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View Poll Results: How often you wax ur car
every weekend 16 8.42%
once a month 65 34.21%
every 6 months 73 38.42%
once a year 36 18.95%
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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waxing ...

i bought my car last friday and just waxed it for the first time yesterday (60k miles). the paint is a little rough ... was not taken care of properly but i have noticed a difference already.

i am planning on waxing it every sat with a good cut on the paint next week.

wanted to see how often you guys wax your cars
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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what you should do is wash, clay bar, and then wax. the clay bar will remove all the surface contaminates that the wash just couldnt get. you will be amased by how much the clay will pick up off your clear coat. i reccomend the clay magic fine grade clay bar you get 200 grams of clay witch you can cut up into 6-8 pieces, so you get an extremely large ammount of clay for that one low price. and with the clay bar you would need clay lube. some people use soap diluted with water and a spray bottle, but most people use some form of instant or spray on detailer. good luck!
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with it being around 2 degrees outside i have no intention of doing it soon!
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:18 AM   #4
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I have a guy who does it for me once a month.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:58 AM   #5
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what you should do is wash, clay bar, and then wax. the clay bar will remove all the surface contaminates that the wash just couldnt get. you will be amased by how much the clay will pick up off your clear coat. i reccomend the clay magic fine grade clay bar you get 200 grams of clay witch you can cut up into 6-8 pieces, so you get an extremely large ammount of clay for that one low price. and with the clay bar you would need clay lube. some people use soap diluted with water and a spray bottle, but most people use some form of instant or spray on detailer. good luck!

thanks ... i used to detail waayyyy back in the day and we used to use clay with just soap and water. my brother has a detail shop so i might have him get some and give it a shot.

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Old 12-01-2008, 03:40 PM   #6
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also P21S Paintwork Cleanser from bavauto helps to get minor scratches and dirt out that washing cant do. I Wash, Cleanse, Clay Bar, then Wax.
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thanks for the responses so far ... i hope (rain or shine) this weekend i can clay it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:08 PM   #8
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depends on the time of year...but im gonna say once ever 2 weeks during summer and once every month-month 1/2....BUT I DO CLAY BAR MONICA EVERY TIME I WASH IT..IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT U SHOULD ITS AMAZING LOL expensive but well worth it...
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:57 AM   #12
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depends on the time of year...but im gonna say once ever 2 weeks during summer and once every month-month 1/2....BUT I DO CLAY BAR MONICA EVERY TIME I WASH IT..IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT U SHOULD ITS AMAZING LOL expensive but well worth it...
are you claying the whole car? i have thought about doing that but figured since i am waxing it once a week i could pass on the clay.
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Can you find me one?

Or can you make an exception becuase I am a professional detailer?
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:33 AM   #16
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since the clay bar has been brought up in this thread and I've never done it to my car, how exactly do I go about doing it without screwing something up? I've seen the Meguires clay bar at all the local stores. . .
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