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Old 06-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hand Wash in Vancouver?

I searched, but could not find anything on Hand washes. Google tell's me Washworld in Richmond, but that's a little far everytime i'd like to wash my car . I'm in Kitsilano. Any suggestions for self hand wash stations?

For anyone who might suggest just going to a touchless car wash, my poor E36 cannot handle such high pressure into sensitive areas. It get's into the electronics and my car acts like it's on a combination of Cocaine and Pot, haha.
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My suggestion, and I'm not trying to be an ass:

Get Optimum No Rinse, some microfiber towels, two drying towels, wheel cleaner, tire shine, two buckets and two grit guards, and do it yourself for much cheaper (and better) in the long run than paying others to do it. For those times you don't have access to a hose to spray the underbody and also gently loosen grime on the body, you'll still finish with a really clean car if you use ONR.
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Just looked into this No rinse product. Interesting. Thanks for the suggestions.
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So with those "no rinse" stuff, you spray it on then rub the dirt into your paint and make lots of hairline scratches? Just curious
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So with those "no rinse" stuff, you spray it on then rub the dirt into your paint and make lots of hairline scratches? Just curious
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The concept is fairly similar as your regular traditional wash, but what is different is the " no rinse " which makes use of microfiber towels to wipe it down after you finish a section of your car rather than spraying off all the solution with a hose.
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4th & Granville Not self wash, the elves do the work.
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Optimum No-Rinse is a legit product. First time I used it I was really skeptical as well but decided worst-case scenario I'd just do a full detail on my car anyways. Turns out it is an excellent product for those in a rush or who lack the ingredients required for a full bucket&hose wash.

I still prefer washing my car with the traditional 2 bucket method, but if somebody in my building is washing the car in our designated car was zone it's ONR for sure.
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