angelwithdirtyw;3326939

    I think it will have be a trip to the car wash over the weekend, prob … I think it will have be a trip to the car wash over the weekend, prob best to be on the safe side :thumbsup:Although there will be that rogue bird that will sh** on my car about 10mins after it's been cleaned... sods law lol :-D



    i think my car would go faster if i washed it...while i agree with all of the above im far too lazy to do it and yes the birds will **** on my car straight after:w00t:

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    Inactive;3326963

    Sounds funny, but is the best time to wash a car, the rain doesn't have … Sounds funny, but is the best time to wash a car, the rain doesn't have limescale in it, unlike tap water.;-)




    We're lucky, live in Scotland so we don't have the Limescale in the water

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    louloo;3326979

    i think my car would go faster if i washed it...while i agree with all of … i think my car would go faster if i washed it...while i agree with all of the above im far too lazy to do it and yes the birds will **** on my car straight after:w00t:



    I think my car would go faster too lol... due to all the dirt stuck to it :-D

    angelwithdirtyw;3326939

    I think it will have be a trip to the car wash over the weekend, prob … I think it will have be a trip to the car wash over the weekend, prob best to be on the safe side :thumbsup:Although there will be that rogue bird that will sh** on my car about 10mins after it's been cleaned... sods law lol :-D



    aint that always the way tho.

    I always wash my car in the summer, but to cold at this time of year, but the fire station in our town are doing it this weekend for charity only £3 and may be some HOT Firemen there mmmm:whistling:

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    julie 2;3327339

    I always wash my car in the summer, but to cold at this time of year, but … I always wash my car in the summer, but to cold at this time of year, but the fire station in our town are doing it this weekend for charity only £3 and may be some HOT Firemen there mmmm:whistling:




    U'll be hoping a bird sh**s on your car so you can go back and get the hot men to wash your car all over again :whistling: :-D

    I don't have anything like that over here... ususally some old wrinkly man in his waterproofs washing the cars over here... us a lucky lady :thumbsup:

    julie 2;3327339

    I always wash my car in the summer, but to cold at this time of year, but … I always wash my car in the summer, but to cold at this time of year, but the fire station in our town are doing it this weekend for charity only £3 and may be some HOT Firemen there mmmm:whistling:



    omg i wish it was local to me...i would have to go several times to get the **** off my car:whistling:

    shanecr;3326901

    exactly. its more important now to wash and wax your car to protect it … exactly. its more important now to wash and wax your car to protect it from the harsher elements and the salt on the roads....they are gritting already where i live.



    Aii.

    I used to wash my car when it was raining. People used to look at me like I was a nutter (I am but that's beside the point...), the truth is though, if the cars already wet its easier to wash because the dirt is already loose and you can let the rain wash all the suds off saving you a job.

    Shengis;3328710

    Aii.I used to wash my car when it was raining. People used to look at me … Aii.I used to wash my car when it was raining. People used to look at me like I was a nutter (I am but that's beside the point...), the truth is though, if the cars already wet its easier to wash because the dirt is already loose and you can let the rain wash all the suds off saving you a job.



    i just let the rain wash it:thumbsup:

    louloo;3328897

    i just let the rain wash it:thumbsup:



    Yeah but rain doesn't do the inner arches and sills which is where the salt tends to attack:thumbsup:

    Shengis;3329031

    Yeah but rain doesn't do the inner arches and sills which is where the … Yeah but rain doesn't do the inner arches and sills which is where the salt tends to attack:thumbsup:



    lol :oops: sorry just never clean my car...i poke the odd bit of mould off it and dust the odd spider-web-although ive been saving em for halloween:w00t:

    Shengis;3328710

    Aii.I used to wash my car when it was raining. People used to look at me … Aii.I used to wash my car when it was raining. People used to look at me like I was a nutter (I am but that's beside the point...), the truth is though, if the cars already wet its easier to wash because the dirt is already loose and you can let the rain wash all the suds off saving you a job.



    I never thought about this, but it makes sense. You've just helped sign me up to the the nutter club. :thumbsup:

    Liddle ol' me;3329591

    I never thought about this, but it makes sense. You've just helped sign … I never thought about this, but it makes sense. You've just helped sign me up to the the nutter club. :thumbsup:



    lol before we know it we will all be at it:thumbsup:

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    Liddle ol' me;3329591

    I never thought about this, but it makes sense. You've just helped sign … I never thought about this, but it makes sense. You've just helped sign me up to the the nutter club. :thumbsup:




    I live in a flat, so it would be really strange for me to clamber down the stairs with a bucket of soapy suds and wash my car in the rain, The men with the big butterfly nets would be after me lol :-D
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