PDA

View Full Version : Car Wash Boat Cleaning



jpetty3023
01-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Anyone use the DIY car wash places to detail your boat? Is it possible that any of the ingredients in the different soaps/waxes might hurt the boat. I took the boat today and gave her a good wash, mainly because I miss her. 5 bucks gets ya 20 mins and she looks great now but no sure long term if the chemicals at the car wash might do damage

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/B403552F-39E7-4FF7-BB5A-B1E3C616EC14-55494-0000078CC7E7D897.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/6951789C-CBD1-431A-A4F8-BFC62364646E-55494-0000078CE1A838AB.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/3F5D68A9-6DF4-4128-AC08-E2FA32900692-55494-0000078CDD51D58A.jpg

Gotta give the tow rig some detail love to every once in a while

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/A7ADF24B-5D62-4C56-AD76-47732F4AAF41-55494-0000078CEA80442E.jpg


sent from my ipad2 via a wireless network which usually sucks

Boonejeepin
01-17-2013, 08:11 PM
I doubt it will damage anything but some of the cleaning agents will strip the wax.

mmandley
01-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Depending on what items you use, As for the exterior non of it will hurt the boat. It will strip wax as Russ said.

Degresser will dry out the rubber, it can also bleach the interior if it gets on there.

Interior i wouldnt use any soaps form a car wash on, it could cause fading, bleaching, drying, and the pressure hose can causing tearing in the seams.

Other then that i dont see a problem.

I personaly hand wash and wax the boat, only use leather cleaner, and 303 on the interior for maintenance. As a daily cleaner i use Tuff Stuff which is a general porpuse spray.

rca
01-17-2013, 08:28 PM
I stop and wash mine every time I take her out of the river. Of course the river is brackish so I figure the car wash is a better option. Did it for a couple of years on my other boat and never saw any issues with it.

KG's Supra24
01-17-2013, 08:34 PM
Great looking setup Jason. Looks clean :D

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

jpetty3023
01-17-2013, 08:38 PM
Great looking setup Jason. Looks clean :D

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

Thanks KG, think ill keep this one for a bit.......💂


sent from my ipad2 via a wireless network which usually sucks

chadjitsu1
01-19-2013, 02:58 PM
That is one good looking boat man. I love the orange color combo.

Boonejeepin
01-19-2013, 08:18 PM
That is one good looking boat man. I love the orange color combo.

I agree. Looks pretty sharp with the black cover on.

jmvotto
01-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Petty, nice work.

5 bucks up north gets you like 6 minutes.....ugh!

jpetty3023
01-19-2013, 10:18 PM
That's not enough time to get the tires cleaned Joe.

5 bucks gets ya 25 minutes, not a bad deal

mmandley
01-20-2013, 10:36 AM
That's not enough time to get the tires cleaned Joe.

5 bucks gets ya 25 minutes, not a bad deal

Dam, fuel and car washes are the shiz in Texas.

Even in AZ it takes me 10 bucks to wash my truck, and thats being fast about it LOL.

I just hand wash it now because 40 a month is a lot to waste on washing the truck, id rather save it for beer after i wash the truck LOL

viking
01-25-2013, 09:39 PM
I would stay away from the brushes. Any dirt and rocks left in the bristles will act like sandpaper to your finish. I don't use them ever.
Bring your own wash MIT as you know where it's been. Other than that, just have a pocket full of quarters.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

mmandley
01-26-2013, 08:27 AM
I would stay away from the brushes. Any dirt and rocks left in the bristles will act like sandpaper to your finish. I don't use them ever.
Bring your own wash MIT as you know where it's been. Other than that, just have a pocket full of quarters.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

I normally use the power sprayer on the brush before i use the brush, but yes almost all my scratches on all my cars up till the F350s were prolly from the wash. I used to never hand wash my cars.

Now i have to as the 350 doesnt fit in the auto wash at all and when i goto the you wash it yourself places it takes literally 10-20 bucks in quarters.

Cheaper to just do it myself.

I have been thinking of buying this wash brush from Costco to wash with instead. Will make it easier, there is a lot of realestate to wash on that truck LOL.

dusty2221
01-26-2013, 11:49 PM
Is your 350 over 7ft tall?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2

mmandley
01-26-2013, 11:59 PM
Is your 350 over 7ft tall?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2

If have to measure but i think its exactly 7ft tall, but its the size of the tires that stops me from using anykind of auto wash up here. They woudnt even let my F150 in when it had 33x10 and this one has larger tires then that.

dusty2221
01-27-2013, 12:19 AM
That's cray, those are donuts!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2

jpetty3023
01-27-2013, 12:32 AM
^^^yuppers, I though you PNW dudes rolled around in jacked up 4x4 lumber trucks heading out for the big gold rush after a cold day of log swamping just outside of the Alaskan wilderness


sent from my ipad2 via a wireless network which usually sucks

mmandley
01-27-2013, 10:42 AM
^^^yuppers, I though you PNW dudes rolled around in jacked up 4x4 lumber trucks heading out for the big gold rush after a cold day of log swamping just outside of the Alaskan wilderness


sent from my ipad2 via a wireless network which usually sucks

Hey hey Simmer Down Cow Herders.
I said that was on my F150 LOL
F350 is rolling 35x12.5x20s

Now when i was in Texas last year i saw some dam big trucks, matter a fact one was a Dodge with a 12inch lift rolling 24a with mud tires pulling a M/C lol.

rdlangston13
01-28-2013, 07:27 PM
Ahhh yes that would be Travis pulling his waterjunkies/exile MC.


Sent from my iPhone

mmandley
01-28-2013, 07:56 PM
Ahhh yes that would be Travis pulling his waterjunkies/exile MC.


Sent from my iPhone

Yes sir it was, we actually helped him change a boat tire on Sunday and then took him to lunch LOL Before we headed to Dallas to fly home