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5th of July wash for the Fusion #4451291
07/06/17 12:08 PM
07/06/17 12:08 PM
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Posts: 2,739
Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Offline OP
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Well, it was reasonably cool last night (cool for Phoenix in July, at least - only about 90 degrees after the sun set).

Hadn't give the Fusion a proper wash in a while - mostly just waterless washes since it's just been dusty and sunny - but with the 4th of July festivities, and a recent barrage from the birds, it was time to do a proper wash.

One of the buckets developed a split, and wasn't holding water any more, so instead of a 2-bucket-method wash, I went with a Single bucket and grit guard, with plenty of pre-rinsing. No claying necessary, luckily.

This time around, it was all Eagle-One products, not intentionally, it just worked out that way.

EagleOne Nano " Wax-as-U-Wash " car wash concentrate in the bucket. LOTS of suds.. I have really grown to love this car wash product. Produces lots of suds, very slick, goes a long way, and smells great... almost like grape. Used a Microtex Platinum XL microfiber chenille wash pad. Very thick and soft pad.

Followed by a thorough spray rinse, and then dried the car with a PVA " Absorber " synthetic chamois, then hit the car with a full nose-to-tail application of EagleOne Nanowax Spray Wax, which I applied with a low-nap microfiber towel, let haze up, and then removed with a deep-nap microfiber towel.

Lastly, I scrubbed down the tires using 5:1 diluted Meguiars D101 All-Purpose Cleaner and applied a nice coat of EagleOne Tire Shine Gel which is solvent-free.

Loving the results!



I just have the one picture so far.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 266,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 60,000mi
Re: 5th of July wash for the Fusion [Re: SirTanon] #4451320
07/06/17 12:29 PM
07/06/17 12:29 PM
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New York
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Nice job....love that color red too...


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: 5th of July wash for the Fusion [Re: SirTanon] #4451371
07/06/17 01:13 PM
07/06/17 01:13 PM
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Looks great!


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: 5th of July wash for the Fusion [Re: SirTanon] #4451489
07/06/17 03:13 PM
07/06/17 03:13 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Nice work. I wish I could detail like some BITOG'ers .

Re: 5th of July wash for the Fusion [Re: SirTanon] #4451492
07/06/17 03:16 PM
07/06/17 03:16 PM
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Looks to be in great shape for a 7 year old car with 234K.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 5th of July wash for the Fusion [Re: SirTanon] #4451510
07/06/17 03:32 PM
07/06/17 03:32 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Offline OP
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Thanks everyone!

Quote:
Looks to be in great shape for a 7 year old car with 234K.


I try. The way I see it, the better I care for the car, the longer it will last me. I did a full paint correction back in 2015, using Meguiar's M105/M205/etc.. so that got the paint back to an excellent baseline. Since then, I've worked hard to make sure that my washing/maintenance routine does not introduce new imperfections, so the finish has stayed in great shape. I also apply some form of protection almost every time I wash it.

I don't let anyone else wash my car, and it never sees any of those awful drive-thru car washes.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 266,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 60,000mi

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