Should I Wash My Car?

Hi all,

Recently bought a car (yes yes, laugh at me, I'm the AMG kid)

Getting my car washed professionally fort he first time.

I planned on getting it washed tomorrow, but the forecast looks like it may rain in Sydney throughout the week.

Do you think it's a waste to pay so much for a full detail only to have water/rain marks, and polished wash off potentially, a few days later because of rain?

Should I Wash my car?

Poll Options

  • 44
    Yes, just wash it - it isn't feasible to keep waiting for it to "not rain"
  • 183
    No, it's a waste of money. Wait till the weather is clear for at least 5-7 days after the wash

closed Comments

  • +79 votes

    Can you please drive down to the Grampians in Victoria and wash your car here? We haven't had rain for months.

  • +15 votes

    Should have got a beemer

  • +94 votes

    Not a true Ozbargainer

    You should wait till it rains then run outside with the sponge

    No money spent, car is clean.

    No need for a "professional"

    What on earth are they teaching you at Uni besides how not to cope with first world problems.

    • -94 votes

      Thanks toons. I think you can leave that particular decision to me.

      The car was pre-owned by a father of a young kid. The car is in need of a professional clean and warrants some services that can't feasibly be done at home.

      I'm getting a professional detail done for about as much as it would cost you to wash my car, If you did.

      • +135 votes

        Thanks toons. I think you can leave that particular decision to me.

        Excellent close this ridiculous thread, so far it's been obvious you can't make a decision

        The car was pre-owned by a father of a young kid. The car is in need of a professional clean and warrants some services that can't feasibly be done at home.

        So that would be the inside of the car that does't get wet when it rains, which BTW the rain was you're only concern above.

        I'm also pretty sure my hourly rate is a damn sight more than a professional car cleaner, So fine i'll wash your car, be prepared to handover the keys till you can afford to pay up.

        So get your story straight and your real concerns not just finding a way of promoting the fact you're a Uni student with an AMG it's really not that big of a deal one of my mates has a younger brother who owns an AMG 63 a Skyline Drift car and a 4WD and he hasn't finished uni yet, however he does also know how to wash the cars I've seen him do it with his bare hands.

        Enjoy your sleepless night worrying about this significant life event.

        • +9 votes

          finding a way of promoting the fact you're a Uni student with an AMG it's really not that big of a deal

          Someone mentioned in another post that it was actually an A200 with a kit. Which makes it an AMG-wannabe. If I was going to buy that car, it'd be for my girlfriend. haha

          Edit: I read further down and realised that that someone who mentioned the A200 was actually you! :)

        • +6 votes

          What do they teach at uni these days?

        • -18 votes

          I sleep peacefully. Goodnight and sweet dreams :)

        • +9 votes

          @unistudent1: Oh god you're back, you actually still don't get it do you!

        • -21 votes

          @Toons:

          Geez you're not a very bright cookie are you?

          How much of your time have you now spent replying to my thread lol?

        • +11 votes

          @unistudent1:

          Less time than it took you to learn which shoe goes on which foot.

          I can't believe you didn't learn anything from being thrown in the sin bin you have just come back to feed your ego again

        • -12 votes

          @Toons:
          It's not about feeding the ego. Though I appreciate your thought.

          It's just a tiny bit of self respect. I just don't think it's fair for some people to speak some absolute rubbish for no reason.

        • +7 votes

          @unistudent1: now you get it

          You lost all respect and people couldn't be bothered with you spewing useless drivel for no good reason AMG boy

          to be fair you did say

          (yes yes, laugh at me, I'm the AMG kid) and they did!!!! Mission accomplished

        • -6 votes

          @Toons:

          I literally have nothing to say to that.

        • +6 votes

          @unistudent1:

          Usually people don't have a come back when they shoot themselves in the feet.

        • +7 votes

          @Toons:

          Must have low ego thinking an A200 is good. It's a basic entry level car for noobs to show off a badge pretending to have the $$$.

        •  

          @omguleh:oleh the guy is full riz bro.

          Omg what a donkey bro

        • +2 votes

          @omguleh: I'm pretty sure they learn that disrespecting others gets you nothing but grief and loneliness. That might be a second year subject though.

        • +1 vote

          @Suspect420:

          Actually when i went to uni i drove a BMW 328 (10 years ago) and i never washed it or had it detailed. I parked it in a multistory on the top level, not many people parked there plus it was pay by the hour. Only 4 people knew i had that car lol

      • +12 votes

        I think you can leave that particular decision to me.

        /thread closed!

        • -4 votes

          Sorry I was referring to the decision on whether I get a professional to wash it, or if I wash it myself. Sorry for the confusion

      • +1 vote

        That comment went well…

    •  

      Not a true Ozbargainer
      You should wait till it rains then run outside with the sponge
      No money spent, car is clean.

      No true Ozbargainer would go to the expense of buying a sponge, just wait for it to rain harder.

      •  

        I was hoping he had one so we don't have to write up a report on the efficacy of sponges in Rain , Hot Soapy water, and used with just plain cold tap water.

  • +83 votes

    is this shit serious.

  • +23 votes

    Wow, I'm surprised you didn't get the self-washing AMG option.
    (things must be tough on struggle street) lol

  • +1 vote

    Wash in your car is a guarantee that it will rain within a few days.

  • +23 votes

    Almost sounds like you're really just here to show-off.

    • +13 votes

      just full of shit, really.

    • +13 votes

      Certainly is he was asking what to keep in his car a little while back and it's an A200 which is NOT a true AMG

      The A45 is the only true AMG in the A Class

      A200 AMG Line, Is an A200 with some AMG appointments included over basic, sportier bumpers and side skirts are added, along with 18-inch multi-spoke AMG alloys a changed gearbox that decreased that blinding 0 - 100 time to 7.8 seconds

      •  

        AMG styling is not AMG.

        • +2 votes

          Yeah i think i covered that above

        •  

          @Toons: Just saying bro, tbh I wouldnt classify anything less than 8 cylinder as AMG either :P

        •  

          @Ragnarok1983:

          I've drove a few of the AMG's and i think anything that can mix it or in a lot of cases smash the performance of what was a classification for the supercars has had a bit more work than the boost screwed up from factory, which is the whole point of the likes of AMG

          It's fair to say that used to be the company's direction about 8 years ago so they changed with the times and so do we, they had the SLK 55 which was an awesome 8 cylinder but even that fails to dent the new smaller engines, the next one will be another reduction for the petrol engine towards the hybrids

          Anyway even that won't magically transform an A200 into an AMG. :-)

      • -7 votes

        Lol I'm sorry I don't make the rules? I'm sorry you got offended?

        Lol I didn't brand the car as an AMG.

        It was literally designed like that haha. If you have a problem maybe speak to MB?

    • -3 votes

      Believe me mate, I'm silly, but not THAT silly that I would "show off" my wealth ANONYMOUSLY on a BARGAIN hunting website.

  • +23 votes

    troll

    or worse just an idiot

  • +2 votes

    What model did you get?

  • +2 votes

    Actually going to answer the question - what someone does with their money is not my business.

    If the forecast was for rain all week I personally wouldn't bother with a professional wash unless they were going to wax the vehicle all over.

    • +17 votes

      It’s a troll post. You got it all wrong. It’s not about the question, but the fishing for comments on the new car. It’s all part of the Mercedes Benz owner experience… OP even gave themselves a nickname…

    • +24 votes

      what someone does with their money is not my business.

      That is very true and normally I wouldn't judge, but no-one appreciates people who come here to brag with a question like that. Mentioning "AMG" in his post was totally unnecessary.

      It's like coming here and saying "my cock is bigger than yours - should I wrap it around my leg or just let it drag on the ground?"

      •  

        Big deal. Are you that insecure that someone typing some letters on the internet gets you riled up?

        • +6 votes

          For me, it's the intention behind the actions that I look at.

          Sometimes, instead of feeding it, it's necessary to call out dick moves.

          It's obviously not the first time for OP. And that probably explains why he's in the penalty box.

        • +5 votes

          @bobbified: he’s in there either for the his last reply to my comment (unfortunately it got unpublished before I saw, I love inflammatory posts) or it was for insulting someone’s mum a little further down when someone said he should’ve gotten a BMW. The last reply I saw from him was when he said I should go cry over my pathetic life after looking at his amazing one lol, I just had to reply but unfortunately the mods didn’t like it. Probably saved me another penalty box visit for a month haha.

          This uni student with a pretend AMG needs help, I wonder what he’s like in real life.

        • +6 votes

          @niggard:

          Want to know what he is like is real life? just scroll over his post history and look at all the questions he asks. It just screams insecure millennial. Can’t do anything in his life without asking for validation.

          The other half of his posts are “humblebrag” posts…

        •  

          @niggard:
          His life is hard. He either has to wrap it around his leg or drag it in the ground. Give him a break.

      •  

        Well, should you?

        •  

          Better to let it drag and develop a callus.
          No time to unwrap and then rewrap in the shower every morning!

          Dangling it also helps with the balance.

        • +3 votes

          I suppose you could also nickname yourself tripod without sounding too pretentious

      • +8 votes

        should I wrap it around my leg or just let it drag on the ground?

        During cold weather, I use it as a scarf. A word of caution though, don't do it if you get easily excited as death may result.

      • +1 vote

        “It's like coming here and saying "my cock is bigger than yours - should I wrap it around my leg or just let it drag on the ground?"”

        I can imagine Donald Trump saying something like that.

    •  

      Thanks Flying Ace.
      I really don't get the problem. I literally just do not know whether I'll be wasting my money if I pay for the wash, only to have it rained on a few days later.

      I'm young, don't have a lot of experience with cars and so I thought I'd ask.

      Apparently it's not as simple lol.

      •  

        How much money do you stand to “waste” on a wash?
        And how does that compare to the amount you wasted on that car?

  • +11 votes

    Simple, get the AMG washed. Then as you go through the maccas drive through, think how impressive that would look.

    • +5 votes

      Windows up at the Car Wash
      Windows down at Maccas.

      not

      Windows down through the Car Wash
      Windows up at Maccas

  •  

    Wait till it rains, go down to the local spray was your own car place, all the shit will be soft cos it's wet. Makes it much faster and cheaper to clean.

  • +2 votes

    This kid is plain bored.

  • +3 votes

    Can I wash it with my metal broom?

    • +1 vote

      Smuggler do you legitimately have a metal broom? If so, where did you get it because I want one.

      • +1 vote

        I have a steel wool broom. I basically glued bits of steel wool onto an existing broom and removed the bristles.

        •  

          Nice :) Does it work well? I’m thinking something like a giant steel wire brush would be useful for cleaning and marking wet concrete, but would be different to steel wool.

        • +1 vote

          @Jawanzar:

          Yeah, it does. Just need to wrap or glue the steel wool on properly.

          Works well to get shit off my ceramic outdoor fixtures and concrete ground and walls around the property.

        •  

          @smuggler:

          Awesome :) Thanks for the reply! Will endeavour to create my own.

    • -2 votes

      Why would you do such a thing?!

  •  

    I drive a Mercedes only because I can't afford an Australian sedan from the 70's.

  • +5 votes

    You should get your car cleaned now and after it rains because you are a rich kid and your amg has no time for that

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