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Cleaning and Detailing Your VW
With all the shows that go on throughout the year, most of us are fairly involved in keeping our VWís clean so they can put their best tire forward. I will stress that the number one reason you put your VW in a show is to have fun. Winning a trophy is icing on the cake and should always take a back seat to the desire to go to the shows, but it is nice once in awhile!!! Folks, there are classes for original, untouched VWís, and daily drivers that have occasional rock chips and minor dings or if the paint is somewhat less than perfect. This gives everyone a chance to show what they brought and get rewarded for their efforts. What Iím saying is, have fun and bring your VW to the shows we go to throughout the year. Showing everyone that we are VW fanatics, no matter what we drive, will make them want to join our club more than any other method or reason. Anyway, back to the original subject at handÖ
Cleanliness is next to godliness, as they say. Clean does make a big difference in how you feel about your car and what show judges put on the score sheets. Chances are, if you feel good about your VW, that will radiate to everyone else. Even the judges will sense that and may give you a higher score for it!
Letís start by cleaning out the interior. Face it, if you have to constantly crawl over paper wads, cola cans, old shoes, books from the last three years of school and move stuff so someone can ride with you, or peel your feet off the floor every time you get out, you need to clean up! Besides, itís a safety hazard if you have to make a sudden move in traffic.
Iíll stop here for now, since this subject will obviously take more space than the newsletter will allow. Next article I will discuss detailing the outside of the car. Iíll also get more in-depth with the actual detailing. Itís time for an all-you-can-eat bratwurst bar.
Your VW maniac and tech specialist,