Waxing the...well, you know... ;)

  • 2theTEE

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    Jul 29, 2008 6:52 AM GMT
    The time has come again for me to wax my car. I do this about every 6 months. I sort of enjoy doing it since I only do it twice a year and it keeps my car lookin' shiny and beeea-ut-iful!

    Sure, it could be a laboring task ( especially if you own a hummer or tank ) but since I am my car's 1st and only owner ( bought it in '02, brand new ), I like to pamper it every now and then. It's like my 3,000 lb baby that I've never had before.

    Just curious to see how often other guys like to wax their cars and if they even do it themselves at all. And also, which kind of wax you're using and which had worked best for you personally . I've only used the Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Paste Wax on mine and I make sure that I try to get every single little spot. Now, there are new and more convenient products available but I have yet to use 'em.

    Oh, and it's another great workout for the hands/arms without using any weights. We all know what the #1 workout for that is though...which reminds me, it's getting pretty late now...
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    Jul 29, 2008 12:37 PM GMT
    I wax my car, too. It is a great workout and labor of love. I have a black Buick Park Avenue with chrome wheels. Yes, and old man sedan, but I love it and feel so good when it is just waxed and the wheels shine. Life's little pleasures.
  • BlackJock79

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    Jul 29, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    LOL, I came in here expecting something totally different.
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    Jul 29, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    Since I have a new car, and wanted to keep it looking good for a long time, I checked with someone I know who builds custom hot rods, and has won trophies at national auto shows. He said that after many years of experimenting, he said that he uses MOTHERS California Gold for his show cars as well has his everyday vehicles, so I tried it last weekend, and it does do a fantastic job, much better than Turtle Wax or other more commercial products that I've used before. Yes, it is very time consuming, but it gives your car's paint a lot of protection and looks great. It takes 3 steps and it took me a couple hours to complete. I will see if it lasts as long as advertised.
    Step one, wash the exterior completely.
    Step two, protect the paint with a sealer.
    Step three - wax with a carnauba based wax.
  • EricLA

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    Jul 29, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    Wax on, wax off.
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    Jul 29, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    I wax my car! It maybe a bit tedious but I love that new-car SHINE!! Nothing says class like a super clean car<33
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    Jul 29, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    I wax my car every month with varying levels of car wax. Once a month I use 3M Hand Glaze combined with One Grand Blitz Wax and do this by hand. Every third month I use a buffer with Griot's machine polish #3. Then, every six months I'll wash the car with dish soap (strips the wax), clay bar the car, wash the car with my regular car soap, dry it, machine polish, 3M Hand Glaze it, Klasse Sealant and then Blitz Wax. It takes a long time, but it's worth it. My car is always SO easy to wash because it's always so shiny. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    My Japanese car is naturally smooth and never requires waxing.
  • 2theTEE

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    Jul 29, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    OutdoorMutt saidSince I have a new car, and wanted to keep it looking good for a long time, I checked with someone I know who builds custom hot rods, and has won trophies at national auto shows. He said that after many years of experimenting, he said that he uses MOTHERS California Gold for his show cars as well has his everyday vehicles, so I tried it last weekend, and it does do a fantastic job, much better than Turtle Wax or other more commercial products that I've used before. Yes, it is very time consuming, but it gives your car's paint a lot of protection and looks great. It takes 3 steps and it took me a couple hours to complete. I will see if it lasts as long as advertised.
    Step one, wash the exterior completely.
    Step two, protect the paint with a sealer.
    Step three - wax with a carnauba based wax.


    Well, MOTHERS know best...I'll give their products a try. It usually takes me a couple hrs to finish my wax job too.
  • 2theTEE

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    Jul 29, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    halltd saidI wax my car every month with varying levels of car wax. Once a month I use 3M Hand Glaze combined with One Grand Blitz Wax and do this by hand. Every third month I use a buffer with Griot's machine polish #3. Then, every six months I'll wash the car with dish soap (strips the wax), clay bar the car, wash the car with my regular car soap, dry it, machine polish, 3M Hand Glaze it, Klasse Sealant and then Blitz Wax. It takes a long time, but it's worth it. My car is always SO easy to wash because it's always so shiny. icon_smile.gif


    Dang man, now that's some real auto-lovin' right there icon_smile.gif If you start a car spa business, let me know.

  • 2theTEE

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    Jul 29, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    BoarderX saidMy Japanese car is naturally smooth and never requires waxing.


    I don't trust it...I'd drive around with at least one eye opened if I were you.
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    Jul 29, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    I wax it about twice a year. I also keep it in a garage. It's got almost 110K miles on it, but it looks like new. One hundred ten thousand is the new sixty thousand I guess.