I saw a rental 2002 Intrepid SE unit. This is the first 02 I've seen on the road. It was green, not the dark hunter grren but a mid-green, like a very pale leaf.
Didn't like the wheels...didn't like the dictionary on the trunk deck and I am not a fan of green cars. My apologies to those with green cars. Just my opinion.
My 98 I just traded in was a dark Emerald Green. Sharp, lots of gloss, the dealer wanted to know how it looked so good (not garaged). I reminded him of that when negotiating the trade. The wife liked the color. I love the champagne but still haven't bought one. Wish the R/T came in that color. Cool inside and real easy to keep clean.
The light green is not the best color though, I must agree.
You think you had problems with your forest green, experience the ULTIMATE problem...BLACK. Arghhhh!!! When that sun shines, it looks like a map of the United States and Canada. Those swirls are a nightmars. Any ideas or do i just live with it?
I take my car to a touch-less car wash. It sux big time so I come home and use a special mitt designed for clearcoat finishes along with Simoniz gel wash, and wash it myself, once again, ensuring the sun doesn't shine directly on it.. Then I use my chamois to dry off the thing before the water stains appear. Then I use a clean white cotton cloth and Meguire's Quick 'makes the car instantly clean and showroom shine' stuff. Then I will use Turtle Wax, yes TW, clearcoat paint restorer to remove the swirls, but doesn't work worth a damn. Then I will use Meguire's Gold Class wax, which helps a bit. And somewhere in between, I will use Turtle Wax, yes TW, colour cure to rid the car of the fine scratches and discolourizations.
Then I use, I forget the name, some spray to blacken the tires, which lasts about 24 hours. Then I use good, old-fashioned Windex and newspaper to clean the windows. Then I use the Armour-All wipes to clean the dust and odd mark off the interior vinyl or dash. Then I walk around once again with the Meguire's quick clean stuff and seek out anything I missed.
By this time, I could hear Si's wife screaming "are u through with the car yet? Lets go shoppin'", and he's 800 miles from me, so I know I better go in, QUICK.
Besides changing the chemicals, what cleaning habits do tou think I should change? Don't take it the wrong way. I enjoy spending time with the car. I also am pleased you responded. Unfortunately, winter will be upon us and I don't know where you reside, but personal hand washing the car is a BIG NO. Salt, dirty snow and everything else nature and other vehicular traffic throws at it is too much for anyone to keep up with.
Comes a decent (few and far between) sunny day, you cannot get close to the car washes. What the hell, by the time you get home, the car is mucked up already!
I'm wanna move to FLA or AZ. Anyone have room for my RT Trep 'n me?