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Old 08-07-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I heard that automatic car wash brushes damage car finish. Is there a hand car wash anywhere in Charlotte? I did not wash my car since I moved here 2 months ago and it's starting to show.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Even the "touchless" car washes are hard on your vehicle's finish. The chemical detergent is way too harsh. I don't know of any specific auto detailers in you area.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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I usually just go to the coin operated do it yourself places. I just pack up my bucket, wash mitt, towels and all my other cleaning products and head there. I usually rinse the car real well until the times expires, wash and than feed the machine to rinse. Just don't use the brushes they provide as they will more than likely scratch the you know what out of your car.
It would be nice to do it at home but the water pressure is kind of lousy so I would just rather feed the machine $3-$4 and be able to power wash a lot of the grime off.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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At my house.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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I've been going down to a place called Lanier's off Lancaster Hwy for over a year now. Even when I can wash at home I still go down there. I take everything with me and use the sprayer and oxygen free water rinse. Cost me $4 in quarters for about an hours worth of work.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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Wow, I see a lot of you do it yourself. How about girls? Have husband/BF do it?
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My husband takes his to Auto Bell in Concord, I wash my by hand on Saturdays.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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I go to a touchless car wash in Pineville near Carolina Place Mall's back entrance.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I like Auto Bell. They always do a nice job.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I wash my car in the driveway. In Monroe, we have no water restrictions, so it's not a problem. I've never trusted anyone but me washing my car!

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