Double towel bars can be used to clean out a car when it’s submerged in water, and some people find that they are actually useful to remove debris from the road.
We asked the people behind them if they had any advice on how to use them safely.
Here’s what they had to say.
-Jenny Lee, Car-wash specialist, St George’s Road, Adelaide What to do: Use a heavy-duty sponge, and apply it directly to the car.
It should be clear enough to use a towel to remove.
If it’s not, wash the towel with a rag, and then apply a little water to it with a wet cloth.
If you are using double towel barriers, wash them first.
-Katherine Kiely, road engineer, North East Valley, South Australia If you’ve got a double-truck, double-parked car, or any other vehicle that you’re using as a barrier, put one side of the barrier down and one side up.
Then, cover the other side with the double-sided barrier.
-Sarah, car-wash attendant, Westfield, NSW Double-tribal caravan, Sydney You might think that double-tailed barriers are not practical in this day and age, but a few years ago they were still being used.
They were difficult to remove from water.
This time around, though, the barriers are much safer.
They are meant to be used in an area with a shallow depth of about 25mm.
They have to be applied directly onto the water, which means they have to slide out of the way of water.
They do come out, though.
If they’re washed, they should be left in for around two minutes to allow the water to drain.
-Mark, car wash, Adelaide A double-tail bar will not only remove debris and debris debris from roads, but also any debris left behind after a crash, as long as it’s the right size.
In the above example, there’s debris in the middle of the double fence, but the second bar should be the size of the first one.
-Tom, car repair, Melbourne The double-bar should be put down immediately after you use it.
It’s not supposed to be in the way, so don’t put it anywhere near water or people.
It will keep the barrier in place while it’s in the water and will help to prevent debris from escaping from the bottom of the bar.
-Rianne, carpenter, North Adelaide If you’re washing a double barrier in a car, it’s a good idea to leave it at least a few inches from the front of the car, in order to keep water from entering the car when you’re removing it.
-Gloria, car, Melbourne It’s a common practice for car wash staff to put a small bucket of water on top of the top bar of a double bar, and to let it drip over the barrier.
If that works, you can then remove it from the water with a towel.
It won’t harm the barrier, so the barrier should remain in place and not be removed.
-Lily, carwash attendant You can use a sponge or a damp cloth to apply a thin layer of water to the barrier and then wipe it off.
If the barrier remains in place for two minutes, it should be removed with a sponge and the towel.
You can then apply water to cover the barrier with the second barrier.
Be sure to keep the water off the barrier until it’s completely dried, as the barrier can be very sticky.
-Paul, car washing, Adelaide It’s important to remember that double towel barrier barriers are meant for the top of a vehicle.
So it’s important that you wash the barrier well, and not use it on the front.
You might be surprised by the difference it makes to the way your car feels.