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Old 01-25-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Winter Car washing in heated garage

In the summer after replacing alot of the suspension I inspected the frame for rust. I found little, and absolutely none on the body. The car has been in winter climates for 10 years (1995).

However this winter I washed my car about once every 2 weeks in a heated garage. I didnt have a parking space inside so I would park outside. Im thinking this was a bid no-no because now its as if somebody took a paint ball gun, and shot my car with rust paint bullets. You can see spots littered on the doors and rear quarter panels of rust hazing.

Its a brown residue that wont buff off. Ive also noticed other parts of the body are starting to flake off, and suddenly it seems this body is rusting at 10x the rate.

Could it be from the sudden drop of temps once I roll the car outside, which is lifting up the paint?

Anyone else who washes their car in 7*f temps in a heated garage has this problem?
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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Didn't do exactly this, but i do wash my car with a few buckets of hot water.

not exactly the same, but i haven't seen any problems other than some water spots from it being too cold to dry by hand without my fingers going numb.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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i dont see why washing a car in the winter would cause that problem. i mean its not like people stop going to car washes in the winter.
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