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      02-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Where do you wash your car in the Bay Area?

Hey guys... did search in the forum but could not find any good car wash thread for the Bay Area.

I used to go to Luxury Detail in San Carlos for my old 330i... for $35 hand wash. They always did a great job.

Where do you guys wash your cars?
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Lots of people go to AJ auto detailing in San Jose. I've also tried out 68 Auto Detail in Fremont and been pretty happy
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Lots of people go to AJ auto detailing in San Jose. I've also tried out 68 Auto Detail in Fremont and been pretty happy
Ah I have heard of AJ.. is that the place where they use QTips for cleaning the AC vents?
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Any suggestions for the SF area?
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Any suggestions for the SF area?
I usually do my own detailing and work on my friend's cars too. I would not trust anyone else to touch my car.

Here's a quarter of my detailing collection for mobile use. After spending over a thousand dollars on detailing stuff, I am set for a while.
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AJ in San Jose. Be prepared to wait for 1-2 hrs, sometimes even longer in weekends.
But you'll get to meet a lot of people and talk about cars. Almost like a mini car meet
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I usually do my own detailing and work on my friend's cars too. I would not trust anyone else to touch my car.

Here's a quarter of my detailing collection for mobile use. After spending over a thousand dollars on detailing stuff, I am set for a while.
I hear you, but I live in an apt with a shared garage and no access to water
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Used to go AJ and Country Club but got sick of waiting. The place where I got my tint from started their own hand car wash so I go there now. Extreme Tint in Santa Clara. $18 for full outside and inside including vacuum and shit. No wait either which is my biggest reason for leaving the two car washes I mentioned. I go whenever and they take my car right away. It's no AJ but does the job just fine.
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I hear you, but I live in an apt with a shared garage and no access to water
For basic washing, Optimum No Rinse works ok if your car is not too dirty. All you need is a bucket and some microfibers.

I hear you, I have access to a hose and driveway in SF so I use that when I wash the car.

I have seen some of the work for the detailing place in Japantown. They do a decent job... seen better but not bad. http://www.magicdetail.com Otherwise check some reviews on Yelp for detailing places in the city.
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For basic washing, Optimum No Rinse works ok if your car is not too dirty. All you need is a bucket and some microfibers.

I hear you, I have access to a hose and driveway in SF so I use that when I wash the car.

I have seen some of the work for the detailing place in Japantown. They do a decent job... seen better but not bad. http://www.magicdetail.com Otherwise check some reviews on Yelp for detailing places in the city.
Thanks, I appreciate the tips!
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I usually do my own detailing and work on my friend's cars too. I would not trust anyone else to touch my car.

Here's a quarter of my detailing collection for mobile use. After spending over a thousand dollars on detailing stuff, I am set for a while.
Oh wow... damn I wish I had access to water also... (shared garage)
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