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Old 09-16-2020, 09:12 AM
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So, as the title says, looking for a good quality touchless car wash in edmonton. Give up your honey spots! Hoping for something others than Esso/Shell/Crappy Tire.
In turn i can highly recommend the wand wash in Collingwood - Sparkle Express
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:29 AM
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What end of town are you interested in. There are very few touchless that are really good at getting bugs and mud off, which is why I have gone to using the wand wash almost exclusively. CTS has an undercarriage wash to get the mud off from back roads.

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11959 167 Street Edmonton, Alberta
OR 102 Joblin Street Hinton, Alberta (780) 455-4193

For touchless, the ones in Mr Bubbles are usually better than the gas stations but more money too.


If you want someone to wash it for you I hear these guys are good but never used them myself. They also have a special rack designed to clean you undercarriage and will do just that if it is all you want done.



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Old 09-16-2020, 11:25 AM
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So, as the title says, looking for a good quality touchless car wash in edmonton. Give up your honey spots! Hoping for something others than Esso/Shell/Crappy Tire.
In turn i can highly recommend the wand wash in Collingwood - Sparkle Express
Depending on what kind of vehicle you own- or wanting to wash, unless itís a beater or a work truck, I would personally avoid those places! They are using pretty harsh chemicals to cut thru the dirt and those chemicals will strip any protective coating(like wax, sealants etc) off your car. I only use self washed car washes. The one in Callingwood is good, the one on the 107 Ave just off the Mayfield road, called Zee something, is good too. The one I like the most is located on the 156 street, just before 111 Ave in a shopping center, kinda hidden inside it. They have the best pressure and there are never line ups to get in.
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There is a Husky near my place 170th and 69th Ave/Wolf Willow that has a wash that does a nice job. Touchless. 7ft clearance.
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There is a Husky near my place 170th and 69th Ave/Wolf Willow that has a wash that does a nice job. Touchless. 7ft clearance.
LOL, I use that one too. We are darn near neighbours.
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The one on the north side of Stony Plain Rd....160th street ish....It's good.
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LOL, I use that one too. We are darn near neighbours.
I think that calls for beers after COVID !!!!!

I'm in wolf willow there ....down a few blocks

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I think that calls for beers after COVID !!!!!

I'm in wolf willow there ....down a few blocks
Sign me up too, Iím in donsdale...
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I think that calls for beers after COVID !!!!!

I'm in wolf willow there ....down a few blocks
Done!!
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Well, somehow i forgot to mention most important part - location. I live in the west end, work just off whitemud on the 50th street, and basically drive around quite regularly anywhere West from DT.
So, yeah, thanks for the tips.
Zee's cat wash - self serve, 107 anve and 163 st. Used to be my go-to, but really disappointed last few years.
170x69 - didn't realize it was there, gonna check it out.
St. Plain Rd and appx 160 st - seen many times, never been inside, so y'all saying it's good?
How about one close to the city centre airport, right across the street from aviation museum?
156 and 110-109, right before fire station. I think they changed ownership recently. Never been. Also i have the feeling KGB we could've meet irl.

It's a new truck, and when i go out of town to play i go to self-service, can't beat that.
In the mean time i just want to wash off city dust and and occasional bug i catch on the freeway.

Thanks all for ideas, now i have choices
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I spent $30 last night washing my truck after working 3 weeks North of Fort McMurray. Rained almost everyday up there. Spent likely $20 of that on the rims and wheel wells alone. Just to hit the highway again and have extreme vibrations still. That mud built up in the rims is like concrete. Anyone have any special way of removing/washing it out. Iíd rather not pull the wheels off but Iím thinking that might be the only option here.
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I spent $30 last night washing my truck after working 3 weeks North of Fort McMurray. Rained almost everyday up there. Spent likely $20 of that on the rims and wheel wells alone. Just to hit the highway again and have extreme vibrations still. That mud built up in the rims is like concrete. Anyone have any special way of removing/washing it out. Iíd rather not pull the wheels off but Iím thinking that might be the only option here.
i get down and spray them from the inside out from the back/front of the truck. roll forward or backwards to get the rest.
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I spent $30 last night washing my truck after working 3 weeks North of Fort McMurray. Rained almost everyday up there. Spent likely $20 of that on the rims and wheel wells alone. Just to hit the highway again and have extreme vibrations still. That mud built up in the rims is like concrete. Anyone have any special way of removing/washing it out. Iíd rather not pull the wheels off but Iím thinking that might be the only option here.
Take it to Nisku or CTS in the west end and use the under carriage rack. WAY easier to get mud off frame and wheels. CTS will even do the underside wash for you at a very reasonable price.
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Well, somehow i forgot to mention most important part - location. I live in the west end, work just off whitemud on the 50th street, and basically drive around quite regularly anywhere West from DT.
So, yeah, thanks for the tips.
Zee's cat wash - self serve, 107 anve and 163 st. Used to be my go-to, but really disappointed last few years.
170x69 - didn't realize it was there, gonna check it out.
St. Plain Rd and appx 160 st - seen many times, never been inside, so y'all saying it's good?
How about one close to the city centre airport, right across the street from aviation museum?
156 and 110-109, right before fire station. I think they changed ownership recently. Never been. Also i have the feeling KGB we could've meet irl.

It's a new truck, and when i go out of town to play i go to self-service, can't beat that.
In the mean time i just want to wash off city dust and and occasional bug i catch on the freeway.

Thanks all for ideas, now i have choices
The one on 156st and 110 ave is a few blocks away from my house and it was just reopened by a young fellow a couple of months ago.Ones things for sure is that he dont cheap out on the soaps and could really use the support. Best self hand wash i have had in a long time.
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Sign me up too, Iím in donsdale...
Sounds like a good plan ......
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:36 PM
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Wash Factory (formerly "Rockin' Wash") is near you, at 4803 55 Ave NW. I think the auto wash is touchless, but with my fleet truck I use the wand wash all the time.
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I always used to use Zees however lately I also have noticed that the times have been cut back and it isnít what it used to be so I am also searching for something new. I donít mean to hijack the thread but I was wondering out of all of the washes that were recommended above do you guys know if any of them have the spray foam pre wash soap? Thanks in advance and good luck finding somewhere nice.


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Old 09-16-2020, 11:39 PM
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The one on 156st and 110 ave is a few blocks away from my house and it was just reopened by a young fellow a couple of months ago.Ones things for sure is that he dont cheap out on the soaps and could really use the support. Best self hand wash i have had in a long time.
I didnít know, I have been going there occasionally and mostly during the cold time of the year. I prefer to wash my vehicles by hand on my driveway. Then I apply some sealant/wax.
There is a mechanic shop right there too that is owned by a buddy of mine. If I go wash my cars there- it usually takes me much longer cause I stop by to bs with him for a while, lol!
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I wouldn't say Felix is overly talkative, but visit into this shop does take awhile something
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I always used to use Zees however lately I also have noticed that the times have been cut back and it isnít what it used to be so I am also searching for something new. I donít mean to hijack the thread but I was wondering out of all of the washes that were recommended above do you guys know if any of them have the spray foam pre wash soap? Thanks in advance and good luck finding somewhere nice.


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I haven't used many of washes mentioned above, but i would vouch for Sparkle in Collingwood. Not sure about specifically spray foam prewash soap, but my truck likes it
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:48 PM
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I wouldn't say Felix is overly talkative, but visit into this shop does take awhile something
Yes he is, lol! I like the guy, he is a good kid.
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Depending on what kind of vehicle you own- or wanting to wash, unless itís a beater or a work truck, I would personally avoid those places! They are using pretty harsh chemicals to cut thru the dirt and those chemicals will strip any protective coating(like wax, sealants etc) off your car. I only use self washed car washes. The one in Callingwood is good, the one on the 107 Ave just off the Mayfield road, called Zee something, is good too. The one I like the most is located on the 156 street, just before 111 Ave in a shopping center, kinda hidden inside it. They have the best pressure and there are never line ups to get in.
This is true. I just went through this. I was having my Expel coating (3M) coming off the wifeís new suburban and the owner of JRís that installed it is now giving me warranty on it. He said I bet you are using a touch less car wash. Apparently they use extremely hot water which melts the adhesive allowing it to lift or bubble. I wish he had told me that at the install; it wouldíve saved both of us some hassle. Wand washing only for me now.

I also will be using yours or EZMs same wand wash as I live in the same area.
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This is true. I just went through this. I was having my Expel coating (3M) coming off the wifeís new suburban and the owner of JRís that installed it is now giving me warranty on it. He said I bet you are using a touch less car wash. Apparently they use extremely hot water which melts the adhesive allowing it to lift or bubble. I wish he had told me that at the install; it wouldíve saved both of us some hassle. Wand washing only for me now.

I also will be using yours or EZMs same wand wash as I live in the same area.
Thatís not only a water being too hot issue. They are using a very strong detergent(soap) that washes away any carnuba wax or any polymer protective coating that you apply on top of your vehicle paint to protect it.
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Wash Factory (formerly "Rockin' Wash") is near you, at 4803 55 Ave NW. I think the auto wash is touchless, but with my fleet truck I use the wand wash all the time.
Ive used these guys alot too, also have a really nice pay to use RV dump attached.
The wash was really great when it first opened, but slowly wand time and soap volume decreased. Then it was renamed (new owners?) and again really good pressure and good volume of soaps.
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This is true. I just went through this. I was having my Expel coating (3M) coming off the wifeís new suburban and the owner of JRís that installed it is now giving me warranty on it. He said I bet you are using a touch less car wash. Apparently they use extremely hot water which melts the adhesive allowing it to lift or bubble. I wish he had told me that at the install; it wouldíve saved both of us some hassle. Wand washing only for me now.

I also will be using yours or EZMs same wand wash as I live in the same area.
........... so you are coming for beers too??? ......... we are going to have a party with all the people in this area.
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Thatís not only a water being too hot issue. They are using a very strong detergent(soap) that washes away any carnuba wax or any polymer protective coating that you apply on top of your vehicle paint to protect it.
Sorry I guess I didnít reply as clearly as I thought. I meant the chemicals in addition to the extremely hot water. You are correct though.
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........... so you are coming for beers too??? ......... we are going to have a party with all the people in this area.
Iíve been known to enjoy a beer or two. Iíd gladly attend the west end AO beer-tasters association.
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