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View Poll Results: How often do you wax your vehicle? What do you use?

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  • I don't really wax, just wash once in a while

    10 7.94%
  • I go through the carwash - wash and wax

    10 7.94%
  • I hand wash - soap only

    11 8.73%
  • I hand wash - soap and wax

    11 8.73%
  • I hand wash - soap, wax, polishes and more

    22 17.46%
  • I detail once or twice per year along with washing

    29 23.02%
  • I detail several times per year along with washing

    46 36.51%
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    Default How often do you wax your vehicle?

    Just curous how often do folks wash, wax and detail their vehicle. Feel free to check off whatever fields apply.

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    Cool How often do you wax your vehicle

    Wash 1 or 2 times a week, wax every month and polish twice a year before that months waxing. My wife does her Trailblazer even more (she loves her Trailblazer).

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    I detail quite often due to some of the environments my truck sits in. Steel mills are hell on paint.
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    You will rarely see my truck with a spot of dirt on it...everyday i use a california car duster to dust her off and wipe it down with spray detail and a microfiber, i try to wash at least once a week and polish once a month, and ill clay it once a year if i skip out on a polish or waxin...i just love having/driving a clean truck....btw the best products i have used so far is Smartwax

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    More than enough in my neighbors mind, but not nearly enough for me!!
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    Wax........ Is that the stuff that the Karate Kid movies made famous?

    I cannot remember the last time I waxed a vehicle. Wash a few times a year.

    I am going to try and be more diligent with at least hosing the undercarriages this winter.
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    Hmm, I didn't see an option for not even washing it. I've had my truck for over a year, and the rain and snow is all it gets.


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    I was the outside weekly, wax monthly and usually polish in the spring and fall. I vaccuum the inside everytime i wash and usually every 2 weeks or so i get the armor all out and do a nice interior detail. the reason i dont do the interior more is because of being in the landscaping/construction line of work, as soon as i get in my truck at the end of the day its dusty on the inside lol. i need to buy a beater to drive to work and back so i can keep my truck clean....or better....convince work to give me a truck to drive home every night
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    I wash weekely. Most of the time using a gas station's touchless drive through car wash.

    Detail every 4-6 months. Which includes Clay barring, polish, glaze, wax and sealant.

    I use a mixture of products between Zymol, Meguiars, Gloss-It and Pinnacle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct9a View Post
    Hmm, I didn't see an option for not even washing it. I've had my truck for over a year, and the rain and snow is all it gets.
    thats all that 94 piece needs............

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