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Is a dirty Ferrari ok?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by dandpl, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. rmani

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    dirty is ok as long as it's only temporary. can't wash your car everytime after you drive it. it's bound to get a little dirty.
     
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  3. PhilNotHill

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    I try to wash every time I drive. 99% of the time.

    Reason. I put the cover on and if dirty it will scratch the paint.

    Life is good.
    Life is better when driving a Ferrari.
     
  4. bulletproofwallet

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    it's yours right?








    right.
     
  5. PAP 348

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    #29 PAP 348, Aug 9, 2011
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    I wash my car every few months. It gets very dusty *I have a dirt garage floor*.

    As soon as I start driving, 90% of the dust blows off and the car looks pretty clean. Clean enough to drive around.

    When it starts looking too dirty, I then wash it. I have a pic somewhere where it looks REALLY dusty, but I can't seem to find it.

    So here is a recent clean pic. :eek:
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  6. scubamike

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    +1
     
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  8. bill brooks

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    did you ever take her underground?
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  9. PAP 348

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    Lol, unfortunately no. :D:D
     
  10. PV Dirk

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    I like the FF, maybe when it's 23 years old I'll be able to afford one.

    And I am looking forward to taking my new (used) Beagle for a ride when my car is back in my home state.
     
  11. dandpl

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    Hi all

    The Original post was a little tongue in cheek but the facts are true!

    Thanks for all the posts and however you enjoy your car............enjoy!
     
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  13. Drive550PFB

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    dirt = character
     
  14. Bradley

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    Oh, no! Last night my GF told me that I have a lot of character!

    :D
     
  15. Pong

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    Clean car usually mean I do not enjoy it enough. So, my Ferrari is rather dirty most of the time...
     
  16. BLAMPEE

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    #38 BLAMPEE, Aug 10, 2011
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    Hmph.....:confused:
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  17. amenasce

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    One of the greatest pleasure i have with a Ferrari/Sportscar is to drive in the rain. Of course not in a storm, but light rain.It makes the driving more interesting and probably brings back what driving was before these cars became so competent.
     
  18. donv

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    My Ferraris are almost always dirty.
     
  19. modena1_2003

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    The most sinister 360 I've ever seen has been dusty and almost post-race gritty on every occasion I've been around it. It makes the car look menacing and business-ready. Carbon knows what I'm on about...

    I'd say those who keep "garage-queens" look more worried about their car by keeping three coats of wax on it and a bottle of tire-shine in the boot. I can relate much more with those who have a few patina chips from amazing drives.
     
  20. DMaury

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  21. DGS

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    You need to get the snow off the roof and hood, too. :p

    (People in MA used to think I was crazy, standing in the parking lot, clearing all the snow off my AllTrac.
    But it handled in snow a lot better without carrying around all that extra weight.)
     
  22. PAP 348

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    Great to see you drive you car in ANY weather season! :D:D
     
  23. h2oskier

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    Mine get washed after they are serviced and after a long 3 orbso day trip in it.
     
  24. DMaury

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    And you know, that was the ONE day in past 35 years that snow STUCK to the concrete in south Louisiana and I'm stuck out in it. The car turns into a SLED! LOL!
     
  25. BLAMPEE

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    I can vouch for this. ;)
     
  26. MBFerrari

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  27. James J

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    A dirty Ferrari is totally unacceptable. It's always nicer to have it shining. Sometimes I get a bit self conscious when it needs a wash. These cars are meant to be driven not mollycoddled.
    We purchased her to enjoy so get out and enjoy her.
     
  28. PAP 348

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    Lol, very good! :D:D
     

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