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Old 03-21-2018, 06:13 PM
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Has anyone taken their cab through a touchless car wash and had any damage to the top? I recently purchased an E550 cab and hate all the crap that gets on it in the winter. Normally I would hand wash, but that gets difficult in the winter.
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Has anyone taken their cab through a touchless car wash and had any damage to the top? I recently purchased an E550 cab and hate all the crap that gets on it in the winter. Normally I would hand wash, but that gets difficult in the winter.
I’ve never taken any expensive auto I’ve owned through a car wash, let alone a soft top convertible (and I’ve owned 2 soft top convertibles).

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it says on the manual don't, the seals gonna fail and any automatic carwash will damage the pain no matter touchless or not
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I have run my cab through the touchless car wash probably three or four times in the course of a year. I see no evidence of damage and in fact the top looks much better than when I hand wash it. I think it is much better to have a touchless car wash than to leave all the "crap" that gets on a car during the winter. Street salt and sand, air pollution, dirty snow etc... I would not over do it but during the winter, sounds like a good idea to me.
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I've done it several times without issue. Living in Massachusetts, it is a necessity sometimes, especially to get under carriage (winter s**t, road salt). Sorry, but I cannot accept any car, even a luxury car is so delicate, it cannot survive occasionally going through a touchless car wash.
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I do it all the time, no problem at all.
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I do it often, never any issues. Key word: touchLESS.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:08 PM
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I use whatever brushless car wash there is (they're all brushless now). Been doing it a couple of times a month for 3 years at least.

My dealer runs them through a local car wash after service so I don't worry too much about it.
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The important thing to remember is to defeat the auto trunk option with the foot. If you don't, the undercarriage sprays could falsely open your trunk as it's being washed.
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