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      04-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #23
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Drive through car wash = Free swirls, for that reason I am out!
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      06-20-2014, 06:10 AM   #24

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Driving through car wash regularly may affect the paint of the inside of the wheels. You can some car wash products and wash it in your garage comfortably.
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      06-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #25

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Not all drive thru car washes are touch. Some are touch free which is what I use all the time. The high pressure spray does a great job of getting rid of bugs and bird poop. I then towel dry the car to get rid of any water spots the auto dryer couldn't clear. What are the cons to using a touch free high pressure wash?

Edit: after some further research I now understand why some do not like the touch free high pressure washes. I will have to give some thought on whether or not I'll continue using those. Minnesota winters are not kind to us car enthusiasts. I might just have to pick up a beater jeep in October.
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      06-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #26
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I use the self serve ones with the high pressure wand. I only spray the soap, wax, and spot-free rinse and use a wax as you dry spray wax. Works well, we have good, clean city water. May be different in different areas depending on what water they use. I have been to tons and I luckily have a great one next door, my fun night out is going to the car wash.
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      07-15-2014, 02:12 PM   #27
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At least find a good touch free wash. Takes the same 5 minutes of no effort, but without the damn swirls.
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