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Old 12-22-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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Car Washes Are Fail

I put that all in caps to signify how true it is.
Car was dirty:

So my dad took it to the car wash. You know, drive in, and it pulls you through. Soft-touch. Yadda.
I didn't have a problem. I personally like bay washing, but hey, free car wash.
So he brought it back, it was shiny as far as I could see from inside the house, and I was pleased. Then around 8:30, I go out to hang with a friend. I see:

And:


I almost started crying. I mean, it's a used SVT with some buffables here and there, but that's...wow. Way to go, car wash.
But besides the scratches, the car is STILL DIRTY (again in caps to signify the truth in the statement, and to best bring out my emotions).
Going tomorrow to see what they're gonna say. Those are definitely not buffable.


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Old 12-22-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and its black!!!! sorry to hear this... beware of auto car washes!!
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It's clobberin' time tomorrow.
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unfortunatly they may just piont to the sign that reads if you use this car wash and something happens to your car its your ass.. i think it was the main fault of not rinsing the car down befor goin therough. then the dirt got swept into the brushes and all over the paint. basicly actin like sand paper
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Going tomorrow to see what they're gonna say. Those are definitely not buffable.
Probably that you use their car wash at your own risk and its your problem...

That's why I never use "soft touch" washes...touchfree, coin-op or handwash for my car.
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unfortunatly they may just piont to the sign that reads if you use this car wash and something happens to your car its your ass.. i think it was the main fault of not rinsing the car down befor goin therough. then the dirt got swept into the brushes and all over the paint. basicly actin like sand paper
or the mud off of the other guys lifted 4x4 truck with 36s on it that has hit the mud pit about 15 times!
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well, taht could be it tioo. i personally dont used brushed car washes. it stole my antenna once and i wont let that happen again.
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DUDE which carwash did you go to. If I go to the automated ones around here I only go to Mr. C's that place is awesome. IDK if there is one out near you though...
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Damn.........that sucks. I quit using drive thru car washes a long time ago for fear of this very reason.
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Sorry to see that it happened, but like others, that's the very reason why I haven't taken my new car to a non-touchless car wash at all...my old car I didn't really care, as the paint was all scratched to hell anyway, but the current one was brand new when I picked it up...

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