Monday, August 25, 2008

Wax On, Wax Off

On Saturday, I washed and waxed the car. I really, really do not enjoy waxing the car, but hey! somebody's gotta do it, right?

My Dad was a car buff. He was always buying old cars and tinkering with them. He used to pay me to wash and wax his cars, and he always insisted that I use Turtle Wax paste wax. "If you're not going to use paste wax, don't even bother", he'd say. "That liquid stuff isn't worth crap."

So on Saturday, I washed the car, then I grabbed the container of Turtle Wax (it's shaped like a turtle, with a little shell on top! How cute!), a bunch of old t-shirts, a chair (so I could reach the car roof), and the radio, and got to work. And I thought about my Dad as I waxed and buffed.

Dad! Lo these many years later, rest assured that I'm still using paste wax.

2 comments:

Bridgett said...

Paste wax is the way to go. Harder to apply, but lasts a lot longer. Plus, there's something soothing about taking the time to do it. I think that's next weekend's job.

Rockycat said...

Yeah, it's a pain in the butt ... but it was really cool this morning when the rainwater was all beaded up on the paint.