Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BORLA
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
CrisisMusick
 
Drives: 2014 AGM 1LE/2SS/RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 127
Dealer Car Wash?

I decided that I'm going to bring in my 2014 1LE for it's first oil change my local dealer (probably Capital Chevrolet, for those here in San Jose, CA) and I'm scheduled to have her cleaned and have Opti-Coat 2.0 applied early next week.

However, since I've been booked for my Opti-coat, I haven't washed my car and it's DUSTY. So, since I'm going to have it at the dealer, they're offering a free wash with oil change. Any tips on whether or not I should have them wash it in the meantime before next week?
CrisisMusick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
Goober
Account Suspended
 
Drives: Camaro
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: US
Posts: 522
Personally I would NEVER let a dealer wash my car. Typically it's done by some kid with dirty towels. Scratch and swirl city.
Goober is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
URBAN LEGEND

 
URBAN LEGEND's Avatar
 
Drives: 16 BMW M5 & 15 Z/28
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,751
NO!

I always put even at BMW: no wash, no vacuum, no one authorized to drive car off lot. Just did it Saturday again.

Drain oil, tighten bolt to spec, fill up. Get your car out of there fast!
URBAN LEGEND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
slick rick
SoCal Mayhem
 
slick rick's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Foothill Ranch, CA
Posts: 5,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goober View Post
Personally I would NEVER let a dealer wash my car. Typically it's done by some kid with dirty towels. Scratch and swirl city.
This
__________________
slick rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
06_warrior

 
06_warrior's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 1SS LS3 M6 black on black :)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SD
Posts: 1,343
I learned my lesson the hard way by letting other people wash my car. I now have to get the swirls out of my paint. No one washes my car except me.
__________________
2006 - 46,000 Reliable miles
06_warrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
Jalberdi99

 
Jalberdi99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Summit White 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: @ ur moms house in VA
Posts: 1,397
__________________
Jalberdi99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #7
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NOLA
Posts: 6,105
You should be the only one washing it. If not you, then a professional detailing shop or guy that you trust. Last resort, automatic TOUCHLESS car wash.

Outside of those options, just let it be dirty.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
AdamEL
Adam E. Lucchesi
 
AdamEL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1SS/RS LS3 VR
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,380
Send a message via AIM to AdamEL
Nope. No way in hell. I used to work in the PDI department at a Ford dealer, so I know the evil that goes on with those washes.
AdamEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
menendez1293
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
menendez1293's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS M6
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tallahassee FL
Posts: 9,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goober View Post
Personally I would NEVER let a dealer wash my car. Typically it's done by some kid with dirty towels. Scratch and swirl city.
This X2
__________________
Proud owner of litho #179 Click Picture for Build Thread
menendez1293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #10
ka1

 
ka1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by vroomapunk View Post
You should be the only one washing it. If not you, then a professional detailing shop or guy that you trust. Last resort, automatic TOUCHLESS car wash.

Outside of those options, just let it be dirty.
this here
ka1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
URBAN LEGEND

 
URBAN LEGEND's Avatar
 
Drives: 16 BMW M5 & 15 Z/28
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,751
Not one person said yes. Lol.
URBAN LEGEND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #12
gajagfan


 
gajagfan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1SS 1LE Black - Std Exhaust
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brunswick, GA
Posts: 3,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by URBAN LEGEND View Post
Not one person said yes. Lol.
Well let me be the first. My dealer washes my car with the scheduled oil changes, and they do a great job. I worked in that position when I was in high school at the local Ford dealership of all places, and I think we did a great job. Its your car, so the choice is yours, but I have been very happy with the clean-up my dealer has done.
gajagfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #13
shockandawe

 
shockandawe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Z51 Corvette
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,345
I let my dealer wash mine all the time, there are a lot of swirls, but the dealer said it's in the paint and the brushes didn't cause it. The swirling must be coming from when I wash it.
shockandawe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #14
NJBourne23
Master of Nothings
 
NJBourne23's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Chevy Camaro 2LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by shockandawe View Post
I let my dealer wash mine all the time, there are a lot of swirls, but the dealer said it's in the paint and the brushes didn't cause it. The swirling must be coming from when I wash it.
(deciphered to mean) We messed your car up by allowing these 18 year old kids we pay about $10/hr to each your car but I will blame you for it so I don't have to pay the 18 yr old kids to now polish the car.
__________________

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT/RS
NJBourne23 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.