Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday September 16, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2002, 12:54 PM   #1
orvacian
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 16873
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: oc,ca
Vehicle:
02 wrx
blue

Default Newbie car wash question

I need to take my wrx for its first car wash! I was wondering, if I go through on of those drive through washes that just uses high pressure water, could it damage my intercooler or disfigure the thin metal passages in it? Tanks a lot!!! Aaron
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
orvacian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2002, 12:59 PM   #2
kenchan
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 15106
Join Date: Feb 2002
Default

i take it through touchless car washes during the winter quite frequently. no problems. just make sure you wipe it down after the wash to rid water spots.
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2002, 02:30 PM   #3
MattDell
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16803
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: International
Location: London, England
Default

Yeah, I use a touchless.. I get out and use the non-automatic one. Call me a freak, but it just looks better to me.
MattDell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2002, 05:16 PM   #4
DeusExMachina
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 13485
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
OMG EJ22T
FTW

Default

Do it by hand. Makes her happier. I did mine today. Used Mother's Car Wash, Pre-Wax, and Carnuba Wax. Looks like a big, sexy blue mirror.
DeusExMachina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 12:22 AM   #5
bensonwrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6904
Join Date: May 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Down the river of MI
Vehicle:
AWD W204, R35, V36
DWM, BO, MW

Default

Hand hand hand!!! Yea I hate it whenever I need to spend too much time cleaning it (or possibly waxing too). But it's my precious baby, so I guess I couldn't complain too much. Shhhh...at least this baby doesn't complain to me back versus my g/f.

-Benson (Another MY98 Owner)
bensonwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 12:49 AM   #6
ScoobyBoy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6418
Join Date: May 2001
Default

the auto washes that you drive through wont damage your intercooler, but it might hurt the paint with all its mighty harsh pads. and they are so dirty. my friend worked at a place that had one of those auto washes, and had to clean out the gutter. he told me how dirty it was and i will never take any kind of car through those.
id wash the car myself. you're more careful, and personally its more fulfilling.
ScoobyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car wash question? HAL1 Newbies & FAQs 20 08-20-2004 07:56 AM
Big n00b car wash question scoobyswee Newbies & FAQs 4 05-02-2003 08:02 PM
Newbie car-wash question perrito Newbies & FAQs 6 09-26-2001 09:25 AM
('93-'01) car wash question KITTbri Impreza Forum 1 05-04-2001 11:11 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.