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Ceramic coatings and garages washing your car

  • 03-10-2019 11:46am
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    Registered Users Posts: 23 pitchnputtking


    Hi, with the ever growing popularity of ceramic coatings and the different care your car needs once its done is it ok for main dealers or any garage to wash your car when its in their shop?
    I recently had my Mazda at the Main dealers in Waterford and while in there they washed it and destroyed it in water spots and also whatever cheap ass wash/wax ****e they used is now down on top of the coating attracting every tiny spec of dirt.
    I now have to bring back to detailer to remove wax and fix the water spots.
    However the most shocking part of the whole incident was the level of ignorance at the garage, they had zero knowledge of coatings and care needed and pretty much laughed at me when I said they damaged my car by washing it.
    I know I should have said do not wash but I forgot but still I feel its not ok to wash cars without asking and knowing the correct methods.
    Anyway beware guys .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Hi, with the ever growing popularity of ceramic coatings and the different care your car needs once its done is it ok for main dealers or any garage to wash your car when its in their shop?
    I recently had my Mazda at the Main dealers in Waterford and while in there they washed it and destroyed it in water spots and also whatever cheap ass wash/wax ****e they used is now down on top of the coating attracting every tiny spec of dirt.
    I now have to bring back to detailer to remove wax and fix the water spots.
    However the most shocking part of the whole incident was the level of ignorance at the garage, they had zero knowledge of coatings and care needed and pretty much laughed at me when I said they damaged my car by washing it.
    I know I should have said do not wash but I forgot but still I feel its not ok to wash cars without asking and knowing the correct methods.
    Anyway beware guys .



    Eh....lesson learned i hope....:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 854 ✭✭✭ edburg


    Hi, with the ever growing popularity of ceramic coatings and the different care your car needs once its done is it ok for main dealers or any garage to wash your car when its in their shop?


    Only the guys who applied the ceramic coating can give you the definitive answer to this as there are so many different options now and most have different wash routines, some can be fine with everyday wash's and some can need specific products to wash and top up any hydrophobic action they give.

    I know couple dealers have hired guys with detail experience and improved products they use but they still have time restraints so still best to always make a note with dealers to not wash the car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,625 ✭✭✭ ?Cee?view




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