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    Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    I have a newer silver colored Mercedes that goes through one of the automated soft rag type car washes about once a week. What wax product would you recommend to use and how frequently should it be applied? The car is on the road about 40,000 miles a year and I know that the automatic car washes are not the best idea but I travel so much and don't have time to hand wash. I am looking for the best protection I can get with the easiest application. Thanks





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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikec35 View Post
    I have a newer silver colored Mercedes that goes through one of the automated soft rag type car washes about once a week. What wax product would you recommend to use and how frequently should it be applied? The car is on the road about 40,000 miles a year and I know that the automatic car washes are not the best idea but I travel so much and don't have time to hand wash. I am looking for the best protection I can get with the easiest application. Thanks




    First off, congratulations on the new car, it is beautiful.

    When I lived in an apartment, I took my car through the car wash frequently and used Collinite 845 and Fk1000p with great success! My car was Black and used to get asked how I kept the car so wet looking.



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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Highest performance I ever used was Duragloss 111. Probably even better when used with their 601 Bonding Agent.

    A customer had Collinite 476 that delivered incredible repellency.

    We at the car wash were surprised at how long the Duragloss lasted on the bosses car though.

    I used Zymol Concours on his Sunday driver (2011 Corvette), that managed to withstand multiple tunnel washes..

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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    I would suggest touchless carwashes. Do a search "touchless car washes near me" and you might find one close
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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoyt66 View Post
    I would suggest touchless carwashes. Do a search "touchless car washes near me" and you might find one close
    ^^^^^this

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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    This is it? The most relevant and important question on the entire board and it gets 5 posts? lol. I want to know more, as I now don't have time to spend 4 hours hand washing my car every week. I was told by a guy that said touchless washes can be harsher because the soaps have to be harsher to dissolve dirt without physical agitation. So now should I be avoiding touchless car washes? I'm going to use collinite 476 this month.

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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by buddiiee View Post
    This is it? The most relevant and important question on the entire board and it gets 5 posts? lol. I want to know more, as I now don't have time to spend 4 hours hand washing my car every week. I was told by a guy that said touchless washes can be harsher because the soaps have to be harsher to dissolve dirt without physical agitation. So now should I be avoiding touchless car washes? I'm going to use collinite 476 this month.
    4 hours to wash!
    Every week! Wow I been so doing it wrong... Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?


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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by DETAILROOKIE View Post
    First off, congratulations on the new car, it is beautiful.

    When I lived in an apartment, I took my car through the car wash frequently and used Collinite 845 and Fk1000p with great success! My car was Black and used to get asked how I kept the car so wet looking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dlc95 View Post
    Highest performance I ever used was Duragloss 111. Probably even better when used with their 601 Bonding Agent.

    A customer had Collinite 476 that delivered incredible repellency.

    We at the car wash were surprised at how long the Duragloss lasted on the bosses car though.

    I used Zymol Concours on his Sunday driver (2011 Corvette), that managed to withstand multiple tunnel washes..
    Does collinite have chemical cleaners in it?

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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by buddiiee View Post
    This is it? The most relevant and important question on the entire board and it gets 5 posts? lol. I want to know more, as I now don't have time to spend 4 hours hand washing my car every week.
    When a vehicle is maintained and you have a decent set up, you should be able to hand wash in about 30 minutes.

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    Re: Best products for new cars that go through automatic car washes frequently?

    Quote Originally Posted by buddiiee View Post
    This is it? The most relevant and important question on the entire board and it gets 5 posts? lol. I want to know more, as I now don't have time to spend 4 hours hand washing my car every week. I was told by a guy that said touchless washes can be harsher because the soaps have to be harsher to dissolve dirt without physical agitation. So now should I be avoiding touchless car washes? I'm going to use collinite 476 this month.
    Everyone has the same amount of time. You just choose to spend yours on something else. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to hand wash a car and bi weekly is more than enough.

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