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Old 07-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Took my car to the car wash today (I've been there 4-5 times already). All of a sudden water started coming through the top where the end of the convertible top connects to the car itself as we'll as just about the rear windows.

Anyone have this problem?

Any idea how to solve it?
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Took my car to the car wash today (I've been there 4-5 times already). All of a sudden water started coming through the top where the end of the convertible top connects to the car itself as we'll as just about the rear windows.

Anyone have this problem?

Any idea how to solve it?
Do you mean an automatic car wash? O.o
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Some leaks through my window seals
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It is never wise to put a convertible in those automatic washes. The water is at such a pressure it can cause some serious damage. Not to mention those automatic washes are known to cause damage to vehicles and paint.
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Took my car to the car wash today (I've been there 4-5 times already). All of a sudden water started coming through the top where the end of the convertible top connects to the car itself as we'll as just about the rear windows.

Anyone have this problem?

Any idea how to solve it?
I've had two convertibles and have gone through the full service car wash many times. I just don't have time to do it myself.

The in bay automatics like those at the gas station are hard on the top.

And that can be normal but I don't notice it after going through the full service wash
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Automatic car washes just aren't worth it. Wash it how you will, but you're shooting yourself in the foot with those things.
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Thanks for the advice guys. And yeah it was one if those washes at the gas station.

I just had polished the car and did a terrible job at it. I didn't remove all the compound so it stayed on the car overnight and made it real difficult to buff out which is why I went.

I'll definitely stay in my garage now
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It is never wise to put a convertible in those automatic washes. The water is at such a pressure it can cause some serious damage. Not to mention those automatic washes are known to cause damage to vehicles and paint.
Yep that's how we had a 2700 claim for taking paint off our gt
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Yep that's how we had a 2700 claim for taking paint off our gt
We're you actually able to claim it?
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We're you actually able to claim it?
Yeah lol we got 2700 for a few paint chips
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Yeah lol we got 2700 for a few paint chips
****!! I would scratch my car up for a repaint! Can you give some more details?
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****!! I would scratch my car up for a repaint! Can you give some more details?
Well I always hand washed it but decided to do auto wash and afterwards we noticed paint chips very small and did a claim with insurance an they looked at it and we got a check lol
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