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What do you do to wash your car? #427000 Mar 27, 6:21pm Mar 27, 6:21pm
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What do you do to wash your car?
what does everyone do to wash thier car?
-take it to a drive through carwash
-take it to a hand car wash
-wash it myself
-don't wash it, i let it get filthy and only wipe off the windows when i get gas so i can see.
post your answer and why.

personally, i either take it to a hand wash or do it myself. the hand wash by me does a great job very fast, i typically use them ever 3 or 4 weeks, the week's in between, i do it myself.

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: dansgts] #427001 Mar 27, 6:30pm Mar 27, 6:30pm
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Take it to the car wash and use the pressure washer there and use wax and soap there and get it all nice and then i pull it out front and clean the inside and use the strawberry perfume on it there grin well i use to do this


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: VSCelica24] #427002 Mar 27, 6:31pm Mar 27, 6:31pm
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i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: rem] #427003 Mar 27, 6:32pm Mar 27, 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by rem
i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car


yeah it does thumbsup


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: Xer0GT] #427004 Mar 27, 6:56pm Mar 27, 6:56pm
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My pet gorilla bobo takes care of my ride laughsilly

I hand wash it every other week. I use the spotless rinse setting at the local carwash to rinse it off when it needs it.

The water is so bad in Wheatley that if the water is not wiped off, there will be brown spots all over may baby!!

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: maingear] #427005 Mar 27, 7:10pm Mar 27, 7:10pm
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Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: MptGlw69] #427006 Mar 27, 7:20pm Mar 27, 7:20pm
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i go to toyota on sundays if i can and hand wash the sucker and detail it.
usually take about 2 and a half to three hours.


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: VSGTS14] #427007 Mar 27, 8:52pm Mar 27, 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
i go to toyota on sundays if i can and hand wash the sucker and detail it.
usually take about 2 and a half to three hours.


Seriously, i'd rather wash it, wax it and polish it myself. I wouldn't let no other grease monkey jerk off with my car.


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: Polykarb] #427008 Mar 27, 8:58pm Mar 27, 8:58pm
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i hate if others wash my car or touch it rofl
let alone drive it


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: VSGTS14] #427009 Mar 27, 9:01pm Mar 27, 9:01pm
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I wash it myself. I won't let anyone else touch my car!

Just wondering, do you have to do anything special for Carbon Fiber stuff? I just put on my Hood, Mirror covers and rear lic plate garnish and I don't want to mess them up.


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #427010 Mar 27, 9:50pm Mar 27, 9:50pm
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My celica I handwash... car washes have too much pressure and can grind the dirt right into your car causing scratches and marks... not to mention most of them use recycled water which is dirty!

My sebring I also handwash... but mostly because the door doesn't shut all the way... and I took it to an automatic carwash one time and got blasted in the back of the head with a crapload of water when the sprayer came by the door... yeah that was fun... I do take that to carwashes sometimes though.. I don't care as much about the paint on that one...


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: celikitten] #427011 Mar 27, 10:05pm Mar 27, 10:05pm
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the car wash i use is automatic for washint it, but than people working there come by and hand dry the car and polish the rims, make the tires nice and black, and clean the windows. they clean out the interior and vacuum all around, and spray a air freshiner in the car. they do a hell of a job with it thumbsup

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: dansgts] #427012 Mar 27, 10:10pm Mar 27, 10:10pm
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always hadn wash myself with Mothers wash. to cheapp for MR clean so use a squeegee blade thingy to dry allot of it.

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: celikitten] #427013 Mar 27, 10:17pm Mar 27, 10:17pm
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Mix of hand washing and touch-less pressure car washing.

A wash with, and a good touch up detail spray helps to stretch out the life of a good coat of wax and or polish.

There a number of great car brands on the market right now. Pick one and follow the directions. I prefer the Zaino line of car care products:

http://www.zainostore.com/

I love a good detail day with my car, it's a kind of solace and meditation.

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #427014 Mar 28, 12:59am Mar 28, 12:59am
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Allways hand wash it myself!

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: celicat23] #427015 Mar 28, 6:18am Mar 28, 6:18am
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I wash it myself

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: gtsbill01] #427016 Mar 28, 10:02am Mar 28, 10:02am
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i always handwash, but i brought it one time to a fundraiser because i was part of the team thumbsup. whats everybody's hand wash ritual?? anybody do something different than normal? i always use a mit and wipe off all the dirt with just plain water first. that way when i use the soap mixture i wont have dirty soap! smile

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: AznCelica86] #427017 Mar 28, 10:07am Mar 28, 10:07am
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...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: celicajonz] #427018 Mar 28, 10:32am Mar 28, 10:32am
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do it myself.. do not want anyone else touching my car


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: trdsisco] #427019 Mar 28, 10:37am Mar 28, 10:37am
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Hand wash here too. Then usually vacuum or do the inside windows/vynl. There's no way I'd put my baby through any sort of automatic carwash. One thing I've found out about the color on my car, Thundercloud Gray, is that dirt really doesn't show very well.


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: rem] #427020 Mar 28, 10:40am Mar 28, 10:40am
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Originally Posted by rem
i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car


ako ang HARI ng sablay...
Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: celicajonz] #427021 Mar 28, 11:30am Mar 28, 11:30am
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Originally Posted by celicajonz
...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!

Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: MptGlw69] #427022 Mar 28, 1:45pm Mar 28, 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.


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Re: What do you do to wash your car? [Re: 00Scarlet] #427023 Mar 28, 1:53pm Mar 28, 1:53pm
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Summer in the driveway
Winter in the high pressure hand wash place

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