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
I go through the carwash - wash and wax
I hand wash - soap only
I hand wash - soap and wax
I hand wash - soap, wax, polishes and more
I detail once or twice per year along with washing
I detail several times per year along with washing
07-05-2012, 01:12 PM #31
I think I do mine too much. I wash by hand once a week. I wax by hand once every two weeks, I clay bar one a month. Only in early spring to early fall and winter months I wash and wax once a month at a spray wash and rinse when dirty.Tim Walters (Curky)
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07-08-2012, 10:09 AM #32
2011 Silverado "Black Widow Edition"
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07-08-2012, 11:04 AM #33
I wash my truck twice a week, but wax it every two months. I detail the inside once a month or more if needed. As for the wheels well, lately i've cleaned them every other day.
2009 Chevy Silverado!
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07-16-2012, 08:58 PM #34
I hand wash as often as I feel necessary based on bugs, dirt, debris, etc. I wax/detail twice, annually (spring and fall, basically). I try to beat the pollen fall with my first wax of the year, as it's heavy here -- meaning things are covered in yellow powder for nearly a month. Said yellow powder combined with water is bad mojo for paint -- hence waxing before it hits.
I then wax again in the fall before it gets too cold to hand wash much. I wait as long as I can before doing it so that my wax gets through to spring, again.
I will detail (without claying or waxing) 4-5 times per year depending on weather and travel.
07-16-2012, 09:05 PM #35
Just washed, clay bared and waxed mine tonight after work. Tomorrow I'll do the wheels, tires and interior.
07-19-2012, 08:11 PM #36
I wash once a week, and wax once every two months or so...clay bar in the Spring and Fall if I have time.
2008 Ext. Cab Silverado LT1 5.3L 2WD
APC LED Tail Lights | Spec D Smoked Third LED Brake Light | aFe Magnum Force Stage 2 CAI
08-05-2012, 11:11 PM #37
Every other month just to keep that wonderful shine2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
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04-20-2014, 11:28 AM #38
Try to wash every 2-3 weeks, and I've always tried to keep up with a fall wax to help prevent salt corrosion and a spring to get all the crap off. If adam's would ever actually send my stuff I'm trying my hand at buffing for the first time with this truck.
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04-22-2014, 09:17 AM #39
I have never waxed/detailed my truck. I used to hand-wash it about once a month using a soap from Turtle Wax that claims to have wax in it. Could just be marketing but it certainly looks good aftwe washing. I haven't washed my truck in about three years or so. With the whole right side of the bed crushed in, there's no point in washing it until I get that fixed or replaced. It won't look good until then. :PClint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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04-22-2014, 01:27 PM #40
I was mine often. Sometimes twice a week. I hit the quarter car wash, then towel dry it. If at any time I start seeing any fine scratches or anything I don't like I wax it. I wax at least twice a month in the summer and clay bar every other month. In the winter I try to wash it weakly and depending on weather wax it twice during the winter.
1995 Silverado 4x4
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