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post #1 of 9 Old 21st January 2017, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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WHERE to wash?

Hi guys,
Recently moved house, and have gone from a private driveway, where I can wash in peace and get all the toys out, to about 3ft of gravel facing onto a busy road.
Are there places you can go/rent or something so you can do your stuff? I can't exactly do a lot with the rush hour traffic on my doorstep :'( What are my options in the UK?

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Any friends or family with driveways that you could rent for a few beers? That was the way I always managed until I was able to get my own suitable driveway. I would be happy to lend you mine, but the commute might be difficult.
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Might want to look into a waterless wash system.

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Also some good tips if you need to use a wash bay.

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Seems like wash bays aren't really a thing in the UK, and a waterless wash wouldn't work too well as I physically can't be stood in the road scrubbing down :'(
No local family, but I think I could try pestering workmates who are almost local...

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I have this problem seeing as I cant park outside my house, and it'll be on a road even if I could...

Thankfully my parents have a drive, so usually do it on a Sunday when I pop over for the roast.

What about a pressure washer at a garage? I notice there is one a a few petrol stations round me. One is a cheaper pressure washer on its own, and the other is a Shell Garage (Watford) with soaps and that. I would use those and follow the tips from the CG video above.

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I've had the same problem, no more garage and driveway for me.
I've started paying someone to give mine a monthly wash then just give it a little clean with the waterless wash.
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Well I have left it a couple of days before resorting to the obvious....

I would try this place..



No sponges, no climbing over the car, and given that she was the "cleanyourcar " girl for ages she should know what she is doing

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Gosh darn it rackingman

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