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    That is certainly impressive mileage, how has the outside held up?
    2016 Ford Mustang GT PP - Stock
    13.08 @ 110.12mph

    2004 Mercury Marauder - Eaton M112, Billetflow 3.4, Accufab SBTB + Plenum, T-56 Magnum, 4.10's, Stainless Works LT's, 2.5" Exhaust, Borla Stingers, Ridetech Coilovers + Adj rear shocks, FX-R projectors, S55 Gauge Cluster
    12.1 @ 112.27mph (w/ 4R75W)
    440rwhp & 406rwtq Tuned by Adam @ Revolution Automotive

    2003 Mercury Marauder - Stainless Works LT's, Stainless Works 2.5" Catback, Wilwood 13" BNSL6 BBK, JLT Intake, Mo's Xcal4 Tune
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    2000 BMW M5 - Evolve Intake, Evolve Alpha-N tune, Stoptech ST-40 BBK, UUC SSK, Dinan front STB, Dinan RSB

    1996 Ford Bronco - 4" lift, 35" BFG A/T's, Punisher Valve Body, MH1 Projectors

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    Very well. Original clearcoat in fine shape. Its been outdoors 16 years. I don't even hand wash. I just get a platinum level car wash monthly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasMotorhead View Post
    Very well. Original clearcoat in fine shape. Its been outdoors 16 years. I don't even hand wash. I just get a platinum level car wash monthly.

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    Machine/rotary brush wash?
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    2004 DTR Marauder
    2005 Mustang GT Premium
    2019 Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab 4WD
    2008 Triumph Sprint ST
    2015 Triumph Trophy SE


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    That is awesome...I'm 30k behind you! Great to see other high mileage mauraders still going strong.
    03 black 300A # 2827 stock setup 275,000 on car. 65,000 on engine from a 04. 03 engine died at 273,000 . Rear cat delete with magnaflow 11256 mufflers.

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    Thanks Maverick!
    Hey Invective - I do all my own wrench work, but not car wash. It's 16 years of rotary machines. I've been making sure to get the premium wash monthly so I get a fresh set of chemicals on the surface. They use a latex based paint sealer these days which has been incredibly effective. I keep it outside 100%; my wife's BMW gets the garage ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasMotorhead View Post
    Thanks Maverick!
    Hey Invective - I do all my own wrench work, but not car wash. It's 16 years of rotary machines. I've been making sure to get the premium wash monthly so I get a fresh set of chemicals on the surface. They use a latex based paint sealer these days which has been incredibly effective. I keep it outside 100%; my wife's BMW gets the garage ...

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    The 'premium wash' available to you must be very different than the unmitigated 'disasters' I used off and on for decades. Local example:


    https://www.autobell.com/services-pricing.html


    The 'Super Poly Process' wash is the 'premium machine wash' available locally. Leaves fine scratches and often nicks the paint - this has always been my experience from Florida to the Carolinas. Premium 'hand wash' with vacuum and wipe down is commonly available locally for $30 and typically $10 to $15 more for spray wax. No more machine washes for my vehicles.
    Last edited by Invective; 03-06-2019 at 06:23 PM.
    Current Garage:

    2004 DTR Marauder
    2005 Mustang GT Premium
    2019 Ranger Lariat Super Crewcab 4WD
    2008 Triumph Sprint ST
    2015 Triumph Trophy SE


    “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


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