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(WREG Memphis)   'At the Car Wash, you can get COVID-19. At the Car Wash, the dumbest people you've ever seen'   (wreg.com) divider line
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2020-04-07 11:47:02 AM  
I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others
 
2020-04-07 12:04:58 PM  

baka-san: I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others


If it is a self service type, you have the wands that are used to spray the water. Very similar to a gas pump.  Perfect opportunity to pass on germs.
 
2020-04-07 2:58:30 PM  

baka-san: I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others


This is parody...........right?
 
2020-04-07 2:59:59 PM  
While I don't think a self service car wash is an essential business, I think the chances of contacting anything are probably less then going to the grocery store.
 
2020-04-07 3:00:33 PM  

baka-san: not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others


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2020-04-07 3:03:12 PM  
I prefer fully automated "Laser Wash" car wash places these days. Most of them were converted from DIY car wash bays so the only drawback is its a little harder to find one of those to do the semi-annual engine "steam clean". Anyhow, not driving much driving during Stay Home, Stay Healthy so the ride is still shiny from last month's car wash visit anyway.
 
2020-04-07 3:10:17 PM  

baka-san: I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others


And if someone does try to get too close to you... well, you have a high pressure sprayer.
 
2020-04-07 3:15:16 PM  
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Looks essential to me.
 
2020-04-07 3:16:06 PM  
Come on, y'all, and sing it with me...

Rose Royce - Car Wash
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2020-04-07 3:17:21 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I prefer fully automated "Laser Wash" car wash places these days. Most of them were converted from DIY car wash bays so the only drawback is its a little harder to find one of those to do the semi-annual engine "steam clean". Anyhow, not driving much driving during Stay Home, Stay Healthy so the ride is still shiny from last month's car wash visit anyway.


I never power wash my engine, too much chance of damage. I once bought a used car that was running rough when I picked it up but hadn't been on the test drive, turns out they had "detailed" the car for me. Pressure washed killed 2 of 6 engine coils, dealership ended up eating the parts and labor for that since I hadn't asked for the cleaning.
 
2020-04-07 3:20:54 PM  
Detailing thread!

I just washed my car today, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.     I have a Sun Joe Power Washer, a foam cannon attachment for it, and some good waxless soap to put in the foamer.   The car gets a good rinse, then a good sudsing with the foamer, then a good sudsing with a super soft wash mitt, then another good rinse, and gets dried with a soft towel.   I had it ceramic coated with Ceramic Pro gold on the day I took delivery of it (straight to the detailer from the dealership), so it's never been waxed and never will be waxed.

Highly recommend ceramic coating as it cuts down on home detailing time by about 60%.
 
2020-04-07 3:23:56 PM  

robodog: fragMasterFlash: I prefer fully automated "Laser Wash" car wash places these days. Most of them were converted from DIY car wash bays so the only drawback is its a little harder to find one of those to do the semi-annual engine "steam clean". Anyhow, not driving much driving during Stay Home, Stay Healthy so the ride is still shiny from last month's car wash visit anyway.

I never power wash my engine, too much chance of damage. I once bought a used car that was running rough when I picked it up but hadn't been on the test drive, turns out they had "detailed" the car for me. Pressure washed killed 2 of 6 engine coils, dealership ended up eating the parts and labor for that since I hadn't asked for the cleaning.


I will never, ever, let a dealership wash my car.  On my current car, the door pillar covers (which are black plastic inserts) all have wash marks because they disregarded my "do not wash" instructions a single time.  If replacing the pillar covers hadn't involved taking the doors entirely apart, I'd have demanded they replace them.
 
2020-04-07 3:24:00 PM  

Warthog: Detailing thread!

I just washed my car today, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.     I have a Sun Joe Power Washer, a foam cannon attachment for it, and some good waxless soap to put in the foamer.   The car gets a good rinse, then a good sudsing with the foamer, then a good sudsing with a super soft wash mitt, then another good rinse, and gets dried with a soft towel.   I had it ceramic coated with Ceramic Pro gold on the day I took delivery of it (straight to the detailer from the dealership), so it's never been waxed and never will be waxed.

Highly recommend ceramic coating as it cuts down on home detailing time by about 60%.


You know what cuts down on home detailing time by 100%, not doing it =)
 
2020-04-07 3:25:29 PM  

robodog: Warthog: Detailing thread!

I just washed my car today, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.     I have a Sun Joe Power Washer, a foam cannon attachment for it, and some good waxless soap to put in the foamer.   The car gets a good rinse, then a good sudsing with the foamer, then a good sudsing with a super soft wash mitt, then another good rinse, and gets dried with a soft towel.   I had it ceramic coated with Ceramic Pro gold on the day I took delivery of it (straight to the detailer from the dealership), so it's never been waxed and never will be waxed.

Highly recommend ceramic coating as it cuts down on home detailing time by about 60%.

You know what cuts down on home detailing time by 100%, not doing it =)


I don't feel like paying someone $200 to get the exterior perfect, or $35 to F it up permanently. Most of the time I'll just drive it through a touchless wash at the car wash and live with the water spots, but every month or so it gets a proper hand cleaning.
 
2020-04-07 3:27:06 PM  
This was my baby after a prior home wash:

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2020-04-07 3:27:47 PM  
The power hungry officials are showing their stupidity.
 
2020-04-07 3:50:51 PM  

EyeHaveRisen: The power hungry officials are showing their stupidity.


You tell 'em, Che. To the barricades!!
 
2020-04-07 4:23:40 PM  

SpaceyCat: baka-san: I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others

If it is a self service type, you have the wands that are used to spray the water. Very similar to a gas pump.  Perfect opportunity to pass on germs.



So are door handles on businesses without auto-open doors. So are credit card machines. So is every single thing in the grocery store, even the groceries themselves. So is that plastic tube thing you use at the bank drive thru. So is every piece of mail you get today, including packages from Amazon. So is every order you get from the drive-thru or carry-out restaurant. How anal do you want to get about this?

Short of declaring martial law, shutting down everything and confining everyone to their home, there's always going to be risk.
 
2020-04-07 4:51:17 PM  
Auto car washed should be opened.  Just don't have the cute girls drying it off.
 
2020-04-07 5:16:10 PM  
Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Car Wash Scene (2/8) | Movieclips
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2020-04-07 5:22:57 PM  
Government...hey, people are completely made, frustrated...how can we make their lives even
worse?
Hey!  I know!  Let's shut down car wash places, smoke shops, liquor stores, laundry mats,
restrict super stores to the number of people allowed inside, making others wait in line outside.

Wow!  Look!  They really don't care!  What can we do next?
Let's make them STAY HOME and not drive around.

Look!  They are ok with that too!  Now what can we do?
I don't know...I was certain that they would be rioting in the streets by now.
We can control these stupid people easier than I thought!
 
2020-04-07 6:21:38 PM  

Warthog: This was my baby after a prior home wash:

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Looks nice, but would look better without the crossbars.

Good color.
 
2020-04-07 7:02:38 PM  

ReapTheChaos: SpaceyCat: baka-san: I mean sure, maybe non essential, but not exactly a place where you come into close contact with others

If it is a self service type, you have the wands that are used to spray the water. Very similar to a gas pump.  Perfect opportunity to pass on germs.


So are door handles on businesses without auto-open doors. So are credit card machines. So is every single thing in the grocery store, even the groceries themselves. So is that plastic tube thing you use at the bank drive thru. So is every piece of mail you get today, including packages from Amazon. So is every order you get from the drive-thru or carry-out restaurant. How anal do you want to get about this?

Short of declaring martial law, shutting down everything and confining everyone to their home, there's always going to be risk.



Can we get to a place where "washing your car at a car wash" falls below some kind of threshold?

Every interaction outside the home is an opportunity to become infected.    Our best outcome is if we keep those interactions to the smallest amount possible.     I'm doing it because I care about myself, and I care about my family, and my neighbors, and my community.


transmission at the car wash is a small incremental addition to our overall risk profile. That is weighed against the pain and misery of NOT participating in an interaction.  Lots of people need their pills, or they will suffer pain or death.  Few of us live on self-sustaining communes. We will become malnourished and weakened if we go without our food supply.

Your.Car.Can.Stay.Dusty.For.A.Few.Mont​hs.You.Morons.

God.  Wipe the dam thing down while Staying At Home if it feels like a threat to your liberty.    Just try to try to care about your wider community.   You Joe Farker might shiat yourself and cough for two weeks. Then recover and be part of the newly immune.  But can you *really* not manage to transfer it while you are yet to get symptoms?

Or, maybe you are a persistent asymptomatic carrier.  Taking a few more errands, washing your hands, plaguing every spot you stop at.

Until we have *universal* testing, you really really have to assume you got it, and do the ethical thing.


Stop having the lawn mower guys over.  Stop having your freakin' housecleaner come in.  Stop stop stop stop.
 
2020-04-07 9:39:00 PM  

Inaditch: [Fark user image 425x197]

Looks essential to me.


username checks out
 
2020-04-07 10:17:45 PM  

dbaggins: Stop having the lawn mower guys over. Stop having your freakin' housecleaner come in.  Stop stop stop stop.


Mine stays outside the entire time, like I imagine all of them do. How is that a risk?
 
2020-04-08 12:16:56 AM  

ReapTheChaos: dbaggins: Stop having the lawn mower guys over. Stop having your freakin' housecleaner come in.  Stop stop stop stop.

Mine stays outside the entire time, like I imagine all of them do. How is that a risk?



They are not essential, and they are traveling to dozens of residences a week, none using protective gear.  Mostly they have social distancing, because people are used to ignoring their mow-n-blow guys.   But we shouldn't be encouraging anyone to criss-cross town with no precautions whatsoever.   I already know two of my neighbors paid their guy in cash.  no masks, no gloves.    They also eat at to go eateries, what is a rare contact risk for us is a daily event for them.

When I had my guys coming they would handle items around the property.  open and close the trash bin, open and close the green waste bin, move outdoor furniture, work gates, etc.    Are you sure it has been 24 hours since the lawn guys were touching that surface?
 
2020-04-08 12:35:46 AM  

dbaggins: ReapTheChaos: dbaggins: Stop having the lawn mower guys over. Stop having your freakin' housecleaner come in.  Stop stop stop stop.

Mine stays outside the entire time, like I imagine all of them do. How is that a risk?


They are not essential, and they are traveling to dozens of residences a week, none using protective gear.  Mostly they have social distancing, because people are used to ignoring their mow-n-blow guys.   But we shouldn't be encouraging anyone to criss-cross town with no precautions whatsoever.   I already know two of my neighbors paid their guy in cash.  no masks, no gloves.    They also eat at to go eateries, what is a rare contact risk for us is a daily event for them.

When I had my guys coming they would handle items around the property.  open and close the trash bin, open and close the green waste bin, move outdoor furniture, work gates, etc.    Are you sure it has been 24 hours since the lawn guys were touching that surface?


I think you're getting a little carried away with this. First off, mowing your lawn is essential. Overgrown yards harbor insects and rodents. As for the risk, there's risk every time you leave your house, hell, even if you don't. Do you check your mail? Your mailman could have come in contact with the virus. Even having your windows open, your neighbor or passer by could sneeze and the breeze carries it in. There's always some risk, but people still need to earn a living, and someone mowing lawns is pretty low on the list as far as risk factors go.
 
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