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scuderia575m Oct 7, 3:20am - #293462 

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car wash

what do you guys think about the drive through car washes? i was just wondering if you trusted your baby with another peice of machinery, or if you only do it yourself.


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My Sixth Gear Oct 7, 3:21am - #293463 
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i only handwash

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gtscelica05 Oct 7, 3:21am - #293464 
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those drive through car wash fucks up ur paint! I hand wash mines thumbsup

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scuderia575m Oct 7, 3:22am - #293465 

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thats what i was thinking. it does make sense

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GT4 Oct 7, 3:22am - #293466 

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Handwash only.

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Sultan Oct 7, 3:23am - #293467 

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no carwash for mine...
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ExNihilo Oct 7, 3:25am - #293468 
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Yeah, I only handwash. I wouldn't trust the soap they put in those automatic carwashes, plus I'm not a big fan of the high pressure jets.

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SmutasticGT Oct 7, 3:28am - #293469 

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hand wash only, i actually take pleasure in washing my car by hand thumbsup
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cycocelica Oct 7, 3:29am - #293470 

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RookieGTS Oct 7, 4:20am - #293471 

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Yeah I Hand wash my baby! No drive-thru car wash for my celica
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2003cbgts Oct 7, 4:21am - #293472 

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hell no. never even thought about it. only handjobs for my baby thumbsup
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RookieGTS Oct 7, 4:44am - #293473 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
hell no. never even thought about it. only handjobs for my baby thumbsup


handjobs eh laughsilly naw j/p hahaha i get what your talking about rofl
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jonnyess Oct 7, 12:53pm - #293474 

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You sunsabatches that get no cold weather got it made in the shade! tastyIf I don't go to a car wash, there's good chance my car won't get washed from November thru March in a particularly cold year! puke

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Clos Oct 7, 1:20pm - #293475 
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i hand wash it 2
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Celicacutie Oct 7, 2:26pm - #293476 

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Hand wash, but in the winter months I go through the TOUCH FREE at Mobil. No brushes..or anything touches your car. Soap just gets sprayed on and sprayed off...it does a good job of removing salt...snow
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QuickChick03gt Oct 7, 2:33pm - #293477 
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I enjoy washing my car by hand.
I just do it at my bfs dealership because they
have everything i need plus i can do it inside. thumbsup

My bf took my car through a auto car wash when we were out of town one time and curbed my wheeel. frown

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Erick Oct 7, 2:38pm - #293478 

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take your time with the celi.. Baby the celi and it baby you back laughsilly

no drive through car washes for me.. only drivethrough I'd take the celi through would be the times i'd ever to through a fast food joint.. drive through movie? Linked Image

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ragingpaseo Oct 7, 7:11pm - #293479 
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those brush from the car wash will leave marks on the paint. and the hands free wash, they don't really wash it that clean. just do the old fashion style... thumbsup
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jonnyess Oct 7, 8:29pm - #293480 

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My local car wash doesn't have brushes, but those thin sponge strips that slap against the car from on top and sides thousands of times per second...IS THIS BAD???? confused eek rolleyes

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Celicacutie Oct 7, 8:40pm - #293481 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
and the hands free wash, they don't really wash it that clean.

no, they don't...but what are ya gonna do when its below freezing and your hose is frozen, snow on the ground? lol
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StuntPanda Oct 7, 9:54pm - #293482 

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im glad it doesn't snow in so cal. my baby's clean all year long and i enjoy washing and waxing my car
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B Side Oct 7, 9:58pm - #293483 

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I took mine through one the week I bought it a the fucker knocked my side skirt right off. they paid for it and painted it and gave me free washed for life but i'll be damned if i ever take my celi back to that place. its only been hand washed since then
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ragingpaseo Oct 7, 10:13pm - #293484 
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Originally Posted by Celicacutie

Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

and the hands free wash, they don't really wash it that clean.

no, they don't...but what are ya gonna do when its below freezing and your hose is frozen, snow on the ground? lol

SOOL... rofl i do the coin thing, just use their hose with hot water and not do the foam brush... rofl
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ExNihilo Oct 8, 12:49am - #293485 
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Originally Posted by jonnyess
You sunsabatches that get no cold weather got it made in the shade! tastyIf I don't go to a car wash, there's good chance my car won't get washed from November thru March in a particularly cold year! puke


Yah, bummer for you. Living in AZ surely helps; the cold weather is starting up in the Northeast. Here's a suggestion; this is what I used to do when I lived in an apartment and didn't have access to my own hose. Fill a bucket or 2-5 gallon lidded container with warm water, then put it in the car and take it along to a MANUAL car wash (the kind with the hand-held sprayers). Then HAND WASH the car using the warm water and gentle soap. Only use the car wash wand to do the rinse. Not a bad compromise. wink

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JuStiN28098 Oct 8, 1:15am - #293486 
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RookieGTS Oct 8, 1:36am - #293487 

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yeah i think snow would suck on my black celly!
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scuderia575m Oct 8, 2:12am - #293488 

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see, alabama isnt so bad... constant car wash weather.

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celica2nv Oct 8, 2:56am - #293489 

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mine goes throough the car wash and 5 minutes later it looks like it came out the showroom...i must admit i like doing it by hand but winter is around the corner and in nj it can gete down to the teens and even below that so it will def be in thhe car wash than!
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SurgicalRizz Oct 8, 2:58am - #293490 

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Drive through car wash = Death to your cars paint job

Hand washing with tender lovin care = Fountain of youth for paint job

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ragingpaseo Oct 8, 3:04am - #293491 
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Originally Posted by scuderia575m
see, alabama isnt so bad... constant car wash weather.

tons of rednecks though... rofl that's alright i'm too... rofl
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scuderia575m Oct 8, 3:08am - #293492 

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yeah, the rednecks suck, but i get used to it. its actually the country music that i cant stand

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robare99 Oct 8, 3:30am - #293493 

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I use a high pressure carwash place. *shrugs*
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ExNihilo Oct 8, 3:44pm - #293494 
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Originally Posted by scuderia575m
yeah, the rednecks suck, but i get used to it. its actually the country music that i cant stand


cool

I used to live in Huntsville; yeah lots of rednecks and their music. But yeah, I got used to it too. Its pretty down there. Are you in Birmingham?

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Sancho Oct 8, 3:53pm - #293495 

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Handwash. You'll have a greater appreciation for a job you did yourself. I love my car so much i'll take the time to wash it, once every two weeks.

Which reminds me, I have to wash my car today. Bat and I are testing the new overlays on my car tomorrow. thumbsup

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scuderia575m Oct 9, 4:32am - #293496 

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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by scuderia575m
yeah, the rednecks suck, but i get used to it. its actually the country music that i cant stand


cool

I used to live in Huntsville; yeah lots of rednecks and their music. But yeah, I got used to it too. Its pretty down there. Are you in Birmingham?



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