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Re: Anyone taken their jeep to automatic car wash?

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Hand washes only here, although from time to time I will use the pressure washer for a quick spray down and to remove bugs from the front during the summer months.




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The touchless gas station type washes are pretty good for removing road salt, etc. from under the vehicle in the wintertime. Good for when it is just too cold out to use a home pressure washer with a bent wand to get up underneath.

Unfortunately most of them only turn on the underbody wash for the variety that spray that !@#$!@#$ multicolored bubble gum smelling wax all over the vehicle and ruin a perfectly good clean vehicle with a nasty looking haze that has to be polished off with a good cleaner.

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Re: Anyone taken their jeep to automatic car wash?

I HATE taking my ride to the car wash. I am just home from a 1000 mile trip in lovebugs. If you don't know what they are they are acid insects that mate and when you hit them they will eat the paint down to the steel or aluminum depending on what you have. I have seen this happen countless times.
Thus once home today a trip to the car wash. These guys are great they have brushes and solutions that clean the oh 1000 lovebugs off then run it through the car wash.
I usually do this myself but this is the only time I allow myself the use of the car wash.
5 bucks and I am good to go now...
Those of us that live in Florida can thank the U of F for allowing these bugs to escape from a research center they have and cause this issue. By the way they are moving north into other states. Have hit them now in Alabama and Tenn too...
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Re: Anyone taken their jeep to automatic car wash?

UGH! I remember love bugs from my time living in Florida!
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Re: Anyone taken their jeep to automatic car wash?

Yea, I noticed at a car wash near where the 'rents live in central Florida, that even for "ride-through", they have a dude or dudette with a bucket of solution and a brush to pre-wash to deal with the love-bugs...
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