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      04-21-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question Car Wash

After a long days work....im tempted to just run my car thru the car wash...Should i do it?? i mean it is brushlesss!!
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      04-21-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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no, do not do it. i'd rather live with a dirty car than a car that'll never look perfect again
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      04-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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no, do not do it. i'd rather live with a dirty car than a car that'll never look perfect again
haha now u scared me out of it...ill try and clean it when i get home
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yah man, it should take you a few months before you get tired of washing it yourself. it's a white car, not hard to clean either
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      04-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #5
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Sure!!!! I don't think you should have any issues at all!
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Just put blue painters tape and some other weird kind of tape all over it. i mean it worked for some otehr nut job in this forum.
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Just put blue painters tape and some other weird kind of tape all over it. i mean it worked for some otehr nut job in this forum.
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hahhaa i saw that painters tape thing what was that about???
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hahhaa i saw that painters tape thing what was that about???
dude didn't want any rock chips before it got clear bra'd, my detailer told do something similar but only on the wheel arches not on the f-ing entire car....oh and what are you crazy going through the machine!!
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      04-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #12
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what about touchless car washes?? the ones with only the water spray? Is that still bad for the car?? can't be great for the wax with that much pressure, but it shouldn't hurt the paint, right?

then you jump out with your favorite drying rag and dry her up.
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      04-21-2008, 05:15 PM   #13
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Is brushless bad? We're in a drought in NC

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what about touchless car washes?? the ones with only the water spray? Is that still bad for the car?? can't be great for the wax with that much pressure, but it shouldn't hurt the paint, right?

then you jump out with your favorite drying rag and dry her up.
and so the only way we car wash our cars right now (here in the Triangle) is to go to a carwash. Certainly I would rather wash it myself, but right now we're not allowed.

So I echo the question: Is Laserwash bad or something? In addition, would it hurt the clear bra at all?

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Just put blue painters tape and some other weird kind of tape all over it. i mean it worked for some otehr nut job in this forum.
HAHA ROFL yea!
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After a long days work....im tempted to just run my car thru the car wash...Should i do it?? i mean it is brushlesss!!
Just say no. Wheel damage is common on the rails they use. And they don't come close to doing as good a job as you'd do yourself.
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      04-21-2008, 09:36 PM   #17
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Most of those rails aren't made for 9.5" wide wheels, I had my E36 wheels scraped up at a car wash.
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As others have said, resist the temptation. There's too high a chance of regret.
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my favorite part of the car wash is when the guy at the end of the touchless carwash picks up a towel from the aspalt that has already dried 42 cars that day and gives your car a quick dry!
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      04-22-2008, 01:13 AM   #21
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I have a place near my house that hand washes my car without putting it on the track. It's the best! I wash it about 2 times a week and its 30 bucks each time. Not cheap, but anything for my M3. If you can find a place like mine, then do it!
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Our laser wash doesn't have rails, no brushes and does a great job of getting the bugs off after a long HWY run. On the weekends I do my own hand wash and wax on. No swirl marks or problems with my 330 or so far in the M3. If the car is realy realy dirty, the laser wash will only get the top dirt off. Still need to do it by hand. I usually dont let the M get too dirty though.
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