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  1. #1
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    Default Car Wash Boat Cleaning

    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







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




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    Default Car Wash Boat Cleaning

    I doubt it will damage anything but some of the cleaning agents will strip the wax.
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    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.
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    Default Car Wash Boat Cleaning

    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.
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    Great looking setup Jason. Looks clean

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    Default Car Wash Boat Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    Great looking setup Jason. Looks clean

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


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    That is one good looking boat man. I love the orange color combo.

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    Default Car Wash Boat Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by chadjitsu1 View Post
    That is one good looking boat man. I love the orange color combo.
    I agree. Looks pretty sharp with the black cover on.
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    1180 under the playpen
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    Petty, nice work.

    5 bucks up north gets you like 6 minutes.....ugh!
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    That's not enough time to get the tires cleaned Joe.

    5 bucks gets ya 25 minutes, not a bad deal
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