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View Poll Results: How do you wash your Bonneville?
Automated Car Wash 3 13.04%
Do it Yourself Car Wash 19 82.61%
A place that does it for you 1 4.35%
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:15 PM   #1
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I generally will just do it myself at car wash. Now and then when I need gas I'll buy a automated wash, but the drying systems on those things do a horrible job.

I like doing it myself more because I can get my car really shiny!
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I usually do it myself but now and then I go though the automated cause they can get the crap off the bottom of the car that collects there through the winter.
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i hand wash it myself - we have a 13 hp honda pressure washer that can take paint off!!! (I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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I like to use the coin-op wash place. Sometimes, depending on how much time I have I'll use the automated. I think this summer after I fix the 2 rust spots, I'll send her to Finer Details to do some custom washing and detailing
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Hey.. what about doing it at home with some elbow grease on your poll ? Do it yourself car wash I don't trust cause the brushes are usually dirty and covered with grease, and scratches your paint at times. Some do it yourself Car wash also recycles water . automated car wash I only use that religously in winter to get the salt and crap off the car, but I"ve always have to go back out and clean around the car some more ( especially the fog lights inltes ). As for lettin some one else do it.. I'm assumin you're talkin about detailin ? Yea.. I like to get my car detailed at least twice a year in summer by someone else other then me

15HP Honda pressure washer ?? That with the Type R help or not ? hahaha
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I only wash mine at a car wash during the winter (maybe once a month at the most). Once it warms up, its all hand washing.

I don't care how "soft cloth" your local carwash is. You basically have some kind of fiberous substance spinning at about 200 rpms (after it cleaned off some yahoo'* muddy 4X4 in front of you) hitting the clear coat and paint of your car like a sand blaster.

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15HP Honda pressure washer ?? That with the Type R help or not ? hahaha
naw its the turbo si - electron blue
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Hey! I thought I put down "A rag and bucket at home" for a choice, oh well.
Yeah a place that does it for you where they have a gang of guys vacuum it out, put some smelly stuff in there, and then wash it and dry it while you wait. Or like a school sponsered wash.
As for the coin op places, the do it yourself variety, theres a place in town that is really deluxe, I have actually seen the owner change the brushes.
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I always use the automatic ones. It has to have brushes because I am not satisfied with the "brushless" washes.
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...Or like a school sponsered wash....
Yea...the local high school cheerleaders want to hold a fund raiser in August. Having your car washed by a dozen 15-16 year old girls in bikini tops and daizy-dukes! Now, that is my idea of a good car wash!

(please don't call the police on me)
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