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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 07-01-2004, 10:45 PM   #11
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now what about the car wash, they just friggen spray wax on everything!

and what about the windows, ok to wax those, my step dad always does and i alays think hes wierd for it...
what ?!?!? LAst time I tried going thru the car wash with wax.. it did a crappy job on my window.. when I use the wipers.. it smears.. only closest thing to wax to use is rain-x for windows.
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Don't go through the car wash, it ruins your paint.
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Don't go through the car wash, it ruins your paint.


If you mean cause the sponge brush thingie may scratch your paint.. that depends on where you go..whose cars/truck was in before yours.. and how often the system been run lately and other variables.. if you mean something else.. please explain..
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Well yes, it all depends. First of all just in general those brushes beat the heck out of the paint. If the guy ahead of you had a big blob of tree sap on his car, it will stick on the brush, pick up some sand and then do a good job on your paint.

A bucket and sponge is the way I like to do it. And get down on the ground and blast the whole underside of the car too. Once in a while I open the hood and rinse off everything under there too, including the engine. It doesn't hurt anything.
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yea.. Thats true Teleplayer.. but for us of people that have to deal with winter.. a bucket of soap and water soon turns into a popsicle along with us.. the coin-op car wash don't do that well either.. again.. the brush could be dirty just as much.. so I will agree with you to avoid car wash unless it'* winter or unless you don't mind turning into a popsicle and going to a coin-op car wash
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Don't go through the car wash, it ruins your paint.


If you mean cause the sponge brush thingie may scratch your paint.. that depends on where you go..whose cars/truck was in before yours.. and how often the system been run lately and other variables.. if you mean something else.. please explain..
I know if you have chromes, you REALLY don't want to go through the carwash...other then that, I've heard that the brush might be a little gritty...
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I only use car washes in the winter.... and even then only touchless.
90% of the drive-thru washs up here are touchless...
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