Are there any decent HAND car washes in canberra

screaming banshee 23 February 2009 44

Well I’ve searched high and low for a decent hand car wash but all I can find a laser washes and brush washes and get yourself soaked by the dollar washes.  I read somewhere that Waves and Gungahlin do handwashing but all I’ve seen when driving past is the brushes section and the self wash.  I’ve heard that there’s a good one at Tuggeranong but I don’t get down to north cooma very often so its a bit out of the way.

I’m not talking about detailing here, I just want an ordinary run of the mill carwash done by hand and expect to be set back around 25 bucks.  Surely there are some around but where are they hiding?

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sammyg sammyg 11:09 pm 12 Jun 12

i know that this is an old thread but i thought i would put a suggestion out there.

I recently used MACH1 Detailing and they were fantastic. it was also an great that they came to me as well.
check there website out at: http://www.mach1detailing.com.au/

Ozi Ozi 12:21 pm 02 Sep 09

Felix the Cat said :

Tammets @ Braddon do the vacuuming by hand but have an automatic system with big nylon roller brushes. I took my car there a few months back and got a very ordinary job, had to re-vaccuum it properly myself afterward.

There is a new car wash (and pet wash too, apparently!) opened up recently in Tuggers called Pitt Stop Car Wash, though I think it is another machine rather than a hand one.

http://www.tuggcc.com/news.htm

They are set up with 3 bays of DIY car washing, and 1 automatic brushless car wash. At the Calwell Shops.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:51 am 30 Apr 09

Does that make Queanbeyan the new Batemans Bay? And is the Queanbeyan River the new Pacific Ocean?

Does that make Bungendore the new New Zealand? They both seem to have sheep…

ant ant 9:43 am 30 Apr 09

johnboy said :

Happy to explain my thinking over a beer sometime. Come down to All Bar on a monday night.

Other than that, seeing as I place the cartoons in the stories, you can assume I want them there.

Hey, what happened to the cartoons? I liked those.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 10:21 pm 29 Apr 09

Just back from two weeks in a part of Queensland that dosn’t have water restrictions … I will confess to indulging in more than one hand car wash … oh, the nostalgia, the intimacy between man and machine …

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:29 pm 29 Apr 09

correction…. even though this thread was ages ago, but google might bring someone here….

i have been reliably informed that my brothers business, ACE detailing in qbn DOES hand washing.

and a damn good job he does too.

CALL NOW!
Ace detailing ph: 62976232

H1NG0 H1NG0 8:37 am 24 Feb 09

Do it yourself at Gungahlin. For about $8 it comes up a treat. Make sure you take a sponge, microfibre cloth and a chamois. Just using the high pressure hose is not enough.

johnboy johnboy 11:52 pm 23 Feb 09

Happy to explain my thinking over a beer sometime. Come down to All Bar on a monday night.

Other than that, seeing as I place the cartoons in the stories, you can assume I want them there.

Reprobate Reprobate 11:43 pm 23 Feb 09

Smackbang said :

The “cartoons”/”comics” have got to stop. They are lame and childish. Seriously.

I guess nobody will be surprised that I think they’re kind of charming?

JB, you wanna give us one of your (or apparently, our) beloved polls as to whether they rock or not? Failing that, maybe an article to introduce the artist, explain how they came to lurk about in the wilds of the RiotACT and give us one forum to share our opinions on the subject (there are a smattering of comments about them in just about every item atm).

Granny Granny 10:53 pm 23 Feb 09

I guess nobody will be surprised that I think they’re kind of charming?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:49 pm 23 Feb 09

Smackbang said :

The “cartoons”/”comics” have got to stop. They are lame and childish. Seriously.

Don’t take it so.

Seriously.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:47 pm 23 Feb 09

panama said :

Think Volkswagen 😛

Of course. Is there any other? 😉

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:38 pm 23 Feb 09

You mean like saying ‘seriously’ all the time?

Smackbang Smackbang 10:16 pm 23 Feb 09

The “cartoons”/”comics” have got to stop. They are lame and childish. Seriously.

panama panama 10:07 pm 23 Feb 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Full marks to Panama for the all upper case GTI. 😉

Think Volkswagen 😛

old canberran old canberran 9:19 pm 23 Feb 09

Have a weekend in Merimbula. We don’t have any water restrictions at all, OR drive around the burbs until you find a sprinkler whizzing around on someone’s front lawn and borrow it for half an hour.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:04 pm 23 Feb 09

Full marks to Panama for the all upper case GTI. 😉

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:46 pm 23 Feb 09

Tammets @ Braddon do the vacuuming by hand but have an automatic system with big nylon roller brushes. I took my car there a few months back and got a very ordinary job, had to re-vaccuum it properly myself afterward.

There is a new car wash (and pet wash too, apparently!) opened up recently in Tuggers called Pitt Stop Car Wash, though I think it is another machine rather than a hand one.

http://www.tuggcc.com/news.htm

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 7:20 pm 23 Feb 09

i’ll give a plug for my brothers biz… not a hand wash, but they do an awesome job! get that economy going and support local business!!

Ace detailing in Qbn. ph: 62976232

trevar trevar 5:51 pm 23 Feb 09

Any excuse to go for a drive!

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