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Old 04-26-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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Do you guys like washing your car at home or at the car wash. If you do it at the car wash is it by hand or automatic.

Personnally I was at home then go to the car wash to apply the wax. I like it better.
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I do both. Either at home with a long-handled soft bristle brush, or at a 'soft cloth' auto wash.
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Winter, carwash do it yourself style.
Summer, hand wash with wool mitt.
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everything by hand in my driveway...
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everything by hand in my driveway...
ditto

If my car ever saw an automatic car wash, I could just imagine it screaming

"You never told me there would be days like this!!!"
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Usually both. But if its a car wash, its a DIY car wash with the power washer.
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i used to diy at the carwash until i got lazy
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ONLY handwashing

how do you think that the paint looks as good as it does
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I used to carwash only, till I started reading some detail forums about how evil a car wash brush can be to your paint. Now a car wash is merely a heavy dirt sprayoff, using only the power washer, and the rest is done here at home.

In fact, I remember reading one detailers signature that said" the only things that touch my car are soft and wet"
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i never use the brush here at any of the car washes because you get all the farmers washing out their stock trailers with them.
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