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Old 12.08.2010, 18:58
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If those are your significant other and significant object, then you are in good shape.
She's only using one bucket - on a Lambo!!!!!

Fortunately my toys haven't reached the level of needing 2 buckets.
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Old 12.08.2010, 19:25
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I saw some bikini babes washing a Viper in Lausanne one day as a show. They were rubbing the car in a sensual manner etc... Only problem was that once the car was clean, it was full of scratch marks due to the dirty sponges and te buttons on the bikini and jewelry that the girls were wearing.

Thanks but no thanks, not for my cars
Omit the bikinis and the jewelry and your cars will be fine.
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For a woman washing a car - she does appear to be over dressed
She refused to wear the micro fibre bikini.

Hence she had to clean the car in the snow. Crime and punishment

PS. She was using two buckets, the other is out of shot
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Old 12.08.2010, 19:32
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Omit the bikinis and the jewelry and your cars will be fine.
And maybe give them some lessons on washing a car. Too many people just do it wrong.
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If those are your significant other and significant object, then you are in good shape.
Thank you kindly!

It was one of only 10 manual Superleggeras. Bought it from the factory, it was the same car Clarkson drove on the Top Gear special "best driving roads".

Now sold, but replaced with a 16M and an LP560 Spyder. Kept the wife, she's good at cleaning cars
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I don't use brushes or the automatic washers. Overtime they leave scratch marks. I spray the car down and only need to spend 5-7 chf to get my rides clean. I wax and claybar them now and then as well.

I saw some bikini babes washing a Viper in Lausanne one day as a show. They were rubbing the car in a sensual manner etc... Only problem was that once the car was clean, it was full of scratch marks due to the dirty sponges and te buttons on the bikini and jewelry that the girls were wearing.

Thanks but no thanks, not for my cars

you got a claybar here ??????? where?
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Old 13.08.2010, 02:07
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Re: Washing the Car

I bought online from the US.
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Old 13.08.2010, 12:32
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Not even... I take it for a drive in heavy rain. Needless to say, my car has been pretty clean this "summer"...
In summer the windows never get that dirty anyway. What about winter....snow doesn't do the same job and the salt does build up a bit.
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I am interested in how people wash their cars over here
Jetwash at ROC Ueberlandstrasse. Shampoo Program first, then I use my own micro fiber sponge to loosen the dirt, then clear water. Perfectly clean for about 5 Franks. Hoovering I do at home, interior cleaning also with another micro fiber thingy. Wax&Polish once a year before winter. Sometimes in winter, when in Germany, I also do a full program wash in a brushless car wash (with under carriage wash).
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Re: Washing the Car

Thought this would be the most relevant thread to ask in, even though it's a bit old, but is it even allowed to wash your car in the Blue Zone (Zurich)? I've never seen anyone doing it and I thought before I buy the stuff I'd ask. What about car maintenance in the Blue Zone like an oil change, is that allowed if i promise not to spill any?
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no and no - cops will be there before you have even taken the oil cap off, and will be presented with photos of your wrong doing by the local snooper
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Old 14.03.2012, 12:14
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Re: Washing the Car

I wash my car at least once/week.
They just added one extra program at the jet wash I usually go - rim cleaning. I always start with this one before prewash, and while prewashing (1-2 min), the sprayed solution removes all the dust on the rims.
I used to bring my own spray before having this fantastic program (Nigrin Ė one of the best I used so far) but itís quite expensive and it lasts only for max. 2 months (8-9 washing sessions).
I donít dry it, I use liquid wax, itís enough to drive back home and the water is gone.

Iím not using the brushes (as I have metalized paint), nevertheless during the winter I go there at least every month for chassis cleaning (road salt removal to prevent rust).

What are you guys using for exhaust end-pipes cleaning?
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Old 14.03.2012, 12:21
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I wash my car at least once/week.
They just added one extra program at the jet wash I usually go - rim cleaning. I always start with this one before prewash, and while prewashing (1-2 min), the sprayed solution removes all the dust on the rims.
I used to bring my own spray before having this fantastic program (Nigrin Ė one of the best I used so far) but itís quite expensive and it lasts only for max. 2 months (8-9 washing sessions).
I donít dry it, I use liquid wax, itís enough to drive back home and the water is gone.

Iím not using the brushes (as I have metalized paint), nevertheless during the winter I go there at least every month for chassis cleaning (road salt removal to prevent rust).


What are you guys using for exhaust end-pipes cleaning?
Is this in Neuchatel? Which one is this? Would be nice to have a wheel cleaning program.
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Old 14.03.2012, 12:26
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Thought this would be the most relevant thread to ask in, even though it's a bit old, but is it even allowed to wash your car in the Blue Zone (Zurich)? I've never seen anyone doing it and I thought before I buy the stuff I'd ask. What about car maintenance in the Blue Zone like an oil change, is that allowed if i promise not to spill any?
"is that allowed if i promise not to spill any?"

Who are you going to promise that to?

Changing the oil at home is a pain the the 4rse.
The engine should be hot, so the drain plug is too hot to touch and the oil boiling, a high risk of getting burnt.
Usually I drop the red hot sump plug in the bowl which then fills with redhot oil, so more fishing trying to get it out.
The car has to be jacked up, if it has a sump guard that has to come off.

Then you have a gallon of oil to get rid off, so a trip to the dump is required sooner or later.

If there's one job job I don't mind paying for, it's this one. Even at CH rates.

If you do insist on DIY, find an industrial estate somewhere and do it on a Sunday hidden in a corner in someones car park.
That's where I change my winter/sommer wheels over.
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Old 14.03.2012, 12:37
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Re: Washing the Car

Yes, it's in Neuchatel
Av. Edouard Dubois 28

http://www.romarosa.ch/romaroEnvironnement.htm

Only 2 spots but the water and wax quality is the best (no calcar, etc).
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Old 14.03.2012, 12:55
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I am interested in how people wash their cars over here - and will add a word of warning.
when i wash my car, i hire 12 nubile young virgins to apply cleaning products onto their naked bodies and writhe around provocatively on the paintwork until it a pleasing lustre is achieved.
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Old 14.03.2012, 13:03
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when i wash my car, i hire 12 nubile young virgins to apply cleaning products onto their naked bodies and writhe around provocatively on the paintwork until it a pleasing lustre is achieved.
Who'd want a 2nd hand shiney virgin?
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when i wash my car, i hire 12 nubile young virgins to apply cleaning products onto their naked bodies and writhe around provocatively on the paintwork until it a pleasing lustre is achieved.
I'm pretty sure you won't find a virgin over the age of 15, you may need to rethink your cleaning procedures lest you fall foul of the law.

Are you usually sat in the car while the writhing is going on?
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I'm quite lazy but really need the interior of my car cleaned. Any suggestions between ZŁrich and Zug?
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I'm quite lazy but really need the interior of my car cleaned. Any suggestions between ZŁrich and Zug?
Yes don't use AMAG at Chur.

Tried it for the first time last Saturday in a moment of madness.
(I have been doing it myself with a jetwash since I arrived in CH in 2013).
Hoping for an expensive version of the Eastern European hand wash / vacuum service I used to use in the UK (18 quid - Hand wash , dry , polish , inside windows and dash and free smelly to hang on the rear view mirror).

Anyway handed over CHF 43 for a wash and vacuum at Amag garage Chur.
Collected car 20 minutes later.
They forgot to vacuum the passenger side of car :-(
They did not bother drying car :-(
They seem to have just jet washed it and that was it on outside.
Insect splat and marks still on windsrceen :-(

I may just as well as kept the CHF 43 and washed it in the rain.


oh and top of the experience , I bought CHF 76 worth of goods in OTIS opposite , gave girl on checkout a CHF 100 note and she handed me till ticket and some coins.
Err I gave you a CHF 100 ...answer no you didn't ...err yes I did ...then I got given another CHF 20 note.
In the UK they leave note given outside till until customer has checked change and is happy ...but here they pop into the till and then give you change
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