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How to wash and wax your car, with tips on when and how to use rubbing compound to restore the finish.
APARTMENT LIFE May 1978 (v.10#5) pg. 50

How to clean your car's engine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 16

How to wash and wax your car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 64

How to keep your car looking like new. Part 1. Maintaining the exterior.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 117

How to keep your car looking like new. Part 2. Cleaning the interior.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 113

How to restore and keep that like-new look.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #260 Jul-Aug 1985 (v.35#6) pg. 109

The right way to wash and wax your car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 113

Car upholstery cleaning guide.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #274 Dec 1986 (v.36#10) pg. 68

Tips on cleaning an automobile engine using a spray degreaser.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #281 Sep 1987 (v.37#7) pg. 98

Tips on removing wax from plastic bumpers and moldings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 76

Tip on removing dried auto polish from seams, crevices and moldings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 88

Tip on using a Y-valve and lawn sprayer to apply both soapy water and rinse water when washing a car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 36

Tip on keeping bugs from sticking to the front of your car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 37
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 8

How to get rid of the haze that develops on the inside of car windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 84

Recipe for easy removal of dead bugs from a car's exterior.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 34

How to remove oxidization and restore faded paint on a car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 88

How to restore black plastic trim on a car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #339 Jun 1993 (v.43#6) pg. 82

Tip on using vinegar to remove wax from your auto windshield.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 81

Tips for waxing your car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 62

Tip on keeping the black trim on automobiles looking new by coating with black liquid shoe polish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 80

Restoring dull clearcoat finishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 91

Cleaning the engine compartment using your garden hose and a biodegradable all-purpose cleaner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 56

Clean your car the right way. A guide to the proper way to wash and wax, plus how to clean trim and interior.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 62

How to degrease a car's engine compartment.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 74

How to give your car a professional cleaning treatment, including interior, exterior, and engine compartment. Est. cost: $30.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 72

Cleaning your car's interior. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 28

Get the shine back. Tips on selecting and using polishes, waxes and cleaners to restore your car's finish.
HOME MECHANIX #699 Jul 1986 (v.82) pg. 80

Seasonal cleaning tips for your car's interior.
HOME MECHANIX #709 May 1987 (v.83) pg. 16

Underhood cleanup. Tips on cleaning a greasy, dirt-covered engine.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 28

Preventive maintenance for automobile interiors. Tips on cleaning, lubricating, and vinyl repairs.
HOME MECHANIX #734 Jun 1989 (v.85) pg. 12

Details make the difference. A pro's tips for making your car look brand new again.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 54

Protecting your car's paint. Tips on washing, waxing, repairing paint chips, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #746 Jun 1990 (v.86) pg. 14

Facelift for filthy engines. Professional procedures for cleaning an automobile engine are described, along with tips for doing it yourself.
HOME MECHANIX #787 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.90) pg. 18

Caring for auto interiors. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.13#6) pg. 67

How to make a portable sprayer from plastic pipe that will rinse road salt from the underside of a car. Est. cost: $6.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 20

How to give your car a professional shine using an electric buffer and buffing compounds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 24

Vinyl top refinishing using the "three pack system" (cleaner, conditioner, and paint).
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1983 (v.72#5) pg. 32

How to clean a dirty engine compartment and perform your regular spring maintenance.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #612 May 1979 (v.75) pg. 112

How to care for your car's body. Tips on repairing scratches, cleaning and waxing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #612 May 1979 (v.75) pg. 144

How to keep your car finish looking new.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #630 Nov 1980 (v.76) pg. 67

Tip: How to clean your whitewall tires using common household products.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 131

Tips on doing a post-vacation auto clean up.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 30

How to start a cleaning business washing over-the-road tractors (those large trucks which haul tractor trailers).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 136

Tip: Use a mixture of water and kerosene to clean your car.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 44

Cleaning up your car's motor, interior and exterior.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1964 (v.121#6) pg. 156

How to clean up your car's engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 116

How to wash your car properly.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 116

Tip: Wash your car underneath by driving back and forth over a soaker hose with the spray turned upright.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 48

Tips for taking care of vinyl tops.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 42

Prewinter car care. Cooling system, cold starting, engine tuneup, battery maintenance, suspension, tires and wheels, body and paint.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1983 (v.160#4) pg. 122

How to clean your car like a professional.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 35

Performance tuning guide. All the how-to you need to get better automobile looks. Covers monochroming, engine detailing, new paints, shaping up soft bodies, and waxing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 94

Restoring faded paint. Proper techniques to wash, polish (compound) and wax your car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1989 (v.166#4) pg. 145

Degreasing your automobile engine using a spray cleaner and garden hose.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1991 (v.168#7) pg. 79

How to wash, polish and wax your car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1991 (v.168#7) pg. 81

Correct technique for waxing or polishing your car after washing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1995 (v.172#5) pg. 122

Tips on removing tar from lower body panels of a vehicle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1997 (v.174#1) pg. 103

Detailing your car. Tips on going beyond the ordinary wash-and-wax job.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1998 (v.175#9) pg. 116

Nine points to help keep your car's finish looking new.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 158

Build a high-pressure car washer to attach to a garden hose.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1970 (v.196#3) pg. 106

A review of the various types of auto cleaners, waxes and polishes. Tips on washing and waxing your car to give the most protection.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1975 (v.207#1) pg. 66

Guide to waxes, sealants, and cleaners for your car.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1980 (v.216#4) pg. 111

Tip: Use corn starch to provide "tooth" when waxing a car with paste wax.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 152

Car care to keep your restoration "restored". Advice on washing, cleaning (inside and out), waxing and polishing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 15

Caring for the modern collectible car. Cast aluminum, alloy and "mag" wheels need special care.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #266 Sep 1998 (v.23#2) pg. 11

Caring for painted wheels.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #267 Oct 1998 (v.23#3) pg. 18

How to give a car a spring clean-up by getting salt and mud off the underneath, washing and waxing.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 37