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Old 07-15-2015, 07:54 AM
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Road trip San Francisco to Canada....Guide me please

PS: Have posted this in the detail section as well....since I am most active on the F10 forum, am posting here as well.

Hey folks - Please help me.

We are on a road trip from San Francisco area to Canada (about 3500 miles) that we will be covering in 14 days. We will be going to the Rockies, Banff, St. Louise, Casper, Vancouver, Seattle etc. Should I get any treatment done to the exterior of the car prior to the trip so it doesn't get damaged with elements while on this trip? I was considering getting the car waxed but am unsure if this should be done prior to the trip or after return.....or is waxing just for visual appeal.

We leave this Saturday (July 17) early AM so I have very little time at hand.....if it would be great if you folks could guide me soon.

We have a 2015 535i in Space Gray color (MSport). Car does not have any coating (opticoat etc).
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:04 AM
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PS: Have posted this in the detail section as well....since I am most active on the F10 forum, am posting here as well.

Hey folks - Please help me.

We are on a road trip from San Francisco area to Canada (about 3500 miles) that we will be covering in 14 days. We will be going to the Rockies, Banff, St. Louise, Casper, Vancouver, Seattle etc. Should I get any treatment done to the exterior of the car prior to the trip so it doesn't get damaged with elements while on this trip? I was considering getting the car waxed but am unsure if this should be done prior to the trip or after return.....or is waxing just for visual appeal.

We leave this Saturday (July 17) early AM so I have very little time at hand.....if it would be great if you folks could guide me soon.

We have a 2015 535i in Space Gray color (MSport). Car does not have any coating (opticoat etc).
I lived in that area for 40 years. Expect lots of bugs and I am sorry to say, rock chips. You will be getting behind large slow RVs, and Semis galore and you will be going for miles without being able to pass. Be patient, absolutely beautiful scenery as you drive but many sections where it is only one lane and impossible to pass (summer holidays).
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:02 AM
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I lived in that area for 40 years. Expect lots of bugs and I am sorry to say, rock chips. You will be getting behind large slow RVs, and Semis galore and you will be going for miles without being able to pass. Be patient, absolutely beautiful scenery as you drive but many sections where it is only one lane and impossible to pass (summer holidays).
I totally agree with you. We have done road trips longer than this one (about 4200 miles or so) and so we are pretty used to this. I am definitely expecting rock chips on the body and glass also....hopefully damage is rectifiable in a cost effective manner.

Am looking forward to the natural beauty and some city dazzle too. Can't wait :-)
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