BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-14-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
Linwe
Private
1

 
Drives: 07 120i E87
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Aus


Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

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!
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
grunyon
Enlisted Member
1

 
Drives: 2008 BMW 135i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Flemington, NJ


Posts: 37
iTrader: (1)

Having the tire armor all spray all over the side of your car...
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
Golden3ye
Gonna skate to one song, and one song only
3

 
Golden3ye's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 135i Coupe LMB
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Springfield, MO


Posts: 259
iTrader: (0)

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.
__________________

2012 135i | Le Mans | 6MT
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
bmw1racer
bimmerphile, technogeek
United_States
28

 
bmw1racer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 128i Coupe 6MT Sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal


Posts: 2,031
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Being behind a jackass who decides to use his/her windshield washers.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
Jmoney
Private First Class
United_States
1

 
Jmoney's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335i Mineral Grey/Coral
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Miami


Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

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?!?
__________________
2012 LeMans Blue Metallic 135i Coupé - SOLD
2013 Mineral Grey Metallic 335i Sedan
Still keeping it classy with a Clutch.. Mods coming soon.
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
PA135i
Major
United_States
18

 
PA135i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 SGM 135i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pennsylvania


Posts: 1,195
iTrader: (0)

Bird shit attack.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
Gray_Panther
Major
13

 
Gray_Panther's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Upstate NY


Posts: 1,187
iTrader: (0)

Correcting and polishing an 1er cabriolet, only to have the dealer kindly reinstall the swirls and defects. God bless their souls.
__________________
2012 BMW 128i 6MT Deep Sea Blue Metallic
FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors With 5000k Bulbs & Halo's More Kick Ass Than Any BMW
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
dorkdog
Big Mouth No Filter
United_States
11

 
dorkdog's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i Montego Blue 6MT Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Puyallup WA


Posts: 587
iTrader: (0)

Last time I went to the dealer I took a bar of Ivory soap and wrote 'do not wash' on the window. Guess what!
__________________
We do not inherit the Earth from our parents; we borrow it from our children
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
135Pats
9-2
United_States
59

 
135Pats's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Maryland


Posts: 5,652
iTrader: (2)

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.
__________________
E88 N54 Alpinweiss/Coral Red/Motiv HTA 3586R/Meisterschaft Race/Berk Resonated/ER CP/Synapse/VRSF FMIC/FFTEC LPFP/HFS-4 DO Stainless Lines/BMS Thermostat Delete/Rob Beck PCV Valve + Cap/BMS OCC/ST Coilovers/M3 FCA + Tension Rods/M3 Subframe Bushings/M3 FSB/DINAN Camber Plates/Apex ARC-8/Project Kics/VAC Hubs/Rogue Transmission Mounts/Alpina TCU Flash/Icarbon/Kerscher/BMW Performance
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #10
SAM135iAM
Lieutenant
United_States
12

 
SAM135iAM's Avatar
 
Drives: 11' 135i DCT
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dallas Texas


Posts: 403
iTrader: (0)

ALL THE ABOVE!!! Especially on Jet black....
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #11
Black Sheep
A Zip an a Double Cup
United_States
48

 
Black Sheep's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW 135i
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: McHenry, IL


Posts: 4,463
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gray_Panther View Post
Correcting and polishing an 1er cabriolet, only to have the dealer kindly reinstall the swirls and defects. God bless their souls.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAM135iAM View Post
ALL THE ABOVE!!! Especially on Jet black....
__________________

PTF Tuned | RB's | AMS FMIC | AR DP's | HPF Exhaust | CP-E DCI | Apex Arc 8's | 235/275 Star Specs |
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
ace11
First Lieutenant
No_Country
5

 
ace11's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M - A1 quattro - S3
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Street


Posts: 332
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw1racer View Post
Being behind a jackass who decides to use his/her windshield washers.
+1
__________________
frozen grey 1M euro spec / tuningwerk tune / hybrid clutch / performance diff lock / upgraded rear axle / wagner fmic / performance radiator / secondary oil cooler / adv5.0 dc / michelin pss / kw v3 / stoptech bbk / vorsteiner diffusor / akrapovic evolution w/ CF tips & dp / IND black m logo / CarDiff rollbar / Recaro PP seats / BMW performance short shift kit / BMW performance steering wheel II / BMW performance CF lip / BMW performance CF side mirrors / BMW LCI blacklines
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
PA135i
Major
United_States
18

 
PA135i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 SGM 135i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pennsylvania


Posts: 1,195
iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #14
Dackelone
Moderator
Germany
656

 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany


Posts: 16,574
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by formula M View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #15
josemh23
Private First Class
Puerto Rico
3

 
josemh23's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PR


Posts: 158
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 135i  [0.00]
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.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #16
Section147
Good To Be Alive!
United_States
8

 
Section147's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 135i ***Convertible***
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The North Coast


Posts: 606
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
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.
__________________

Vermillion Red • Boston Black • Walnut Trim • DCT • M Sport Pkg. • Premium Pkg.• PPK1 • PE
18" 313s • Michelin PPS • LUX 5k • Blackline LCI Tails • CF Diffuser & Mirrors • XPEL Ultimate


"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" - W. Shakespeare
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
royallecaf
Second Lieutenant
6

 
Drives: 08' AW 135i
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NNJ/NoVA/VB


Posts: 218
iTrader: (0)

turtle wax bug and tar remover works nice
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #18
J-Rod
Second Lieutenant
United_States
3

 
Drives: Black Sapphire 135i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Miami, FL


Posts: 252
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by josemh23 View Post
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!
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #19
Zombie1
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
24

 
Drives: BMW 135i 2010
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Island long


Posts: 1,844
iTrader: (3)

Unhappy +1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden3ye View Post
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.
Brutal
__________________
Mods:-Berkexhaust -alpinaB3flash -CobbAP -Cobb FMIC -ER charge pipe tialQ bov -MichelinPSS -M3 front sway bar -M3 subframe bushings -M3 front upper and lower control arms -M3 guide rods -M3 rear upper control arms -Mfactory LSD -defiv lockdown kit -Koni yellows/Swift spec R springs
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #20
pj.rodriguez
Major
Canada
15

 
pj.rodriguez's Avatar
 
Drives: Alpine White 128i Cabrio
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Posts: 1,350
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
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.
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
MightyMouseTech
Major
16

 
MightyMouseTech's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 135i 6MT LeMans Blue MSport
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa, Canada


Posts: 1,134
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw1racer View Post
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...
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2014, 12:41 AM   #22
dwbartz
Registered
0

 
Drives: 2010 bmw 135i
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA


Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST