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CAR WASH ???

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by Tinky, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Tinky

    Tinky Member

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    I am handicapped and cannot wash my S myself. I live near Carefree and would like recommendations for automated car wash tach is safe for my S.
     
  2. Father Bill

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    I would recommend that you avoid any carwash that uses brushes or the swinging clothes to rub against your paint. Most touch-less (water jet) car washes should be fine. Many people avoid any car washes because of the soft paint, but any touch-less should get the job done for you. I will hand wash mine through the spring and summer, but when winter comes I plan to use a touch-less wash here in town.

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  3. mknox

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    I tried a multitude of touchless washes and they were all pretty bad. As soon as the car dried, you could see it was still dirty. I hand wash as much as I can in the summer, but when winter comes, I've been using a "soft cloth" wash that works pretty well and has not caused any damage to the paint that I can see.
     
  4. BerTX

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    Several owners have had issues with wheel damage from the type of wash with tracks that pull the car through.
     
  5. nh-srt8

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    I would strongly recommend that you avoid a certain one that I used. I live in Carefree and if you PM I will send you specifics.
     
  6. mknox

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    Yep, including me. I found one that utilizes a giant conveyor belt that you just drive on to. No more scuffed rims.
     
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    I've found the classic Car Spa, N Scottsdale Road to be pretty decent. They have a belt conveyor so no rim scuffs.
     
  8. Tinky

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    Hello nh-srt8

    i have seen a Tesla go through the big car wash on Scottsdale Rd. south of Carefree. Have you tried this car wash?
     
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    For a second, i thought you lived in my town because we have a street named Carefree. A city name would help future questions.
     
  10. Tinky

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    Yes I can understand the confusion. Carefree is a town/city in AZ north of Phoenix and Scottsdale. I didn't realize that anyone outside of AZ would respond.
     
  11. tvuolo

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    What about a mobile detail shop? It could get pricey depending on how often you need it washed, though. I know there's a few around Denver that have deals if you buy 6 or more at a time, bringing the cost to about $20 / wash. I'm sure Scottsdale has some that are similar.
     
  12. nh-srt8

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    I sent you a message with further details but this was a result of my car's first wash at a local "hand wash" car wash at 6 weeks of ownership in June. I sent you some recommendations but I will never take it to a car wash again. Some of these could not be polished out and the hood had to be sanded.

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  13. Lloyd

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    A quick Google Search found three mobile detail shops in Carefree AZ
     

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