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Scratchy Scratchy!..........me no like auto car washes......It's so small you could do it in the sink on bath night!
 

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whassup said:
Strangely compulsive to watch

I know. I can't believe I just spent the last 8+ minutes watching someone's car being washed. It was almost as if I was expecting something to happen (good/bad/exciting, dunno).

Must admit though, I did cringe at the aerial getting bounced a couple of times and the left wing mirror looked dangerously close to the yellow pole thingy on the car wash
 

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I haven't used an auto carwash for years!
 

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SiJ2000 said:
I haven't used an auto carwash for years!





I occasionally use a jetwash but that was before my new arrival & I've only had used cars before. Will definitely be handwashing the up! though.
 

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I do now wish we were able to wait for the 4 door (I don't call them a 5 door, why would you? If you add a Sunroof does it then become a 6 door? Same applies to 3 door. All came about to sound like you were getting more than you were I am sure.) But back to the car in the car wash, good thing it did not use the brush thingy. We have a perfect hand car wash lot near us, hate the drive through ones.
 

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Sorry to bump an old thread but are auto car washes really bad?

Used to use them with my old golf, but after so many years I didn't care too much.. but now after a week and a half of up ownership, new car could do with a wash.. should I seek out a hand wash then?
 

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Auto car washes are awful for scratches and leaving swirl marks in the paint. Either, wash it yourself by hand, or pay someone else to do it by hand. I promise you the paint will stay looking fresher, longer if you stay the **** away from car washes. The odd waxing never hurts either with keeping a deep, better than brand new sheen, and helping protect it from the weather etc.
There's a thread on here somewhere, I'll find it, about someone Up! black, that's freshly polished, take a look at that. Guarantee you that won't ever see a car wash! :)

Edit: Waxed Up! blackEdited by: Davec86
 

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Right, thanks, had heard this before, but as my old car was over nine and a half years old "one more scratch" was never gonna matter (not after thoughtful people had parked trolleys against it in supermarket car parks!!).I will seek out a hand wash, as I don't have time for a full wax this weekend.
Will definitely get some wax though..
 

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silentbazz. Wash it by hand yourself. I use one of those fibre hand mitt things with the hose pipe to get the worst off then I use Auto-Glym shampoo. The hardest part is reaching over the top of the car to the center, as I seem to have lost a few inches with old age. Rinse off with clean water and allow to dry before applying Auto-Glym Polish. I also clean the wheels thoroughly with Auto-Glym Custom Wheel Cleaner, then follow that up with Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant. I do this about once a fortnight.
 
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