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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatings=crack View Post
    I ran my shawdow black 2016 mustang through the touchless in the winters and had no effects on my CqUk3.0 coatiing. Got 1.8 months and it was still going strong.


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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    I`ve never had any issues with any of my car going through touchless car washes. They are a lifesaver in the winter when it`s too cold to wash off the road salt yourself. They don`t get a car totally clean, but in the depths of winter, they are good enough. The underbody spray is a nice bonus.

    The ones in my area are normally unattended so there is no worries about someone hitting the car with a wash brush or a dirty drying towel before going through. One on my way home occasionally will have someone on each lane (typically a highschool age boy/girl) working for tips and they`ll swipe your card for you on the automated payment machine (it isn`t easy to reach) and then spray off your car with a pressure washer before going through. They don`t get close enough to be a threat and the water pressure isn`t that strong.

    The machines themselves really don`t seem that powerful. Certainly not enough to do any damage. Are the soaps/chemicals strong? Maybe, but I didn`t notice any real degradation of my sealants when I used them, and the coatings I use now don`t seem to be bothered at all. Trim and other plastic bits don`t seem to show any adverse effects either.
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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    I`ve posted before about how my experiences mirror those of Desertnate- no problems from the Touchless washes. BUT...the compromised aluminum bits on the A8 did get "foggier" from the chemicals, like "a year`s neglect"-type foggier.

    IF the chemicals are mixed wrong, things like that could happen in a genuinely serious way. Likely? Who knows?!? How lucky to you feel I myself don`t worry about it and would run most vehicles through a Touchless, but 1) I`d expect to have to reLSP and 2) "Touchless" shouldn`t require scare-quotes, it needs to be a 100% touchLESS process, nothing/nobody touching it period since before/during/after.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Iíve found that with a very well LSPed car that is very lightly dirty I can get away with simply foaming it with a foam gun, letting it dwell, and then rinsing it It renders it completely clean. Thatís my version of touchless although the great majority of time I do have to use mitts.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I’ve found that with a very well LSPed car that is very lightly dirty I can get away with simply foaming it with a foam gun, letting it dwell, and then rinsing it It renders it completely clean. That’s my version of touchless although the great majority of time I do have to use mitts.
    Given the right stuff, a Home Touchless can indeed work fine for light soiling. I let mine get dirtier than Bill does and can still get away with it fairly often what with the Lonn Cleaning Gun and the Tornador Black (but don`t expect miracles...!as seen on the Internet!... from that thing). Gotta have a decent compressor for those though, well..at least for the Lonn (Tornador seems happiest at only around 90psi).

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    No obvious issues with the touchless around here. Iíll use it to remove the salt/brine build-up. Salt or chemicals. The touchless seems to be the lesser of the two evils.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I’ve found that with a very well LSPed car that is very lightly dirty I can get away with simply foaming it with a foam gun, letting it dwell, and then rinsing it It renders it completely clean. That’s my version of touchless although the great majority of time I do have to use mitts.
    Are you able to do that indoors in the winter, or are you just a lot tougher than I am? When winter hits I don`t bother even trying to wash on my own unless the temps are in the 50`s and I have enough daylight to get the job done. Neither of which happen very often between December and March.
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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    I moved away from winter to Florida. Yes, itís an advantage to be able to wash alll year long ( although I still wash in the garage) but living here is not without its disadvantages too.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I moved away from winter to Florida. Yes, it’s an advantage to be able to wash alll year long ( although I still wash in the garage) but living here is not without its disadvantages too.
    Get ready for Love Bug season in the next month or two

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    Thank God I don`t drive long enough to get the car that bad but yes, love bugs are only one of several disadvantages of living here.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by jem7sk View Post
    Get ready for Love Bug season in the next month or two

    Soooooo nasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    Soooooo nasty!
    I hit a patch of Love Bugs around Naples back in 2006 on my Honeymoon that was even worse than the bottom picture. Fortunately, I haven`t hit much lately, even though I drive 30 miles M-F on I95.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by jem7sk View Post
    Get ready for Love Bug season in the next month or two

    Wow, I never saw anything like that before and hope never to see it in real life. I`m assuming the windshields look almost as bad.....

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    Wow, I never saw anything like that before and hope never to see it in real life. I`m assuming the windshields look almost as bad.....
    Oh yeah.. I had to pull over and clean my windshield the best I could at a gas station. It was close to the interstate and the bugs were swarming around everywhere at the gas station too. They were all over me when I got back in the car.

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    Re: Touchless car wash safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by jem7sk View Post
    Oh yeah.. I had to pull over and clean my windshield the best I could at a gas station. It was close to the interstate and the bugs were swarming around everywhere at the gas station too. They were all over me when I got back in the car.
    Sounds like something out of a horror movie.
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