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      11-07-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
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New carwash method

Hi guys,
I have searched through here and I know many of you have said that touchless car washes are a no no, but what about steam car washes?

I just found a company here in downtown Vancouver that does it.

Apparently they say it does not damage the paint, it uses less water than reg car washes and no chemicals. They even do it at your parking stall while u are shopping or whatever. Has anyone heard of this or used it? Any downsides to this?

I'm just looking for options in the winter cause I know I won't be washing my bimmer as often by hand as I do now.
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      11-07-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Hi guys,
I have searched through here and I know many of you have said that touchless car washes are a no no, but what about steam car washes?

I just found a company here in downtown Vancouver that does it.

Apparently they say it does not damage the paint, it uses less water than reg car washes and no chemicals. They even do it at your parking stall while u are shopping or whatever. Has anyone heard of this or used it? Any downsides to this?

I'm just looking for options in the winter cause I know I won't be washing my bimmer as often by hand as I do now.
my first though is that if it's actually hot enough that it would remove any wax you have on the car. plus something would still need to touch the car, i don't how you remove dirt with steam without some sort of cloth touching the car.

edit: just youtube'd it and got this


they use rags to wipe the car down so I can't see how this is better than a reg carwash
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      11-07-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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The video didn't work but I did a YouTube search and I see what u mean. If they wipe before the steam gets off all the dirt then they will scratch it.
I am not sure if I would trust someone other than myself to do it in the end
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