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Old 04-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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BABYS FIRST WASH

A proud Moment in Life.......We used to live one block from this car wash, and as a child I would spend hours at this car wash car watching, thinking one day one Im going to take my car and let them shine it up.

Back then it was a automatic wash, they have since upgraded yet everyone in the neighborhood new to come pick me up if they were going threw the car wash

Across the Street Neighbor Rev Fowler (RIP), 1981 Caddilac Fleetwood D'elegance
Mrs Tricia My Neighbor Ford Mavric (Not sure what year)
My Mom 1984 Buick Regal
My Aunt 1985 Buick Somerset
Uncle Charlie 1985 Buick Skyhawk
Ms. Shirly 1984 Riveria

Yeah Buicks run deep.... many in the family worked at Lockheed Electronics and at the time early 80s there Credit Union had a deal with RT22 Buick
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Oh man are you gonna get roasted. Wash pads look like Adams.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Sorry there's no way I would let those guy wash my car with those mits that get used on every bodies car. Especially a dark colored car... Just asking for swirls, that's my opinion.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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Oh my! What did your car to do you to treat it like that. Sorry, not for me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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Yikes ! That makes me cringe.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Uhhhhh so what do you suggest?? I live in a big city with no where to wash it my self, if I could I would

I see guys with Porches, 7 Series, Range Rovers...Cant be that bad
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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Ouch. Find a hand car wash somewhere. Running it through a machine isn't doing your car any favors.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Ouch. Find a hand car wash somewhere. Running it through a machine isn't doing your car any favors.
It is a Hand Car Wash...
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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I have ran my cars through those car wash places before and twice they scratched my paint and one time they dented the roof of my 240SX. No bueno!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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It is a Hand Car Wash...

He means a DIY. If you're careful (AND DON'T USE THE MOP THING) they are OK places to wash your car. It wont get your car as clean as it could be but it wont scratch. I'd stand as far back as possible though, with the nozzle. (EDIT: for the reason that zfuzz says in the next post haha)
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Cant be that bad
Oh my.

And car washes must recycle their water, its like sand blasting your paint.
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Ok so everyone dislikes Car Washes, is this another "If you dont have a Garage" dont buy a Camaro


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A proud Moment in Life.......We used to live one block from this car wash, and as a child I would spend hours at this car wash car watching, thinking one day one Im going to take my car and let them shine it up.

Back then it was a automatic wash, they have since upgraded yet everyone in the neighborhood new to come pick me up if they were going threw the car wash

Across the Street Neighbor Rev Fowler (RIP), 1981 Caddilac Fleetwood D'elegance
Mrs Tricia My Neighbor Ford Mavric (Not sure what year)
My Mom 1984 Buick Regal
My Aunt 1985 Buick Somerset
Uncle Charlie 1985 Buick Skyhawk
Ms. Shirly 1984 Riveria

Yeah Buicks run deep.... many in the family worked at Lockheed Electronics and at the time early 80s there Credit Union had a deal with RT22 Buick
Hey man! Its your car do as you will with it..who cares what anyone else thinks! Cool story!
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Self serve with your mitts and bucket and such. Pi$$ on everyone waiting behind you. Same goes for hot high school cheerleaders having a car wash. Just say no!
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Hey man! Its your car do as you will with it..who cares what anyone else thinks! Cool story!

Yessir, If guys with $80,000 Cars are in front and back of me wating inline to get into this place Im cool with it
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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Yeah that too.

I guess you're SOL if you have no where else to wash it yourself.

You could go to a self-serve car wash and do it yourself with a bucket and your own supplies.
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When I'm cleaning a nice car I take two buckets to the "Do it Yourself" car wash and do the 2 bucket wash(check out Junkman or others on 'How To' if you're interested) just go at an off hour. I don't have a garage either mate.... and I cant afford a garage which should tell you I cant afford a new paint job either haha.

mclark10: The cheerleaders washing cars is just evil. Those are times I wish I had a Civic haha.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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Yah that is a big no no for me. Swirl mark city right there!
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Self serve with your mits and bucket and such. Pi$$ on everyone waiting behind you. Same goes for hot high school cheerleaders having a car wash. Just say no!
Now that is a Good Idea, now that I think of it there is one not to far that is always empty which I might check out...

Save me the 20 Bucks they charge....But the wash also has some sentamental value
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My buddy owns a similar looking car wash here in Austin. I will take my truck to him every now and then but I won't take my Camaro there.

Sentimentally, it is a cool story though!
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Now that is a Good Idea, now that I think of it there is one not to far that is always empty which I might check out...

Save me the 20 Bucks they charge....But the wash also has some sentamental value
"sentimental value" is all that matters
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #22
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Yikes ! That makes me cringe.
lol Ditto....

just think, those sponges being used on your car were probably used to scrub the nasty mud, dirt and God only knows what else on the car(s) prior to yours.


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"sentimental value" is all that matters
I have sentimental value for my wife, but I better not catch her trying to wash the Camaro either. But she did spend 45 minutes vacuuming out my Equinox last week after I took a load of garage junk to my work dumpster.
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lol Ditto....

just think, those sponges being used on your car were probably used to scrub the nasty mud, dirt and God only knows what else on the car(s) prior to yours.


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Im sure they cleaned the Mits off in Water between Cars...Come on
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I have sentimental value for my wife, but I better not catch her trying to wash the Camaro either. But she did spend 45 minutes vacuuming out my Equinox last week after I took a load of garage junk to my work dumpster.

Why not?
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