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Old 10-06-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sorry it's called Vintage.

Vintage Car Wash
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Sorry it's called Vintage.

Vintage Car Wash
YES, that's it. Why did I think it was called Classic? Derp.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:43 AM
 
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Thanks all.

I think 2-300 is a bit pricey for what I am looking at. The vehicle is just 4 weeks old, but we had a couple of trips to Austin. Plus, I am looking only for an external wash.

So it seems it will have to be Nemo vs Forest lane. The latter's reviews on Yelp all seem to be 1 or 2 star: Forest Car Wash - 21 Photos - Car Wash - North Dallas - Dallas, TX - Reviews - Yelp

Are there any other good options? And anything particular I have to watch out for at a hand wash place, so they don't damage my paint?
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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Is there are reason you don't want to do it yourself?

Although I don't have a luxury vehicle - way too frugal for that - I wash and wax my own car. It is easy, and I know that I can be as picky as I want to be.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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Other options are mobile washes where the guy comes to you. They typically have a 2 car minimum and/or are $50+ for interior/exterior.

Don't fret too much bc things will happen. Yes, it's new now, but it won't matter 6 months from now how much you babied it. Swirls, chips, micro scratches will happen. Just go for a good value place like the ones mentioned here and budget for a full detail 1-2x per yr. If you're super concerned, get a pro to do a Optimum Pro or Cquartz application. It will be pricey on an SUV, but will give you better protection against scratches/swirls.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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Actually non touch automatic washes are better than hand wash.

They don't pay attention.

Fully automatic ones are a lot better.

Go for them
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Actually non touch automatic washes are better than hand wash.

They don't pay attention.

Fully automatic ones are a lot better.

Go for them
You must go to terrible hand wash places then. I don't use them anymore (as we have a service as work that hand washes), but I would always get a better wash by hand than by the machines.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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You must go to terrible hand wash places then. I don't use them anymore (as we have a service as work that hand washes), but I would always get a better wash by hand than by the machines.
A lot of places are marketing "touch free"

They do a good job i think.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Most car dealerships have a "make ready" team that does all the prepping of new vehicles when they are sold as well as detail trade ins to go on the lot. You can ask service department for a price for a full detail or for a hand wash and vacuum. Might be less than a business specific to car washing.
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