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Old 07-07-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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How often do you wash your FR-S?

Like the title says, how often do you wash your car? Curious with the whiteout/argento owners vs the asphalt/raven owners. I received mine on 5/17 and have yet to wash it and it still looks good.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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In my opinion you shouldn't wash your car very often. The more you wash the more swirl marks begin to appear. That's just my observation with all my black cars. But then again i'm not a pro.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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BRZ here, but whenever it gets splattered with bugs or bird shit. :P
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In my opinion you shouldn't wash your car very often. The more you wash the more swirl marks begin to appear. That's just my observation with all my black cars. But then again i'm not a pro.
That is why you should clay bar the car every now and again, gets rid of the swirls.
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That is why you should clay bar the car every now and again, gets rid of the swirls.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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BRZ here, but whenever it gets splattered with bugs or bird shit. :P
Id be washing it everyday lol
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That is why you should clay bar the car every now and again, gets rid of the swirls.
Clay bar gets rid of surface contamination, it doesn't do anything for the scratches. If anything it may add scratches.
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Where I park my car at work is pretty dusty. I usually end up just dusting it every couple of days, employing the use of some quick detailer for some more built up spots. I have only done a proper wash once so far, about a week ago, after a 750 mile road trip that involved the death of quite a few bugs on my front bumper.
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I get a wash nearly every time a fill up the tank.

The gas station I use offers a $.25 per gallon discount on their brushless car wash when you purchase gas. I think the wash is worth the $3 I pay for it.
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Here in Houston we have a couple car washes that let you pay monthly for unlimited washes. $15 a month for the package I use and I can drive through 100 times per day if I wanted. And its a good wash.

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Like the title says, how often do you wash your car? Curious with the whiteout/argento owners vs the asphalt/raven owners. I received mine on 5/17 and have yet to wash it and it still looks good.
You haven't washed your car in nearly 2 months?? Get on that!! I wash my car once a week. You should at bare minimum do it once a month to keep contaminants from sticking in the paint. Dirty cars are gross.
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I wash it every week! It's Whiteout so bug kind of like my front bumper...
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I would LIKE to wash it once every 2 weeks... with quick detailer spray in between. I only have Sunday off, so it'd be a waste of a day off.

I had the car about a week, but I didn't get to wash it yet cuz of the crazy heat wave... and I don't trust the washes around here.

My Civic hasn't been touched in months, lol. I use to wash it every 2 weeks, and more often when I was entering shows. But now that it got dented so much by assholes, I left it alone. That will change once I get all the damages fixed and it's show ready again. Hard having only one car as DD and project...
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