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tig
07-07-2007, 02:20 AM
just wondering how often you guys wax your cars, i know i do it pretty often which they say is bad, but i think its bullshit unless you do it like twice a week or sumthing

Understated
07-07-2007, 09:14 AM
Every second wash I apply carnauba. It usually works out to about once a month max (if that). But keep in mind the car stays in my garage 85% of the time...only comes out to run errands.

vadim321go
07-07-2007, 11:18 AM
just wondering how often you guys wax your cars, i know i do it pretty often which they say is bad, but i think its bullshit unless you do it like twice a week or sumthing

also depends if u use synthetic wax or the real stuff. with the liquid stuff ur just applying more coats so it really doesnt matter. in reality it should be every couple of months but i dont see the big problem if u wanna do it more

lmnop88
07-07-2007, 05:16 PM
Usually, just fall and spring, I carnuba it. I'd like to do it more frequently, but just don't have the time. I wash and dry the exterior almost every week these days though.

ralph
07-09-2007, 09:02 PM
every after car wash, I waxed my car.. I love to see my car clean and shiny as if it looks like a brand new one.. I am very particular with the cleanliness of my ride and see to it that each of my bmw 325 parts (http://www.advancebmwparts.com/bmw-325-parts.html) is checked and clean on a regular basis..

zimzimmma
07-11-2007, 10:21 AM
3 times a year, 3 stage mothers and 2 cases of beer :)

Vicman17
08-22-2007, 12:43 PM
The longevity (slickness and/or protection) is relative to the product you use. Waxing (using a product to make the car's paint glossy) is not the same anymore. The old term 'waxing' is indeed an old term since years ago car enthusiasts can only buy 'wax'.

Sealants are modern 'waxes' and some are no longer just petroleum based. Acrylic sealants like Klasse or Four Star UPP are water based products and stay on the finish several times longer than ordinary waxes that are carnauba based. Carnauba usually lasts 3 to 8 weeks on a daily driven car. Road salt in winter can strip the carnauba wax from the finish.

I apply Klasse sealant twice a year and carnauba wax (s100) every 4-6 weeks. I also use Eagle One Wax As U Dry spray in between washes to keep the gloss up.

It's usually my OCD that acts up when it comes to my car's finish.