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Mud adds weight, weight is the enemy
Thats another good reason to keep it clean, especially with the price of petrol these days.

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Thats another good reason to keep it clean, especially with the price of petrol these days.

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A wash and good coat of wax also improves the drag coefficient and contributes to better fuel economy through less friction!

I tend to keep my vehicles for a good long time, and seeing the clearcoat peel off on all three of the SVX's we own/have owned ('92 x2 & '94), I realize that some exterior TLC is cheaper and less of a hassle than a new paintjob...
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3 SVX's now? Geez Silke
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3 SVX's now? Geez Silke
No, just two currently. The '94 was our first one and we sold it back in 2006 to help finance our wedding. Ironically the same lady who bought it gave us her old '92 for free last year because she was moving to OR. Unfortunately it hasn't moved an inch under its own power since then and basically serves to hold down the concrete RV parking pad. But all three have/had paint issues.

Actually, the paint issues on the '94 were solved when a body shop employee (who had a DUI and wasn't supposed to be driving) backed a company truck into her left quarter panel, and the body shop owner offered to fix the damage and repaint the entire car for free to keep it off his insurance record. :D
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...and the body shop owner offered to fix the damage and repaint the entire car for free to keep it off his insurance record. :D
Ya gotta be happy about that
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Ya gotta be happy about that
Yes, it worked out quite nicely that way. :D
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...and the body shop owner offered to fix the damage and repaint the entire car for free to keep it off his insurance record. :D
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Ya gotta be happy about that
You're not wrong about that. :D:D:D:D

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No more Muddin' for me!!! (unless, of course, it's un-avoidable)

$10 at the car wash, $10 for engine cleaner and other cleaning goodies, 2hrs yesterday with engine cleaner and the hose (including cleaning the underside), 2 more hours today with the vacuum and other cleaning products. A/C prob. mentioned earlier was a mud caked belt tensioner issue, cleaned and lubed now blowing nice cold quiet air.

Pretty clean now, although I think I'll be finding mud from that mud puddle for a long time.

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OK - here's my method....

STEP #1) Go to Carlovers and get heaps of coins changed. Whilst waiting in the queue use the supplied wet brush and bucket to remove any caked-on mud. Do your wheeels, arches, tailgate, under bumpers etc. The more time you spend with this brush the better (and more effective) your car wash will be.

STEP #2) Go into the carwash section and select the basic wash option. When the car is filthy I then go back to STEP #1 to ensure that I haven't missed anything. Upon reaching Step2 for the second time I will usually select a Deluxe Wash & Wax.

STEP #3) Chamois, and chamois!

STEP #4) Vacuum interior and 'Armor-All' the dash.....glass cleaner the windows too!

STEP #5) If I'm not going offroad for a few months (then again how do you know?) I will then drive it back home and do a polish in the driveway to bring her right up.

Subies look so nice when they are all schmick.....it's a shame they go so well off road coz they get all mucked up again...
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Subies look so nice when they are all schmick.....it's a shame they go so well off road coz they get all mucked up again...
And that it why a Subaru is so good. You can have the best of both worlds with just one car.

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