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I always thought that this kind of trim corrosion was due to the harsh chemicals they use in touchless car washes (I have since switched to self car washes + a nice wax at home)

I say wax but I really mean one of those hybrid wax-ceramic detailing sprays. Seems to offer decent temporary protection against the sun and rogue pigeons leaving me presents in the morning 😅
 

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I got my car washed last week at one of those drive through ones and my gloss black trim was in a bad state

Managed to save it just in time and polished it out. Needless to say i won't be going back
Yeah, I view them as the "fast-food of car washes". Once in a while is okay if you're in a rush, but it's not good if you go there on a regular basis.

Also it's even worse if you let the car sit in the sun before it's fully dried since those chemicals get baked onto the surface
 
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