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      10-01-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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North Jersey Hand Car Wash...

With the cold season coming up and die hard ///M owners who drive their car all season like me. Where can you fellows recommend I go for a good wash in the Bergen county area? I'm shutting down my pipes tomorrow so no more self cleaning for me till next spring.
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did i see u yesterday on 17.. u were going north and i was going south... anyways.. there is a place right next to the world gym in paramus.. have not used them yet but it looks good
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I was going up 17 N around 10-ish...it prolly could be me.
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All Star Hand Car Wash in Teaneck...

Do you have a garage w/ a drain in it? you could always do it in there, I have a drain in my garage so I'm going to start washing my car myself more to avoid swirl marks that I've been getting from these "HAND CAR WASHES"
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Nope, got no drain man. Can I go to your's? jk
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Nope, got no drain man. Can I go to your's? jk
lol if your in a jam & really need to wash it...no problem anything for a m3 brethren

there is also this solution that you could use...I don't have any personal experience with it but I've heard good things...shouldn't be too bad in a jam

optimum no rinse
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i use opitimum no rinse when it gets colder or when I don't have a ton of time. Scary at first to think your rubbing the dirt with the sponge without rinsing the car. However, this product works great and it is definitely a solution if you don't have access to hose or limited time. Just please make sure you have two buckets, grit guard, and proper drying marterial. Also the grout sponge works great as well. This will definitely be my winter solution.


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Two shops I use are

Deluxe Auto polishing on Broadway in Westwood (does great details too) you need to call for an appointment at least an hour before going.

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Andy's car wash in Cresskill
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i located a laser touchless car wash (nothing touches your car - only soap and water) on the corner of River St. and E. Anderson St. right near the Fairleigh Dickinson University.

does the job for the winter months - quick rinse - no swirl marks - soap is mild so nothing bad for the paint.
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i located a laser touchless car wash (nothing touches your car - only soap and water) on the corner of River St. and E. Anderson St. right near the Fairleigh Dickinson University.

does the job for the winter months - quick rinse - no swirl marks - soap is mild so nothing bad for the paint.
What city? Teaneck or Hackensack?
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With the cold season coming up and die hard ///M owners who drive their car all season like me. Where can you fellows recommend I go for a good wash in the Bergen county area? I'm shutting down my pipes tomorrow so no more self cleaning for me till next spring.
I go to 2 diff ones.

1. Elite Hand Car Wash
386 Midland Ave.
Garfield, NJ 07026

2. Hand Car Wash in Newark
route 21 south bound
right before clay st.
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did i see u yesterday on 17.. u were going north and i was going south... anyways.. there is a place right next to the world gym in paramus.. have not used them yet but it looks good
I was on 17 North going to Bear Mountain with some friends of mine yesterday around 12:30pm. Got on in paramus off the GSP and went all the way to NY State..

Couldn't miss us

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308422
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Guys, I'm a detailer and believe me when I say these "hand car washes" will cause swirls. The best wash method is Optimum No Rinse(ONR) in the winter. It is 100% safe if done properly, and is actually much faster and convenient than a conventional wash. The face that you can do it using warm water without a hose makes it a no brainer for winter washing. I'll be making an ONR wash guide on my website shortly, since the winter is coming and I want to ensure all my clients keep their paint looking good. I would be more than happy to share it here as well once I have it finished up.
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