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Old 10 Nov 2004, 03:36 am
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My dad called me today and asked what my PT was. He wanted to know if is a truck or a car. It seems he went to the carwash and they wanted him to pay extra because he was driving a SUV. Can you believe that? We are all driving large SUVs. I have never had to pay extra to get a car wash on my PT. If anything I should pay extra for my Marauder because of its size.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 04:18 am
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You actually put your PT through a car wash? If it is a toucless one then ok. If it is with brushes and those flat whips then for shame. Eventually your nice paint will start to dull and look like crap. REPEAT AFTER ME, "Car washes are bad....Car washes are bad....."
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 05:08 am
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I agree. If time and the weather permits, it's better to do it yourself. Nothing like the satisfaction of looking a nice clean, shiney car knowing that you took the time doing it yourself. You're neighbors will often acknowledge the nice PT as they drive/walk by, as mine do. As one passerby said, "I don't even let the dust accumulate on the car".
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 10:01 am
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I agree. If time and the weather permits, it's better to do it yourself. Nothing like the satisfaction of looking a nice clean, shiney car knowing that you took the time doing it yourself. You're neighbors will often acknowledge the nice PT as they drive/walk by, as mine do. As one passerby said, "I don't even let the dust accumulate on the car".
I've never had my Cruiser thru a car wash.I do the hand car washes
in the winter.We have one out by my house you can close the door
and I wipe it down as I'm washing and the guy lets me dry it
in there, if it's not to busy. Some days I'm his only customer.
I can't believe anybody would ever call a Cruiser a SUV.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 12:24 pm
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Thankfully I do not have to wash my car as the first sponsor I ever had is my local car wash. They use the touchless method and do an outstanding job. I take it there at least once a week. And go to another car wash, they are ripping you off saying your PT is an SUV. And tell them you are going to another place (tell them the name of the place you go to) so they are aware that they lost a potential customer for being greedy.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 01:02 pm
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First, I don't take my car to a carwash. But, Yes the car washes w/ the brushes are bad (never really see them anymore)... But some people at carwashes (without the brushes) may be more knowledgeable than you are. I'm just sayin', Don't bash people that take their PT to a carwash.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 01:40 pm
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I take my Cruiser to the car wash every Saturday. Its the spray kind and works great. Do the soap thing first then the high pressure rinse followed up by the no bead/streak or whatever its called and go on my way. In Florida there is a lot of "hard water", which I have at my house, therefore my reason to go to the car wash which has a softener. Once home I do the full monty. Car washes have their place, just don't use the ones with the brushes!
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 01:43 pm
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What are you calling touchless? My car wash have what look like srtips of a schammy on a spool. Not the nylon whips of old. Is there something better. It gets cold here in Jersey and if I want a clean car I have to go to a CW
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 02:25 pm
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What are you calling touchless? My car wash have what look like srtips of a schammy on a spool. Not the nylon whips of old. Is there something better. It gets cold here in Jersey and if I want a clean car I have to go to a CW
Touchless car washes nothing ever touches your car.They use high preasure water and soap to wash your car and than air to dry.For the most part they do a good job.They are good in the winter to get the salt off.I still prefer the hand wash ones,because I don't think the soaps uesed in them are as harsh as the touchless ones.IMHO









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Old 10 Nov 2004, 02:29 pm
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I only go to the car wash once or twice a year. I wash it by hand about once a week during car show season and about twice a month the rest of the year. I go to the car wash though (touch-less) because of the under cariage wash. I can't do that very well in my drive way and in Indiana they use a lot of salt on the snow.

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