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Old 03-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Too Muddy For a Wash?

So I just had my first trip out to the Cliffs Insane today, had a great time there and then came back to a self car wash in Naperville and after trying to get at least most of the mud off (The rest was starting to freeze so it isn't all off) and having to put in a bunch of money I was asked by the owner to never come back. He was as polite as he could be while discriminating against a muddy truck. He informed me that there was a sign (There were a LOT of signs) and sure enough there was one that said no pick up trucks or muddy vehicles allowed. I guess this is the first time I have ever heard of this and was caught off guard. Is that fairly common? Do a lot of car washes not allow you in if you have been off-roading? Is there an actual reason for this? Because right now it seems rather silly to turn away a customer who is probably going to spend 3 times what a pre-cleaned car would if that is what it requires to use their facilities.

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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My grandfather owned a carwash and I use to help him. That pit where all
the mud goes has to be scoped and wheel barrowed out and if it gets to full the water will not drain and that bay is out of order for the rest of the day until the owner or his grandson finds it and scopes it out.

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #3
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I have seen that at places when I lived in Michigan too. I just decided someone else would get my business. I can only speculate the owner doesn't want to clean up afterwards.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #4
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I just go at night when nobody is working so they come in the next day to a surprise
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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There is muddy and then there is muddy. If you clean up after cleaning the jeep then you won't have a problem. But the drain trap will fill with mud and have to be scooped out. Offer to do that and you might have a great place to wash up. Get your jeep club to clean up once a month and you might even get a free day when you do it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:00 AM   #6
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or just maybe someone with a little business sense would install a pressure hose area just to rinse them off before pulling into the bay to wash and charge for the use of both
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I just go at night when nobody is working so they come in the next day to a surprise

How disrespectful.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:11 AM   #8
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There is muddy and then there is muddy. If you clean up after cleaning the jeep then you won't have a problem. But the drain trap will fill with mud and have to be scooped out. Offer to do that and you might have a great place to wash up. Get your jeep club to clean up once a month and you might even get a free day when you do it.

How respectful.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
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Go at night I go at day no one wants they bay's muddy but what's the point of a car wash if I can't wash it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #10
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Those ppl are making a killing off of us whats wrong with making them get there hands dirty every once in awhile
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #11
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Plus i take it to the car wash in the hood where "respectable" white ppl are scared to go.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #12
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Sometimes car washes have a re-use system where the water is all recycled. If that is the case, that could be why they don't allow muddy vehicles, if the filter gets clogged someone else is spraying mud onto their car when they try to wash it.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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come to my house, ill hand you a hose and a hair drier for when it starts freezing. Problems solved

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