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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 30-08-2007, 19:19
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good point..... but where would the fun have been then??

take it through a car wash
And post the 'after' pics
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just take it to a jet wash for **** sake. 3 minutes and it's done
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just take it to a jet wash for **** sake. 3 minutes and it's done
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Nowt wrong with a jet wash Pete.... its all those guys with "Look at what I can afford" 3 million BAR pressure washers from B&Q that give it a bad name when they hold it 10mm away from the paintwork
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care to explain?
jet washes and cars do not mix, unless you use low water pressure, or keep about 4' away from paint work, otherwise its a paint stripper.
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jet washes and cars do not mix, unless you use low water pressure, or keep about 4' away from paint work, otherwise its a paint stripper.
Just make sure you wax afterwards (no not your body )
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jet washes and cars do not mix, unless you use low water pressure, or keep about 4' away from paint work, otherwise its a paint stripper.
I though it was common knowledge to hold the hose a good few feet away...nevermind
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Its not just the hose... i wouldn't wanna wash my paintwork with a jetwash brush thats been left laying around picking up grit and god knows what else on the floor. Not everyone is particularly careful about how they leave the brushes.
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I though it was common knowledge to hold the hose a good few feet away...nevermind
do I sense some high ground there. You'd be suprised at how many peeps are not aware, until paint begins to peel.
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Paintwork is the least of your problems, as the pressure washer forces out all the grease from hinges and bearings etc and makes a damn good job of managing to get water where water shouldn't be.
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10 mins is all you need for a quick hand wash. Light spray with hose then whizz over it with warm water & shampoo. Quick mop over with a water magnet cloth thing and voila -done

Sorry but what is a 'water magnet cloth thing?'
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Sorry but what is a 'water magnet cloth thing?'
Its not a water magnet exactly, its an autoglym aqua dry cloth, makes quick work of drying when you're in a hurry and don't want to leave water marks.

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Oh ok thanks that explains it!! Must get one
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Halfords had 3 for 2 on autoglym stuff when i was in there a couple of days ago - the best time to buy
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I've put my LE500 through the ARC carwash near me, with no issues, both with the rag top fitted and the hard top.

There's a lot of water that runs through the doors and out the bottom, with a small amount of drippage in the corners and some trickles down the windows, but otherwise it was fine. Certainly not like a swimming pool inside lol.

The brushes did a nice job on the roof material. The dryer was a bit harrowing.
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The handbook for my TF states "NEVER use an automatic car wash unless a hard-top is fitted."

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Since living in Switzerland, I have to put it through a car wash (washing in the street is not allowed due to the risk of soap / oil getting into the lakes - it's the law guv..).

Works a dream. I do have the ability with the local car wash to set it so that the roller-brush does not touch the roof (designed for soft tops). No water leaks which tells you how well the roof / windows were fitted when the car was originally built in December 1997.......
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not being able to use a car wash has just put me off buying a t/tf for life.
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not being able to use a car wash has just put me off buying a t/tf for life.
Good - all the more for us then

Move along Sir, nothing to see here...
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