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Old 06-09-2001, 07:15 PM   #1
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Question Survey: How often do you wax? What brand do you use?

Hi all,
I was just wondering how often everyone waxes and what kind of wax they use (company). Also if it is a paste or liquid or whatever.
Thanx.
I use Mothers Gold, Carnuaba (sp?) cleaner wax in liquid form. I wax about every 1.5 - 2 months.
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Old 06-09-2001, 07:23 PM   #2
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every two to three mounths
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Old 06-09-2001, 08:23 PM   #3
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Once a month, Maguire's (sp?) liquid wax.
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Old 06-09-2001, 08:32 PM   #4
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Every couple of weeks with zymol

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Old 06-09-2001, 09:02 PM   #5
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Raindance, once a month,

Why anyone buys anything more expensive is beyond me - this stuff is easy to apply, easy to remove, and lasts a long time. Plus the car looks incredible afterwards.

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Old 06-09-2001, 09:04 PM   #6
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Zymol once a month. That stuff rules. If you do a lot of driving in the country, and you get lots of bugs on your girl, they just melt off with a high pressure washer.
On another note, I just found another scratch on my car from a$$hole soccer mom's and their POSUV's.
I hope the government does force FORD to recall all those exploders. It would give me a grin.
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Old 06-09-2001, 11:24 PM   #7
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Once a week, Nair....
Oh whoops, wrong wax!
Once a month, Finish 2001 (not bad, not great) Maguires or Mothers next week, gonna see which works better.
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Old 06-10-2001, 03:37 AM   #8
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about every two to three weeks...I use Maguire's paste wax. lovely goop, yes it it, makes a nice shine and a nice smooth texture :-)
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Old 06-10-2001, 03:56 AM   #9
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I use the same, but I wax at least every month. Bling Bling. LOL
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Old 06-10-2001, 05:00 AM   #10
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every few months with RainX wax. I see people waxing every week or month, but I feel that it's a bit too much for me. But, it sure keeps the car look good.
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Old 06-10-2001, 05:49 AM   #11
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Go ahead and laugh; I use Turtle Wax.

/Eric
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Old 06-10-2001, 05:56 AM   #12
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I had a old bottle of that rain X wax sitting around last week. I tried some on my RS and I was suprised at how well if worked.

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Old 06-10-2001, 06:18 AM   #13
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A good professional detailer's wax job will last about 4-6 mos in SoCal. I prefer to use Meguire's or Mother's Show N Shine spray polish to maintain the paint between details. It's good for removing bugs and grime off the paint too (no harsh chemicals).
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Old 06-10-2001, 07:00 AM   #14
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For those of you that are anal retentive use a wax called Klasse All-In-One Polish and Sealant. It works wonders. It costs about $20 a bottle but the bottle will last a couple years. The wax lasts almost 6 months too.

Check out www.properautocare.com for all kinds of wax ideas.
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Old 06-10-2001, 10:39 PM   #15
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I use Meguirs 3 step wax. I would say I wax my car about every 2 months. I don't really have the time to get it done as much as I want.
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Old 06-10-2001, 11:51 PM   #16
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I worked for Long Island Detailing for 2 years. ZYMOL Natural Creme Wax, Once a month. I live by it. Great Shine, Ultra smooth, and actually smells great. Its fairly easy to take off and easy to see spots you missed.
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Old 06-11-2001, 04:36 AM   #17
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Griots, great stuff. But I am curious about Zaino's, it seems to have almost a cult following.
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Old 06-11-2001, 04:37 AM   #18
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How often, once every 4 to 6 weeks.
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Old 06-11-2001, 04:45 AM   #19
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3 times a year. Sometimes 4.
I've been using either Pinnacle Carnauba or Meguires Medallion. Happy with both but recently switched to Griots Best of Show for no particular reason.
One thing I hate about the cheap waxes is that they leave the white residue in all the nooks and crannies and if you get it on the black vinyl or rubber trim it is very difficult to get off.
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:33 AM   #20
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once a month. -meguire's
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:53 AM   #21
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I use Simonize and do it about once a month in warm weather.
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Old 06-11-2001, 01:37 PM   #22
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Normally I use 3M wax, but I just put a coat of Liquid Glass on the car.

It's nothing to write home about (other than its trademark ease of use,) but the rims...oh man, this stuff will make your rims look brand new. Seriously.

Personally, I think it's less the wax and more the application which determines how good your car looks...that's why a professionally detailed car is so difficult to match by a guy in his driveway.
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Old 06-11-2001, 02:28 PM   #23
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Every month with Zymol. It smells so good you would want to eat it . All natural too with no chemicals. Once you use it, you never use anything else.
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Old 06-11-2001, 02:32 PM   #24
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Once a month, Eagle One liquid wax. Very easy to take off.
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Old 06-11-2001, 02:44 PM   #25
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once a month, Maguiar's

But I wax the hood and front bumper every 2 weeks
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