kraegar Posted February 8, 2007 Report Share Posted February 8, 2007 So, I live in Indiana, and must drive my mustang in the winter. It's not a choice. They've blanketed our roads in salt, and at the end of any given day, my car looks more white then alloy. Every few days I try to stop at a self serve car wash if I can, and spray it down. Just a rinse, at lower pressure, to get all the salt & road muck off of it. I park in a garage at home, and a parking garage at work, so it doesn't get snowed on at all. Today someone said that I shouldn't be washing it on such cold days, because the water freezes on it in little bubble shaped drops, and they said it will leave marks on the paint. I've never heard of that... but it seems obvious that you shouldn't leave salt on your car. So what's the best choice here? Drying it doesn't seem a good idea. I'm not doing a detailed wash, and would likely scratch the paint. It's way too cold (around 0 lately) to do a detailed job with a mitt & bucket. I did put a couple coats of Meguiars's tech wax on it before it started snowing, though. Also, any spots that might not be obvious that salt & road grime can build up on these? The inside of the rear fenders seems to get bad, and I haven't found a real good way of getting the one in beside my muffler. Thanks! - Tony Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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