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how do you get your benz to look spankin' new?

are you a diy kinda guy or a professional waxer for it kinda guy .
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We do have a Detailing Section:

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In the summer I do clean the cars myself. In the winter I leave it to others. Check out the detailing forum. There is lots of info there.

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In the summer I do clean the cars myself. In the winter I leave it to others. Check out the detailing forum. There is lots of info there.

Same here, weather permitting I clean it myself.


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DIY kinda guy. It's kind fun to do it myself. Spend time with friends, enjoy the weather, etc.
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I use 2 to 3 hot chics with really large breasts in string bikinis and I have them lather the soap onto the car with their jugs. Then they polish it with their muff patches. It works well and I have no complaints.....................the wife frowns upon it though.

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Ditto to the Detailing forum suggestion.

I wash my own, totally by hand in warmer weather. Once or twice a year I have been paying my dealer's detail people to give it a good coating of wax. I'll probably stop doing the dealer detail though because I just learned the girl they had with 25 years experience quit recently.

Mercedes uses a ton of paint on their cars so unless your car has been totally neglected, I think you can bring the finish back to look almost new.

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Because I live 2 short blocks from the ocean, we always have our cars washed weekly. I have my Mercedes washed at the dealer if I'm on the mainland (it's free) or at a no-brush car wash a mile from home. We've always had our cars detailed at least one a year, so the C230 is about due. For Christmas, I got a tire cleaning kit from a brother-in-law who works for the manufacturer. They've never made consumer products, and are trying to build new business. I'm about to try it out in a couple of weeks. The company is Lord, the founder invented the motor mount. B-I-L answers "What do you do?" with "I work for the Lord."
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