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Old 05-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Longest you've gone without washing

First off, my camaro is my DD.

I have been super busy and haven't had time to wash my car.

I'm riding 3 weeks as of today :(. Gonna wait for rain to pass and wash it Sunday hopefully.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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5 weeks :( it was difficult to watch
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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Tax season. 6-7 weeks ugh
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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I think like 3-4 weeks?...but I don't drive it everyday.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #5
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Tax season. 6-7 weeks ugh
6-7 weeks? wow. I would go nutts
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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I DD mine as well, and 3 weeks is pushing it for me, tell you the truth when the seasons of rain every few days is here what I do is a quicky wash, basically use my same soap and all just I dont dry it really, rinse the car real good after I finish washing and use the air gun and the California wiper blade and get the bulk off and call it a day. Ill also just clean the wheels an tires real good just no shine and blow the wheels off. Takes all of 30 mins maybe. My main thought is getting grim and brake dust off and a few water spots no biggie.

When I have a clear week ahead I do my in the door jams, under hood and wheel wells etc and a good dry and spot touch up (bug removal, tar etc)

I try to clar bar and get a good polish and I use paste wax like 1 time a year then I just use a quick wax and the car seems to hold up very well and makes it easier to clean when I wait 2 weeks or so lol.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
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Mine is a DD. 2-1/2 weeks. Getting a bath today.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
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Mine is a DD. 2-1/2 weeks. Getting a bath today.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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3 weeks is pushing it for me too - Though in the bad winter months it'll now be in the garage. So 6 weeks or so. I try to keep her clean at all times. Most junkers I see on the road would not be that way if they were taken care of.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #10
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I went 6 months with out washing mine once…Winter storage
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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Just take it through a touchless car wash. They're a little more expensive, and they won't get everything off, but the car will look presentable for a daily driver.

I hand washed my 2012 Camaro a few days ago and vowed I shouldn't have. Seeing all the rock chips, scratches, etc that accumulated from being a daily driven vehicle just made my stomach churn. To make matters worse, I had a piece of gunk stuck on the bumper in front of the headlight. I had my super plush washmit on and gently wiped back and forth trying to free the gunk. When I moved my hand back, the gunk was gone but I have a ton of scratches in my paint now. I swear our paint is so tender that I feel like I could get all the way through the paint by just pushing my finger nail against it. I also discovered a rock chip in my windshield right on the very edge that's cracked about 3 inches long... I just can't remember any of my other daily drivers being THIS fragile.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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DD here as well as long as it is not too sloppy out. Usually a week or two here, but with Pollen season I have been finding myself at the spray wawsh more and more.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #13
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I go about a month in between my washes but my Camaro isn't a DD. My DD gets washed weekly though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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I have to wash mine every 4 or 5 days or I go nuts. I live 1/3 mile in on a dirt road that coats my car in moon dust in the summer months.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #15
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My DD 3 weeks and it drove me nuts! I washed/clay barred/ and waxed after that
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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Probably a few weeks in the winter: No snow to worry about, I don't drive it in the rain (if I can help it), and the SIM paint doesn't show dirt/dust very much.

Summer: It depends. I still try to avoid driving in the rain but afternoon T-storms pop up unexpectedly sometimes. Bugs are the main problem, but I try to spot-clean to get them off ASAP.

One thing's for sure... SIM is much easier to maintain than the Black 5th Gen I used to have.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #17
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5 months, between getting her butt and face lift and being in the garage for 2 months. Then moving 500 miles, then becoming my DD. She has been been abused. :(
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #18
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I have to wash mine every 4 or 5 days or I go nuts. I live 1/3 mile in on a dirt road that coats my car in moon dust in the summer months.
I too live out on a dirt road (3/4 mile dirt road) and since mine is a DD and I put 500 miles on it a week I just went and bought a high pressure washer for her and just spray the dirt,dust and mud off of her when she starts to look bad, otherwise I will do a full wash about every two to three weeks.
Its a car! I drive it! I dont put it under glass and baby it, however I DO take take care of it....probably a lot better care than any other car I have ever had before.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #19
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Pollen? Did Someone say POLLEN?
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Longest for me was probably 2 weeks....I'm fine with the 'rugged and used' look of a dirty Camaro...but brush up against it and make a 'clean spot' and I totally lose it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #21
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A couple days, at most. But that was because the plumbing was backed up and I didn't want the shower to overflow.

Oh wait, we're talking about the car?
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #22
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #23
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #24
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DD here and I went about 3 weeks. It was pretty dirty but the snow just kept coming so there was no point in washing it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #25
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I wash mine once a week. I think the longest I ever went without washing a car (not my Camaro) was 2 to 4 weeks.
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