From Our Editors
Formerly, Rip Curl Washes, at Ocean Blue Car Wash, gentle cleaning fabrics from Neoglide and MicroClean graze the sides of a car's metal exterior. These fabrics hold no water, dirt, or grit, and are used with biodegradable and nontoxic cleaning products. Cars can roll in for three-minute, ride-through express washes or stick around for the longer full-service sessions. Ocean Blue Car Wash offers full detailing and headlight restoration, and recycles 90 percent of the 12 gallons of water it uses during washes. While waiting, guests put their feet up inside, nibbling on complimentary popcorn, watching TV, or using the Internet to research the great Sponge Wars of the 1920s.