Mine stays in the garage if its wet outside, the Dirty Harry is the Crown Victoria, on which is designated the "out in the driveway car", so the Bad B*tch (Bullitt) stays inside, one of the big problems I found is that the Bullitt (Specially Black) doesn't like to take baths. On the honeycomb screen of the hood scoop it tends to store a tremendous amount of water that after handwashing it, I need to visit with her again to clean the dry spots left by her residue forward of the hood scoop.
Only been washed / detailed once by the dealership, only had 3.7 mi. when I pick him up. DHG 1005 won a cruise night throphy and first place in the San Diego Mustang Club 2001 Car Show against three other DHG BULLITT's. DHG 1005 has been on the road traveling of over six months now.
Washing the BULLITT is a NO NO!
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I drive my DHG #4204 only on dry days. I have washed my car only twice in three months. I use a California Car Duster (works great!!) before I cruise and after I get back home and then it goes back in the garage. If it needs spot cleaning, I dampen a cotton towel with mild soapy water. Washing these cars is a hassle. I feel for you daily drivers.
You haven't washed your bullitt in six months?? How do you keep it clean/dust free?? That's insane...I personally think that would be neglecting it, but that's just MHO, because I wash my car at least once a week.
My Bullitt stays in the Garage most of the week and is not driven in any bad weather. I just wash it as needed. I never store it dirty but it has not been in the rain since I stopped using it as a daily driver (about two months ago).
I wash mine every time it's dirty...which is about once a week. It gets dusty sitting in the garage all week. I don't drive it to work. I don't drive it when it's raining. Although I got caught out in a brief thunderstorm a couple of weeks ago. I was glad it didn't hail on it. It was hailing about 20 miles away at the time.
The earlier comment about the hood scoop holding water is an understatement. I usually use my air compressor to blow all of that water from under the scoop as I am drying it.
Same here. I wash mine when it's dirty. Almost always weekly. I try to avoid driving it in the rain. But I always have the bad luck of leaving in the morning on a nice day and driving home in the stinking rain. This time of year is really wet in Arkansas. :smile:
DHG 3875 is a fair weather cruiser. My driver
is a 1990 Mazda Miata, which I bought new.
DHG 3875 will get washed about once every
six months, and not with a hose. I detail
classic and race prepared Mustangs on the side for a restoration/speed shop that only
works on Mustangs. The race cars get the hose
but not the classics. The water from a hose
can go everywhere, including unprotected
parts of the undercarriage. I have recently
detailed DHG 3875's underside and found many
spots that the paint people/robots missed
at the factory, leaving bare steel on the
frame. My 4.6 cents is if it's a daily driver
use the hose but if it's a good weather cruiser that gets the parafin wax duster and
gets covered in the garage, no hose.
I am very lucky to have my 11 year old Miata
to drive on bad weather days! It's paint
(original) looks good, but I wish I knew then
what I know now.
BULLITT chase scene recreated on rear dash
with Revell 1/25 scale 68 GT 390 Fastback and
68 Charger R/T metal body models. Unfortunately
the hub caps don't come off the Charger.
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Everytime it doesn't look absolutely perfect. Probably 2X a week. After 3 coats of Liquid glass Polish, I'll wash it, dry it with a chamois, then dry it again with a cotton towel, then once more with a lint free drier until it's perfect. Then I foam the tires, buff the wheels, do the windows, and Plexis my headlight assembly, and tailights. I love my Bullitt!!!!!!!!!!No wonder we get so many head turns eh! Screw those Super Sport Z28's and their big block motors, our cars look GOOOOOOOD!!!!
Water is not a good thing for your BULLITT. The secret is paint cleaning clay.
Regardless of how clean you think your paint is, there are still contaminants stuck on the paint that you need to remove. Paint cleaning clay leaves behind an ultra-smooth surface. Griot's Garage has the system you need to keep the BULLITT in Car Show Condition without all the water. http://www.griotsgarage.com
They even have a safe way to remove scratches ... just ask for the Ultimate Machine Polish and Wax Kit System and no I do not work for them, just like how it makes DHG 1005 look and keeps him winning Car Shows.
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