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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:36 am 
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:29 am 
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As most will agree especially living near the Eastlink project in Melbourne that when it does rain which is normally just a shower your car ends up being covered in brown dusty dirt which is like sand paper. Then you get idiots writing "wash me" on the boot or something. Now i really cant see the problem with taking 10ltrs or grey water to fill your bucket at the car wash and just use thier filtered water to wet and then rinse. It really is a matter of profit over saving water and looking after your asset. They wont give a rats if the brush or soap (what ever it is) damages your car. I wouldnt be surprised after Jan 1 that the price will be the same but the time limit will halve at these greedy wash places. I have a karcher at home that cost me $250 which uses 80% less water then a hose or bucket to wash your car but now its usless even if i use greay water or rain water. Stage 2 restrictions shouldnt have stopped from earlier this year.
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:45 am 
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I work for a gov department that manages water among other things and the figures you see getting thrown around by the water resources department would do more than scare the s**t outta ya. We had a water resourse expert from *f**k-knos-where* say that they can see Australia being evacuated when it runs out of water. Now I dont believe that to be a shred of truth but it does highlight that there is a massive problem, and little s**t like stomper up there would do better to at least try to save some of the resource that he will no doubt be screaming for by the time hes an older bloke.

Case in point a bloke at the latest water conserative meeting noted that if you had have bought water allocations 10 years ago for lets say $100 you could sell those same allocations now for in excess of $100K each! Yahoo was a piss in the ocean when it comes to stock rises!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:52 pm 
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it costs me 5 bucks to do my car with rinse, wheel cleaner, low pressure soap, high pressure soap, high pressure rinse, hot wax or clear coat protector and then finally spt free rinse!! takes about 10 mins so im not worried about taking a sponge etc - it comes up clean as a whistle!!
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:03 pm 
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We're on Level 4 now, and for now I've been using this laserwash at a 24/7 place (with the manual crap with the scratching brushes).

The laserwash is an automated tunnel thing like others, but it doesn't use any brushes. Just high pressure hoses on mechanical arms and soap and blah blah blah.

Doesn't do a perfect job always, but reasonably priced, easy and doesn't fudge the paint.

My dad, my brother and I have decided to put in for a high pressure hose at some point. We've got an extra wheelie bin, so we'll get buckets of water, and fill that up, and stick the high pressure hose in here. 8)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:08 pm 
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EFFalcon wrote:
just do what i do... don't wash the car :P


ZING!!! I don't clean my car often...I let the rain do it and that's it hahaha...

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:49 pm 
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I just moved into a house with a couple of mates and we have recycled water running to the front tap so we can wash our cars and water the lawn any time we want.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:06 pm 
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ZING!!! I don't clean my car often...I let the rain do it and that's it hahaha...

phong =P~[/quote]

Well your car must stay dirty, as it doesn't rain much anymore more. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:12 pm 
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I've stopped washing my parents cars. I take them down to this dazzlers place in parafield one day and hose them down. Only costs a dollar.

 

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