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Topic # 51389 28-Nov-2009 07:00
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Any Wellington GZers know of any where that has a non contact car wash system. Challenge service stations used to have them, (water blaster type) but dont appear to any more.

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  Reply # 277167 28-Nov-2009 10:02
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try the caltex stations , they seem to be the only other company that uses them (from what ive seen)




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  Reply # 277202 28-Nov-2009 12:45
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Caltex VIC in Lower Hutt are advertising one being installed shortly..

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  Reply # 277231 28-Nov-2009 15:10
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Caltex VIC have had one for as long as I can remember. The last time I tried the Shell across the road I think they had one there as well - of course it's been a while since the car was washed;-)

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  Reply # 277243 28-Nov-2009 16:00
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Pretty sure the Shell station on Customhouse Quay/Featherston St has a big sign on their car wash to that effect. (Fires up Googlemaps...) Hmm, maybe not, but perhaps that picture is old. They're (04) 473 6074‎ :)




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  Reply # 277246 28-Nov-2009 16:27
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Actually now you guys mention it I think JVille Shell has one. Thanks for the leads.

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  Reply # 277247 28-Nov-2009 16:33
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The Caltex by the airport has one

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  Reply # 277264 28-Nov-2009 17:46
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To be honest I haven't seen a non brushless cashwash for many years now. Virtually everybody has them.

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  Reply # 277365 29-Nov-2009 00:10
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I find they dont work. I have ended up with a shiny coat over grey the last few times I have used one - touch it and a big smudge appears down to the cars colour.

Getting a refund from them is a right challange too. The angry man was telling me that my car was washed. I told them that it wasnt clean as a result.

Got a refund in the end. Worst $18 ever spent. Better to pay the neighbours kids that and give them a bucket and sponge and let them at it.




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  Reply # 277394 29-Nov-2009 08:07
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richms: I find they dont work. I have ended up with a shiny coat over grey the last few times I have used one - touch it and a big smudge appears down to the cars colour.

Getting a refund from them is a right challange too. The angry man was telling me that my car was washed. I told them that it wasnt clean as a result.

Got a refund in the end. Worst $18 ever spent. Better to pay the neighbours kids that and give them a bucket and sponge and let them at it.


They are not as good as doing it yourself agreed, but for a quick blast in between proper washes they are fine. Went to one of those fund raiser car washes a while ago and the kids were busy chucking the sponges at each other, trouble was when they hit the ground they were picking up small stones and grit, ended up with some mighty scratches along the car, so flag them now.

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