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      01-12-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
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Interesting. I wouldn't go near any of them, but it's important to note that dealerships constantly use hand washes.
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      01-12-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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so!! the car wash it is from now on!
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      01-12-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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fuck!!i have the cali dryer im never using it again!!!
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fuck!!i have the cali dryer im never using it again!!!
Only, ONLY use the cali dryer on your windows. You should have known this
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Also I wish they would have tested a touchless wash as well.
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      01-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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so,best solution is not wash the car at all...f..k that!
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      01-12-2009, 07:47 PM   #7
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Best solution is to wash it yourself. Foam gun --> clean/soft washing materials and a leaf blower to dry.

The problem with the hand washes they showed are the brushes (dirty ones at that) and the dirty wash mitts.

However its the winter now and washing it yourself might not be an option.
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However its the winter now and washing it yourself might not be an option.
It was 80 degrees F today.
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lmao he goes... this ones getting a special treat, its getting.. a hand job
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Also I wish they would have tested a touchless wash as well.
Yea i wondering about this too. Especially in winter time.
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Also I wish they would have tested a touchless wash as well.
Touchless washer either don't clean the car properly or if they do the chemical being used is worse for the paintwork than any brush system could ever be.

Though interesting these results didn't at all surprise me, having had automatic car washes for more than 15 years I knew that these are the least harmly of all the systems being tested, watch what they do, they constantly spray water at the spinning brushes clearing them of dirt as they travel along the car. None of the others including washing it yourself, though it isn't perfect it doesn't get all of the dirt and the rims are only half done.

One thing, make sure the automatic wash you use has a 'foam-bright' brush system and not the plastic bristles because they are awful on the paintwork.
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I think the moral of the story is:

It's a car. It's meant to be driven and enjoyed and you cannot worry about every little mark. And if you do, detail it once in a while.
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i would NEVER use one of thoes brooms on my car. i was under the impression that thoes were there only for idiots...
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I think the moral of the story is:

It's a car. It's meant to be driven and enjoyed and you cannot worry about every little mark. And if you do, detail it once in a while.
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Interesting. I wouldn't go near any of them, but it's important to note that dealerships constantly use hand washes.
Normally at hand car washes, they use towels instead of those wiper plastic things to dry off the car though
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Normally at hand car washes, they use towels instead of those wiper plastic things to dry off the car though
One problem.

Porter drops a towel and your screwed.

The proper way to wash the car would be using a brand new terry towel (with the ends cut off) every car wash and every time you drop it. PLENTY of soap.
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I like the special...hand job
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