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Old 03-28-2006, 02:42 PM
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First car show... what is important

Hey guys,
I am in college (UConn) and the car club here has a car show in a couple weekends. So I figured, why not enter my 300E for fun.
Now, here is the question. Other than making sure the interior is clean and the car is waxed, what should I do to make her purdy?
I have not gotten around to an engine clean this year, so should I do this too? or should I concentrate on the rest of the car and leave the hood closed?

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Leo
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:45 PM
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What type of show is this? Concours?

Wash Car
Clean out your wheel wells
Polish and wax ext paint, rocker panles, fender lips, door trunk & hood jambs
Polish and wax wheels
Dress rubber, trim, tires, plastic on bumpers
Polish wood
Shine chrome
Polish headlights and tailights
vacuum carpets- shampoo if necessary

Dont forget to remove any wax residue on the ext of the car with detailing tools... wax in crevices really shows.

I wont even get into detailing the engine!

You could clean and polish for weeks and still have something left to shine on a car if it hasnt been kept in showroom clean shape.

Have FUN!
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:34 PM
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It is just a show in a large parking lot here at school. I am thinking that it will be mostly students from this college and two others nearby. I started out this afternoon by washing the car and vacuuming out the interior. Next weekend I am going home, so I will put in the clear headlights I got for christmas and polish up the car in general.
For now I guess I will focus on the exterior and if I have time left, I will get to work on the engine compartment.

Leo
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:45 AM
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Try a clay bar before using a wax and a polish... these cars can shine up ridiculously nicely with a relatively low amount of skill and time
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