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This is a discussion on Hangin' at the car wash within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Let me first say I really like my WRX to look clean. I use the California duster on it every ...

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    Hangin' at the car wash

    Let me first say I really like my WRX to look clean. I use the California duster on it every night before putting the cover on (I have no garage). Occasionally I'll dust it during the day between jobs if I have time and it's really windy.
    The issue for me is that I simply lack the time to properly detail it myself.
    I'm assuming that there are plenty of others who run into the same problem. I work on average, 65-70+ hours a week between two jobs. Occasionally Sunday will be the only one I have off. Throw in laundry, shopping for food, etc. There's just no real time for detailing.
    Now, I do have time to stop by a car wash. So, I figured this thread can be used to point out good and bad places to get your car washed around the country/world if self-detailing isn't always an option.
    I'm in Las Vegas and so far the best place I've seen is Regency Auto Spa, across from UNLV on Maryland Parkway.
    It's a hand vacuum, hand wash that really seems to pay attention to detail (most of the time).
    Even better, every now and then they'll throw in a wash+wax special. For $30 they'll wash your car, wax it and even shampoo your floormats.
    I get very little water spots/drippage out of my seams afterwards and what really caught my eye was that they waxed around and under my side mirrors.
    There were a couple spots they didn't get all the wax off. But they were very minor and I got them off with a soft cloth myself later on. It seems they use a very soft wax and it wasn't difficult to fine-tune the detailing later that night.
    Anyways, they're the best place I've found in Las Vegas so far. Any others?

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    Worst thign about hand car washes is their supplies. Stuff gets reused, their washing mitts/sponges/towels/whatever get dirt trapped in them and then they proceed to rub them all over your car, causing some nice micromarring (or even obvious marring). I would honestly rather not have the car washed if you can't do it yourself.

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