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Seattle/Eastside Carwash recommendation?

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:00 AM
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Seattle/Eastside Carwash recommendation?

Just moved up here recently from the greater L.A. area...can anybody recommend a good (i.e. won't leave nasty swirls all over my shiny new R56) car wash / auto salon in the Seattle/Bellevue area?

I took my wife's RSX to the Brown Bear in Kirkland, and they ended up Armor-Alling the ENTIRE interior of her car....it looked like it had been dipped in grease. Plus they did a crappy job on the exterior...

I just want to make sure that I don't end up with a greasy MINI.
 
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:43 AM
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Bit the bullet and got a $25 wash at Park Place Ltd in Bellevue, figured they'd do a good job since they sell such pricey cars. It's a pretty low-budget operation, though, in the back of a business park next to the 520 freeway...they pulled the car indoors to dry it off, where it sat next to some BMWs and Ferraris that were being waxed.

Took 45 minutes (!) to wash+dry, and in the end they didn't even do that good of a job. Scratched the clearcoat near the driver-side door handle, nicked the plastic on the inside of the door, and leftover cleaning gunk shot up onto the windshied once I got the car up to speed.

Got it washed again this week, at a drive-thru Elephant in Bellevue. Much better job. Took maybe ten minutes, tops. Only cost $14. Go figure.
 
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Car Wash

Elephant or Brown Bear are the best drive-thrus.

Check out Chester Dorsey for a nice detailing shop.
 

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Jump on the Seattle Club Forum and they will help you out!!!!

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