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#28 of 67 Re: [maxx4me #28]
Jul 01, 2004 (6:15 pm)
I work off Duke street and Eisenhower..near the new Patent office complex....not on route one much...but we can assemble one sat afternoon and put 3 Maxx's together.......off to the outer banks this weekend..about to pass 4400 miles and lovin it!
#29 of 67 Car Washes - New York Style
Jul 01, 2004 (4:40 pm)
I know what you guys (and/or girls) mean about car washes. I have a place near where I work that does the car inside and out, including vacuuming, taking out the mats and putting them into a rug-beater contraption, using hand held soft bristle brushes with car wash solution to pretreat the car, wash, and use an after wash spray wax with teflon (or so they say) and then go over the car to dry all the spots and clean the inside of the windows.... all for only $10 - tax included! There's a tip box at both ends, so for $12 my Maxx looks like new every couple of weeks. After it's done, I could just stand there and stare at it for hours..... I LOVE MY MAXX!!!
Jul 02, 2004 (2:51 am)
man oldandtired: it might be worth it for me to drive all the way up there to get that kind of deal.....sweet.
#31 of 67 Re: [maxx4me #31]
Jul 02, 2004 (3:53 am)
try Yates on RT1...they are on the southbound side..about a mile to so down from Potomac Yards mall area.....they do the same....but prices are higher....$12, 16, 18 respectively for the level of service..however they give you a $2 discount if you come back within a two week period.....
#32 of 67 Re: [pao #32]
Jul 02, 2004 (4:11 am)
thanks. I've actually never used a car wash before. I'll continue to do my own until I'm 90!! but you are right; I pass by it everyday and they have quite a following there. I'm off to West Marine to buy a hitch lock today.
#33 of 67 Handwashing, anyone?
Sep 04, 2004 (6:28 pm)
Just wondering if any of my fellow Maxx owners here wash by hand. If so...what kind of implements do you use (i.e., wash mitts, chamois, etc.)?
I have an 04 Galaxy Silver Maxx, just 10 days old and I want to avoid the "spiderweb" appearance that I had on previous cars. If you can suggest any particular type of wash & sponge or mitt that will prevent scratching and similar problems, I'd appreciate it.
#34 of 67 Re: Handwashing, anyone? [beedublu]
Sep 05, 2004 (3:09 am)
yep, I do. A nice big fluffy car wash mit to keep any dirt away from the surface of the mit when washing, any wash and wax soap concentrate, and Maguiar's Tech Wax synthetic liquid polish does the trick for me. I also use two microfiber towels to dry my Maxx; one handles the majority of the water; the second removes the remaining water and stains on the windows.
#35 of 67 Re: Handwashing, anyone? [beedublu]
Sep 05, 2004 (8:37 am)
If you want to keep the finish smooth and scratch free, hand washing is the only way to go.
Use a detergent made for washing automobiles--dishwasher soap is to harsh, and will remove wax. I prefer 100% cotton terry cloth for the soap application, and the Detailers Preference microfiber car towels for drying. Both are available at Costco, as is car wash soap.
Flood the panel as you wipe the area. This will rinse away the dirt as you lift it from the surface, and prevents scratches.
For wax, call Maguiers on their 800 number and ask what they recommend--they make waxes for specific tasks, finishes, and weather areas.
I'm planning on having clear vinyl hood & headlight protectors installed, along with a piece on the liftgate where you push the gate down. It will help prevent some rock chips on the front, and scratching the gate as you pull it down. Here is a link:
'04 Galaxy Silver Maxx, 22 days old.
#36 of 67 Need Advice on Color
Sep 20, 2005 (6:16 am)
I'm thinking of purchasing an 06 Maxx LTZ. I am considering a) silver b) black or c) red. I have never owned a black or silver car. How hard is the black vs silver vs red to keep clean? Any problems with swirl marks, etc. I usually wash the car 2-3 times per month and wax twice a year.
Thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
#37 of 67 Re: Need Advice on Color [maxx4us]
Sep 20, 2005 (1:48 pm)
yeah, I'll never own a black car again. It looks great when washed and waxed, but looks awful every other minute thereafter. Instead, I went with the grey metallic. It does not show the dirt like black, and has a terrific sparkle finish to the paint. Good luck.