Car Wash

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 by Stained in Labels: , , ,

About three months back I got the Mondeo. Even before deciding to buy a car, I had decided to wash it by hand most of the time with maybe a manual car wash at the local petrol pump once in a while. I got the necessary equipment (cloth, polish etc) and have washed the car at least 8 times till now. It takes me an hour to do the exterior which in this Dubai heat translates into sweaty and tired me. For the interior, I’ve bought a portable car vacuum cleaner that I use once in a while.

The reason I chose to wash the car by hand is not financially driven. Car washes in general are great but I’ve never been completely happy with the job they do. Also spending one hour cleaning it is a good workout. But in the end the main reason is that it reminds me of a person who used to wash her car all the time and this is just one of those things that I do to feel connected to her.

Btw I washed the car today and while removing it from the shade a bird decided to answer natures call right above my car. The story of my life...


  1. Anonymous says:

    Try 4 hours, and that is the FAST wash. A REAL wash is friday, every 2 months, 8 hours.

    It has nothing to do with money, I get a satisfaction from it. I have always taken care of my project cars by hand. They are treated better than I treat some people.

    Good for you for adding that love to your car... a... Ford... eh. lol!

  1. Stained says:

    Well I don't polish the car. I just wash it with water.

    And yes it's a ford. What's so funny with that??

  1. Anonymous says:

    You will learn that when it comes to American cars, a lover of one HATES the others. Its more of a rivalry, as the 3 companies (Ford, GM, Chrysler) have a long history of friendly competition.

    So a Dodge guy (like me) wont like fords and GMs, a Ford guy, will swer by ford but hates the other 2...

    In my case I own a Dodge and a Chevy (A GM brand) and never have a ford... hough that might change with the new GT500 coming out next year.

    So it was a joke, I assumed you knew of this 60 or so year old rivalry between the big 3.

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