User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: winter care

  1. #1
    Regular Member darko2301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Croatia
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Question winter care

    i was just wondering how do you guys keep your car clean during winter and protect its paint? i usually wash my car manually and avoid automatic car washes but now it is getting so cold and I hate even staying outside when it is around 0°C or colder (which will be soon) so i don't want to even think about playing with cold water and catch a cold or something

    so what do you do to keep the car clean as it gets dirty easily during winter ?

  2. #2
    Full Member neverlandandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lanark
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Elite Nav

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 cdti

    Year : 2012

    Mileage : 9k

    Default

    good question i normaly just power wash once a week to keep the salt of the road down but there must be better ways

  3. #3
    North West Regional Organiser paulvectrac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    morecambe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : vxr

    Engine : 2.8 v6 turbo

    Year : 2007

    Default

    i take it down the road from me indoors hand car wash spot on
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

  4. #4
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    A good wax/seal before it gets too cold, then I just try to foam it as much as possible and save the wash to the odd mild day.

  5. #5
    Ex Vec-C Admin Deztroyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    WGAF#5
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    already applied fk1000 which by all accounts is a very good sealant suitable for repelling winter grime and salt - have to say so far very impressed with the results

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

  6. #6
    Regular Member Lump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    coventry
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    all depends on what you want to do, a good winter prep will see you right through to march, if you can live with the mess all winter. i have done mine with FK but i have already gone back and redone the whole car. depends on my mood and what turns up from a shopping trip on line

  7. #7
    Regular Member darko2301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Croatia
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    well i've waxed it again last week and i will snowfoam it every now and then and hopefully it will be enough to survive the winter

  8. #8
    Regular Member Lump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    coventry
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i am enjoying the carlac68 at the moment and trying out different products above and below it, the squeaky clean it leaves and the dirt it lifts has amazed me,

  9. #9
    Regular Member Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C Facelift

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : CDTi 150

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : 71000

    Default


    Carlack 68 & then a coat or two of Collinite 476s for winter

    For Summer i use Carlack 68 & some coats of Collinite 915

    For info click me

    it the salt that gets under the car that worries me

  10. #10
    Regular Member Wilco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Location : Rochdale
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    i am enjoying the carlac68 at the moment and trying out different products above and below it, the squeaky clean it leaves and the dirt it lifts has amazed me,
    Totally under rated product imo. It does leave a very clean finish, i'm hopefully doing mine tomorrow with this with a couple of of coats of fk and hopefully topping it off with some supernatural. You can bet your life its going to rain now

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Winter care.
    By carperjake in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th November 2012, 20:14
  2. Winter care prepping and removing spiders
    By pompey-pimp in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th September 2012, 21:01
  3. Winter Driving - Take Care!
    By BigMan in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 13th December 2008, 20:56
  4. tyre care
    By skippyroo in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17th December 2006, 10:39
  5. Bodyshops? Do they really care!
    By Perry in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10th November 2006, 14:03

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •