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Old 04-05-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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E46 convertible and automatic carwash

Any reason I should avoid using a "brushless" type carwash with my newly acquired E46 convertible? I've used the local carwash for my other vehicles without any problems, but I wasn't sure about the soft top.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:19 AM   #2
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I have the same question about a convertible
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:16 AM   #3
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:53 AM   #4
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Well, I've not been able to get any info on this specifically as it applies to my 3 series, but these guys make a few recommendations here: https://www.cars.com/articles/is-it-...1420684521740/
I have been washing my car by hand, but might take it through the local "gentle" car wash.
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Old 03-10-2020, 03:31 PM   #5
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I did this in my zhp over a year and a half ago now lol. DONT lololol water comes in though a touchless car wash. Was not fun. Not a whole lot, nothing crazy. But concerning lolol
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Old 04-24-2020, 12:55 PM   #6
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High pressure reveals leaks not otherwise noticed. Zero fun.
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:10 PM   #7
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I use the DIY pressure washers, and as long as I spray towards the back when I'm washing the side windows, and I have no leaks. If I spray towards the front, water gets in between the front and rear windows
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