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Errr you don't want to do that!!!

S32B Sep 15, 2018

  1. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    This should 'maybe' be put in the detailing forum, but I thought I'd share it here as I know this is a very busy forum and most owners here are OCD about their cars....plus more people will see it & have a laugh here!

    A mate sent me this as he was driving home through Warrington via this 'profesional hand car wash' :D

    He posted it on the Ford forums and most of the comments he received couldn't see the problem!!!...I said I'd post it here to see the difference of opinions between owners...Audi vs ford :D

     
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  3. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    W.T.F. pressure washing the mitts on the ground and then using them to 'clean' the car. Is this another 'scratchless' hand car wash


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  4. josul

    josul Active Member Sportback Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Ah that's how you rinse your mitt and here's us all buying grit guards...
     
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  5. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    avoid these like the plague!

    And some people pay for this service, Shocker.
     
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  6. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    What's the problem, he is blasting the dirt off .... ;)

    Well, they still clean the cars at least, swirls and scratches are a different matter! Which, most people don't care about because you can't exactly always see them. Or just don't give a monkeys anyway, which I understand.

    I wonder if the next car was getting the "gold" package :)
     
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  7. A3_Rider

    A3_Rider Well-Known Member

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    I always say if you use any car wash, except a well known detail expert of course, expect swirls.

    I do use them, might not for a while though, otherwise start buying them clay bars and freeing up your weekends
     
  8. RTS

    RTS New Member

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    I passed this car wash on my way home from work yesterday! Defo avoiding this place, even if I am desperate to get the car cleaned
     
  9. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Oh wow. Only words I can muster.

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  10. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter S3 Saloon Black Edition

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    I am still a member of a Focus ST forum after previously owning 2 of them, and can assure you they would be as horrified as everybody here after watching that video. :fearscream::fearscream::fearscream:
    Ok I will admit to having a mild form of OCD when it comes to my cars(friends and colleagues would probably say severe), but there are very basic things you just don't do that everybody should be able to understand. :innocent:
     
  11. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member saloon Audi A4 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    I’m ignoring the fact they’re complete muppets and focusing on the great choice of song. Daughtry ft Slash :rockwoot:
     
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  13. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Sportback Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition

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    What the actual F :blink:!

    Would never use a place like this myself, but know plenty do. There will be good places and bad places but that is truly incredible!

    Hand car wash guys guys work their damn nuts off though, so I have to respect them for that - they are grafting to earn an honest living and still (example above aside) usually way better than one of these say goodbye to your clear coat spawn of Satan’s nutsack machines :puke2:

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  14. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it’s called lazy.
     
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  15. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter S3 Saloon Black Edition

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    I agree......although they will counter this by saying they just don't have the time. :shrug:
     
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    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    You are spot on, although everyone from the Queen to a bacon packer in a scummy warehouse can spare half hour a week to clean a car.

    No excuse but laziness.
     
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  17. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Well some people don't care. If a car is a way of getting from a to b. Nothing more. Then why waste time cleaning the car.

    I suppose some people also don't have facilities to clean them easily.

    So yeah. Not sure if I'd agree by saying people who use car washes are lazy. Just a preference.
     
  18. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    A clay bar won't remove swirls, only surface contaminants.
     
  19. Alan999

    Alan999 Member

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    That the one on chester road at what used to be the riverside pub?
     
  20. Kayobong

    Kayobong Well-Known Member Team Monsoon TDi Audi A3

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    I saw a woman washing her car with baby wipes the other day, I literally stopped walking for a second in complete dismay. Not sure which is worse
     
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  21. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    As is once a focus, mondeo and currently my partner has a new fiesta. Ron240, were you a moderator over at talkford?
     
  22. Alan999

    Alan999 Member

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    Actually.. baby wipes good for cleaning bike frame
     
  23. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter S3 Saloon Black Edition

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    Yes. :innocent:
     
  24. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with what those guy were doing as long as there’s no grit or **** on the ground then those mitts will be super clean. Wouldn’t let them near my car but I don’t let anyone clean my car not even the wife who knows I’m anal about it.
     
  25. josul

    josul Active Member Sportback Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Or on the guys shoe as he steps on it to hold it in place. If I drop a cloth or mitt on the floor it's back in the wash for it before it sees the car again.
     

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