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How do you wash your I-Pace and what's your general recommendation? I live in an area where it snows, so in winters, need to ensure that the chemicals are cleaned out along with the dirt.
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I actually only wash our cars after it rains, a tree saps or a bird does a bombing. In So. Calif, we can go months and months between full washes.

We use a CA car duster on our cars daily (they are even sold at Rolls-Royce dealers). They quickly and easily remove light dust and do not scratch paint (even black).

I then use Meguiar's spray detailer for spot cleaning and clean the glass with Invisible Glass (spray, not foam).

Wheels get a damp microfiber cloth and diluted Simple Green (works so well).

If the car needs washing, I use Meguiar's Caranuba wash, Meguiar's car wash puffs/sponges and then I use a high powered blower to remove the bulk of the water and then dry the cars in the garage with soft, thick microfiber drying towels or 100% cotton towels I use just for cars.

Every 3-4 months I wax the cars with synthetic Meguiar's wax. Shines like the top of the Chrysler building

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How do you wash your I-Pace and what's your general recommendation? I live in an area where it snows, so in winters, need to ensure that the chemicals are cleaned out along with the dirt.
I use automated car washes, brushless or brushed it really doesn’t matter. At the end of 2-5 years of ownership I doubt the value of the car is going to be significantly different between my car and one that was pampered by hand.
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I use automated car washes, brushless or brushed it really doesn’t matter. At the end of 2-5 years of ownership I doubt the value of the car is going to be significantly different between my car and one that was pampered by hand.
It's not about the value at the end of ownership. It is about how amazing your car looks during ownership! I personally like to wash my car by hand, it is therapeutic for me. A nice wax goes a long way to keeping the car clean as less can stick to the car. I use mostly Meguiar products also.
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Hand wash or, at worst, the "laser" brushless car washes (I do the laser car wash far more than hand washing, I simply don't have time). Never, ever take a car you care about through a car wash that uses the big spinning foam brushes. I cringe just thinking about it.
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How do you wash your I-Pace and what's your general recommendation? I live in an area where it snows, so in winters, need to ensure that the chemicals are cleaned out along with the dirt.
If you are opposed to taking your car through an automated wash and prefer to wash by hand, you should be able to:
1) Power Rinse the car
2) Power spray a detergent foam the entire car
3) Power Rinse the car

That can hold you for a bit until you can do the two-bucket hand wash or whatever you prefer for regular washes. Mostly you are trying to reduce the impact of the chemicals and water spotting.

For the paint, if you can afford to do it, you might put on a ceramic film or a ceramic coat to create a better barrier in front of the clear coat and paint. These also rinse off much easier.

I don't live in snow country, so perhaps you an get some good advice from someone who has already gone through a winter.
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Our water is so dang hard here in Phoenix that you have to prefilter (or use distilled as a rinse). I basically use the touchless car wash maybe 2x a month. I've found a place with a Mark VII system that does a good job, I just wish the manufacturer would list where they were all installed so that I could maybe find a closer one.
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I use automated car washes, brushless or brushed it really doesn’t matter. At the end of 2-5 years of ownership I doubt the value of the car is going to be significantly different between my car and one that was pampered by hand.
It's not about the value at the end of ownership. It is about how amazing your car looks during ownership! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] I personally like to wash my car by hand, it is therapeutic for me. A nice wax goes a long way to keeping the car clean as less can stick to the car. I use mostly Meguiar products also.
Whatever makes you happy! I guess outside a car show I have never marveled at someone’s shiny car...can’t say I have ever noticed someone’s car being shinier than mine either.

To me washing a car by hand is as therapeutic as having my teeth cleaned.

Maybe this is why I don’t concern myself with a car wash...

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I use automated car washes, brushless or brushed it really doesn’t matter. At the end of 2-5 years of ownership I doubt the value of the car is going to be significantly different between my car and one that was pampered by hand.
It's not about the value at the end of ownership. It is about how amazing your car looks during ownership! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] I personally like to wash my car by hand, it is therapeutic for me. A nice wax goes a long way to keeping the car clean as less can stick to the car. I use mostly Meguiar products also.
Whatever makes you happy! I guess outside a car show I have never marveled at someone’s shiny car...can’t say I have ever noticed someone’s car being shinier than mine either.

To me washing a car by hand is as therapeutic as having my teeth cleaned.

Maybe this is why I don’t concern myself with a car wash...

https://fbwat.ch/1k1U18ZW4vtKrJwr
I suppose this might also be a factor in decreasing my enthusiasm for hand washing a car. This is normal for 4-5 months of the year...
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Whatever makes you happy! I guess outside a car show I have never marveled at someone’s shiny car...can’t say I have ever noticed someone’s car being shinier than mine either.

To me washing a car by hand is as therapeutic as having my teeth cleaned.
In all of that snow, I would not notice either. Fortunately the car wash and shininess is more for me, as I do notice and it does make me happy. I also enjoy a good teeth cleaning, so maybe I am just a bit off!
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