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Just a quick backstory:

Had to run to the local home improvement store this past weekend. Stopped to get gas when I was leaving, and the station had one of the drive-thru washes that so many of them have. As I filled up and was driving away, I couldn't help but notice the somewhat startling condition of the brushes in the wash bay:


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Of course, the first thought that crossed my mind, and I'm sure the same as all of you, was "STAY AWAY!!!"

However, I have some prototype goods at home that need some testing. Because of this, I made a sacrifice for the greater good, and $8, much gnashing of teeth, and about 90 seconds of tears later, here is what my paint looked like in the bright sun later that day:


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And the following morning in different light:


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In the interest of full disclosure, my paint was not perfect before hand, but I'd say 95%+. Since the last correction, I've done 2 2-bucket washes and 3 Rinseless Washes on it. Being black, there was a light amount of wash damage that could be seen. However, the amount of damage that this single wash inflicted upon it was pretty shocking, wouldn't you agree?!?
 

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cunts
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Any before pictures?
 

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Yake is a Fgt
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You can see the hood in the first pic
 

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Thing is, probably 80% of people are OK with the pictures you just posted.
 

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I use car washes all the time... but only to screw things up so I have a canvas to test products on ;)
 

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Drive thru car washes all winter.......paint correction in the spring. I'm going to do it anyway, might as well have a clean truck a few times during the salt season. Then again now that I got rid of the black TBSS and have a silver fullsize it maybe gets washed 4 times all winter just to get the salt off and I have been known to handwash my car in the driveway when the temps are just above freezing.
 

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I got one for ya nick!
 

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Got pressure washer at work i use couple times winter to get salt off truck will never see touchless car wash.... Used to bitch at the ex when she would go through one with her car....


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