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Old 02-04-2002, 01:23 PM   #1
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What deos everyone think about running a new car through a car wash with a touchless drying system. Will the paint be ok??
Living in boston its tuff to keep my baby clean in the winter and to cold to wash by hand.
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Old 02-04-2002, 04:39 PM   #2
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it would be better not to take your car in those car washes.
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Old 02-04-2002, 05:25 PM   #3
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Do a search on "car AND wash". The general consensus is that washing your car by your own hands is best. ANY car wash sucks. Taking an hour out of your time is worth the peace of mind.
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Old 02-06-2002, 12:19 AM   #4
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heh, unless you regularly spend a good 6 hours completely detailing yoru car...in which case, you might opt for a break here n there...also in which case, you would be too into your car to let anyone(thing) else do the cleaning for you...

now, if i could get my hands on some paintless dent removal tools...i'd be golden!
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Old 02-06-2002, 01:44 AM   #5
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I use to take my old 93 Legacy to washes then I looked at marks left by the machines. No more!. My last Legacy (99) and my TS are washed by hand with loving care. In this way, you get to see yourself all the bird marks, contaminants left by the road and areas in need of high shine. You bond with her. If you must, don't they have those quarter places and then just use synthetic cloth (water sprite) to leave that class like finish.
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Old 02-06-2002, 12:55 PM   #6
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I believe his concern is the fact that its -3 degree out there and the car is beyond the dirty point. So what to do?
Thats my question too since my black L is dirty, and its freezing up here.

Again what would you guys recommend other than machines? or hand washes?
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Old 02-06-2002, 02:13 PM   #7
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When I can't wash the car thoroughly by hand due to cold, I at least tough it out and spray it down myself with the do it yourself powerwash places. They really do suck...it barely cleans the car, but it gets some salt off. What I usually do is, clean all the big grime off with the powerwashing at the car wash place, then later, dampen a soft cotton towel and wipe the car down. This removes the filmy layer or grunge the powerwasher wont get off (the rag will be black!), then I hit it with a drying towel and it looks 95% as good as a full hand wash job.
--worst thing about an apartment....no hose to wash your car!! (oh, and morons dinging your car's sides in the lot)
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Old 02-06-2002, 08:25 PM   #8
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I have to use the stupid Pressure washer place near my dorms cause I have no water hose anymore or carwashing supplies.

Yes, I am 2000 miles away from home.
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Old 02-06-2002, 08:58 PM   #9
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I believe his concern is the fact that its -3 degree out there and the car is beyond the dirty point. So what to do?
get drunk then run out there butt nekkid with a hose, sponge, and a bucket of soapy water.
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