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Old 03-29-2012, 09:35 AM
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Driving to Bimmerfest 2012 in Pasadena, CA...

I'm driving my 535 to the show on May 19th (I'll be there the day before) and I'm sure highway 5 will batter my car with all kinds of bugs and debris. After this voyage it'll definitely need a thorough wash/detail for the show. What would you guys recommend? Take it through a random carwash in socal? I'm a little skeptical of that since I usually do my own wash/detail. I plan on getting the clear 3M bra thrown on before as well. Any advice or knowledge of good detailers in that area would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Bimmerfest CA sounds like fun !! I assume there is one available on the east coast. Also I remember seeing a BMW racing track in the Carolinas. I would like to take my 535i all out but limited here in Long Island / NY area - too much traffic.

Any recommendations for east coast BMW fast fun !
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:33 PM
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Bimmerfest CA sounds like fun !! I assume there is one available on the east coast. Also I remember seeing a BMW racing track in the Carolinas. I would like to take my 535i all out but limited here in Long Island / NY area - too much traffic.

Any recommendations for east coast BMW fast fun !
Yeah, should be a good time...my first bimmer and my first Bimmerfest! I heard there's an east coast version like you mentioned...

I'm just nervous about the mess that'll be on my car by the time I make it to socal! : /
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There is a Bimmerfest on both coast every year. You should not have to much of a problem finding a full service car wash down in Pasadena. It is a great time with a lot of great looking BMW's. Took the 550 down last year, think I will go topless this year with the M.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:45 PM
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Yup, found it, Bimmerfest East 2012 Aberdeen, MD in August...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events...-2012/register

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There is a Bimmerfest on both coast every year. You should not have to much of a problem finding a full service car wash down in Pasadena. It is a great time with a lot of great looking BMW's. Took the 550 down last year, think I will go topless this year with the M.
Yeah, just worried about those carwash brushes on my new paint
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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We have some full service that they hand wash iit and don't use the automatic machines. Check on line and then give them a call and ask what method they use to wash them. I fear the brushes less than their drying towels. I watch closely to ensure if it hits the ground, it does not touch my car again.
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We have some full service that they hand wash iit and don't use the automatic machines. Check on line and then give them a call and ask what method they use to wash them. I fear the brushes less than their drying towels. I watch closely to ensure if it hits the ground, it does not touch my car again.
Cool, thanks man...I'll search around. And good point about the drying towels! I'm very meticulous at home about letting my microfiber towels go ANYWHERE near the ground...
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Cool, thanks man...I'll search around. And good point about the drying towels! I'm very meticulous at home about letting my microfiber towels go ANYWHERE near the ground...
A man after my own heart. Call this place and see what they do and what they offer. I have never been there as I would never let another human wash my car, but it seems to get some decent reviews from Yelp and it's close to the rose bowl...
http://www.yelp.com/biz/franks-detail-shop-pasadena
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A man after my own heart. Call this place and see what they do and what they offer. I have never been there as I would never let another human wash my car, but it seems to get some decent reviews from Yelp and it's close to the rose bowl...
http://www.yelp.com/biz/franks-detail-shop-pasadena
I too share your detest for other dirty human hands on mein auto! haha

Seriously, thanks for that link, it was very informative. Frank's appears to have several good reviews (although only 18 of them). I think it's worth a shot...this will be the only exception where someone else other than myself will wash my car. Again, thanks and good looking out! Are you going to the show too?
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Yeah, just worried about those carwash brushes on my new paint
The chances of u seeing any of my vehicles go through a car wash is ...... slim to none!
Never gonna happen.
Ur cars wheels most likely will get scratches on the rails that bring the car through.
Water marks because they use dirty towels and water drips because most places don't blow the water out.

U can always pay a couple of bucks more and have them hand wash on the side no brushes on the wheels, tell them just to use a soft sponge .
Maybe I'll meet u guys down there even though it seems like a whole to do.
Maybe I'm just getting old...lol

I'm in Huntington Beach Ca if u need a place there's one of the 405 and beach blvd
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Huntington Beach***8206; CA***8206; 92647
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The chances of u seeing any of my vehicles go through a car wash is ...... slim to none!
Never gonna happen.
Ur cars wheels most likely will get scratches on the rails that bring the car through.
Water marks because they use dirty towels and water drips because most places don't blow the water out.

U can always pay a couple of bucks more and have them hand wash on the side no brushes on the wheels, tell them just to use a soft sponge .
Maybe I'll meet u guys down there even though it seems like a whole to do.
Maybe I'm just getting old...lol

I'm in Huntington Beach Ca if u need a place there's one of the 405 and beach blvd
16061 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach***8206; CA***8206; 92647
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Yeah, no drive thru car washes for sure...TJPark01 recommended a cool hand wash place near the Rose Bowl. I'll call them tomorrow and see what's up. Thanks dude, you should go!
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Yeah, no drive thru car washes for sure...TJPark01 recommended a cool hand wash place near the Rose Bowl. I'll call them tomorrow and see what's up. Thanks dude, you should go!
Are u coming by oc to go down there. I'm still pretty new to Cali. Don't know which way is up.
If so can u say covey....
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Are u coming by oc to go down there. I'm still pretty new to Cali. Don't know which way is up.
If so can u say covey....
Ha, I'm a northerner so I'm going to be about 30-40 minutes north of OC. What state are you from originally?
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Ny ny sir....brooklyn ny to be exact.
no hair gel in the M Sport!
I left all that stuff behind
actually been here 7the yrs .still feel like a visitor. Lol
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Ny ny sir....brooklyn ny to be exact.
no hair gel in the M Sport!
I left all that stuff behind
actually been here 7the yrs .still feel like a visitor. Lol
Well, at least you have leather so if you DO decide to go back to your old ways of globs of hair gel it'll be an easy clean up! Haha

Seven years?! You're a Californian now, cmon! Lol
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