How often do you wash your car?

What to do to keep your car looking and running like new, inside and out.

How often do you wash your car?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:33 pm

Every day. I'm OCD and have nothing better to do.
0
No votes
Weekly.
3
13%
Every few weeks.
6
25%
Once a month.
1
4%
Once every few months.
6
25%
Once before each season.
1
4%
Once a year.
6
25%
I don't wash my car. I hate it and I wish it would burn.
1
4%
 
Total votes: 24

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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by the dumblonde » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:28 pm

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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by watkins » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:11 pm

How did I know what you posted just by seeing the blue text of the link?

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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by the dumblonde » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:15 pm

watkins wrote:How did I know what you posted just by seeing the blue text of the link?
Hmmm...i wonder? :wink:



I do try to actually wash and clay wax my car at least once a year though.
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by wannabe » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:56 pm

i've owned the car since nov 2007, and other than rain showers (like today) it hasn't gotten a wash. i have to do it by hand b/c of the hole in the rear pass door...
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by kamesama980 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:00 am

the dumblonde wrote:My car washing method.
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The truck isn't worth washing. maybe when it warms up before I rattle can this years rust. it's still got stains from going through the mud at a drift day (yea, yea I did :mrgreen: ) I think I washed the cressida once or twice...
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by Jastreb » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:19 am

This is not the distribution of results I was expecting. It seems like there's 3 kinds of people in the world when it comes to car-washing. I wash every few weeks, but I figured out the drive-through washes weren't doing my clearcoat any favours. It'll have to be handwash only from now on, which I'm not gonna be doing as often. :-/
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by fa22raptorf22 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:10 am

Jastreb wrote:...drive-through washes weren't doing my clearcoat any favours. It'll have to be handwash only from now on, which I'm not gonna be doing as often. :-/
My clear coat is like gone lol. When its perfectly clean you can see thousands of those tiny little hair lines.

I am going to have to resurface it sometime because just polish/wax doesn't do the trick.

And I wash once a week. Usually the Sunday wash.
And during the week just hit it quick with the hose to get the big stuff off.

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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by wannabe » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:39 pm

we (my family) were talking about cars and emily and i decided if our cars (we both drive a spirit, hers is a 94, mine 89) got washed, they'd fall apart. aaron (cousin)'s car went into the ditch and is all dirty (malibu, i think, hand-me-down from his mom!), and his brother's car is a 94 black grand am. black, and dirty :P
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by permabanned » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:39 am

hmmm, in the summer, probably every other week. id be all hyped up for making my car look good, plan on washing, claying, buffing, waxing, cleaning out the interior, the whole ordeal. then ill be filling up the bucket to wash it and think to myself how bored i am already and how much i dont feel like washing it, so ill wash it and screw everything else

so far, i probably havent washed my car since last october or november. theres really no point. in the winter, it was cold and snowy and salt on the roads and shit. now its dry and good weather, but still too cold. that and all my sideskirts are broken. i broke my only good one snow drifting, but i have the replacements ready to go back on when i get around to prepping and painting them.

so far plans for the spring break

1. mount one of my old BFGs in place of the messed up pilot sport
1b. put on summer wheels, hope it doesnt snow again
2. prep and paint the side skirts
3. prep and paint a fender off the parts car
4. put in black interior
5. thoroughly wash and detail the car. simple wash wont touch anything at this point. its been dirty so long, the shit is absorbed into the paint, im in teh buffer and rubbing compound and wetsand stage

but when its all done, it will look great again, kinda like it did last summer after i put on my new hatch
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by Caramel » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:41 am

I washed my car and it got dirty in 2 days :(
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:28 am

I washed my car and it snowed the following day. Bummer.
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by permabanned » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:40 am

my friend washed his probe and his mustang and it rained later that day.

then i drove my car thru a car wash and it came out looking exact same as it went in, only with water running off of it.

i give up trying to keep my car looking nice in the winter, next winter ill need a piece of shit to drive in the winter like some cheap awd turbo dsm to have fun in the snow or something
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by potownrob » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:32 am

You ended the vote too soon man :o :lol: !
I used to wash my car once or twice a month; now I wash it maybe 3 times a year and haven't given it a real waxing in 2 years :lol: . Still looks pretty good when I rinse it off though :) .
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by watkins » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:32 am

Im pretty sure the layer of salt and road grime on my car right now is thicker than the layers of paint its completely covering
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Re: How often do you wash your car?

Post by Werty » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:01 am

It's supposed to be 50 this weekend so time for another wash.

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