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dansgts
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dansgts Mar 28, 2:21am - #427000 

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1986 Toyota Celica

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Corona, CA
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.
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VSCelica24
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VSCelica24 Mar 28, 2:30am - #427001 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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Houtzdale, PA
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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rem
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rem Mar 28, 2:31am - #427002 
2000 arrest me red Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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1228 celica blvd
i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car
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Xer0GT
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Xer0GT Mar 28, 2:32am - #427003 
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica GT
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CA 925....soon to be 415
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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maingear
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maingear Mar 28, 2:56am - #427004 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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Arkansas
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!!
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MptGlw69
Playboy
MptGlw69 Mar 28, 3:10am - #427005 
Playboy
2001 Acura Integra

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Grand Rapids, MI
Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.
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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 Mar 28, 3:20am - #427006 

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2005 Subaru WRX STi

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Milford, NJ
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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Polykarb
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Polykarb Mar 28, 4:52am - #427007 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Tampa, Florida
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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VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14 Mar 28, 4:58am - #427008 

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Milford, NJ
i hate if others wash my car or touch it rofl
let alone drive it

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CelicaGTizzle
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CelicaGTizzle Mar 28, 5:01am - #427009 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
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.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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celikitten
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celikitten Mar 28, 5:50am - #427010 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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PA
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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dansgts
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dansgts Mar 28, 6:05am - #427011 

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1986 Toyota Celica

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Corona, CA
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
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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 28, 6:10am - #427012 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Gainesville, FL
always hadn wash myself with Mothers wash. to cheapp for MR clean so use a squeegee blade thingy to dry allot of it.

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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Mar 28, 6:17am - #427013 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Portland, Oregon
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.
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celicat23
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celicat23 Mar 28, 8:59am - #427014 

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norway
Allways hand wash it myself!
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gtsbill01
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gtsbill01 Mar 28, 2:18pm - #427015 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica
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2001 Toyota Celica

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I wash it myself
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AznCelica86
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AznCelica86 Mar 28, 6:02pm - #427016 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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CA, San Diego, 91977
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
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celicajonz
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celicajonz Mar 28, 6:07pm - #427017 
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...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!

Originally posted by A_Bathing_Ape:
I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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trdsisco
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trdsisco Mar 28, 6:32pm - #427018 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Palmdale, California
do it myself.. do not want anyone else touching my car

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ExNihilo
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ExNihilo Mar 28, 6:37pm - #427019 
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS

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Tempe, AZ
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.

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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CELIBORGY
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CELIBORGY Mar 28, 6:40pm - #427020 
2001 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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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...
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GoHorns
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GoHorns Mar 28, 7:30pm - #427021 
2004 Red Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by celicajonz
...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!
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00Scarlet
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00Scarlet Mar 28, 9:45pm - #427022 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Jackson, MI
Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.

"Man that guy can drive!!"
"WHAT boy?!"
"It's probably mostly the car!"
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Chinaren
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Chinaren Mar 28, 9:53pm - #427023 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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Pullman / Washington
Summer in the driveway
Winter in the high pressure hand wash place
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