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is it sufficient to jack up one side of the car (hydraulic jack of course) and just give her a good blasting?<p>i just spent 10 days with my car parked 200 ft. from the ocean and she needs cleaned ASAP.<p>i wish i had a grass sprinkler that i could just drive over to get a good rinse.
 

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Re: washing your car's belly (phuz)

Find a <B><U>touchless</U> </B>car wash and pick the option with the undercarriage wash. If you have a power washer you can probably do what you are talking about, but it might just be worth the $7 to go to the car wash.
 

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Re: washing your car's belly (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Find a <B><U>touchless</U> </B>car wash and pick the option with the undercarriage wash. If you have a power washer you can probably do what you are talking about, but it might just be worth the $7 to go to the car wash.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>don't people have problems with their wheels getting scuffed?
 

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Re: washing your car's belly (phuz)

A couple I have been on have a small ramp of sorts that you have to put your left front tire on to let the machine know your car is in the correct spot. On each side of the ramp are metal tubes that can help to guide your tire in the middle of the "ramp". If you aim for the inside edge of your LF tire, at the worst you might scrape the inside of your wheel. I can see if people were careless how they might have scraped the outside edge, but if you are careful you can avoid it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A couple I have been on have a small ramp of sorts that you have to put your left front tire on to let the machine know your car is in the correct spot. On each side of the ramp are metal tubes that can help to guide your tire in the middle of the "ramp". If you aim for the inside edge of your LF tire, at the worst you might scrape the inside of your wheel. I can see if people were careless how they might have scraped the outside edge, but if you are careful you can avoid it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>if its a risk (even slightly) of scratching my beautiful pegs, then its not happening.<br>high pressure hose and hydraulic jack it is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dont use that type of wash, that is OLD SKOOL. The new ones should'nt have rails to guide you. Matt, come down here and I'll give you a free wash <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Matt, come down here and I'll give you a free wash <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>i really hope you're talking about my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i really hope you're talking about my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br><IMG SRC="http://www.britishpressphoto.org/geraintlewis/Johnny_Vegas.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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ugh. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: washing your car's belly (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>don't people have problems with their wheels getting scuffed?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>YES!!!!!!!!<p>DO NOT TAKE YOUR R THROUGH THOSE THINGS<p>I learned the hard way......drove my Cayenne demo through one....sheares all 4 valve stems and ruined the turbo wheels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: washing your car's belly (nobbe3728)

What I think the guys who mention touchless are talking about are just that - touchless. No brushes, etc. Just drive in and a wand goes around your car spraying soap and water. The two that are right up the street from me have a row of jets that go off as you drive in and shoot the underbelly. <p>THis is kind of like going to a spray booth and but having it done for you. Not quite as good as a brush wash, but those will get you in the end.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Evil E</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's no substitute for washin' it yourself.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>and yes...for this you need a lift.
 

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Or a powerwash with an angled arm. (They do make these)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nobbe3728</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>YES!!!!!!!!<p>DO NOT TAKE YOUR R THROUGH THOSE THINGS<p>I learned the hard way......drove my Cayenne demo through one....sheares all 4 valve stems and ruined the turbo wheels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was wonding how my Maxima's valve stem was cut. I have completely forgot about the car wash that I went through. That had to be the offender.
 
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