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Old 07-09-2022, 01:42 PM   #43
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During the winter, maybe once a month depending on weather conditions. But that's when winter prep is very important. I like to polish/seal, and wax the car before the winter months, during the fall weather.


During the spring, summer, and fall, usually once a week depending if it has rained a lot. I drive with the windows down 80% of the time so a lot of dust can get inside the cabin. I don't have a garage so my car is always exposed to the elements. Plus I love to look at a shinning car as I walk away from it.
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Old 07-13-2022, 08:12 AM   #45
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Almost daily through the summer.
The problem is now I have two to wash.
One takes MUCH longer and requires a ladder to do the roof.
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Old 07-14-2022, 12:58 PM   #46
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One takes MUCH longer and requires a ladder to do the roof.
That is no Subaru Outback!

Answer to OP: every other week at least, whenever it's dirty and looks more pollen than lava
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That is no Subaru Outback!

Answer to OP: every other week at least, whenever it's dirty and looks more pollen than lava
Nope. Wife went from an Impreza to an Outback to the Ascent. I pray they don't decide to make a bigger model!

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Jeez that is a big one. I feel your pain when i wash my wife's CX5, but the Ascent is quite a bit bigger than that. Congrats on the new ride.

I use one of those aluminum standing platforms that fold up for storage rather than a ladder. Works great, and the platform comes in handy when you're polishing/coating/waxing/ whatever.
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Jeez that is a big one. I feel your pain when i wash my wife's CX5, but the Ascent is quite a bit bigger than that. Congrats on the new ride.

I use one of those aluminum standing platforms that fold up for storage rather than a ladder. Works great, and the platform comes in handy when you're polishing/coating/waxing/ whatever.
Well the reality is that the roof only gets thought washed to the points I can reach standing on the door sills.
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Seriously?

That thing stands on grounds for capital offense.
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https://www.carpro-us.com/wash-mitts...pole-full-kit/ I've heard good things about this dealie.
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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.
Same boat as you. Yours is second car too?
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Same boat as you. Yours is second car too?
It was, and it was worse then. I probably only washed it once a year since I drove it only about 400 miles. It's back to my daily driver and the R32 is now my second car.
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I haven't been able to find a mobile detailer that works for me yet at my new location. i did have one guy who did it after we moved here since the car was filthy but since then have been using the self-wash but not using the brush just the hose and soap.
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