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Old 04-12-2011, 02:59 PM
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I take my truck to the touch less wash all the time, comes out great. I think your car wash is at fault.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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I used to take mine to a brushless wash but after I applied the diamond kote protection the detailer advised me not to use it.

What I was told is that there are too many variables that the average owner cannot distinguish between if a brush-less wash is good or not good. What he has witnessed and fixed is similar out comes that is listed here. Improper setup or care of the jets can cause the power wash to be too high but the most common problem is the level of dirt on the car. He stated that depending on the dirt particles the brush-less wash can actually drag rock sediment along your rig at a very high pressure causing scratches.

I looked at this info from both sides. Does he just want me to take it there for their hand-wash...maybe but in my area the hand wash is about the same price just not as easy. I have used the brush-less wash on mine even after hearing this and not had any issues but I do not use it if I can see clumps of mud and use only to return the shine.
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Originally Posted by Wayne084 View Post
Listen to RedRam10. He's correct. I've had this done with a previous truck. Stop talking about mixing paint colors, multiple coats, and so on because you won't be using any color, you are only spraying clear over top. Around here you'd be looking at roughly $1000, however it may be more costly where you live.
What would I know? I've only been doing it for 20+ years.

I've never seen or heard of anyone doing that. If you break through the clear you have no choice but to use colour. If its not through the clear you can polish it. Even if you could / would re clear it. It would cost alot more than $1000 no matter where you are. (by any decent shop) There would be very little difference in price as the prep and dis assembly of the vehicle is pretty much the same which is probably the main reason its never done. Also any imperfection would be magnified by the additional clearcoat making the truck look worse not better.
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I think you mean Aston Martin, Austin was the original maker of the Mini.
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