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Old 24.01.2017, 21:08
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Re: How do you wash your car?

They are back to their normal functioning. Yes, I did google it and found the same explanation.
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Old 30.01.2017, 23:05
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Re: How do you wash your car?

I wonder if the UK style hand car washes could work here. Probably not, given the high labour costs. But given that there are so many nice cars around ZH, surely the owners would not mind paying 40/50 for a wash? I know a number of guys with expensive cars who go to (what they say) is the best auto wash in zurich (autop in Tieffenbrunnen), but to my eyes still does not compare with a proper two bucket wash.
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I wonder if the UK style hand car washes could work here. Probably not, given the high labour costs. But given that there are so many nice cars around ZH, surely the owners would not mind paying 40/50 for a wash? I know a number of guys with expensive cars who go to (what they say) is the best auto wash in zurich (autop in Tieffenbrunnen), but to my eyes still does not compare with a proper two bucket wash.
It probably does, you can easily find offers all over CH. But you're far from your suggested price, handwash starts at around 200CHF.
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Re: How do you wash your car?

chf200 for a wash only? Switzerland never fails to surprise when it comes to prices!

A hand wash in London would usually cost 10-15, including vacuuming the interior as well. I am of course not referring to a detailing job. Just a hand wash, with different sponges being used for the wheels and bodywork (i.e. two bucket method).
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chf200 for a wash only? Switzerland never fails to surprise when it comes to prices!

A hand wash in London would usually cost 10-15, including vacuuming the interior as well. I am of course not referring to a detailing job. Just a hand wash, with different sponges being used for the wheels and bodywork (i.e. two bucket method).
In this weather it's hardly worth the expense of a overly fussy hand car wash, is it, though? A weekly or every-second-week swoosh down at a half decent car wash to get the salt and road crap off the bodywork and underneath should be enough.

Save your pennies for the detailing work in the summer.
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Old 31.01.2017, 15:05
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chf200 for a wash only? Switzerland never fails to surprise when it comes to prices!

A hand wash in London would usually cost 10-15, including vacuuming the interior as well. I am of course not referring to a detailing job. Just a hand wash, with different sponges being used for the wheels and bodywork (i.e. two bucket method).
2 bucket method means one bucket for washing, one bucket for rinsing the sponge
3 bucket method adds one bucket specifically for wheels
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Old 31.01.2017, 15:12
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Re: How do you wash your car?

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Tie them?

I put them in polish and wrap them around the spokes then pull back and forth on the ends... 72 times... per wheel. Does it go faster if you tie them, is there a special knot?
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2 bucket method means one bucket for washing, one bucket for rinsing the sponge
3 bucket method adds one bucket specifically for wheels
I've learned something new today! Really thought it was linked to the wheel, but it makes sense that is as you described.
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Old 31.01.2017, 22:21
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Not sure whether you were trying to be funny but at some time you'll need to wash your headlamps, tail lamps and number plates otherwise you'll end up breaking the law.
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Old 31.01.2017, 22:30
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Not sure whether you were trying to be funny but at some time you'll need to wash your headlamps, tail lamps and number plates otherwise you'll end up breaking the law.
you wipe those regularly while the petrol runs into your tank .... well I do
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Re: How do you wash your car?

Please pardon my ignorance, since I've only recently moved to Switzerland, but can't you wash your car in your street or in your allocated parking?
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Please pardon my ignorance, since I've only recently moved to Switzerland, but can't you wash your car in your street or in your allocated parking?
No.

Only in a place which has the infrastructure to process the water.
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Old 01.02.2017, 01:33
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Not sure whether you were trying to be funny but at some time you'll need to wash your headlamps, tail lamps and number plates otherwise you'll end up breaking the law.
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you wipe those regularly while the petrol runs into your tank .... well I do
Yes, likewise, and before starting a journey as necessary, of course. Well, lights, wipers and windows anyway.
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Old 01.02.2017, 08:03
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No.

Only in a place which has the infrastructure to process the water.
What does that mean?
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Old 01.02.2017, 08:14
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Re: How do you wash your car?

I see there are so many car wash experts here.

Let's my car outside overnight. Weather does it for you. Done.
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What does that mean?
you need a water tap and a bucket list
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No.

Only in a place which has the infrastructure to process the water.
I have no idea what this means. The farmers in my village wash down their vehicles all the time. Now I know they cannot take them to the car wash but what's the difference between them using the garden hose to wash their vehicle and using the garden hose to rinse off your vehicle in your driveway?

I have never washed my van at home. I vacuum it at home. For the exterior wash I take it to the DIY wash place near my home. It has a water softener. It can get busy on a nice day but people just seem to wait patiently.

I have turned off the water to my outside taps as recommended in winter to avoid a burst pipe so rinsing my vehicle at home is not an option in winter.
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I have no idea what this means.
Getting the detergents and oil out of the water before it gets into the environment, as the road drains lead straight to the water courses.
The car washes are isolated to avoid any contamination to the environment.
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