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mldrgrp

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2010 11:34:21 AM

I wash the car by hand, usually 1-2x /week in the warm months, carwash in the winter.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:17:09 AM

No.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 12:32:42 AM

Drive thru grinder for daily driver and hand wash for the classics.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:22:43 AM

both
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:51:33 PM

Carwash
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93XtraCab
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 12:51:42 PM

I'm not lazy, so I hand wash
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dakine
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:18:37 AM

Both
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:58:39 PM

Hand
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:12:50 PM

hand wash
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:26:00 PM

You cannot get a car really clean at a carwash. Hand wash all the way.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:02:22 AM

prefer hand wash
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Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:58:19 AM

hand wash in Summer; touch-free in winter
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:36:33 AM

CARWASH
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6:30:57 AM

Car wash...........
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:35:10 PM

hand wash (at shop)
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 5:46:11 PM

Hand
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campyz
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:30:06 AM

Hand wash.
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Blubird
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:52:27 AM

hand wash
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NJDeMarco
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 5:38:28 PM

hand
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 5:16:01 PM

Carwash
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 11:02:31 AM

hand
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sh1361
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:16:51 PM

Car wash
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:18:13 AM

Hand wash
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:28:33 AM

Brushles Car wash
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 12:51:07 AM

both
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 9:32:09 PM

Always wash at home
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Midnit
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 8:42:39 PM

Carwash
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 6:26:10 PM

Hand wash
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 3:56:25 PM

Hand wash.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 11:28:17 AM

car wash
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 8:49:35 AM

Car wash w/o the brushes.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 3:14:21 AM

always by hand
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 1:09:25 AM

hand
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:43:06 AM

both
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 10:20:26 PM

handwash
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 7:51:00 PM

Carwash
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:29:19 PM

Hand
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:39:51 PM

If you're determined to get the best wash, then you'll do a hand wash rather than use a car wash. At a car wash, you're subject to the machines and the people who may or may not be good to your car's finish. Doing it yourself gives you the control necessary to make sure it's right.

[Edited by: Houckster at 6/27/2014 5:40:24 PM EST]
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superpower0
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:36:02 PM

Hand wash
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:29:37 PM

In my younger days I would wash my cars by hand, but the older I got (and lazier, I would just take it to Prime Shine Car Wash.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:16:23 PM

Carwash
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 8:01:10 AM

carwash
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 7:53:21 AM

Carwash
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 7:53:02 AM

car wash...........
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 1:38:56 AM

Carwash
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:47:50 AM

both
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:37:46 PM

Wand Wash mostly.
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 8:39:34 PM

HAND
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 7:29:12 PM

Both
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zdriver1995
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 3:42:06 AM

both
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:37:14 AM

hand
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