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View Poll Results: How clean do you keep your Camaro?
My door jambs, engine bay, wheel barrels, etc. are as clean as the rest of the car. 49 49.49%
I occasionally wipe down my door jambs, engine bay, etc. with any clean rag available after washing. 25 25.25%
People actually clean their door jambs and engine bay?!? 6 6.06%
I'm somewhere between Options 1 and 2. 18 18.18%
I'm somewhere between Options 2 and 3. 1 1.01%
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Old 08-13-2021, 08:16 PM   #15
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My car isn't showroom, I daily it in all sort of weather. I do clean the doorjambs and under the hood. Under the hood isn't spotless but is clean. The barrels of my wheels are clean as are the calipers. The wheel wells aren't so clean but then the material and texture GM used SUCKS! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot were they thinking?
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Old 08-13-2021, 10:02 PM   #16
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Im anal but about once a month I clean the engine bay.
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Old 08-14-2021, 12:46 AM   #17
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Im pretty bad with it. Im lucky I dont make people wear ziplock bags on their feet, whenI mean if, they get in it. Always spotless. Not a dd though. I keep it showroom condition 95 percent of the time.
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Old 08-14-2021, 01:24 AM   #18
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I don't do door jambs, as I would think you need to wash them with a bucket and be very careful as you rinse the foam away.

As for engine bay, I just splash car shampoo in there with foam cannon, wipe down a few things like the engine cover, and then rinse while standing some distance away from the car so the water pressure drops a bit and doesn't damage anything.
Wiping down door jambs is the easiest way to keep your car looking showroom new... Take an old microfiber towel and wipe the water from the wash out of there... My 15 year old Hyundai Santa Fe still looks fairly new from doing this one simple thing!!!
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Old 08-14-2021, 10:48 AM   #19
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I detail the entire undercarriage as well as the paint, engine bay, interior, wheels and wheel wells.



My QuickJack gets here Thursday so I will be able to detail my undercarriage!
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Old 08-14-2021, 05:14 PM   #20
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Everything but the wheel wells.
Guess its time I start.
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Old 08-14-2021, 07:50 PM   #21
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Thank you. Sometimes I get bored after the wife and kids go to bed. I grab a beer, turn on some 80’s rock or 80’s country, grab some detailing stuff and start wiping downs vehicles. I find it relaxing and calming.
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:13 AM   #22
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I would be a lot more diligent about washing/cleaning if I didn't live in a 1+ million person metropolis and had a limited time in a self wash bay with signs like "Don't you dare spend an extra minute cleaning your car in the wash bay".

To be fair, there are often people waiting for a bay, so this is fair.

I feel guilty but I have never done my wheels to any level of cleanliness - I just power wash them off. I would love to have "clean barrels"!

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Old 09-06-2021, 11:19 AM   #23
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I would be a lot more diligent about washing/cleaning if I didn't live in a 1+ million person metropolis and had a limited time in a self wash bay with signs like "Don't you dare spend an extra minute cleaning your car in the wash bay".

To be fair, there are often people waiting for a bay, so this is fair.

I feel guilty but I have never done my wheels to any level of cleanliness - I just power wash them off. I would love to have "clean barrels"!

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Do your wheels at home with a bucket, it isn't that hard to keep the barrels clean...
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:10 PM   #24
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I would be a lot more diligent about washing/cleaning if I didn't live in a 1+ million person metropolis and had a limited time in a self wash bay with signs like "Don't you dare spend an extra minute cleaning your car in the wash bay".

To be fair, there are often people waiting for a bay, so this is fair.

I feel guilty but I have never done my wheels to any level of cleanliness - I just power wash them off. I would love to have "clean barrels"!

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You live in an area where you should be able to find a good detailer, probably even a mobile detailer to come wash your car, if you can't bucket wash yorself at home. Car washes use recycled water and dirty brushes. It will ruin your paint.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:50 PM   #25
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I dont door jams with ceramic detailer. I haven't found a product yet to do the engine bay. 50100 miles 16 SS daily.
P21S with a detail brush then flush with water then dry with a leaf blower then I use a cheap plastic detail product and hit all the plastic.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:56 PM   #26
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5 years in and I still have people ask me how I like my new car. I hate cleaning it after a track day but it needs done. Door, hood, and trunk jams take an extra 5 minutes and I hit them every other wash.
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Old 03-22-2022, 01:28 PM   #27
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I’ve only had mine for week now, but as anal as I am I washed it 3 days after I got cause I couldn’t stand the subpar job the dealership did on it. I wiped the jams, wheels, and engine bay down, everything but the underbody. As for the underbody, meh, that’s what the underbody flush at the car wash is for. I don’t drive it in salt so no worries there. As I said I washed it 3 days after I got it and will wash and dry all of the above every 2 to 3 days. I guess you can call me a clean freak. The way I look at it it you take care of your car it will take care of you. My car will always look like it rolled off the showroom floor.
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Old 04-11-2022, 12:25 AM   #28
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I detail the entire undercarriage as well as the paint, engine bay, interior, wheels and wheel wells.
off topic ... what mufflers are those looks like you have the NPP valves hooked up .... Like the Black look
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