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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will clean the exterior of a car.  (Note that this BB is part of an 2-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Alice List. You must complete two Badge Bits in the Alice List.)



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The windshield is the most important part of this BB!



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - wash vehicle exterior
      - proper cleaning and waxing of windshield

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty exterior of the car
   - an action shot of the windshield being waxed
   - an after picture of clean exterior of the car
   - a description of the cleaners and how they were used
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Here is my attempt at washing a vehicle exterior:

This is the before shot. I keep the vehicle pretty clean and the tan hides dirt very well. If you look behind the front tire you'll see all the sand and salt that came from rinsing underneath.



You can see the birds enjoy detailing.



Items I used in this car wash were a wash mitt, Simple Green cleaner, and a California Water Blade.



Applying soap to the wash mitt. I do not use a bucket, which holds the dirt. Instead I rinse the mitt and renew when it is dirty.



All spiffed up and ready for a drive.



To wax the windshield I used Meguiar's wax.



Rub it in and buff off when dry.



Final polished windshield should help keep bugs from sticking, when the weather warms of course!

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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I don't know enough about this stuff yet to innovate.  I had to start in the evening so the car surfaces weren't so hot, but took an extra action shot this morning because my phone camera isn't so hot, either.

- Simple green concentrate + water to clean. I used a bucket.
- Meguiar's wax on the glass and front of the car.

(The wax should have a warning, stating that once you put it on part of the vehicle, it'll look so good you'll want to put it on all of the vehicle...)
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This car had some fun
This car had some fun
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Tools
Tools
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Waxing again the next morning
Waxing again the next morning
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Clean!
Clean!
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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I don't have a car. If I clean someone else's car, can I get this BB? Or is cleaning my bicycle OK too?
 
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Hi Inge,

You can clean someone else's car, not a problem!
 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:Hi Inge,

You can clean someone else's car, not a problem!


Then there's an opportunity coming! My son and his family will be back from two weeks holiday trip this weekend. I'll warn them I'll clean their car.

Edit: I changed my mind. Maybe another time I'll clean that car. There are more important things to do now. And I already care for their three cats while they're away
 
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Such a great thread. Gonna give it a shot.
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