How would you wash your 550 Barchetta?

How would you wash your 550 Barchetta?

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Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Just spotted this guy pressure washing his 550 Barchetta at the local Esso. The amount of water that went into the interior was astounding! yikes


RemyMartin

6,559 posts

182 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Did he use the brush of death?

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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I hope not, I watched him aghast whilst I filled up my car though!!

GadgeS3C

4,516 posts

141 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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It's only an old car wink

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Still about £150,000s worth! eek

Hoofy

73,044 posts

259 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Um. Am I missing something? Waterproof interior? Not his car?

sparks_E39

12,327 posts

190 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Don't particularly see the issue. He isn't spraying it directly into the cabin. I would probably wash it at home with the roof up, but then it's not my car smile

Waugh-terfall

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18,488 posts

177 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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sparks_E39 said:
Don't particularly see the issue. He isn't spraying it directly into the cabin. I would probably wash it at home with the roof up, but then it's not my car smile
Witnessed several big waves of water was up over the top of the windscreen as well as spray and a lot of spray whilst washing the side windows and rear deck.

DonkeyApple

44,647 posts

146 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Roof broken and needed an emergency clean as someone was coming over to buy it? wink

Jw Vw

4,729 posts

140 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Waugh-terfall said:
sparks_E39 said:
Don't particularly see the issue. He isn't spraying it directly into the cabin. I would probably wash it at home with the roof up, but then it's not my car smile
Witnessed several big waves of water was up over the top of the windscreen as well as spray and a lot of spray whilst washing the side windows and rear deck.
If that amount of water is entering the cabin possibly it isn't his car?

gaters

1,351 posts

174 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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sparks_E39 said:
Don't particularly see the issue. He isn't spraying it directly into the cabin. I would probably wash it at home with the roof up, but then it's not my car smile
"Roof up" ..... you have to be joking, it would take ages to get put on , leak while he washed it, and ages to get off again and never fit back properly in the crazy bag it is supposed to fit back in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to wash them by hand with a hose without a spray on it.... Nightmare frown

Aizle

12,429 posts

152 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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How on earth will he see on his way home?!


Jw Vw

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140 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Aizle said:
How on earth will he see on his way home?!

hehe

Hoofy

73,044 posts

259 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Jw Vw said:
If that amount of water is entering the cabin possibly it isn't his car?
That's what I thought. But even if I had to wash a car for someone, I'd do it with the windows up. Even the guys working in car washes ask you to put your roof up if you wait in queue with the roof down.

traffman

2,262 posts

186 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Thats a pretty rare Ferrari to be filling it full of mould inducing water!

I thought maybe it was Harry Metcalfe but A, the cars a different colour and B, he wouldn't do such a thing.

kentmotorcompany

2,471 posts

187 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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gaters said:
sparks_E39 said:
Don't particularly see the issue. He isn't spraying it directly into the cabin. I would probably wash it at home with the roof up, but then it's not my car smile
"Roof up" ..... you have to be joking, it would take ages to get put on , leak while he washed it, and ages to get off again and never fit back properly in the crazy bag it is supposed to fit back in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to wash them by hand with a hose without a spray on it.... Nightmare frown
This.

If you know anything about 550 Bachetta's you will know the "roof" is just a token gesture.
I dont remember the number, but the roof is so poor there is a reccomended very slow speed limit with it on.

Having the roof on would not have saved the interior from getting wet and it would have taken ages to do.

Maybe it was just dusty and he was giving it a quick blast and then he was just about get his leather out of the boot and dry it off. Or maybe he really is as nutty as the picture suggests?
Its a rare model and worth plenty of money, so I am giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Mainly sold in sunnier climes like California, not really designed to have a roof at all.

sparks_E39

12,327 posts

190 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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All I know is that for £100k less I can have a better looking 550 with a fixed roof! I always thought the Barchetta looked a bit odd.

Audi 525i

1,250 posts

129 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Is that Harry Metcalfe of evo fame in the pic?

He has a 550 Barchetta.

Waugh-terfall

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177 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Audi 525i said:
Is that Harry Metcalfe of evo fame in the pic?

He has a 550 Barchetta.
Nooooo, his is a RHD grey on red with an EVO registration.

Jimbo.

3,710 posts

166 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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Meh. No worse than driving it through a summer shower. Perhaps many PH'ers find it more distressing that he's not wash....no, detailing...said Ferrari with the 10 bucket method, before paint correcting and waxing with Dodo Semen, and a clay bar rolled on the thighs of Cuban girls...