The local car wash

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  1. coffeeroffey

    coffeeroffey Funster

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    I have had a rather unexpected experience with our local car wash which is run by Russian/East European staff. My panel van conversion was looking a bit grubby so off I went to get it cleaned, you sit in the cab while they pressure wash and clean, you pay the money and drive off.
    It was not until I got back to the storage area that I noticed several white patches on the (silver) paintwork which were not there before, it is impossible to prove but it was more than likely due to the pressure wand being held too close to the bodywork. I have just had a quote to repair the damage which is £315.00 + vat !!!!!:Eeek:
    I find it quite telling that the company that gave me the quote said to me that they frequently see this kind of damage.
    In future I will be cleaning it myself with a bucket and sponge!!
     
  2. JackieP

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    I feel your pain.

    We once took our 1987 Hymer in pristine condition to our local car wash. We'd just come back from a long trip and it was pretty grubby. The guys there used a spray on degreasant which ran down and 'burned' the 5 inch aluminium trim that went all round the van. They did their best to put it right but years later the marks were still visible despite me using solvol autosol and wire wool in desperation to get rid of them.

    That's the danger of using a company who doesn't really understand their own products and the effects they can have.

    It's a bucket and sponge for us now too!
     
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  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    I expect the training these guys get consists of just a few words while the boss points at various items.

    Bucket
    Sponge
    Pressure washer
    Cloth

    Take money & give it to me.

    Say "have a nice day"
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Lots of local damage around here too, over strength TFR
    many hand prints on car roofs Silver suffers more than most other colours:Doh:
    You pays Peanuts you get Monkeys:RollEyes:
     
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