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Well not exactly - I bought her brand new in August of 2009. It has NEVER been through an automatic car wash! Just couldn't stand the thought of it on the PBM. She has always been washed by these hands and with the Adams touch.

Anybody else? or is my OCD the worst?
 

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Mine has never been thru a car wash with those damn rotating brushes and it never will! It does however go thru the touchless car washes that only sprays water.
 

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I haven't taken a car I've owned in the last 15-16 years through an automatic car wash. My garage looks like the sales shop for Zaino Bros and Adam's. Always by hand, or a quarter car wash to get by.
 

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Hand washed only.
 

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Same here. My two Pontiacs and the wifes Honda always get hand washed. I may go through the u-do-it with the high pressure wand to get the worst off in the winter time but they never go through the automatics.
 

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Hand wash, or touchless AND rail-less only.
 

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Touchless only for 5+ years in winter time. Warm weather = hand washes only.
 

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I've only washed the G8 by my hands or touchless (spray nozzles) in the winter time.
After it's been through the touchless I make sure to reprotect after the harsh chemicals get rid of the salt & dirt.
 

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Hand washed since it came off the lot. In the winter I bring it to a car wash where you pay by the time you're there so I can bring my own soap, mitt, and bucket.
 

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Hand wash 98% of the time. I know people have had issues with car washes but I gotta say . I work for a new car dealer and we have a automatic car wash. I've ran brand new cars with black paint through plenty of times and zero issue. Even on the sunniest of days a black car won't show scratches or swirling.I tthink a part of it is if the wash has been maintained properly. I can take her through for free but don't. The car wash misses areas and I'm a little picky. I've taken it through during the winter a couple times . Just can't stand to see a lot of salt on her.
 

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I've had mine washed by the dealer once, never again. I also had the body shop person wash it when it got the dented in door replaced. I had to correct the paint after both times. Other than that it gets either two bucket washes or rinseless type washes.
 

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I stay away from any carwash....

 

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I haven't owned my G8 long, 2.5 weeks. But it's been washed 9-10 times by hand so far. My previous Monte Carlo got washed once a week religiously and never saw a car wash in 50k over 4 years.
 

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Washing your car actually adds wear, and swirls to your paint. You need to keep washes to a minimum and just try to keep the car as clean as possible.
 

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Hand washed 99% of the time. I do the odd touchless car wash.

The only non-touchless car wash I've been through tricked me: it said it was touchless, but wasn't! I was already lined up when I saw the brushes and just about died. I closed my eyes and cringed at every contact. Thankfully, there was no apparent damage or scraping or anything on the other side.
 

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What's wrong with touchless automatic car wash? I usually do a quick touchless wash to get the dust/dirt off. It's nice to have the air dry instead having to dry by hand too.
 

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Touchless manual high pressure wash in winter, handwash in summer.
 
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