Originally Posted by joshg120
please do yourself a favor and don't run this car through auto-washes, they will ruin the finish, and put swirls all over your car in time
I hate this rumor......it was founded in the late 80's and no longer applicable. The amount of scratches you will get from dust blowing over your car is more than you will get from a GOOD soft-cloth car wash. They don't swirl and they don't scratch. I should know, I was a pro-detailer for years, and the clients with the mercs, bmws and porches who didn't take it to a good car wash, and rather hand washed it once a week or so were no better off at the end of the year when they came to us then the ones who took it once and sometimes twice a week to a GOOD soft-cloth car wash.