Anyone gone through a car wash yet?

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we have a nice wash here that's a conveyor system instead of tracks

 

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Havent done a car wash yet, and probably wont for a long time. I am more worried about brushes than I am high pressure. I have a 2000 psi pressure washer and gave the baby its first bath this weekend. only area I avoided directly was the window seams, and on the rest I went for it. No leaks.

And if you have never tried it- give a foam cannon a try. Damn its fun, and u may want to do your own washes from now on.
 

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I will not take it through a car wash. Hand wash only. As for the soft top, I am using a mild car wash shampoo with no wax additives and one that will not strip the wax/soft top protection. Microfiber suds on the soft windows. Reapply cloth protectant when it stops beading.
 

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I enjoy washing my own cars, there is something i find peaceful and calming about it.A little annal also,I'll make sure that it won't rain for at least the next 4 days. It does take time but the end result is worth it. I have my obx bronco a week now and debating on paint sealing. Have not washed it yet.
 

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I took the demo through a touch free car wash and the biggest issue was some leaking from the soft top on the passenger side front.
 

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What is the hesitation of washing the soft top with anything but water? I’ve never owned one, so I’d love to hear the do’s and don’ts rather than learn them first hand.
The rinse cycle in a touch less ( I would never put the plastic windows or even the painted body through a brush cycle) will not completely rinse off the soap. Nor do I think you would want the wax and clear coat protector applied to the soft top. It might sound like good idea but I think it would destroy the waterproofing it came with
 

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And if you have never tried it- give a foam cannon a try. Damn its fun, and u may want to do your own washes from now on.
👍🏼

I haven't washed my own car in years. But for Bronco, I ordered a foam cannon for my pressure washer. Mainly due to the soft top. Most of the ST concerns about running through a car wash is the potential to scratch the windows.

Plus I expect to get the rig plenty muddy underneath and I'd rather DIY.
 

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The rinse cycle in a touch less ( I would never put the plastic windows or even the painted body through a brush cycle) will not completely rinse off the soap. Nor do I think you would want the wax and clear coat protector applied to the soft top. It might sound like good idea but I think it would destroy the waterproofing it came with
Sooooo… only take to a hand wash car wash establishment? 😬 got it. And only allow them to rinse off the soft top and treat it at home myself.. I’ve obviously never owned a soft top and honestly ordered a MIC originally. I’m excited for the swap, don’t get me wrong, especially living in Houston but it’s a new learning curve for this girl. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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On the bright side you can’t make the soft top look any worse than it already does 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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Why would you run a bronco through a car wash? It takes too long to really get it dirty and a bronco looks best when heavily dirtified.. just sayin
 

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I took my Sasquatch Soft Top through the car wash today. No issues or leaks. Nice and clean after.

As mentioned before, I have been doing that with my Wrangler soft top for years with no issues. My only hesitation was the Sasquatch wheels. I had been off roading today so thought see if it would work.

I asked the guy running the wash and he said he’d done wider wheels than mine, and had already done other Broncos (I’m in metro Detroit). I may get their membership so I can hit it once a week.
 

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I took my Sasquatch Soft Top through the car wash today. No issues or leaks. Nice and clean after.

As mentioned before, I have been doing that with my Wrangler soft top for years with no issues. My only hesitation was the Sasquatch wheels. I had been off roading today so thought see if it would work.

I asked the guy running the wash and he said he’d done wider wheels than mine, and had already done other Broncos (I’m in metro Detroit). I may get their membership so I can hit it once a week.

So no concerns about the brushes and other aspects of a car wash? I have had a membership to one locally that I love and was worried about taking the soft top through once I traded in.
 

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So no concerns about the brushes and other aspects of a car wash? I have had a membership to one locally that I love and was worried about taking the soft top through once I traded in.
I have a membership at the nearest car wash. I've been through 5-6 times now with no issues. Soft top has been fine, no leaks or issues at all.
 

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Havent done a car wash yet, and probably wont for a long time. I am more worried about brushes than I am high pressure. I have a 2000 psi pressure washer and gave the baby its first bath this weekend. only area I avoided directly was the window seams, and on the rest I went for it. No leaks.

And if you have never tried it- give a foam cannon a try. Damn its fun, and u may want to do your own washes from now on.
Foam cannon? Do tell , manufacturer/ web?
 

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Been through trackless, touchless car washes a zillion times with my bronco and all previous cars.

No issues, as expected. Don’t believe the anti car wash alarmism/dogma, at least when it comes to touchless washes.

 

 
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