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Old 10-19-14, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Mission car wash in San Gabriel

There's nothing better than having a fresh car wash. However sometimes when I come here I get some really good washes and some not so good. I always buy the gold package so I always expect it to be a good wash. Anyone else come to this car wash? Any locals have a better car wash they would recommend? I know it will never be as good as washing it myself, but sometimes I don't have the time to spend an hour washing my car. I don't expect every wash to be super detailed but sometimes they miss the the bottom of the door panels and mirrors. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Old 10-21-14, 11:25 AM   #2
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I never let anyone else to wash my car except professional detailers or me. In regular places like that, your cars will look clean but after a while if you pay attention to the paint condition especially under sun light, you will see swirl marks.

For a brand new car like what you have, I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND you call a professional detailer to apply a coating on it such as Opticoat. John from http://www.exclusiveautodetail.com/ (in Southern CA) did an amazing jobs on both my IS. They look brand new after car wash.
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Old 11-02-14, 09:20 PM   #3
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this place is local to me. I go all the time. However, i wouldn't take my car that has decent paint. I only take beaters. FsportIS is right. brand new cars should be done by professionals or by yourself with care.
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Old 11-04-14, 12:39 PM   #4
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I did start seeing swirl marks already =( and you guys are right. No one is gonna pay as much attention to detail on my car a I would. With that being said, I guess I will start washing it myself. Anybody know the best product for obsidian paint?
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Old 11-04-14, 02:01 PM   #5
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2 bucket washing system with Meguairs Gold Class Shampoo.
Check out this very helpful guide from Detailedimage.com
http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-De...ng-and-Drying/
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So... how often would you have a professional wash your car?
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Old 11-13-14, 11:01 AM   #7
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I wash my car weekly using 2 water bucket system.

When it is time to clay, polish, coating ... then I let the professional handles it. I plan on doing it every 2-3 years.

Look at this amazing Opticoat water beading/sheeting
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