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Old 10-29-2018, 01:19 AM
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So i have a 12 g37xs with the factory bumper and skirts kit. I can't seem to find a carwash that I can drive into without scraping the bumper. Anyone else run into this problem? Am i stuck hand washing? Is there a way to put swap bumpers to not have the low lip?
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:39 AM
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What kind of car wash are you trying to drive into? Every one around here (that I would consider using) are all flat going from the outside to inside.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:52 PM
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I try to stick to touch-less car washes or the ones with the spray gun you do yourself. Mostly cause I don't want their brushes to scratch my car. I'd suggest you do the same.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:58 PM
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It's just the auto car wash but they all seem to have that guide rail that's elevated and that's what I cant clear.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:59 PM
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I try to stick to touch-less car washes or the ones with the spray gun you do yourself. Mostly cause I don't want their brushes to scratch my car. I'd suggest you do the same.
ahhh ok there aren't a lot of those around here. I will have to go hunting. Are the auto washed notorious for paint scratching ?
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:03 PM
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ANything that touches the paint can scratch it. Most autowashes will use brushes or those washing curtain things that have gone through tons of dirty cars before seeing yours.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:01 PM
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Have you lowered the car? I have a '13 xS sedan and I don't have any issues with scraping the bumper or side skirts.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:45 PM
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Touch-less to the win!!
If you don't feel like do it yourself, there are some touch-less auto car wash out there
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ahhh ok there aren't a lot of those around here. I will have to go hunting. Are the auto washed notorious for paint scratching ?
Yes but more clear coat scratching than paint. I avoid it just to be safe and it helps that there's a touch-less one closer to my home. There was one time where the brush took my aftermarket mirror cover off. It popped back on but it made me think of how hard it was hitting my car to be able to take that off.
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Yea touch-less FTW . I have two near my house I have NEVER been in to a car wash LOL.
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