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Tesco premium car wash - half price £3.00!

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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
My first post so I'm looking to feel the love please...

Just popped to tesco and they are doing their premium car wash service at £3 instead of £6.
Didn't get a chance to see how long for but think their offers normally last 2 weeks.
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#1
Excellent - my car is manky!
#2
I gave you some love!
#3
Ive just gone driving through some farmland to really get my £3 worth!
#4
Voted Hot - might just get the car done
#5
good deal for the lazy and for dulling your paint work:w00t:
#6
Dont like car washes as the damage your paintwork, £3 is a good price tho.
#7
I presume this doesn't include in people in yellow coats going around with carts offering to clean your car? Because if it is then my local Tesco Supermarket is still advertising these at "From £5" per car - well, they were 5 minutes ago when I got back from Tesco's Aldershot.
#8
Is there anyway to find out where your nearest car wash is?
#9
Pretty sure i seen it online, it states what each store has. i.e photo, direct desk

i'll have a lookie
#10
the only way is to go to [url]www.tesco.com[/url] then store locator then type in your postcode and you will need to search each store and in the bottom bit it tells you if it has a car wash or not.
#11
Bargain paint effect...

http://www.freewebs.com/gjgrafix2/detailing/Celica010.jpg
#12
If you're lazy, and don't mind damaged paintwork, then it's hot.:thumbsup:
#13
Haven't used a car wash in years. I got a brand new car in 2001 and took it in to my local Renault dealer for it's first 5K service. Only the lazy ****s couldn't be bothered to hand wash it and took it up the road to the local IMO (or whever its called).

Result - Complete fecked up paintwork on a 6 month old car (Matalic Black). As picture above, thousands of rotating brush marks.

Went balistic at Renault who apart from offering a sarcastic 'What do you want us to do, have it re-sprayed?' - I ended up getting 2 free services out of them.

Better doing it yourself of spending a couple more £'s and get some of our European friends to hand wash it. :roll:
#14
GeeJay86
Bargain paint effect...

http://www.freewebs.com/gjgrafix2/detailing/Celica010.jpg


There 'swirl marks' made from a circular hand washing motion.I'm not aware of any automatic car wash which has brushes which clean in this fashion?.If an automatic vehicle wash did mark any bodywork (the one I use does not) it would be in a straight vertical motion as that is the way the brushes operate on them ?.:thinking:
#15
pete_21
There 'swirl marks' made from a circular hand washing motion.I'm not aware of any automatic car wash which has brushes which clean in this fashion?.If an automatic vehicle wash did mark any bodywork (the one I use does not) it would be in a straight vertical motion as that is the way the brushes operate on them ?.:thinking:


That's my dad's car in the state he bought it - all corrected now.
You're right in saying that bad hand washing can cause much of this damage, and that many automated washed operate vertically. Swirls aren't necessarily circular scratches, but a combination of any angle, and the way the light radiates.
#16
nice one my car need a clean, dont care about scraches too lazy to do it myself
#17
Stevens is going to love this....Sunday, turbo wax......job done!!
#18
My nearest one is 15 miles away, not really worth it.
#19
Mine is due a wash - the last it had was at a previous Tesco reduction early last year.
#20
dont do it, they realy do **** the paint up!!
#21
Steve-O 2008
dont do it, they realy do **** the paint up!!


yep is a known fact, i prefer doing my own, do it wkly foam washed,shampooed,paintwork cleansed and sealed and waxed. not for the lazy amongst us though
doing misses corsa (super snow foam):thumbsup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/aberboy0/th_21072008014-1.jpg
#22
I always take mine to the local hand wash garage, where it's only £2.50 anyway, with no worries of scratching brushes or damaging any trim
#23
If I had a car, then I would probably try this out for £3. It can't be that bad. Heat added :-) xx
#24
My local Imo is giving a voucher for a free "top wash" in October for every one bought in September so two for £7. A bit more expensive than the Tesco offer but might be handier for the lazy amongst us who don't care about our paint work (like me) but don't have a Tesco car wash near.
#25
Let me set the record straight

If you have circular swirls in the paintwork then this is caused by the cleaning of the metal during production. Nothing to do with car wash brushes.

Also, Tesco use soft brushes which do not damage your paintwork.

I use Tesco's all the time to wash my car and the paintwork still looks the same after every wash, apart from the idiots who can't push a shopping trolley at the supermarket to save their lives. How hard is it not to hit a car in the supermarket car park? And yet Doris manages to do it every time.

Voted Hot for this post, well done
#26
They may trash the paint - but its so long since I washed it last that there is a layer of moss to protect it.
#27
To add to the "it wrecks your paint syndrome".
I actually work as a service engineer for the UKs biggest car wash manufacturer and I wash my new company van 8 times a day on average.
The paintwork is fine and more washes are now using foam "brushes" to give an even gentler wash.

The water is filtered through a painful filtering process at many sites now so the environment wins too!
The circular marks as was explained before is caused by other cleaning or manufacturing techniques.
#28
A380
To add to the "it wrecks your paint syndrome".
I actually work as a service engineer for the UKs biggest car wash manufacturer and I wash my new company van 8 times a day on average.
The paintwork is fine and more washes are now using foam "brushes" to give an even gentler wash.

The water is filtered through a painful filtering process at many sites now so the environment wins too!
The circular marks as was explained before is caused by other cleaning or manufacturing techniques.


what about the grit and dirt etc that stay in the brushes when the previous filthy car has gone through it?
#29
A380
To add to the "it wrecks your paint syndrome".
I actually work as a service engineer for the UKs biggest car wash manufacturer and I wash my new company van 8 times a day on average.


Don't you think 8 times a day is a bit excessive?
#30
Thx but theres no way I would ever put my car through a car wash. I love it too much :)
#31
I can vouch for a Tesco car wash wrecking the pain on a brand new Audi A4 TDi (denim blue). Covered in very obvious swirl marks which couldn't be polished out. First wash - car paintwork a mess - never again.

Company car mind:)
#32
A380
To add to the "it wrecks your paint syndrome".
I actually work as a service engineer for the UKs biggest car wash manufacturer and I wash my new company van 8 times a day on average.
The paintwork is fine and more washes are now using foam "brushes" to give an even gentler wash.

The water is filtered through a painful filtering process at many sites now so the environment wins too!
The circular marks as was explained before is caused by other cleaning or manufacturing techniques.


Is your van white by any chance? I don't think lighter paint colours show the marks.

I had a blue car which was badly scratched by a car wash - fine before it went through the car wash. The marks wouldn't polish out, even with machine polishing.

I reckon its the dirt/grit left on the brushes. Wouldn't chance it again.
#33
peodude
I always take mine to the local hand wash garage . . .


Yep, an expert hand job can be really satisfying . . . ;-)
#34
pete_21

GeeJay86
Bargain paint effect...

http://www.freewebs.com/gjgrafix2/detailing/Celica010.jpg

There 'swirl marks' made from a circular hand washing motion.I'm not aware of any automatic car wash which has brushes which clean in this fashion?.If an automatic vehicle wash did mark any bodywork (the one I use does not) it would be in a straight vertical motion as that is the way the brushes operate on them ?.:thinking:


I've seen that photo previously and was similarly wondering how an automatic car wash could cause such effect. :?

My only guess was that perhaps the wheel scrubs were too high, but the diameter of the swirls seems too small for the wheel scrubs.
As you say, this is either caused by hand washing/polishing or my guess is that it was caused by a powered buffer, perhaps as used in many paintshops.
I'm glad the poster has now clarified the position - the car was bought with these marks and so the origin is unknown - but I agree with you, such marks are not likely to have come from any automatic car wash.

Btw, would it surprise people if I told them that many car manufacturers (including some very prestigious ones) use automatic car washes when preparing their new cars for the press, car shows, etc?
(not public car washes, ones on their own sites)
#35
I have a 14 year old son that does it for free or he doesn't get fed, there great, everyone should have one!!:-D

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