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Car Wash

Yaz

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Can I safely take my ST through an automated car wash, you stay in vehicle, or hand wash only?
 
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Grimsby, ON, Canada
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I invested in a ceramic coating. And, where I live we have a few options for touchless washes. These are great then, I dry with a detailing spray.
 

Cdubya

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NE Ohio
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touchless car washes for me. then hand wash every 2-3 months
 
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Ashburn, VA
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I take mine through a 'soft brush' (like large felt strips) car wash frequently, still looks brand new.
 
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Socal
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If I cant wash it myself, I take mine to a touchless auto car wash. Doesn't do a great job at washing but it removes most of the dirt and bird droppings. For $7 quick wash, im not complaining and looks cleaner than it did before.
 
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There is a reason all detailing freaks will never use automated washed (touchless or not)

1. Ceramic will scratch the same as paint with prolonged car wash use. Trust me my wife proved that with our coated ST.
2. Touchless, do a crappy jib and use very harsh chemicals, whcihiwill strip any wax or protectants from your vehicle.

To each their own, but that is why I prefer to hand wash. In the winter I will use a self wash, but bring my own wash bucket and supplies.
 
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I usually do a monthly or so of "ceramic" touch up with Turtle Wax Hybrid Spray products, so going to those crappy auto washes doesnt bother me. I prefer getting the dirt off and hurting the protectants which can be re-applied than driving a dusty car.
 


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