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      05-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Quality Boston Carwashes

I'll start... (FYI - these are "touch" car washes)

Allston Car Wash
434 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
$8.95 for a basic wash, $2 off with 8 gallon minimum purchase

Waves Car Wash
1680 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
$7.95 for a basic wash
$29/month for unlimited Extreme washes (1yr commitment)
$35/month for unlimited Extreme washes (no commitment) <-- what I have
$39/month for unlimited Extreme washes + vacuuming (1yr commitment)
$45/month for unlimited Extreme washes + vacuuming (no commitment)
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      05-26-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Don't go to Allston car wash. They will scratch up your car's finish really badly even after just one wash.

I only go to Luxury Details in Framingham and Auto Salon in Winchester for hand washes.
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      05-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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Ryan (rydawg) from autopia is in Burlington if you want high end polish / wax

PM me if you want his number. he is expensive but quality costs, he undercharges for his quality of perfection though..
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Ryan (rydawg) from autopia is in Burlington if you want high end polish / wax

PM me if you want his number. he is expensive but quality costs, he undercharges for his quality of perfection though..
Pepper- You are absolutely right... You get what you pay for!

Ryan and I are no longer in Burlington. The new shop is located in Wakefield.

You'll have to stop by and check out the new shop sometime.
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      06-03-2009, 07:23 AM   #5
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anyone know a good touchless car wash in/near boston? only know about Mobil in Wellesley which is crap
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      06-03-2009, 10:12 AM   #6
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The best detail shop..
http://www.drivenperfection.com

Go ahead and try the "m&m trick".. they will find it..

The car wash I frequent is on rt 99 in Somerville/Everett (not sure of the name but you can't miss it).. I use the self wash bays.. They have everything there including 2 touchless bays but I've never used them..

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      09-29-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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hey if you guys just want to wash, let me know... you are free to use my shop in cambridge. Just shoot me a PM, or some of you have my number, just text me...
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      09-30-2009, 08:28 AM   #8
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hey if you guys just want to wash, let me know... you are free to use my shop in cambridge. Just shoot me a PM, or some of you have my number, just text me...
I appreciate the offer! I'll def hit you up sometime on YR
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      12-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #9
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I usually go to Allston carwash when it is cold. Last saturday, I did and met a gentleman who has a red E92 M3. We had a good conversation there. Mine is 08 sparkling graphite and hard to notice minor scratches resulted from machine wash. Of course, when weather is okay, I always wash and wax myself.
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      12-14-2009, 09:37 PM   #10
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I usually go to Allston carwash when it is cold. Last saturday, I did and met a gentleman who has a red E92 M3. We had a good conversation there. Mine is 08 sparkling graphite and hard to notice minor scratches resulted from machine wash. Of course, when weather is okay, I always wash and wax myself.
did the guy in the red m3 live by cleveland circle in brighton? i've met him before, but forgot his name...
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      12-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #11
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did the guy in the red m3 live by cleveland circle in brighton? i've met him before, but forgot his name...

I didn't know him until I went there. We happened to talk to each other.

BTW, I just noticed that Allston carwash made BUNCH of scratch on my right rear wheel. I think their conveying rail width is too narrow for M3's rear wheels. I decided not to go there anymore. It is unacceptable.
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      12-30-2009, 11:47 PM   #12
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There's a touchless in Waltham. I went by there today and it's pretty nice.
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      01-06-2010, 04:40 PM   #13
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i go to that waltham one, its got a touchless, a touch and like 6 self-wash bays; I just stick to the self-wash's
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I'll start... (FYI - these are "touch" car washes)

Allston Car Wash
434 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
$8.95 for a basic wash, $2 off with 8 gallon minimum purchase

Waves Car Wash
1680 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
$7.95 for a basic wash
$29/month for unlimited Extreme washes (1yr commitment)
$35/month for unlimited Extreme washes (no commitment) <-- what I have
$39/month for unlimited Extreme washes + vacuuming (1yr commitment)
$45/month for unlimited Extreme washes + vacuuming (no commitment)
Anything but a handwash scratches the finish on my Jet Black Coupe. Not sure if other finishes have the same issue.
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      01-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #15
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I simply do not trust any "contact" car wash. I have a little compressor and just do it myself when it's not freezing outside. In the winter, I sometimes use the do-it-yourself place in Brighton just to get the dust/dirt off if I'm in the area.
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      01-14-2010, 03:57 PM   #16
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how come no one have mention your local bmw dealer. It free.

i personally never done it but my girlfriend does it with her leased lexus. Free vacum too.
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      01-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #17
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I never trust the dealer to wash my car. I am not sure what kind of system my dealer has. Their machine pulled a headlight washer out of a friends bumper which proceeded to bump and scratch the hood to the trunk. The dealer covered the bodywork but only after a lot of haggling. It is supposed to be in the forties tomorrow so I am headed to a self wash booth with some full buckets.
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      01-15-2010, 10:18 AM   #18
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agree with lucid - I go to a Mobil touchless at once a week. Not perfectly clean but it does a decent job to get rid of the salt. I also go to a self wash bay and give it a wash. The last time the water froze on the car as I was washing and I was slipping all over the ice - people think I am nuts!

I heard there is an indoor self wash in Grafton somewhere??
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      01-16-2010, 05:00 PM   #19
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Yes, it is nice to avoid contact with the wheels by driving into Mobil automated wash. The brushes make contact obviously, but that seems fairly harmless. Still more fun to wash it yourself in the sun on a weekend day!
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      01-17-2010, 10:01 AM   #20
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the mobil I use does not have wheel rails or brushes - all pressure wash.
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      01-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #21
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Actually, I'd better check what the one. Maybe that is what it does as well. It's been some time I went through it because they are always down; I stopped by 3 times in the past 2 weeks, and no go...
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They seem to have fixed the problem, and it is open. Went through it last weekend.
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