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Hand Wash Or Touchless Car Wash?

This is a discussion on Hand Wash Or Touchless Car Wash? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Handwash every week or two. Car usually gets about 10-20 miles per week on it....

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    Handwash every week or two. Car usually gets about 10-20 miles per week on it.

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    I guess I have a little bit of OCD or it's the new paint... but Handwash every few days since I'm using it as my DD until I can get a new commuter...

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    Jackstands, simple green and a gasoline powered pressure washer for those undercarriage cleanings. There is a spot free pressure washer(wont hurt your hand in spot free setting) in town and i usually take the bucket and the mit/meguiars wash and waste a couple of bucks. Worth not having the water spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMagic08 View Post
    I guess I have a little bit of OCD or it's the new paint... but Handwash every few days since I'm using it as my DD until I can get a new commuter...
    me too. usually every 2. if there's any dust on the windows, i wash the whole car.

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    Usually hand wash but if it's really dirty and I don't have time I'll go through the touchless seeing they don't clean down to the paint anyway. I get free weekly car washes, but never use them very often.

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    I just got my landlord to let me wash it in my driveway!!! So today I spent about 4 hours washing waxing, and detailing it....and now it's supposed to rain tonight!!!!!! Fuck my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I just got my landlord to let me wash it in my driveway!!! So today I spent about 4 hours washing waxing, and detailing it....and now it's supposed to rain tonight!!!!!! Fuck my life
    Your landlord let you wash it??? What is that all about?

    Fuck your landlord for making your wait not your life!


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    i hand wash mine almost evry time i take it out. i dont drive it much and if i dont have time to hand wash i just dont drive it. im lucky it not my dd.

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    Hand wash mine. then if i'm out and it gets dirty I'll wash it with the sprayer at a car wash.

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    I carry a small bucket/washmit with a bit of gold class wash and put it in the cubby hole in the rear.



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    Hand wash blow dry then shamy.

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    hand wash, although i will occasionally go to one of those "do it yourself" stalls at a local car wash with the proper drying apparatus if im in a hurry. i dont trust the whole "automated rolling thru a generic wash designed for any kind of car, truck, or van" tho (and neither should anyone else).

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    I don't drive mine very often-but the key to keeping it clean is a garage. I was keeping my car outside and not even driving it and every 4-5 days it needed a full wash. Now that its in the garage its been 6 months since I washed it. When I do wash it-I wash it by hand. I do everything possible to prevent swirls like- use the 2 bucket system(one bucket of soapy wash water and one bucket of clean water to wash my mitt off in before dunking back in the soapy water bucket-try it-you wont believe the dirt you will have in the clean water bucket that would have been grinded into you paint) I also use a quality carwash that has essential oils to prevent swirls created from grit/dirt and a quality microfibre wash mitt. To dry I use a Micro fibre waffle weave towel- it is amazing how they dry so fast without swirls. I use a quick detailer called Prima "slick"-best QD I ever used-leaves the surface so slick(uses some kind of polymer I believe) which seems to repel or make it harder for dust to stick to. Hope this helps someone.

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    Come on, this shouldn't even be a question! The best way to wash your car is to hand wash it yourself...Unless you really are lazy and don't care about your paint job...I always hand wash mine...

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    i always try to hand wash my car. and quick detailer.
    oh and does that detailer stuff for aluminum wheel work? i been wanting to try

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    Hand wash! and Eagle wax as u dry every time in between quarterly waxes.

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    if for some reason I became instantly retarded and took my car to a carwash, as soon as I saw some random dude start to dry my car off or clean the inside I would immediately go into attack mode and start dropping every person there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    if for some reason I became instantly retarded and took my car to a carwash, as soon as I saw some random dude start to dry my car off or clean the inside I would immediately go into attack mode and start dropping every person there.
    WERD!!!

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    the car has its own mit and soap

    so i can go to any car wash and wash it since all it needs is water

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    Hand wash only, my will never go through a car wash.....

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