How often do you wax your vehicle?

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How often do you wax your vehicle? What do you use?

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

    10 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. I go through the carwash - wash and wax

    9 vote(s)
    7.2%
  3. I hand wash - soap only

    11 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. I hand wash - soap and wax

    11 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. I hand wash - soap, wax, polishes and more

    22 vote(s)
    17.6%
  6. I detail once or twice per year along with washing

    29 vote(s)
    23.2%
  7. I detail several times per year along with washing

    46 vote(s)
    36.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Just curous how often do folks wash, wax and detail their vehicle. Feel free to check off whatever fields apply.
  2. 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).
  3. 1st Synthetics

    1st Synthetics New Member

    I detail quite often due to some of the environments my truck sits in. Steel mills are hell on paint.
  4. reddedsilvy05

    reddedsilvy05 New Member

    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
  5. tattooed4life

    tattooed4life New Member

    More than enough in my neighbors mind, but not nearly enough for me!!
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 New Member

    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.
  7. ct9a

    ct9a New Member

    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.
  8. nickgiacalone

    nickgiacalone New Member

    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 :rofl:
  9. WestCoastColy

    WestCoastColy New Member

    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.
  10. kylegillean

    kylegillean Former Member

    thats all that 94 piece needs............
  11. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy New Member

    i wax once before winter and once in the spring after a few good rain storms
  12. Cfl383

    Cfl383 New Member

    it doesn't need to get washed
  13. bry2500

    bry2500 New Member

    Usally once a month through the summer I hand wash and in the winter I go to the carwash and blast off the sand/salt.
  14. 2ToNe04

    2ToNe04 New Member

    wax about twice a year.
  15. x3no

    x3no New Member

    I usually wax about 5 times a year. Try to keep it clean as possible. Basically when it starts to get too dirty for my taste, then it gets cleaned, inside and out.
  16. omegafiler

    omegafiler New Member

    Unless it's raining, I'll wash and semi-detail it every week. If it's dirty, it'll go through the touchless carwash first to remove most of the dirt. Then back to the garage to dry it off, apply detailer, and get all of the small stuff. Wheels, side-steps, chrome parts, interior, etc.

    Then it gets a full clay-bar, polish, and wax with orbital buffer about 2-4 times a year depending on the weather and condition of the paint. A good wax w/ buffer will last awhile in most conditions, especially since it spends the night in the garage.

    And since this is Texas, it's not like we need to deal with salt and snow. Just lots and lots... and lots of dust.
  17. David8790

    David8790 New Member

    Once you see my paint you'll realize the futility of waxing lol.
  18. RedMonteSS

    RedMonteSS New Member

    Car spends most of the time under cover. So, it gets maintenance washes as needed. Usually before a show, or after a night at the drag strip. Give a good, complete detail after winter or before a major show.
  19. canislupis69

    canislupis69 New Member

    Wax a two to three times a year with regular washes every couple weeks.
  20. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    I wax my vehicles twice a year, once in May and once in September right before winter. I wash them about once every other week, if you do it more than that all you do is rot them out faster by filling them up with water. :glasses:

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