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RangerJoe 11-15-2013 05:22 AM

Car wash
 
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.

jp2611 11-15-2013 05:50 AM

That is the type I have been using on my '04 for the last nine years....but there are more trail marks on it that you wouldn't see any from the "car" wash...but we also run the JK/ JKU/ and 300 through there as well with no Ill effects......but I generally only use them when it is to cold to wash with sprayer DIY at same "car" wash

RangerJoe 11-15-2013 05:55 AM

Great! Thanks for the advice. I would definitely rather wash by hand but too cold.

RangerJoe 11-15-2013 07:20 AM

It's called flagship car wash

Buddhacon 01-29-2014 01:48 PM

yeah Flagship car wash is where I go with my lifted jeep..

Its pretty awesome and they do a good job

HRPinDC 02-23-2014 11:54 PM

In Tyson's there's a place on Route 7, I think it's called Champion that washes by hand. This is where I go when I can't wash her myself.

vatsalagi 02-24-2014 08:04 AM

there is one behind Casa Chimayo in Manassas, i take my JK 350AEV there, It accepts my 3.5" life with 35 tires ok, no problems after several runs. Does putty good as well. I have a hard top so can't speak to softies.

willwork4sushi 02-24-2014 10:55 AM

Nice to see another Reston resident here!

I wouldn't recommend it if you car about swirl marks at all. Especially with dark colors, those will still do some damage do your paint.

RangerJoe 03-03-2014 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by willwork4sushi (Post 8533049)
Nice to see another Reston resident here! I wouldn't recommend it if you car about swirl marks at all. Especially with dark colors, those will still do some damage do your paint.

Thanks for the recommendation. Likewise, good to see another Reston neighbor.

RangerJoe 03-03-2014 09:36 PM

I hate swirls.

willwork4sushi 03-04-2014 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RangerJoe (Post 8746273)
Thanks for the recommendation. Likewise, good to see another Reston neighbor.

Yup! On the north side near North Point Shopping Center.

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Originally Posted by RangerJoe (Post 8747521)
I hate swirls.

I would always hand wash using a two-bucket system. You can YouTube all day long about how to avoid swirls.

When it's cold as hell out I get it done at this amazing place in Sterling. They're called VRY Auto Detail. It'll cost you $25, but they hand was the car AND presoak the car first. Presoaking the car (then power washing it off) gets rid of all the salt and grime that you would typically just swirl around if you washed by hand. They're a professional detailing service, so they really know what they're doing.

RangerJoe 03-05-2014 10:13 AM

Great. Thanks. I will give them a try. I live near Lake Anne. I definitely had fun driving around in the snow.

willwork4sushi 03-05-2014 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RangerJoe (Post 8789601)
Great. Thanks. I will give them a try. I live near Lake Anne. I definitely had fun driving around in the snow.

Nice! Yeah, my JKU is covered in salt and grime. Going to VRY tomorrow actually to get it washed properly.


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