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      02-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #23
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I wash my car every 2 weeks
i can beat that - maybee not now, i only wash it when i am going out, but when i first got it, it was NEVER dirty
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That's coz you're a chick!!! How rarely do you go out? I drive mine every day. The annoying part is how quickly I get brake dust on my wheels.

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i can beat that - maybee not now, i only wash it when i am going out, but when i first got it, it was NEVER dirty
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That's coz you're a chick!!! How rarely do you go out? I drive mine every day. The annoying part is how quickly I get brake dust on my wheels.
yeh, MOST chicks don't wash their cars... i on the other hand...

i go out most days, but i meant i wash it if i go to dinner, or go somewhere important...
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I meant that most chicks are cleaner than guys... You on the other hand love great cars and you're a chick. Hence you have a great car and it's clean.

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yeh, MOST chicks don't wash their cars... i on the other hand...

i go out most days, but i meant i wash it if i go to dinner, or go somewhere important...
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That's coz you're a chick!!! How rarely do you go out? I drive mine every day. The annoying part is how quickly I get brake dust on my wheels.
Yeah it's annoying. I used to wash mine myself, but with the M3 being black it's a major pain. I get mine washed at the local star wash or at BMW. Although the M3 doesn't see outside the garage if it looks like rain.
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hahhha...wash your car once a fortnight??? Here in Melbourne with stage 3 (and going onto stage 4 water restrictions in the coming months)...i bought a 2000litre tank and pump so that I can wash my car!! Talk about dedication! Screw watering my gardens and lawns... i more concerned about my dirty car...(which by the way i wash at least once-twice a week!) I find it therapeutic!
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hahhha...wash your car once a fortnight??? Here in Melbourne with stage 3 (and going onto stage 4 water restrictions in the coming months)...i bought a 2000litre tank and pump so that I can wash my car!! Talk about dedication! Screw watering my gardens and lawns... i more concerned about my dirty car...(which by the way i wash at least once-twice a week!) I find it therapeutic!
must be a chick thing hey lea
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I drive mine every day. The annoying part is how quickly I get brake dust on my wheels.
yes, i second that - it is bloody annoying...! i don't know why BMW can't use brake pads with less dust!? especially on the front end! i see cars all the time with little to no brake dust on the wheels - and their bodies aren't super duper clean...!

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must be a chick thing hey lea
man, I wish my girlfriend had the same level of dedication with regards to washing cars!!!
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I go to one of those car wash places. I read the paper and have a coffee and save time (coz if I did it, I would take 3 or 4 hours- I get a bit anal when I used to wash my own cars and these were no water restrictions). I'm afraid I don't have time to do it myself and I'm renting my place so I can't get a water tank Why don't I bring my car over to your place, you can "unwind" and wash my car while I play Gran Turismo on the playstation in your car!

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hahhha...wash your car once a fortnight??? Here in Melbourne with stage 3 (and going onto stage 4 water restrictions in the coming months)...i bought a 2000litre tank and pump so that I can wash my car!! Talk about dedication! Screw watering my gardens and lawns... i more concerned about my dirty car...(which by the way i wash at least once-twice a week!) I find it therapeutic!
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oh, i went to a car wash place once in my old car, never again... they didn't get my interior clean, and they left swirl marks on the paint... i can do it better myself
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and they left swirl marks on the paint... i can do it better myself
this is the reason why i haven't had my car cleaned by someone else. you only need one bad washing and your paint is "swirled."

anyone know an operation who does things correctly?
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when i first got my car i used to wash at least twice a week

once i even washed my car twice in one day
but haha that was a bit overkill - had a date, what can i say? haha
nowadays i give it a spray down at one of those places every week and give it a proper clean probably every month or so (bloody water restrictions - it's at stage 3 now ugh)
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You're right - one bad wash and that's it.... Has anyone tried the new waterless spray on car cleaner- apparently it's pretty good. Just spray on and wipe off!

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this is the reason why i haven't had my car cleaned by someone else. you only need one bad washing and your paint is "swirled."

anyone know an operation who does things correctly?
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You're right - one bad wash and that's it.... Has anyone tried the new waterless spray on car cleaner- apparently it's pretty good. Just spray on and wipe off!
is that the powder stuff? where can u get that?
i'm scared that without water it'd be scratch city
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You're right - one bad wash and that's it.... Has anyone tried the new waterless spray on car cleaner- apparently it's pretty good. Just spray on and wipe off!
Go touchless carwash like BMW use Or alternatively, just head into BMW on the weekends and have them wash it for you.
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Go touchless carwash like BMW use Or alternatively, just head into BMW on the weekends and have them wash it for you.
no way i am letting bmw wash my car again... they left big scratches on my boot - most likely from a dirty sponge or something :mad:
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is that the powder stuff? where can u get that?
i'm scared that without water it'd be scratch city
I saw it at the supermarket in the auto section a few days ago, but a mate of mine who is a car detailer was telling me about it. He hasn't used it yet but i'll let you know what he thinks.

It's probably some kind of surfactant which envelops the dirt so i'm sure it only works on mildly dirty cars with new paint. And you'd go through a bunch of rags i reckon....

Standby for a report......
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no way i am letting bmw wash my car again... they left big scratches on my boot - most likely from a dirty sponge or something :mad:
Where did you get it washed?

Alto use touchless wash, as does Star wash so they don't use sponges or touch the car. It's also air dried so they don't chamois it either.
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Where did you get it washed?

Alto use touchless wash, as does Star wash so they don't use sponges or touch the car. It's also air dried so they don't chamois it either.
trivett classic...

air dry as in just leave it sitting there? wouldn't that leave watermarks? or airdry as in blow air onto it?
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Standby for a report......
thanks i'd be interested in that - except dun think i'd have the guys to try it on my car hehe

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no way i am letting bmw wash my car again... they left big scratches on my boot - most likely from a dirty sponge or something :mad:
yeah i gotta say bmw dun wash cars very well - i'm never happy with how clean my car is after i get it back and always go and wash it again properly
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What else does BMW do for its customers whilst waiting for their car services?
Mazda seems to provide magazines, tv, good coffee, a good car wash inside out, plus a hefty total bill
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