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    I used to do something similar. some ideas if you cant wash at home



    Thanks to Dave for giving me the heads up on this
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    could he please repeat things a few more times? I didn't get it the first 5 times.


    seriously though, this is relevant to my interests. No outside water hookup on my place, so I'd have to run a super long hose from the basement.
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    don't know about other wash bays, but Neponset Carwash doesn't let you use buckets. i usually do 2 separate washes also (when the freaking credit card swipers are working). rinse/soap/triple foam for 4 mins, scrub down with mitt, then rinse/wax for 4 mins. only thing that i dislike is the soap drying up while scrubbing down.
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    That's basically what I do at the Lexington car wash, except after using the self service bay, I pull back around and run it through the touchless bay to get the underbody wash/spray and the air drier. Then head home, do a final dry, and wipe down the car with Griot's "Car Wash" spray (winter) or their "Speed Shine" spray (summer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
    That's basically what I do at the Lexington car wash, except after using the self service bay, I pull back around and run it through the touchless bay to get the underbody wash/spray and the air drier. Then head home, do a final dry, and wipe down the car with Griot's "Car Wash" spray (winter) or their "Speed Shine" spray (summer).
    If Im in a rush that's what I do... except I make sure to dry before I leave.

    Contra, if you try to do this during rush, no car wash allows it, but if you go off hours before closing or just as they open, nobody cares
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    yeh that's a good point. i also always try to wash during non busy times too so that i can dry it in the bay. otherwise water spots just ruin all your hard work. maybe i'll bring a bucket next time if i havent fixed my pressure washer.
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