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Old 05-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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To wash or not

So i figured id post this and get some feel from other camaro owners. Was washing the car today and neighbor came over and was checking out the car. Then after talking for a sec, he said man you wash this car way to much. A little back ground, I pretty much wash my car every other day. Would that be considered a clean freak? Does anyone else have this issue lol. Just wanted to get a topic on this.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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My neighbors claim I'm going to wash the paint off...
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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I do mine once a week ...
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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I guess Im just a little more laid back. I wash mine like once a week but in some cases I can go 2.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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depends on the weather, seriously if it isn't going to be nice for 4 days or more i wont bother.

I just know my car is super clean underneath all the dirt.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #6
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #7
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I have known to wash it twice in one day.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:13 PM   #8
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Once a week for me... Anything else seems too much to me because it doesn't get dirty that fast. Maybe it's different for you.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
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Looks like u have black, so it's pretty self explanatory!! Speaking from experience of course. Just think, if you actually wash the paint off, you get a new paint job!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #10
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I wa sit as soon as it's not gonna rain for a couple days
black looks amaxing when it nicely waxed
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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my name is robert and i am a car wash addict.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #12
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Yea, black is a great looking beast (when its clean). But I knew that getting into a black one as I own a black dodge ram. But it was a little weird when he said that.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #13
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At least once a week for me.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:25 PM   #14
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #15
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I washed my car three times last week and wanted to wash it more. If I take it out for the day, I feel I need to wash it. My neighbors believe I'm crazy. Good thing I'm not old. Then I'd be that crazy, old guy! You know, the one who runs kids off the road. LOL
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #16
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About once every week and half for me but I do a full detail every three months. After awhile you can wear down the wax that is on you paint, so long as you keep a regular detail once a week is fine.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #17
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #18
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I wash it after every couple of rides and wax it at least once every week or so...
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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My neighbors say the same thing to me. I'm getting really tired of hearing "I got one in my driveway when you're done" or "Should I just pull up here and come back in a bit?"

I guess I bring it upon myself, washing twice a week or more... Hell, maybe I should start charging the neighbors for a wash, I mean I got the pressure washer, bucket and morcofibers out already....

On second thought... nah.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #20
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I wash my car at least once a week but the 'neighbors' have never remarked about it. In my case though, the 'neighbors' often quip about how frequently I mow my yard. Another guy is often talked about by the 'neighbors' since he seems to be continually tending to his flower garden. And the beat goes on. Bottom line, wash YOUR car whenever you wish to and don't unduly worry about what the 'neighbors' say about it....after all, you could have a worse habit, right?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:28 PM   #21
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I wash mine every weekend.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:32 PM   #22
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Question isn't if you wash too much, its if you are waxing enough.....




sorry to play on your OCD, but I couldn't help it
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #23
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wayyyyyyyy to lazy for that
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:51 PM   #24
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Yep, wash it once a week, plus I dust and wipe down daily. Has to be super clean all the time!

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:56 PM   #25
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wash wash wax wax.....polish clear coat
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