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Old 01-31-2021, 07:30 PM
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Hey guys. Possibly a silly question but I haven't had a car of this quality before and want to keep it this way. Whats the best way to clean a concourse quality (or close to) restored muscle car? It was sitting indoors for a while so its pretty dusty and I don't want to mess up the paint, but not sure hand washing with the hose is a bad idea or not. Aside from a solid layer of dust and fingerprints the car is clean (no road use). I tried to search but couldn't find any results. Thanks for the tips, and for not looking at me sideways for asking a noob question.
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my cars arent show quality but i use adams waterless wash system on them and it works really well check out some youtube videos of them
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For the initial wash to get all the heavy storage dust & dirt off your gonna need Soap & Water i would think ? just use a good quality car wash and a new wash mitt, and the Warmer the water the better ! and I prefer to use a small air/leaf blower to blow dry the car after wash , Just use Quality stuff and Take your time
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I'm not worried about the cleaning part as much as I was thinking water running down into everything and getting into places you can't dry it and then sitting there. And the cars just dusty thats all otherwise its clean, so a quick rinse with the hose would do the trick for sure, just wasn't sure if that was a good idea on a nut and bolt restored car
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:56 PM
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Perhaps consider a pressure pot type wash with distilled water to avoid spots. The leaf blower idea is new to me I like that.
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THIS, and a very good quality microfiber. You will thank me. We use a lot of this product in our detailing business and all ranges of cars. Leaves a HIGH gloss shine and protection for months. https://www.amazon.com/Technicians-C.../dp/B07N8CTCLJ
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An old school painter turned me on to Kozak cloths, he uses them to wipe down typical body shop dust. They remind me of the old GM wax treated polishing cloths from decades ago.
I've had good luck removing typical light storage dust on black cars without getting streaking or fine scratches. Well used ones are good for under hood/chassis cleaning.

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Iíve been using this cloth for decades on paint and interior.

I keep one in each of my cars under the seat.

Try one.

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Frank are you referring to the Rag Company double twistress in your link
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