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Old 06-04-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question thar she blows...the dreaded car wash

has anyone or will anyone ever take their car to the car wash? and if you have did you get scratched or is it just everyone over reacting??
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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No I wash my car myself and if I see something I freak lol
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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I run mine through the car wash once a week. It's just a car.

I do hand wax and polish though about every other month or so.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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Hand wash only.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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im with you hand wash guys it scares me i just went to the car wash with my dads car and i was thinking shit i would never do this to the camaro
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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I am usually up in North Western PA for the winter time so I take her through a touchless car wash once a week. Then about once a month I detail her at my fire station. Outside of that she is hand-wash only
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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I dont have any problem taking it through the wash. In fact, after 8 years of owning rag tops, its a welcome change to be able to sit inside the car and watch it get washed in a matter of seconds, instead of making it into an afternoon ordeal.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #8
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It takes me 45 minutes to wash my Camaro by hand.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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To prevent damage like you see in the photo, I strictly hand wash. A Camaro is an enthusiasts car, treat it like one. If you must use a car wash save it for tan mini-vans.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #10
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It is not "just a car" to me. I look forward to washing her every Sunday. I put on the ipod and spend a few hours doing it.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #11
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It is not "just a car" to me. I look forward to washing her every Sunday. I put on the ipod and spend a few hours doing it.
im right there with you man
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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It is not "just a car" to me. I look forward to washing her every Sunday. I put on the ipod and spend a few hours doing it.
I just spent the afternoon washing and detailing.

It is also great excerise. I don't go to the car wash. They reuse the water. You never know what is in that water.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #13
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I have hard well water at my house, so I take mine to the wand wash in town. But nothing touches my car but the "rinse" water. I hand wash and dry it there.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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Hand wash all the way unless you want to deal with scratching!!
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