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Old 12-18-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Portland Area Car Wash(es)

I detest the thought of taking my convertible to a car wash. I think the brushes of a traditional car wash, the solvents of a touchless car wash & the strong air blowers of both against the top, will wreak havoc on it. I live in a condominium though & there's no space to wash it.

I've looked into hand car washes, but $35-$65 for a car wash is a hefty price to pay. Does someone know of alternative(s) in Portland or the surrounding areas?

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Old 12-19-2015, 08:02 PM   #2
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I use a self wash behind tonys smoke shop on mcgloughlin. Warm water with all the goodies! Also takes card instead of using 10$s in qauters!
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Also my cars black and its the only brush i trust lol!
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I use a self wash behind tonys smoke shop on mcgloughlin. Warm water with all the goodies! Also takes card instead of using 10$s in qauters!
After starting the thread, I continued to search online. I called Scrubby's Car Wash & spoke with Tyler, who explained the services they offer & informed me that they can turn off the air blower, so as to not damage the top. He also suggested visiting the NE Halsey location, because it uses foam brushes, which are more gentle than the soft cloth brushes at the NE Burnside location.

I found that you're referring to Scrubby's at SE McLoughlin & it uses foam brushes too! You've validated what Tyler described & I look forward to visiting them. Thanks!

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Old 12-28-2015, 03:39 PM   #5
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After starting the thread, I continued to search online. I called Scrubby's Car Wash & spoke with Tyler, who explained the services they offer & informed me that they can turn off the air blower, so as to not damage the top. He also suggested visiting the NE Halsey location, because it uses foam brushes, which are more gentle than the soft cloth brushes at the NE Burnside location.

I found that you're referring to Scrubby's at SE McLoughlin & it uses foam brushes too! You've validated what Tyler described & I look forward to visiting them. Thanks!

How did it go??? With this sunshine "coming up" there should
be a portland metro area car wash meet lol!!
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #6
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How did it go??? With this sunshine "coming up" there should
be a portland metro area car wash meet lol!!
I meant to post a follow-up but got busy. I visited them on Christmas Eve & they're absolutely awesome. The service is great, the foam brushes are extremely soft & failing a place to wash it myself, I'll be returning there often. Two thumbs up!
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:03 PM   #7
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You can always run through the regular touchless wash and then dont go through the dryer when its going? Hand dry after... thats if you want to spend like 5-7 bucks.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:25 PM   #8
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You can always run through the regular touchless wash and then dont go through the dryer when its going? Hand dry after... thats if you want to spend like 5-7 bucks.
Everything I've read states that touchless car washes use harsh solvents to make up for the lack of brushes & over time they damage the paint.
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I would never use any sort of automated car wash. I've seen what those harsh chemicals do. I go to a selve serve place just off of MLK (not Mr. Car Wash) that has a credit card swiper. The water used with the pressure washer is warm. I bring my own buckets, soaps, cleaners, sponges, microfiber towels, and even waxed my car there. The only time that is frowned upon if it is busy and there are people waiting for a bay. Realistically, I only use this place for their pressure washer and cover.

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3 months later...

Scrubby's has been great! I choose their basic wash to avoid most chemicals, have them hand wash the car with a mitt before running it through & they turn off the blower to protect the top.

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