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      04-14-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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There's nothing worse than just washing your car and...

Having to do a night time highway drive and now there's a bug massacre on my whole car's front
Every splat I saw on the windscreen was painful lol

Do share yours!
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      04-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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Having the tire armor all spray all over the side of your car...
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      04-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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for me it is just spring time, there is so much pollen in the air here your car will have a nice coat of yellow dust withing 24 hours of being washed.
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      04-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
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Being behind a jackass who decides to use his/her windshield washers.
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      04-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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Theres nothing worse than having a $2,000 dollar Swissvax detail with a two step polish and taking your car to Braman BMW (In Miami) and making sure they place on the work order " DO NOT WASH " and getting the car back with a receipt from a carwash that isnt touch-less.. Instant Swirl marks.. FML.. time to have a bill written up and sent to Braman for compensation. Lets not forget the joy ride they did!... they racked up 70 miles and dropped my gas tank from half to empty.. 8mpg found on the computer... WTF?!?
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      04-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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Bird shit attack.
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      04-16-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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Correcting and polishing an 1er cabriolet, only to have the dealer kindly reinstall the swirls and defects. God bless their souls.
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      04-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
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Last time I went to the dealer I took a bar of Ivory soap and wrote 'do not wash' on the window. Guess what!
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      04-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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Spending 4-5 hours washing, de-iron, seal, wax, dress tires and rubber trim etc….then the pollen decides to show up. I wanted to punch mother nature right in the vag for spawning this dusty crap.

Oh and bird poop on my soft top. Or the ultimate, bird poop literally inside of my car if the top is down.
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      04-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #10
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ALL THE ABOVE!!! Especially on Jet black....
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      04-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #11
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Correcting and polishing an 1er cabriolet, only to have the dealer kindly reinstall the swirls and defects. God bless their souls.
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ALL THE ABOVE!!! Especially on Jet black....
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      04-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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Being behind a jackass who decides to use his/her windshield washers.
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      04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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I have never had an issue having the dealer not wash the car. But, they have done a good job when they have done it.
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      04-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #14
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I print up a notice & leave one on the dash, one in the backseat and one folded.. sitting on the passenger seat...

Please Do Not Wash this vehicle..!


I have been lucky everytime & have not had it washed.
+1. This is a good idea to leave multiple notes for the SA and for anyone who may drive the vehicle.


That also goes for when leaving your car for service/warranty issues... leave a note inside the car with whats wrong. And also give your SA a copy. This way the Tech who will be working on your car will know what you are actually complaining about. Some SA's don't pass along important info to the Tech.

Its also a good idea to talk to the tech who will be working on your car too.
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      04-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #15
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For me it's the rain! Everytime I decide to clean the car it's raining later in the day.. About dealer wash I can't complain because the service is so bad they haven't even clean the car in 2 consecutive visits.
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      04-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #16
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There's nothing worse than just washing your car and...

...then spending the better part of the day detailing the hell out of your 1er because you're in for a stretch of decent weather.
You head out a couple of days later and forget to run the duster over her and you run into an unexpected short drizzle while
you're out. You return home with a polka-dot splotched car thanks to the water interaction with the light coat of dust you for-
got to remove. You get out the bucket and hose, kicking yourself in the ass the entire time.
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      08-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
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turtle wax bug and tar remover works nice
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      08-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #18
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For me it's the rain! Everytime I decide to clean the car it's raining later in the day.. About dealer wash I can't complain because the service is so bad they haven't even clean the car in 2 consecutive visits.
+1 Whenever there's a drought I wash the car meticulously...it always works better than an indian rain dance!
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      08-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #19
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for me it is just spring time, there is so much pollen in the air here your car will have a nice coat of yellow dust withing 24 hours of being washed.
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      08-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #20
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When someone else is driving your car and then someone in front of them uses the washer jets and then you see them using the washer jets on your own car.
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      08-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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Being behind a jackass who decides to use his/her windshield washers.
Gets rid of the asshole blue BMW driver's that tailgate. I keed, I keed...
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      01-24-2014, 12:41 AM   #22
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Washed my car, then had a cold front come in the next day. Windows froze in the tracks, tires froze to the ground, trunk wouldn't open, door I had to yank open and then wouldn't shut from the pillar-less windows not moving. Had to drive around the block with the door half open until the car defroster was able to the door enough to get the window unstuck.
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