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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:53 PM
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It's now a month since I bought my X5. It's so dirty, it looks like an old beatup X5, while I ponder if to do it myself or take it someplace. Time for a wash. I took my 330i to the spa the past 4 years and now suddenly I feel lazy to start washing cars all over again. I am a lot older now, my knees creek and my eyes blur and I wonder, why must I work my body to save the paint?

I am going to visit Autozone today and look around to see if there might be any new products that simplifies car washes these days. If not, I say "SCREW IT!". I am taking it to the spa.

If you have suggestions on helpful products, please chime in
If your issue is dust, buy a good wax, and bring your car to a hand wash service and ask them to wax your car with 2 or 3 layers, when you spot a layer of dust just use tap water to get the dust away, dont touch it, just water, and after if you dont even want to dry your car, just let it in a shadow for a while, I use to do this in summer and I can have my car clean for more than a month with just water.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:03 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:32 PM
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I washed my car on my own at my home today. Found it easy because the car is new, took a little less effort. But considering the size of the 3 that I am used to, this X5 is huge monster- takes a lot of extra energy lol.

Some good advise here on pat drying and waxing in layers. I will make sure to follow them.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:05 AM
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And yet you gave the "go Google it" response instead of giving a short answer to the orange peel question above...we all have different thresholds for forum helpfulness I guess, too.
Give a noob an answer, help him for a nano second. Show a noob how to find an answer, help him for a lifetime. I'm with ard on this one.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:33 AM
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:45 AM
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But considering the size of the 3 that I am used to, this X5 is huge monster- takes a lot of extra energy lol.
Completely agree with this! I had the same thought.
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