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Old 04-23-19, 07:04 PM
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Pollen is absolutely horrible in VA right now so I want to take my new GS F to get it washed this weekend! I have been reading conflicting articles where some say touchless car washes are the way to go where others say hand wash only (with the right stuff and not in sun) is best.

What are are your thoughts on washing your GS F? I live in an apartment at the moment so I canít really access a hose and hand wash it myself.
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personally, if you cant do it yourself or take it to a professional hand wash place do the touchless. Don't take it to a commercial hand wash place, they will still swirl your car up as they use the same Mitt on all the cars and dirty rags.
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^^^^And the Tracks that they drag the car through will do wonders in screwing up your wheels

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Hand Wash ONLY!!! Go to one of those DIY car wash places. But bring your own soap and buckets. DO NOT USE THEIR BRUSH.

Buy proper car wash soap. DO NOT USE DISH SOAP.

USE ONLY MICROFIBER TOWELS.

I use a leaf blower to blow off some of the water before I dry, it is especially useful for blowing water from mirrors, etc. (I bought it expecting to blow off ALL the rinse water. Yep, I'm an idiot)

Mostly, I give the wheels a quick wipe of the most outward facing surfaces as they get dirty again in like 10 min.

This guy goes overboard, but here's some tips:
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Old 04-25-19, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the responses! I will probably take it to a do-it-yourself place and if I am in more of a time crunch try out the touchless.
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Still doing hand wash, but touchless is getting more and more visits now that I owned my 2017 for over a year. Florida lovebug season is in full swing and you essentially need to wash every time you drive if you want to save your paint. It totally sucks.

I found the touchless less car wash and then using Ultimate Qwik Wax as a spritzer while drying with quality microfiber is my most time-efficient approach.

Good luck!
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