so in my neck of the woods, the apartment complex (gonna get a house next year i hope - used to have one but divorce etc) has turned off the water to the car wash bay because irrigation is now banned in my town and the car wash is tied into irrigation system. car washing isn't banned in my town. where can i go to wash my truck? are those drive through auto washes like bunkeys etc who specialize in car washes any good? they want like 7$ for an auto wash and dry down, but $50.00 for a handwash!!! you gotta be kidding me. 50 bucks????? for a 20 minute job????? puhhhlease... anyhow, if i can find a self-service wash that allows bucket washing, i am all set. what are your experiences with self-service car washes allowing hand washing in between hosing. also, are the auto washes (not the gas station cheapo ones with the paint scratching brushes) that are touchless and that specialize in car washing good enough? i would expect the car to be clean enougth afterwards to wax without damaging the paint..