View Full Version : To wash or not to wash...

07-08-2010, 04:23 AM
My 162 has been sitting for almost 2 years. And thus has 2 years of grime on it. Would it be better to wait and wash it after I get it running or is it fine to wash and wax it now?

Thinking that the grime and dirt are protecting the paint.

07-08-2010, 08:02 AM
Well, it's protecting it from the sun, but inflicting its own damage by trapping moisture next to the paint.

And if you smudge that grit while working on your car you'll certainly inflict paint issues. I'd be more inclined to clean it -- wax it if you've got it outside -- before working on it. Even a mat draped over the fender to protect it from you leaning on it would scrub that dirt into the paint.

07-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Thank you sir. That's what I wanted to hear.