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Unread 02-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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? for people with roof racks

I recently installed my rola and I am wondering if anyone has had any problems taking their wk through the car wash with the rack on. I usually take it for a cheap wash then hand wash it afterwords, then wax when needed.

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Unread 02-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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Depends. You should be good as long as you don't have anything on the rack. Ever since I put lights on mine I've been restricted to washing the Jeep myself (the lights will break off).
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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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I would assume it depends on the company policy of the carwash.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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I personally wouldn't do it with or without the rack on simply because the brush car cashes in my area scratch the heck out of the driver and passenger pillars. We do have a touchless really high pressure one that works well enough in the winter. I just think the WK and XK are too boxed and sharp edged for most brush wash equipment - that or the one I tried wasn't setup right.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #5
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Like said above, I would never trust an auto car wash with any of my vehicles, especially in the winter. Those auto car washes have a tendency to really scratch up your paint even without the rack on top. They hold a lot of the dirt/debris from previous cars going through. Is it nice for convenience? Sure. But a good hand wand car wash will always do a better job than any auto/drive thru. I was talking to the owner of the biggest one around me (It's 2 blocks long), and he said he wouldn't want a Jeep like mine to go through one either. He lets them, but the brushes would have a harder time cleaning it, as well as could get stuck in parts of the rack. Waste of money IMO.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:40 PM   #6
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So it looks like im going to be washing this by hand from now on. Or paying my little brother to do it
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Unread 02-27-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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If it's one of the touch free car wash that only spray water and soap you should be good depending on the height restrictions of car wash. I don't go through ones with the rollers and shams in them. Scratched my other vehicle and seen a lot of other vehicles get scratched at a lot of them
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I personally wouldn't do it with or without the rack on simply because the brush car cashes in my area scratch the heck out of the driver and passenger pillars. We do have a touchless really high pressure one that works well enough in the winter. I just think the WK and XK are too boxed and sharp edged for most brush wash equipment - that or the one I tried wasn't setup right.
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Like said above, I would never trust an auto car wash with any of my vehicles, especially in the winter. Those auto car washes have a tendency to really scratch up your paint even without the rack on top. They hold a lot of the dirt/debris from previous cars going through. Is it nice for convince? Sure. But a good hand wand car wash will always do a better job than any auto/drive thru. I was talking to the owner of the biggest one around me (It's 2 blocks long), and he said he wouldn't want a Jeep like mine to go through one either. He lets them, but the brushes would have a harder time cleaning it, as well as could get stuck in parts of the rack. Waste of money IMO.
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