Anyone use the Dells car wash at the rally? - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Appleton, Wi
Posts: 409
Thanks: 83
Thanked 49 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Anyone use the Dells car wash at the rally?

I ask this because we did, and afterward, we ended up with a weird "soapscum" type thing on the roof above the hatch. After getting home, we rewashed the car (by hand) and it still won't come off. Wondering if anyone else got this? Any ideas?
This was only a VERY minor deal to an otherwise awesome weekend!!
Thanks to all who were behind this, and to all the folks we met.
Can't wait for the DVD.
Brian
rushfan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 05:18 PM
 
nonuro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,123
Thanks: 26
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have to clean all the bugs off tomorrow and I'll let you know if I find anything.
nonuro is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 03:02 PM
Mod ♥ 450/451/453 + Motos
 
Miss Mercedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IL-WI Border
Posts: 17,249
Thanks: 5,607
Thanked 2,350 Times in 1,648 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rushfan View Post
I ask this because we did, and afterward, we ended up with a weird "soapscum" type thing on the roof above the hatch. After getting home, we rewashed the car (by hand) and it still won't come off. Wondering if anyone else got this? Any ideas?
This was only a VERY minor deal to an otherwise awesome weekend!!
Thanks to all who were behind this, and to all the folks we met.
Can't wait for the DVD.
Brian
Maybe hard water mixed with bad soap?
Miss Mercedes is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 03:05 PM
 
jefferios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Posts: 4,220
Thanks: 928
Thanked 470 Times in 287 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Garage
I know a few people that used it and I haven't heard anything like this. Maybe someone at the wash didn't like the cars and put something in the soap?!?
jefferios is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,128
Thanks: 7,373
Thanked 5,811 Times in 3,523 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
Used it Friday afternoon and then went over the car with some spray detailer. Didn't notice anything like that.
jwight is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Buzzz42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Des Moines
Posts: 246
Thanks: 25
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Brian, we used it Thursday afternoon and got the discount RainX wash. We just got back home today, just went out and checked and its ok.
We must have been the first smart car there and the old guy scrubed the bugs off the front and then the front wheels, then started to enquire as to
"what kind of car is this". We did wipe down the smart on Friday morning
after the rain, thanks Barry for the help. I didn't notice any problem at the time.
Larry
Buzzz42 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 474
Thanks: 39
Thanked 121 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Sounds like a wax buildup or possibly just runoff of other gunk that you had on your car that was hiding in a crevice somewhere and got loosened and dripped and dried? If its on any black material or plastic trim it can be very difficult to get off entirely. If it is on the black plastic trim, there's a product specifically for that by either McGuiars or Mothers (can't remember which) with a name something like "back to black"

- Steven
SmartieParts is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 09:29 AM
 
chieftmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Posts: 11,472
Thanks: 4,579
Thanked 2,401 Times in 1,519 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartieParts View Post
Sounds like a wax buildup or possibly just runoff of other gunk that you had on your car that was hiding in a crevice somewhere and got loosened and dripped and dried? If its on any black material or plastic trim it can be very difficult to get off entirely. If it is on the black plastic trim, there's a product specifically for that by either McGuiars or Mothers (can't remember which) with a name something like "back to black"

- Steven
Back to Black is a "Mother's" product

And of course, our friends from across the pond use WD40 on all the black plastics


chieftmc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dells meet and Area 451 cruise control nonuro smart General Discussion 14 05-02-2011 05:10 PM
WI Dells Rally June 12-14 jefferios Minnesmarta Chapter 19 06-15-2009 06:27 AM
RARE 08 Passion Rally - "Roarange"/Blk w/ Blk Rally Stripe & Blk Wheels MiniThis Archive/obsolete (?) threads 2 11-19-2008 08:03 PM
Car Wash yuckmoon Mid-Atlantic Region 5 07-23-2008 01:26 PM
Been through a car wash yet? jpkherd smart General Discussion 7 02-16-2008 12:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.