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Old 08-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Best carwash in SLC?

I am new to Utah as I've mentioned in another post.

Anyways, my car is filthy and the front bumper is caked with bugs from driving all the way from the east coast.

I am wondering where you guys all wash your cars? I don't have access to a hose and bucket like I did back home.

Are their any self car washes around here? Any that allow buckets?

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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There are plenty of self spray washes around. If you want a high quality hand finished wash job the firehouse on 3300 s. and 1990 e. is a nice place. It used to be called bishoff's but recently changed names. Here's a site with pricing break down http://www.firehouseclean.com/_/Wash_%26_Detail.html and the exterior only washes are reasonably priced.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:54 PM   #3
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Good ol' Bischoff I miss working there. 3 damn years of detailing cars...and putting up with Cole Parkinson's ****
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
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900 (9th) east and about 6100 (61st) South. Its called Canyon Brothers. They take debit cards and when you are done just push the stop button. No more quarters and having to wait for your time to run out. swipe wash and be done.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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I'll never take another car to Bischoff/Firehouse after what they did to the interior of my first Subie.

DIY ftw.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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Diy +1
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:15 PM   #7
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Where are you located roughly? There's a lot of good places, all depending on what you want.

I had a free pass for Bischoff's because my girlfriend used to be friends with a girl who worked there, so I took my car to Firehouse after a road trip... 19 dollars worth later (though it was free) I had the same car wash I could have done for 5 bucks at a Chevron, ****tier job than SuperSonic.

I always just go to places like Stames mentioned, credit card, high powered wash, and then bring my own shammies and pull the car out and dry it in the parking lot. 5 bucks winds up getting almost as good of an exterior job as I could do at home with a hose and bucket in less than half the time.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #8
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My brother is the General manager at Platinum Car Wash and Detail in Draper (387 E 12300 S) and I worked there for a few years. They do good work, especially if you tell my brother I sent you That location does not have bays to do it yourself though. Platinum does have a location on 9000 S and 1300 W that does have self serve bays that accept credit cards.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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Your front yard with a hose and bucket.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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Your front yard with a hose and bucket.
Except he says in post #1 that he doesn't have access to a hose/bucket.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
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go buy some at walmart or home depot
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:37 PM   #12
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Just wash your car late at night at your local self carwash. Bring a bucket and a sponge. Nobody will stop you.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #13
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Just wash your car late at night at your local self carwash. Bring a bucket and a sponge. Nobody will stop you.
Wow are things really that rough right now?
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:13 PM   #14
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I wouldn't trust any of the non-diy carwash places. Most of the stations I have been have signs saying no bucket washing, so as long as he goes when there's nobody else around I don't think he'll have a problem with using their water for the wash.

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:25 PM   #15
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go buy some at walmart or home depot
A hose and a sponge? And a random instant "make your own water source" piping system?

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Just wash your car late at night at your local self carwash. Bring a bucket and a sponge. Nobody will stop you.
That's actually a pretty good idea. And with the credit card machines you can pay to spray it down, then stop it, then wash it with your soap and water, then pay to spray it down again...
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:38 PM   #16
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That's actually a pretty good idea. And with the credit card machines you can pay to spray it down, then stop it, then wash it with your soap and water, then pay to spray it down again...
That's exactly what I do when I can't driveway wash. There are other advantages to washing at night:

You can leave your car in the bay as you dry, instead of pulling out so some housewife in an Escalade can ruin her paint with the soap brush.

There's no chance of the sun baking water spots into your clear/glass.

People who walk by and see you doing it assume you are mentally deranged and don't hit you up for quarters.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:54 PM   #17
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I believe the correct term would be "milf" in an escalade.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #18
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Not neccessarily.
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Don't be so picky.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #20
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Not neccessarily.
Your standards are too high

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