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Taking my new CT to the local car wash tomorrow. Does that black antenna have to be removed beforehand? I figure the rear wiper has to be taped down or bagged.
 

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Tape the rear wiper (they should do that for you if you are taking it to a full-service wash) and unscrew the antenna from the base.
 

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I took our "demo" while we were waiting for ours to be delivered, through a car wash, all I did was remove the antenna. I suggest having something to wipe the glass under the spoiler though, i had a few suds left when I drove out.
 

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Took my CT today to the wash. Asked them to unscrew the antenna. She looks like new again now. Very shiny. Thanks.
 

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Took my CT today to the wash. Asked them to unscrew the antenna. She looks like new again now. Very shiny. Thanks.
.......good, and the rear wiper ???? Bag it or tape it?

I haven't noticed how close the guide rails come to the cast wheels. (some car washes have these rails, some don't).

Anyone notice yet. On my G35 Coupe, the wheels would touch the rails if I wasn't careful.
 

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They bagged the rear wiper but would've left antenna if I didn't ask. Rails did not touch wheels. I looked for that.
 

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Tape the rear wiper (they should do that for you if you are taking it to a full-service wash) and unscrew the antenna from the base.
What do you mean tape the rear wiper? Like to the glass or something? I can see removing the antenna, but I have never had to mess with the wiper. Let me know.
 

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What do you mean tape the rear wiper? Like to the glass or something? I can see removing the antenna, but I have never had to mess with the wiper. Let me know.
I believe that's what they mean KC.....for full service wash.
Just a regular automatic wash should only require a bag (supplied at the car wash).
 

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Taking my new CT to the local car wash tomorrow. Does that black antenna have to be removed beforehand? I figure the rear wiper has to be taped down or bagged.
Not so funny story if it were me, but my neighbor has an auto car wash, and living in Texas like I do, a customer in a pickup truck apparently had barbed wire in the bed of his truck late in day...Gary cleaned the bay every evening. The next morning found about 100’ of the wire wrapped around top swirling brush but never heard a word whether someone had went through during night? He kept waiting for lawsuit. He sold wash facility shortly afterwards. That would be rather upsetting on a new car huh.
 

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What good does "bagging" the wiper do? I don't see the advantage
I would not do anything and 'let it ride'. I have never heard of a wiper caught with a newer style auto wash? How would it grab it with the strong spring tension of this wiper...If tension was that bad then wind would pick it up going down the road IMHO.
 
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