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celica2nv Mar 22, 6:48pm - #131873 

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fiberglass + carwash

i got the replica TRD wing frm spoiler depot on this weekend and itts made of Fiberglass...is it safe to tke it throguh aa car wash.

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If you just had it painted DO NOT take it through an automatic car wash yet. You can hand wash it but i was told to wait 2 weeks after painting to take it through a wash.
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spaztikid Mar 22, 7:54pm - #131875 
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dont ever take your car throught a carwash that touches the car...

and yeah... if the paint is fresh dont wash the car for about 3 weeks.
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GraSSRooTs Mar 22, 8:53pm - #131876 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
dont ever take your car throught a carwash that touches the car...

and yeah... if the paint is fresh dont wash the car for about 3 weeks.


Sometimes I use those "Laserwash" car washes that spray your car. They are like $5 and do a great job

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celica2nv Mar 22, 9:25pm - #131877 

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ok...i dont know when it was painted...spoiler depot did it as part of thee deal im guessing its been a week or two so i will wait...as far as thee caar wsh goes ...why shouldnt i take it through one that touches the car i aalways have aand the car comes out flawless...i guess mr clean car wash will have to do...thaanks guys
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spaztikid Mar 22, 9:27pm - #131878 
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Originally Posted by celica2nv
ok...i dont know when it was painted...spoiler depot did it as part of thee deal im guessing its been a week or two so i will wait...as far as thee caar wsh goes ...why shouldnt i take it through one that touches the car i aalways have aand the car comes out flawless...i guess mr clean car wash will have to do...thaanks guys


those car washes can scratch your rims and paint and can rip off your spoiler because its so huge.
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celica2nv Mar 22, 9:34pm - #131879 

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even if they are 100% cloth in their...i dont see how they would scratch anything. Or are you talking about car washes that dont use 100% cloth
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Stephen Mar 22, 10:09pm - #131880 
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I have only ever handwashed my car and won't use anything else.
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celicaTRDgts Mar 22, 10:33pm - #131881 

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yea why would you go to a carwash...wash it urself man...then you dont have to worry about anything

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Stephen Mar 22, 10:34pm - #131882 
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^ Werd. Shit, I work like 50 hours a week to hook my ride up...why the hell would I want to wash it in 5 minutes cause it's convenient?
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AZZKIKR Mar 22, 11:12pm - #131883 

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handwashing all the way...I have graphics, and have to use a damn toothbrush to get to some places in my baby...but then again you get out what you put in rice, so if you give love and attention to your car then it will shine tasty
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celica2nv Mar 22, 11:17pm - #131884 

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yes it is a convenience thing...i work and go to school and have to teach once a week so that leaves me little time to wash it...a 2 minute carwash is hella quicker and it comes out looking brand new...not to mention that washing your car when it is 20 or 30 degrees out ...well not anymore isnt that nice...but ill take ur guys ideas into consideraation ...i simply wanted to know if it would harm the Fiberglass wing.thaanks thumbsup
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cycocelica Mar 23, 12:30am - #131885 

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car washes suck..dont take your car to them. my dads benz has gottne totally Fed up in them! handwashing is better anyways, you spend your time out side nad you can clean it how you want.
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xrage4200 Mar 23, 12:37am - #131886 

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HEY!!!! i work at the car wash and i get free car wash once a week. thumbsup grin...how awesome is that and the car wash place i work is the most popular one in the city. 12 dollars for the best wash. and 6 for the cheapest

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slidr Mar 23, 2:19am - #131887 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
even if they are 100% cloth in their...i dont see how they would scratch anything. Or are you talking about car washes that dont use 100% cloth
Because it could pick up loose debris (little rocks, pieces of glass, etc.) from your car or other cars, and essentially wash your car with it.

The fact that it's cloth means that it can pick loose dirt and shit up fairly easily. Who's to say that it doesn't stick to the cloth, and then drag it across your car.

Hell, some people won't even use power based soap to wash their car because they think that one little undisolved pellet can scratch their paint.

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VSGTS14 Mar 23, 2:19am - #131888 

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car washes are for homos...

clean your car the real way, not the shit they have there...

and no it won't be good for it.

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GTStick Mar 23, 2:54am - #131889 

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hand washing is always best! you are the one doin it so you know ull be nice and do a thorough job
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GraSSRooTs Mar 23, 3:06am - #131890 

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I go to car washes in the winter. Hand wash it in the spring, summer and fall. I live in New England my hose is basically frozen most of the winter.

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I try to handwash it but carwash in the winter. I got a boy that works at the car wash that takes care of me and gives me free washes.
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celica2nv Mar 23, 5:46am - #131892 

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ok if you haveent noticed it reached a high of 38 and some wind...not a great day to wash the car...it also just snowed a couple of daays ago and it is winter...therefore the carwash is the best bet like most said...during the spring and summer i wash it with my gf in our bathing suits...sexy huh...so would you guys stop saying carwashes are for homos and shit like that...i aaint washing my car when there is snow and cold temps...thanks for the info on the carwashes,,,never really tthought about loose stuff clinging on to the cloth...i figured with high pressure water it would come off but i can see ur point cause anything is possible thumbsup
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ToiletPaper Mar 23, 6:55am - #131893 
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Originally Posted by Stephen
I have only ever handwashed my car and won't use anything else.
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celicat23 Mar 23, 11:17am - #131894 

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I washed my car last night. Water almost froze as it hit the car. And today it's snowing.

I hate winter sooo bad.
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