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4/16/06 7:16pm - Original Message: 'washing vettes'
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HAHA ! Now i know why you all love vettes !
Happen to wash my Dodge Ram ( new) and the vette in the same week.....haha, oboyoboy, for the Ram  i needed a  stair to reach the  roof and mid of bed  liner  , and square meters of body  to clean....incredeble ! And with the vette , yepyep, the complete top is possible standing from 1 side as if i where washing a baby... from that Ram...

So that's why you all LOVE vettes ! you can pamper them without having hight-fears !


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4/16/06 7:37pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Wash your 'Vette??? I've had my '74 since 1997, and it's ben washed...hmmm...let me think...twice!! What do you guys do....drive them or something? Do they get dirty when you drive them, or are ya'll just mud-monsters, lookin for every puddle ya can find
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4/16/06 7:47pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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NONO Joel , i wanted to do something today with result on the vette ........ so my neigbours see it . All my proffesional tuning , they don't see... perhaps hear it , from 3000 rpms...

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4/17/06 12:17am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

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I have a Ford 4x4 crew cab truck and always dread the washing and waxing task. It takes for ever. The MG and Vette take no time at all. Plus I only wash and wax them maybe twice during the summer. The rest of the time I just take my duster to them.

Barry, I have to get a ladder to wash the top of my truck too



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4/17/06 1:59am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Well I've had my Vette for almost a year now and I've never washed it. Waxed, Polished, and dusted it a bunch of times though, don't know if I'll ever really use water on it

But ya I know what you mean, its really hard to reach the top and bed cover on my truck also and its susposed to be a mid-sized truck



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4/17/06 9:17am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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 I had my Vette for 5 yrs now. The PO had it 14 yrs only got caught in the rain once, washed it once.I washed it once cause tire foam slung all over the sides.Don't use that no more.Just dust it and polish it!
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4/17/06 12:13pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Man, it must be nice!

i have to wash my car all the time.  i don't have a garage .

i have a cover and i cover it when it rains though.  but after a couple days, it gets grimy.  hopefully i'll get a place with a garage soon but for now i guess i just have deal with it.



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4/17/06 1:36pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Try washing a big Ford Van.  I don't do vans!

I wash the C5 at least once a week, but usually twice.  The Gold Thing is due for a wash, clay bar (can't wait to try it), wash & polish.



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4/17/06 2:14pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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It makes it very easy for me.   There is no need to wash paint, when there is no paint! 

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4/17/06 7:48pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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[QUOTE=kstyer]

It makes it very easy for me.   There is no need to wash paint, when there is no paint! 

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Right on!



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4/18/06 2:02am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Ken,

is paint a weight-issue on performance gain????? whoopping others WITH paint ????    or are you not yet out witch color ?



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4/18/06 1:47pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Norbert, I think Ken has washed his vette so much that he just plum washed all the paint off!!

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4/18/06 2:01pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Barry, I know what you mean. We just bought a 2006 Dodge Dakota crew cab pickup, and it's a pain to wash for a mid size truck. Can't reach the middle of the windshield standing on the ground. Could be the beer belly in the way? I'm gonna get a soft brush for the thing. If any of you have never tried a waterblade, that's the way to get most of the water off. Then use the chamois. Hey Barry, I hope your Ram gets some milage. This Dakota has a 4.7L overhead cam V8 and the milage sucks.

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4/18/06 3:15pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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No paint does make it lighter, but lack of smooth paint increased wind drag.

So it's a bit better off the line, but loses a bit of top speed. 



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4/21/06 1:38am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Hi Dave, milage ?  there's a digital display above the mirror on the ceiling, i tought it was a speedometer .....  and there's also something in mpg... it has only 1 digit !

Ken , perhaps paint the front ? increases top end and leaves downforce on the unpainted back , saving 1/2 paint weight ?



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4/21/06 9:50am - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Dave gratz on the new Dakota but you wanna talk about sucking miliage  Look at this Dakota, people ask what my gas miliage is and I tell them "Line of Sight"  if I don't see a gas station I don't drive there

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4/21/06 12:40pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Mark and Barry, I guess we can grin and take it. At least it gets a little better milage than the vette. I took it in to see if the computer could be reflashed with any updates, but it has all the current programing in it already. I'm gonna put a K& N fresh air filter system on it and a cat back system, Flomaster series 40. I may help some

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4/21/06 12:58pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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[QUOTE=Pumps] I'm gonna put a K& N fresh air filter system on it and a cat back system, Flomaster series 40. I may help some

Dave

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Dave that things gonna be loud with Flowmaster 40 series on it, thats what I've got on mine and I love the sound  Much deeper and louder then the Vette.



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4/21/06 5:22pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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Milage ? yepyep... my car is now fine and i went to gas station .... in the month of trying with everything ( ingnition, carb... ) and ONLY do some testruns here in the street of our industrial park ... i got 15 gallons in the tank...  ok, lost some fuel by dessambling the carb a few times....

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4/21/06 10:30pm - Reply: 'washing vettes'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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Hmmmm.......   paint the front half.    That just may work 

And then I could impress people when I arrive.  I don't care what they think when I'm leaving.          



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