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I washed my 6

As the title says, I washed my 6 today.

It is a pretty much completely stock 2004 Mazda 6 Sport.

I'll be detailing it later today and/or tomorrow when it gets cooler, it's ~100 outside right now and considering I don't have any shade it's not a good idea. I will add some more pics after it's detailed. Sorry, the only camera I have is my iphone and I'm not really into driving to abandoned areas or having professionals photograph the car...



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Note: This is at a car wash place, but I do use my own soap and bucket, I just use the shade and water whenever I wash the car.


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Picture I took a week or two ago because of the cool wasp on the glass...

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About a month ago...

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Great pictures !
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This is exactly what I would expect to see at the end of a rainbow Nice job


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Nice one whit the rainbow

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Looking good bro. Post em up in 6OTM!! You always cover your car?
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Thanks for the nice comments guys.



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You always cover your car?
Not normally because sometimes forget to take it off when it rains. Usually I only do it when I don't plan on driving it for a couple days and nowadays it seems like a good idea since it's normally above 100 and the car is on fire whenever I get in it and with the black leather int, it burns. It's better than nothing considering I don't have a garage atm.

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Very clean Lance, looking good. It's like my car has a black twin brother

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I know

I want to drop it and get some 18"s, something like the Rays G-Games 99b... but I don't have the funds to do something like that.

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Great pics, damn sure shiny


I gotta admit, I've never considered bringing my own good stuff to a suds place...
freaking brilliant....

and a +1 on the post in this months 6OTM noms thread.


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Great pics, damn sure shiny


I gotta admit, I've never considered bringing my own good stuff to a suds place...
freaking brilliant....

and a +1 on the post in this months 6OTM noms thread.
Thanks. I try to take care of it but I haven't detailed the entire car in a couple months. I'll usually just do a section, switching the section each time I wash the car.

I think it's been about two months since the last time I detailed it, I've probably washed it three times in that time frame. I'm going to start detailing it. I'll have to take pictures tomorrow or the next day because I'll run out of daylight today and I'm interested in taking pics from about the same positions as the first ones to see if anyone notices a difference.

Even though most places have a sign posted saying "No Buckets" or something like that, the one I go to is close by and there is no sign like that there, with relatively few people. I first use $1.50 to spray down the car and fill up my bucket, then I'll wash the car by hand with my own soap and sponge, then I use another $1.50 to rinse the car off. If it wasn't so hot outside today, I probably would have stayed there for awhile and detailed it in the bay because no one was there but I just wanted to go indoors.

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