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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:27 PM   #11
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I usually just drive into work on weekends, and use the wash bay there... bring my buffer, and polish... A coworker usually ends up comming in while im almost done. They wash off their truck and I usually get their over spray on my newly waxed car...
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I don't like the fact that just power washing still leaves a film.

I don't like the fact that the brush/wand seems to have more dirt on it than my car, resulting in scratches.

I don't like the swirls that always seem to happen with automatic washes.

I don't like the automatic high pressure washes, see above. :(

I don't like that there are no soft rag automatic washes around me.

Therefore I hand wash.
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heheh, yeah thats a big problem around most of Oklahoma LOL. make the car stinky like poo LOL

even when I used to use the brush wand, I would spray it out real good before it ever touched one of my cars, however I washed my 88 royale at the carwash mostly, and the paint really took a beating for it. swirls, scratches, etc. I finally quit caring about the paint when some vandals spray painted about half the cars in the neighborhood bright green, just like graffitti, on the windows, tired, headlights and all. Mine was locked, they spray painted interiors on the unlocked ones
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no joke
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Both. Automatic touchless car wash all winter and occasionally in the summer to knock the dust off. Hand wash every couple of weeks in the summer to keep her perdy with a coat of good wax.
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Since I live in an apartment with no access to a hose, I have to go to the car wash. There'* a pretty extensive one with lots of washing options, but nothing seems to work as well as it should, especially for the price. If I'm feeling thorough, I come home and go over it with carwash wipes before it'* totally dry.
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Above 50* handwash, can't beat the cleaning and detail.

Below 50*, or in mankato? DIY.
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My car has been through the car wash ONCE in the year I've had her. The only time my car went through a car wash was because I was in Michigan and my poor baby was all dirty She gets hand washed year round, due to our wonderful heated shop (she'* stored there too ) Pays to be a daddy'* girl...

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The DIY car wash brush scrapped half the gloss of my back bumper. But otherwise just use the pressure wash or at home with a mit.
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SAY NO TO CARWASH BRUSHES.
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