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Just wondering how often everyone here does a complete wax job on their vehicles. I've been waxing 2 to 3 ...





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Old 02-06-2012, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering how often everyone here does a complete wax job on their vehicles. I've been waxing 2 to 3 times a year with spray wax in between. But I'm thinking of doing it more often.

Opinions? I guess it also kind of depends on your weather, too. We have really harsh summers, so I probably need to wax more often.
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Last time I waxed it hurt like a B!tch

I only do mine once a year.
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I do mine once a year and it was just spray on wax.
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I do it 3 times a year and now that some of the new car wash soap has wax in it I am doing it every time I wash LOL
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I need to wax more. You know my wife has more scratches on the Nox then my Diesel has???

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I know some people who hand wax once a month. There is no way I could do that. I just don't have enough free time to do it that often, especially with a third member of the family on the way. I'm thinking hand wax once every 3 months and spray wax in between will be good enough. That may be overkill to some, but the wax just seems to wear off quickly out here.
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i'm a true believer in more than once a month is detrimental to your paint job. love your chevy, just dont love it to death
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WoW, no way once a month is feasible here.
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I don't have the time to wax mine once a month.
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It all depends on if your vehicle sits outside most the time or in a garage or parking ramp. If it's outside then I would suggest doing it every 3 months and 6 months for a garage vehicle. Whenever you do wax, make sure to do a strip wash and clay after. I use mostly Adam's products so I'll put some APC in with the soap or some people will just use dish soap. Either way will work.
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Well to get your chevy waxed once a month you need to remember this very important lesson. That is why God gave us neighborhood kids and kool-aid. farm the labor out. my son has friends, and they're still the age where a couple bucks is a lot of money. oh how wide their eyes will get when they start buying gas someday
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LOL
Nice way to get cheap slave labor

Wax once a month, once Upon a Time you had to wax once a month, that was as long as the wax lasted.
With this new stuff they have now your probably good for 6 months to a year.

Once a month with polish is going to be bad and a lot of people do not understand the difference between wax and polish.
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What's the best type of cloth to use to wipe off paste wax, spray on wax?
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I wax once to twice a month. Its usually after every other hand wash and I use "The Black Box". That is the best wax I have ever used on black. Then in between washes I use Ice spray detailer. My wife thinks I am nuts but she grins more than a opossum ****tin' a peach seed when I am done.
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I wax my car twice a year.I think once in six month is ok to wax the vehicle.
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