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Mar 27, 7:21pm - #427000 
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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Mar 27, 7:30pm - #427001 
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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Mar 27, 7:31pm - #427002 
i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car

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Mar 27, 7:32pm - #427003 
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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Mar 27, 7:56pm - #427004 
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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Mar 27, 8:10pm - #427005 
Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.

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Mar 27, 8:20pm - #427006 
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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Mar 27, 9:52pm - #427007 
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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Mar 27, 9:58pm - #427008 
i hate if others wash my car or touch it rofl
let alone drive it


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Mar 27, 10:01pm - #427009 
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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Mar 27, 10:50pm - #427010 
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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Mar 27, 11:05pm - #427011 
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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Mar 27, 11:10pm - #427012 
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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Mar 27, 11:17pm - #427013 
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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Mar 28, 1:59am - #427014 
Allways hand wash it myself!

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Mar 28, 7:18am - #427015 
I wash it myself

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Mar 28, 11:02am - #427016 
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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Mar 28, 11:07am - #427017 
...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!


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Mar 28, 11:32am - #427018 
do it myself.. do not want anyone else touching my car


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Mar 28, 11:37am - #427019 
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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Mar 28, 11:40am - #427020 
Originally Posted by rem
i always wash it myself.. mr clean auto dry works amazingly on my car


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Mar 28, 12:30pm - #427021 
Originally Posted by celicajonz
...self wash,self wax, self vacuum!!!!!

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Mar 28, 2:45pm - #427022 
Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Winter-Self wash place
Spring/Summer-In driveway.


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Mar 28, 2:53pm - #427023 
Summer in the driveway
Winter in the high pressure hand wash place

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