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Old 02-21-2017, 08:23 PM
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My husband and I left for Iowa yesterday and made it back today with our first, but certainly not last vette. I didn't even stall it once. Read lots in the manuals, there are so many warnings. It's very dirty now, how do you guys wash them? There were so many warnings in the owners manual that I feel like it can only be gently scrubbed with angel wings and holy water.

So products and recommendations? We just drove the Camaro through the car wash we realize we can't do that anymore.

PS. Thanks to everyone who voted on the 2016 manual shift, it's ahmazing! Of course it's the highest octane money can buy!!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:31 PM
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Hi, just bought mine yesterday too. Drove home back to NY from Delaware last night and also got dirty like yours so I am interested in best way to wash also. Congrats on the purchase. BTW, is that long beach red? looks really nice!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:35 PM
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Congrats to you as well! Everyone here is very helpful, so I am sure they will chime in on the best ways to wash the dirt away.

Yes that is the Long Beach Red, I really like it. It's really sparkly in the sun, and darker otherwise. It's a little chameleon.
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Find Glen E's docs on all things detailing-related.

Oh, and congrats!
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Congratulations - that first 500 miles is hard to get to
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/acxkaf44c...VlC5djtQa?dl=0

I found the link to Glen's docs, looks pretty detailed.
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Originally Posted by Kelsvet View Post
So products and recommendations? We just drove the Camaro through the car wash we realize we can't do that anymore.
Congratulations. I friend turned me on to Auto Geek just before I got my 2016 M7. They haven't disappointed me yet. There's even a discount for forum members!

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Congrats to both of you-enjoy your new ride.
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Welcome to the cult......er, club! Be sure to get some "Patriot Wax" and excellent leather/interior cleaner from Adam's Polishes. I bought my new Stingray on February 1st and just turned 500 miles on it Sunday. She's my garage queen for sure - but I grin from ear to ear every time I run through those seven wonderful gears.

Enjoy your car and be proud to be among those of us who own Corvettes. As with yours, mine is my first (although I am much, much older than you are) - but hopefully not my last.

Many miles and smiles are ahead of you!!




{This was my car the day I bought it from Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet.}

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Thanks, also that's a great signature, my husband kept laughing cause I kept turning around to stare at the car as we walked away.
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Congrats -

At the end of the day it's a car with paint, you can wash it anyway you like.

I wash mine by hand and I use Adams product http://adamspolishes.com. I use the rinse less wash which i love with 2 buckets. You can do a search on the 2 buckets method on the chat board and it will explain it to you.

Welcome to the ULTIMATE club, enjoy!
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I had a very reputable local detailer work on my car all day and then told me to buy Eco-wash from Chemical Guys. It has carnuba wax in the solution. It's the only thing you'll ever need and keeps it looking absolutely spectacular while at the same time protecting the car. Super easy to use. I love it.....just spray on and wipe off with micro fiber cloths.
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Thanks, also that's a great signature, my husband kept laughing cause I kept turning around to stare at the car as we walked away.


If you can't smile as you walk away and turn around to look at it, you bought the wrong car!
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Look up junkman car wash on YouTube. .
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Congrats on your new baby and for going with M7. I always hand wash and follow GlenE's detail methods. They work great at getting the car clean and shiny. I would recommend using a sealer like Black fire Crystal sealer ( auto geek sells it) sealer will last longer and protect better than most wax, and much easier to apply. It is self leveling so basically you apply it and that's it, no wiping off. A little goes a long way with stuff. Good luck and enjoy.
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Congrats on your new vette, even a little dirty it's beautiful. Looks like that hubby of yours is a keeper, pumping gas for you
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Congrats on your new vette, even a little dirty it's beautiful. Looks like that hubby of yours is a keeper, pumping gas for you
He even fills up my minivan on the weekends, he's pretty much the bestest!
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Congratulations it's a beauty enjoy it. Contact forum vedor Autogeek and they will answer all your car care questions and they carry all the products you will need.
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Congrats!!! The M7 is a lot of fun.
You will need a wheel brush and cleaner to keep those black wheels glossy.
There are a lot of great tips above, but you will end up doing it YOUR way!
My washing ritual is like a two hour massage for my sweet baby.
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