Detailing Why you should wash your own car...carefully!

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by FirstHonda, Sunday 16th Oct, 2016.

  1. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    No great surprises here. Interesting though.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The number of new cars I see at the 5 pound line up is scary!
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Shows the damage that is done to many cars.

    They probably don't care, are company cars, or just don't know what they're doing. :Epic Fail:
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    With the rise of PCP car pride is on the decline and 5 pound washes are sprouting up on old disused petrol forecourts. After all you don't own the car so it will be treated accordingly.
     
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  5. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Not to mention that people are just getting lazier.

    Society has had it. Shopping is now the main leisure activity for most people at the weekends, and with the shops all open on a Sunday there is less 'free time' for people to spend with family, in the garden, cleaning the car etc.

    We're doomed I tell you.

    DOOOOOOMED.
     
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  6. jimjams Guest

    or don't wash it at all

    Crate Moss rules
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :tut:
     
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  8. jimjams Guest

    :PullFaces:
     
  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    To each his own...
     
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  10. jimjams Guest

    live and let live
     
  11. John Dickson Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I never use car washes, jet washes or the hand car wash for this reason. I wash the car myself with microfibre wash mit or my own pressure washer but not using the brush

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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :begdiffer: :begdiffer::begdiffer:

    The first caption should be 'What AVERAGE or IGNORANT people see'
    The second one, 'What ENLIGHTENED people see'. :Wink:
     
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  13. John Dickson Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Definitely @Nels every time I see someone using the jet wash brush I just think about the poor lacquer.

    All the grit and nylon bristles dragging across the paintwork like dragging fingernails down the board at school. :eek:
     
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  14. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    wash by hand all the way to me car washes is the devil !!!!:gohonda:
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I was telling people this when I was 17 years old, everyone use to laugh at me. I use to be the only one in the street hand washing my car
     
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  16. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    well hand washed today and shines still and will carry on this way ... honda1.
     
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  17. bugsb Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    the biggest enemy to a car is a jet wash not for the normal reasons on paint but the water forced into places it doesn't normally get into and then the rot starts its ok if you are just keeping it for 3-4 years its after that the new owners start to see the results of your handy work
    RON
     
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  18. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Lesson learned for this chap...

     
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  19. andy83 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    this is just more proof why hand washing is better and staying away from car wash is how to go...
     
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  20. honda_saj Banned

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    There not car wash they are scratch wash

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