Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sparkling Clean and Shiny

In a fit of enthusiastic enterprising and a desire to feed their candy habit, my boys decided to wash my car for cash. Needing a car wash anyway, I was happy to pay them for the task. I figured it would keep them busy and they would have more fun than watching the cars get washed at the car wash. (Yes, the days when I would take them to the car wash and they would stand transfixed for hours are over). With caked-on bug splatter from two recent drives to Southern California and back (that's 1,400 miles), they had their work cut out for them.

I told them to use just a bit of the blue Dawn detergent and go for it.

An hour later my car was incredibly clean, sparkly and shiny. I was amazed at how well the bug stuff came off. The windows were very streaky but this is the most challenging part of washing a car, even for professionals. I could live with the streaky windows, an improvement over the nose art from the dog.

I felt almost guilty for paying them only $5 each.

Not to worry, they negotiated and cut a deal with Dad to wash three other cars for $40 each. What a sucker.

I have to say they improved with each car washed, and the windows were not even streaky.

Then as I was walking in the door of the house the next day, I noticed my bottle of JetDry Rinse Agent sitting there. Odd. Why would it be anywhere other than under the kitchen sink? As I picked it up, I noticed the blue liquid, exactly the same color as the Dawn detergent.

Yes, my car was washed with JetDry. It did a great job of dislodging cooked-on bugs. The car is very very shiny and I am certain that food will not stick to it.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Apparently I need a "no hamster clause" tied in with the car wash contract. Not what I want them to spend their money on.