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Old 03-08-2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: Car wash question

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Is it safe to use the power sprayer from those coin-op washes on my new WK2?

I just want to rinse the salt off but I obviously don't want the wax to come off right away or harm the clear coat and or paint.
I think it's very safe, mofeen. Like everything, a little common sense goes a long way. When I used a coin-op wash I didn't nail the vehicle at close range with the full power setting. I also didn't hit the badging or any obvious seam points too hard. I have a pretty nice self-serve operation nearby...hot water in a few of the wash settings and de-ionized (or ionized, can't recall which it is) to minimize spotting for the final rinse. This goes on in a gentle mist and then flows right off. The detail/show car gurus may disagree but like you, I think a good rinse makes sense and when it's cold out only the hardcore will be using the two-bucket method with grit guards, lambswool mitts, etc. Enjoy your new ride.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:43 PM
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Re: Car wash question

I have been using the spinning rag washes for years, haven't noticed a scratching problem related to them. There is one attendant that will fold mirrors in, the others dont. Sometimes the rags fold my right side mirror for me, but I have never had one break. The WJ's dont have painted covers though, so I cant speak for those.
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Re: Car wash question

What is this car washing thing? I thought that is what rain is for.

I run my cars through a car wash maybe once a month in the winter to get the salt off. Sometimes in the summer my kids will ask to wash the cars (they are 9, 7, and 3 years old) and I give them a bucket, some soap, some rags, and they are good to go for an hour or so. I think they make it dirtier than when they started though.

I have had my new Jeep for 2 weeks now and haven't washed it yet. I did take it through a few mud puddles and a few fire roads by my house though.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:12 PM
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Re: Car wash question

Great, thanks for your input on folding in the mirrors and dancing rags.

Now I want to know about the standard equipment roof antenna. The local dancing rag car wash has a dryer blower with small rollers that rolls over the vehicle while it is blowing. The velocity of the blower allows the roller contact with the car to be light.

Have you had any issues with the antenna going through this type of car wash dryer? Thanks again.
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