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Old 01-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Drive thru carwash??

Whats up everyone,

So lately ive been caught up with work, working long hours by the time im out hand car washes are closed and the sun has set. Everytime i wash my car it only stays clean for about 5 days and its filthy again. Since i really dont have much time to wash my car myself my Fiance recommends to use a drive thru car wash. I wanted to know who would recommend the drive thru and who wouldnt and why.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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Nnnnoooooooo!!! NEVER! If you do choose this route atleast make sure it is a touch less one... and I hope you dont have a dark color car
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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Never! Never! Never!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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Hand car wash only.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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Go to a hand-wash place over lunch.

Automatic car washes will take their toll on your paint after a while.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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There are all sorts of scary things in there.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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Don't do it. It can wreak havoc on your wheels!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #8
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Oh, I also see you're from SoCal. I used to live down there and religiously took my car to a coin wash where I brought my own buckets and wash mitts.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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Sometimes I take my winter beater through the car wash. It gets scratched, but the salt gets washed off.

I can't think of any reason to go through a car wash in SoCal, though, particularly with a Camaro!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:59 PM   #10
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i take mine to a car wash and this is probably the best car wash in NJ... i never had a problem there "so far" :X
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #11
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U get the picture... Drive thru car wash = NO
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:54 PM   #12
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i take mine to a car wash and this is probably the best car wash in NJ... i never had a problem there "so far" :X
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:55 PM   #13
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There should be a "HELL NO!" option...
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:59 PM   #14
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My Infiniti has 80k miles, I do the most expensive auto car wash every week, then get a free one everytime I get the most expensive one, there are obviously certain auto car washes out there that you want to avoid, but the paint on my car is still in fine, near flawless condition. No scratches or inconsistencies or peeling or anything... it's darn near perfect. Besides a few little spots on the front bumper/hood where there are only a few small chips from the road, from rocks, not automatic car washes.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:00 AM   #15
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Hand wash only! Never send your car through a scratch-o-matic.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #16
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My Infiniti has 80k miles, I do the most expensive auto car wash every week, then get a free one everytime I get the most expensive one, there are some worse ones out there, but the paint is in fine condition. No scratches or inconsistencies or peeling or anything... it's darn near perfect. Besides a few little spots on the front bumper/hood where there are only a few small chips from the road.
is that the $8.99 one at the gas station? lol
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #17
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I would never put my car through that! Hand wash only! And only by me!!! Isn't that what Saturday's are for???
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