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I recently checked out the Co-op's new touchless car wash and wow! I have never heard water his the vehicle with such anger and hate! I thought my mirrors were going to tear off, if there was a off button I would of hit it, lol. Then came the huricane force winds to dry it off and then i seen a shovel I had in the box dancing in the air about 3 feet above the bed. :eek: Just when I thought the worst was over I saw my bug deflector snap in two and blow right off my truck! When the beating was finally over I got out to look at my truck and it sure was clean but at what cost, lol. So I showed the kid working there cuz the manager was gone and hopefully the manager will fork over for another bug deflector.
 

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i remember going to one of those in new Hampshire on vacation with my g.f's scion Tc and i thought the damn car was going to flip over and the windows blow out ha ha
 

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The one's I have be to had warnings about deflectors, it said not to use the wash. If no sign then they should buy you a new one.
 

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I usually stay far away from the new touchless washes at COOP. The bays at the Shawnessy Calgary location are both shit - like water laser beams on your paint. I grip my wheel with sweaty palms the whole way through, in anticipation of shredded paint and missing flares :rof. So far I've been very lucky.

Last weekend I needed a wash bad, so I took a chance on the Deer Valley location. What a difference! The jets were all fanned in a smooth pattern, with none of that laser beam screaming across my paint! I've come to wonder if the other locations have bad water jets that need changing??
 

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i went to one of those where im working in pa., it peeled the stickers off my back glass and ate my rain visors i was pissed so now it only gets washed once every 12 days at the house when im on days off.
 

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There wasnt any warning signs on the way in or anything about bug deflectors. I think ill go make one up for them though, lol. The laser beam comment is dead on too!
 

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my buddy talked me to tryin to take one through this "three minute magic" with the way my truck sits now.. needless to say that didnt go to well

they had the guys out there measuring my truck and everything they so its good so f*ck it we try it.. half way through it.... were backing out cause my tires were too wide

i told him it wouldnt make it...... yeah i know it was pretty stupid but it was about 2:00 A.M if ya feel me
 

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they spray come cotton candy soap stuff on my truck and it goes in my big black whole in my toolbox and it smells like cotton candy for a week its awsome
 

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I dont let anyone or anything touch my truck! Winter time I'll go to a do it yourself wash and make sure its done right.
 

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I think its funny when you see people jump out and run to collect scattered stuff that come out haha
Its funny that you say that. I was one of those people :rof Less than a week after I got the DMAX :idkidk I forgot I had food in the bed of my truck from work and did just what you said as it was running jumped out to throw it in the back seat well forgot the machine had to come back forward to wash the front of the truck and when it did it caught the rear door. I had to pull out of the was and then the door wouldn't shut :mad: Long story short had to call a buddy to ride home holding it so I could fix the catch latch. Thank God that was all it was
 

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On feb 15th, I went through a carwash that had brushes. As it was washing the arm the brush is attached to broke and came slamming into my truck. Scratched and dented the driver side. Called the owner, had me go get an estimate, cut me a check for 2k:eek::eek:
 

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So i got ahold of the manager of the Co-op, said buy and new one and she will write out a check for it. Now whats the best baddest bug deflector a guy can buy? Lol. To chrome or not to chrome?
 

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The one's I have be to had warnings about deflectors, it said not to use the wash. If no sign then they should buy you a new one.
X2 they have those signs around here to
 

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wat kind of bug deflector was on there? ive gone through the touchless so many times i cant count and my bug deflector is still on good not even loose! never had a problem with my raingaurds either. just have to fold the mirrors in or they get pushed in by the arm for me
 

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Im not sure what brand it was but it wasnt the super tiny ones that hug the hood. Its a fairly good size one but the car wash was just a little too much for it.
 

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If inside of truck is dirty open windows during drying, WARNING gail force winds use eye protection!!!!! Works good for getting dust out. Ever use one of them tornado hand dryers get some funny looks when coming out of bathroom, sounds like a damn jet taking off. Recomend earplugs!!!
 

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Auto washes are junk! They use very powerful soaps in order to cut the grime and it strips all your wax that you had on. Touchless maybe but its still gonna blow all of your paints protection away!
 
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