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Old 12-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Car Wash Plan

Hey All,

1st new vehicle here, and I need some tips on washing it.

I have my 2012 JKU black/forest green parked downstairs in my heated condo garage in Toronto. Haven't washed it for the first four days, and now it is adorned with salt and a nice splash of bird crap, so its time for a wash.

I don't have a garage of my own to hand wash it. How often would you guys wash it? Coin op/ automated / pay someone to hand wash it?

P.S. I want to get it dirty, and I also want to get it really clean

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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i don't do any offroading and try to get it washed twice a month or every 10 days. then again i have white. dark colors tend to look dirtier much quicker

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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i don't do any offroading and try to get it washed twice a month or every 10 days. then again i have white. dark colors tend to look dirtier much quicker
Do you take it to a hand wash, coin op, or automated?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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automated. i plan to do jack wash only once a year since i only do highway and city.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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I try to avoid the brush car washes. Coin op is best if u can't do it at home. At least u know where to clean and u won't leave scratches n swirls
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Fair enough. The salt is probably less of an issue in Qatar
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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What year is it , I can't remember the last time I washed my jeep

Edit never mind I remember February 2012

I thought with the auto washes they strip your paint because of the force of the brushes
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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I try to avoid the brush car washes. Coin op is best if u can't do it at home. At least u know where to clean and u won't leave scratches n swirls
do brush car washes still exist? the automated i do at is water pressure.

salt is a problem here if u go in-land alot. i do that alot but i try avoid taking my jeep cause im just too tired to drive back for over an hour when we're done
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Coin-op is the way to go, The Wrangle isn’t very large and washes quickly. I don’t ever use the coin-op foaming brush, if they have one, you never know what the last person used it on….it’s loaded it with grit and crap to scratch your finish.
I get my Jeep dirty but I also like to wash it, it’s kind of quiet therapy, time to think about the next time to take it out and get dirty again.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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Coin-op is the way to go, The Wrangle isn’t very large and washes quickly. I don’t ever use the coin-op foaming brush, if they have one, you never know what the last person used it on….it’s loaded it with grit and crap to scratch your finish.
I get my Jeep dirty but I also like to wash it, it’s kind of quiet therapy, time to think about the next time to take it out and get dirty again.
Do you bring a bucket and your own product, or use their soap?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Are the foam brushes that bad? I use it, but I rinse it off real good with the pressure washer before it touches my jeep.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #12
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Mine had it's first bath in a year yesterday. Finally had to get the mud and dust off it. I just took it through the gas station wash and go.
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Congrats on your new Jeep! I live in sunny southern California and wash my jeep by hand all the time. I've gotten to know my neighbors much better because I'm out cleaning my Jeep so much. And like Chrispy said "I get my Jeep dirty but I also like to wash it, it’s kind of quiet therapy, time to think about the next time to take it out and get dirty again." That so works for me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #14
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If I don't wash it at home. I just go thru the automated one at the gas station.

Once I tried to go to one that pulls your car along a track thru the wash, but my tires were too wide. I had to drive over the curb to get out of line. It was a pretty satisfying day.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for the advice all. I ended up taking it to the coin op and hand washing it with Turtle Wax Ice wash. I ran out of time to wax it, but I grabbed a Turtle Wax Ice value pack with the liquid wash, and I think I'll throw that on next time.

I'm probably being overly cautious, but I want to get it looking sweet without any damage.
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Congrats on your new Jeep! I live in sunny southern California and wash my jeep by hand all the time. I've gotten to know my neighbors much better because I'm out cleaning my Jeep so much. And like Chrispy said "I get my Jeep dirty but I also like to wash it, itís kind of quiet therapy, time to think about the next time to take it out and get dirty again." That so works for me.
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Weather permitting, hand wash w/micro fiber only for me, of course when it's crappy weather I just rinse it off at the car wash. I would never use the brushes at the car wash. JMO.

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