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Old 06-22-2022, 08:45 AM   #29
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Weekly.

Every saturday unless it rains.

Once when it did rain.

I think I've missed 5 weeks in the last two years due to rain and temps.
Oh temps, I won't wash under 38* if the temp won't rise anymore.
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:22 AM   #30
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I'll wash mine about every two weeks depending on events and weather. In the summer once the rains stop and the pollen storms go away, I'll often go a little longer since there is nothing to get it dirty. In the winter it will go far longer between washes due to weather and temperatures.

I'll also schedule the washes around other events too. If there is an upcoming Cars and Coffee, I'll wash it right before. If there is an upcoming autoX event, I'll wait until afterwards because I know the car will get covered in dust.
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Once or twice per week, depending how dirty is and ALWAYS using touchless car wash (have a season pass). Waxes one or twice during sprig/summer and store it on winter... So far, after 4 years , paint still looking shine and decent. Of course, it have several small chips at front. Halo color, BTW.
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Are you clean or dirty?
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Lol! Clean...only clean.
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I have a garage now so hardly ever, it's amazing. No more parking under shitty oak trees dropping sticks, leaves, acorns and birdshit on my car.
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Normally its weekly wash and every second wash i remove wheels and keep the car on jack stands to wash underside.

Can't stand a dirty car.

OCD. LOL!
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Normally its weekly wash and every second wash i remove wheels and keep the car on jack stands to wash underside.

Can't stand a dirty car.

OCD. LOL!

Undercar pressure washer attachment?

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Its more like removing wheels to use brush and microfibre to clean well.

Under car pressure washing would be good but.... won't be as clean as above method since you can't really reach certain areas with just pressure washing.

Next move would be to get something like a quick jack to make the process easier..... when i can afford it. Lol!
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Its more like removing wheels to use brush and microfibre to clean well.

Under car pressure washing would be good but.... won't be as clean as above method since you can't really reach certain areas with just pressure washing.

Next move would be to get something like a quick jack to make the process easier..... when i can afford it. Lol!

I never thought of breaking out the quickjack for car washes. I do enjoy being able to reach the whole roof while it's on the ground though
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Was giving the car a wash the other day and forgot the PDR guys typically polish the area after doing their magic.
I spent about 20 minutes wondering why I had seemingly no protection on the upper half of the door. I am glad I had this done prior to recoating the car!


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Have never seen a PDR guy polish anything after they're done.
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Have never seen a PDR guy polish anything after they're done.
If not the PDR guy then the detail shop whom I know did it for me.

There was definitely a mark I was expecting to polish off tha

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I have gone from washing my car weekly to washing it every other week. Now the going rate is washing 2 or 3 times a year. LOL.
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