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Can I damage my car with jet wash?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by mmm355, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

    May 19, 2005
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    This may sound like a daft question but the 355 needs a wash and I haven't time to do it manually - zymol etc will happen soon I hope - but question is if I use high power jet wash, is there any damage I can do through the engine cover, side vents etc?
     
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  3. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    take a leaf out of dales book and dont wash it
     
  4. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    If you drop it on the car that could damage it...:D
     
  5. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    I do mine with a jet wash , no prob.
     
  6. f328nvl

    f328nvl Formula Junior

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    It's a car - what else would any normal person who can't be bothered with a bucket of water wash it with?

    jg
     
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  8. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    I believe a Jet wash/steam cleaner is the best thing to wash a car with. Give it a good rinse down with the jet wash being careful of the sensitive parts i.e. vents, painted plastic, window seals, radiator etc (also make sure the water not too hot). Then sponge the car down rinse again then chamois leather. Easy. I believe this is better then a bucket/hose wash as you don't soak the car with so much water.
     
  9. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    No problem with doing the body with a jet wash.

    I watched the Paris Dealer staff clean my 360 and a friend's 355 at the same time. All V8 Ferrari's up to 355 should not have their engine bay washed with a jet wash but 360/430's can.

    The guy went on in French about reasons and electrics but I can't speak the lingo so just nodded.
     
  10. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

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    Ah oui, bien sur. Merci
     
  11. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    Check for stone-chips 1st,and if there are any, particularly on plastic parts such as bumpers, DO NOT pressure wash those areas, you will make the chips MUCH larger!!!

    Apart from that, you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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  13. Foxy_355

    Foxy_355 Formula Junior

    Sep 27, 2004
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    It might be worth making sure the bits round the doors are nice and dry. They rusted on our 355! :(

    Foxy x
     
  14. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

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    Good advice - thx
     
  15. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Depends if your cars a Rust Bucket cos the jet will rip off the paint work :D
     
  16. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Home from work then mate
     
  17. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    You got me sussed Davy :D
     
  18. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    I reckon you need a laptop and a G3 card mate
     
  19. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    why dont you get a job posting on here rob lay pays me so the site looks busy
     
  20. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Does he pay you to talk sh1te too?
     
  21. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    no but i have been paid to talk and sh1te at the same time where is that picture
     
  22. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    #19 closeshave, Sep 23, 2005
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    here ya go mate:
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  23. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    stevef; Don't you look handsome, intelligent, studious, we could have a sculpture named after this work of art, like 'The Thinker' but differently worded. :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    I am laughing too much to sign off -------
     
  24. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    :D :D :D,steve i wash it daily:D
     
  25. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    Davy that pic's great m8 but ive got some nice one's of my car on the ramp if you'd like to see them m8:D :D :D
     

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