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Tesla Car wash

Discussion in 'Model X' started by HQHQ, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. HQHQ

    HQHQ Member

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    Is Tesla car wash hand wash or machine wash, anybody know? My X got Expel full wrap and opti-coat so i need to know to avoid machine wash. Thanks in advnce
     
  2. bushburner

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    I would avoid any service centers car wash
     
  3. Sri Kooturu

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    I got the same treatment of my X. I washed once at home, but risk of neighbors complaining due to drought in California. After research I found the best option is self wash at a coin wash with a dedicated Bay-advantage is they have high pressure washer and damn cheap. I bought optimum car wash liquid on amazon and used two bucket method. Spent $7 total and total time spent was ~30 min.
    The other option is get it hand washed at a wash place for $60.
    I chose to do it myself, more for self satisfaction.
    Do not use machine wash
     
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  4. Bishop

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    ive got a bad back so i take it in for a hand wash about once a month but every once in a while when im feeling lazy i take it to one of those bay wash points ( it has a touchless wash ) and it does fine there.
     
  5. echin

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    I know here's a while thread on "how to wash your tesla", but does anyone have a quick link or reference to those water sprays to get bug smudges out without having to do a full wash ("waterless" wash)?
     
  6. Martin VanB

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    I had my Model X wrapped and cqquartz finest put on. The detailer stated since I had the car coated, I don't need to worry about carwashes. He advised that stick to the touchless ones and forego the wax and polish option .
     
  7. DougH

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    Funny thing about the touchless is that the chemicals they mix in with the water is so harsh that it strips paint. So be careful with the touchless washes.
     
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