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View Poll Results: How often do you wash your car?
Everyday 1 1.96%
3-4 times a week 4 7.84%
1-2 times a week 25 49.02%
every other week 10 19.61%
once a month 7 13.73%
I'm lazy, why would you wash your car? 4 7.84%
washing?! What's that? I've never washed it before! 0 0%
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Old 01-01-2004, 04:29 AM   #11
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Salt? What'* that?

I never wash it. When I want it clean, I just drive 150mph+, and the wind strips the crap off the car.
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Old 01-01-2004, 05:18 AM   #12
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I do it once a week in the summer when I'm at home. When i'm at school, i try to do it everytime it goes home. It only gets dirty from dust sitting outside really at school. Meguiars gold class is so smooth, it actually is spotless after any decent rainstorm.
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I do it once a week in the summer when I'm at home. When i'm at school, i try to do it everytime it goes home. It only gets dirty from dust sitting outside really at school. Meguiars gold class is so smooth, it actually is spotless after any decent rainstorm.
Amen to Meguiars Gold Class!
They sure know how to make a great long lasting wax!
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Old 01-01-2004, 07:05 AM   #14
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During the winter months once a week especially the wheel wells to get all the salt off.
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Old 01-01-2004, 12:25 PM   #15
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once or twice a week, then it gets to sit in the garage until the next washing/waxing
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Old 01-01-2004, 12:54 PM   #16
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In the summer I wash it once or twice a week.

In the winter, I get a supreme touchless carwash everytime I fill up. (unless it'* raining/snowing), so that'* normally once a week.
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i havent washed it since the beggining of nov. but i wash it once or twice a week in the summer, then again i put 14000 miles on it during the spring and summer and about 700 since winter came, and its only really snowed here like 2 times, when it starts to get nice again, then ill wash it real good and buff it and all that, but in the winter, its just too cold
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I admit that I don't wash my car much in the winter. I don't like to take it through the drive-thru car washes with the spinning brushes. I try to occasionally take it to a do-it-yourself place, but those never seem to get it really clean.

I think I will just wait till spring and get back to the once a week hand wash.
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In the summer I wash it once or twice a week.

In the winter, I get a supreme touchless carwash everytime I fill up. (unless it'* raining/snowing), so that'* normally once a week.
The only thing that I notice about the touchless carwashes is that there is still that salty film left on the car. The only way you seem to be able to get that off is go through a soft cloth wash...or do it yourself!

I really hate it when the car gets covered in salt, then the weather warms up and the temperature goes over 0. You can almost hear that salt eating your car!

Got to keep it clean!

Washed it today btw...
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Once a year.
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