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Old 09-03-2008, 07:26 PM
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Car Wash in Paris?

Has anyone used a carwash in Paris prior to Harms drop off? Can you direct me?
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:25 PM
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The one that I used was at a Total service station on the right just as you enter CDG airport.

Its an automated one where you have to go into the office and pay for the program that you want (wash or wash + dry etc) then park in front of the machine and go enter the code from your receipt to start the wash.

Not as good as a hand wash but good enough to remove the bugs
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:20 PM
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I did exactly the same thing. You can't miss the Total station on your way to the drop-off. I brought a towel from the hotel and wiped the front of the car down after the wash to get any remaining bugs.
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Also, for your information if you don't have it already, attached here is a pdf map of the airport showing the drop off location at CDG which the TTCar people were kind enough to send me when I contacted them prior to my ED.

The following is the text of the email they sent me:

Dear Sir,

We are open from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00

Please make an appointment 4 days before at this number: + 33 1 48 62 37 53

For customs reasons regarding the US agriculture ministry you have to wash your car before (There is a car wash at the entrance of the airport at TOTAL Gas station)

You have to come with all the papers including registration card, insurance card, master key, home shipment voucher, order confirmation , SS number which is very important for US citizens, passport, US /Canadian address and phone number where you can be reached )

Best regards

COHEN Serge
Airport Manager
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:37 PM
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They also have a shuttle bus to take you to any of the terminals, hotels etc within the airport after you leave your car
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:13 AM
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Mental -- When you go to drop off the car, you'll follow signs for CDG Terminal 3, and then signs for TT Car/Transit. As you are on the airport grounds, you'll go through a few traffic circles (roundabouts?). I remember that directly after one of them was a nice do-it-yourself carwash called "Elephant Wash". It was one where you pay for time and you have a bay and a high pressure water-gun that also sprays soap. It got most of the bugs off my car and even some of the brake dust, and that was without scrubbing. If you plan ahead (I hadn't), you can bring a good MF or sheepskin mitt and do a proper wash. I just would NEVER use their brushes.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:02 AM
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The Total car wash in June broke down when I got there. As I was waiting my turn, I watched the car in front of me get stuck mid wash I decided to wash the bugs off with a window squeegee. Probably wasn't the best tool to use but I was in a hurry.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:48 AM
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Well I dropped off my car on 8/22. It appears to me that TT car has been relocated to the new location based on a map they gave me.
I did not see a TT car sign at all but noticed a Taxi only sign where I had to exit. However, I circled around the CDG a few times to find the TT car because I was not sure about the exit Garmin told me to take. ( the exit sign said 'taxi only') Finally I decided to take the taxi only exit ( I only saw taxies taking the exit ) and found the TT Car office. At that time, I was tired of driving around the CDG so I was like "fückt die elephant wash" and left my car without washing it. If I see stuck European bugs on my car when I take redelivery, I decide to think they are unexpected souvenier from my ED trip.
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