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Fink132 10-16-2011 05:58 PM

What is the most you've ever spent on a car wash??
 
Just interested in seeing how much some of you have spent on a car wash if you're like me and cannot wash your vehicles in the driveway all year round...
The most I've spent to date was $18.53 and it still wasn't clean enough.... but I'm too cheap to spend any more... so It'll have to wait until next time...
Personally I try to avoid using the carwash because the foam brush and other so-called "cleaning devices" do nothing but scratch the crap out of your paint (and yes, I do spray the brush before touching it to my truck), but the pressure washers are really nice once and a while

nickskates4lyfe 10-16-2011 06:00 PM

When I'm feeling super lazy, I go to the Mobil and get the deluxe. It's like 8.50 and after 4 you get a free one.

Doesn't get all the mud off though.

KLC 10-16-2011 06:01 PM

$10 touch free car wash for light dust.

djfllmn 10-16-2011 06:01 PM

$30.00 at cloister(best car wash around here)...includes cleaning the inside of the windows, vac. job, wheel cleaning, underbody wash and spray polish

ranger4.0 10-16-2011 06:25 PM

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all four pics are different days of wheeling. i think i spent over an hour each day just pressure washing lol. i would hate to have to count how much i have spent to date on washing my truck. i go and get this dirty on average of 2-3 times a month and lots of short excursions in between

98liftedranger 10-16-2011 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by KLC (Post 1904075)
$10 touch free car wash for light dust.

Yup same here. If its really bad I'll just wash it at home.

StxDangerRanger 10-16-2011 06:28 PM

In the winter i usually spend about 2 bucks every week ( i keep my quarters separate during the other months, just for this) just to spray all the salt off it.

aluminator 10-16-2011 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by djfllmn (Post 1904076)
$30.00 at cloister(best car wash around here)...includes cleaning the inside of the windows, vac. job, wheel cleaning, underbody wash and spray polish

I have been in the car wash detail business for 11 years.I manage one of the highest volume fullserve carwashes in the country.Cloister's is the biggest.We charge 24 dollars for what you just said.I've been thinking of adding a wheel cleaning package as we are the only fullserve in town that does them for free.Having said that we are still the most expensive in town(and busiest by far).Our peak days are on par with Cloister's though.Our best day was 1461 cars in 10 hours(full service).

djfllmn 10-16-2011 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by aluminator (Post 1904111)
I have been in the car wash detail business for 11 years.I manage one of the highest volume fullserve carwashes in the country.Cloister's is the biggest.We charge 24 dollars for what you just said.I've been thinking of adding a wheel cleaning package as we are the only fullserve in town that does them for free.Having said that we are still the most expensive in town(and busiest by far).Our peak days are on par with Cloister's though.Our best day was 1461 cars in 10 hours(full service).

cool...cant argue with the results after taking my truck to cloister...they do a damn good job

FULLSCALE 10-16-2011 07:07 PM

Just $2 to $3... doesn't get more than a rinse in the winter and the rest gets done at home!

FULLSCALE 10-16-2011 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aluminator (Post 1904111)
Our best day was 1461 cars in 10 hours(full service).

How many employees and bays do you have?!

aluminator 10-16-2011 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by FULLSCALE (Post 1904114)
How many employees and bays do you have?!

We also have an 8 bay self serve,but the full serve doesn't have bays.It is three lanes funnelled into a 100ft.long wash then back to three lanes.In the winter(busy time of year) we have 34-37 employees.Actually finding employees has been an issue as of late.There is also an eight bay detail shop.My good friend runs that.

FULLSCALE 10-16-2011 07:32 PM

Wow... that's crazy. I've never heard of anything like that. Definitely nothing like that near me!

05blackranger 10-16-2011 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by FULLSCALE (Post 1904113)
Just $2 to $3... doesn't get more than a rinse in the winter and the rest gets done at home!

Same here, I rarely wash the thing anyway.

aluminator 10-16-2011 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by FULLSCALE (Post 1904129)
Wow... that's crazy. I've never heard of anything like that. Definitely nothing like that near me!

Who makes that pushbar(?) on your truck?

Fink132 10-17-2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ranger4.0 (Post 1904091)
all four pics are different days of wheeling. i think i spent over an hour each day just pressure washing lol. i would hate to have to count how much i have spent to date on washing my truck. i go and get this dirty on average of 2-3 times a month and lots of short excursions in between

Seeing this makes me feel not so bad about getting my truck dirty..
Nice job in the mud! Looks like you had fun

Taylor 10-18-2011 03:07 AM

I think I have only spent $6-8 dollars on a car wash. Dont plan on spending any more than that unless it is a serious detail.

04RangerDave 10-18-2011 08:04 AM

The detail place i go to when its dirty is called "So Fresh, So Clean" They fully hand wash it and dry the outside. then detail the interior all for $25. or $15 just for the exterior. Then i go wax it lol

http://www.sofreshandsoclean.com/

sullys_ranger 10-18-2011 10:46 AM

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BlackRanger04 10-18-2011 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by StxDangerRanger (Post 1904095)
In the winter i usually spend about 2 bucks every week ( i keep my quarters separate during the other months, just for this) just to spray all the salt off it.

Now if everyone up North washed their vehicles like you we'd have a lot less rusted frames and doors.
The truck I just bought was only in Michigan for 2 years and the salt was hard on it.
It seems to me like there should be a better undercoating for cars and trucks in the salt belt.

Tys 4x4 FTW 10-18-2011 11:48 AM

I'll spend 6 bucks at the drive through wash, and 5 bucks at the self wash. sometimes i'll go to a place we have called fabulous freddies. Full service wash. bout 16 bucks gets you washed inside n out.

ranger4.0 10-18-2011 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Fink132 (Post 1904769)
Seeing this makes me feel not so bad about getting my truck dirty..
Nice job in the mud! Looks like you had fun

lol i bought and built this truck to have fun

Saberball 10-18-2011 06:43 PM

I was going to this manual car wash, you know spray it off yourself, not automatic or anything. I would just wash it to my specifications of clean. Two years ago it cost me about 7 to 8 dollars a wash depending on how much soap I had to spray off, then last year I was doing pretty much the same wash but it was costing me 16! In short, i found a new car wash where i spend an average of probably 6 dollars.

Fink132 10-18-2011 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by sullys_ranger (Post 1904904)

Nice!!!
Probably would have spent close to $50 if it was my truck because of my OCD with it being clean

StxDangerRanger 10-18-2011 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackRanger04 (Post 1904919)
Now if everyone up North washed their vehicles like you we'd have a lot less rusted frames and doors.
The truck I just bought was only in Michigan for 2 years and the salt was hard on it.
It seems to me like there should be a better undercoating for cars and trucks in the salt belt.

You can go and get a Ziebarts, but they suck now. they don't undercoat everything, they don't do a a whole lot of prep work and get over spray everywhere.
I'm thinking of taking a Quart of rustolleam and a brush to everything bare under my truck before winter hits, might help it a bit. but i doubt it.


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