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Old 11-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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There is a Carwash that advertises brushless, soft cloth. The way it works is a conveyor belt moves the vehicle through a series of roller looking things that are supposedly made up of soft cloth that spin very fast and cleans all sides of the vehicle. I was wandering if this would be okay, or harmful, or make swirl marks on my new Jeep's body? It's a 2 door hard top wrangler. Thanks for your input.

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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I would advise against it if you truly wish to avoid swirls. I detail my cars and even my Jeep occasionally, but I don't mind taking the Jeep through those places. I don't have the same anal compulsion to keep the Wrangler pristine.
Try the two bucket method to wash it. Go to adamspolishes.com for how-to videos.

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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Thanks a million. Much appreciated
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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I agree with Duke-TJ above. My golden rule for 20 years has beent never use a car wash. You never know what those "soft cloths" have picked up from other vehicles that may end up scratching your paint. Just a little fine sand left behind can do some damage, and brake dust residue from wheels. Then again, I have OCD...but if you're concerned enough to ask its important to you too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Exactly. I hate getting scratches from something like a car wash, although I know they will eventually come with regular wear and tear. It would drive me nuts. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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In fact, just to elaborate on my previous post (maybe that video addresses this), even if you wash your vehicles yourself you should use a seperate mitt, water and drying cloth to do the wheels. You don't want that brake dust transferred to anything you're using on your paint. Overkill maybe, but over time it'll do some bad stuff to your shine.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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Affirmative. Thanks.

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