Going through car wash with one touch top?

  1. Gellie

    Gellie Well-Known Member

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    What’s the general consensus? Will it damage or wear poorly? I read somewhere (maybe on this forum ) that some of the seals might damage? I pretty particular that the black color stay black for as long as possible.
     
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    Touchless, yes.. I wouldn't think there'd be any issues unless you already have leaks.
    I have pressure washed without issues, but I generally scrub the top (on a ladder) with a soft brush and car soap.
     
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    It all depends on the carwash type. Imagine if you could put your hand on top of the roof, how would your hand fare?
    Where I am, they use the big canvas like 3" wide straps that slowly drag over the roof. I would rather have that on my hand than a high pressured jet stream or a flailing brush.
    Some purist would never let their jeep hit a car wash.
    I really don't care, because I will take through and over some really wild brush. The car wash brushes do not compare to mother nature's sage brush.
     
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    I wouldn't... I'd do the manual pressure washers only.
     
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    I have no problem taking it through the car wash. And have a number of times, with no issues. Over the couse of a number of years, I'm sure there will be fading and wear issues.

    Remeber those relatives that put heavy plastic on their couches to preserve them? The couches were almost unusable and if they ever took the plastic off, were likely out of date anyway. I bought my jeep to use and while i'd like to keep it nice, I'm not going to baby it.
     
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    I just hate all the waxes and rain X crap they have in them...then they just basically blast them on at that same time and the windshield ends of being streaky in rain.
     
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    I take mine through all the time without issue. No leaks and I ceramic coat the paint once a year.
     
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