brushless car washes- can they leave swirls?

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  1. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    just curious, if nothing ever physically touches your car, can water prssure alone create these tiny scratches??
     
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    They don't cause swirls but they don't clean very well and the harsh detergents they use can shorten the life of your wax or sealant.
     
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    QFT! My mom used to use a tunnel wash until I convinced her to use a touchless when I'm away at school. I'm just sure to wash and through another layer of wax on when I come home every 4-6 weeks.

    At least she's conscious of keeping her car clean....
     
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    i have to disagree. on a well maintained car, a two step touchless wash can be quite effective. That's where i gained most of my experience in washing and detailing.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Either way you are still an asshole :fawk::fawk::fawk:
     
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    i once detailed a bmw that was about 4 years old, that had never been detailed. I was looking at this x3, with about 80 thousand miles on it, and i was wondering why the hell there were barely any swirls at all, the paint almost looked flawless. She said she never used anything other than a touch less, and never let anyone dry it. the only bad part where the wheels since of the brake dust. I assume the touch less doesn't clean them to well, and they were trashed. I had to polish them out by hand, but the car turned out just like showroom.
     
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    on the wheels, yeah they aren't the greatest.



    if you have an operator that knows how to watch his mixes and make sure the dilutions are always correct, you really can keep a car up to snuff. now, of course some sort of sealant is always recommended for best protection, but it's possible for the finish to stay nice.
     

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