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View Poll Results: How many times a month do you wash your Vette
Almost never. 17 4.02%
Less than once a month. 23 5.44%
Once a month. 38 8.98%
Twice a month. 84 19.86%
Once a Week.. 167 39.48%
Twice Weekly. 28 6.62%
Three times a week. 14 3.31%
After every time I drive it. 52 12.29%
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post #91 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 09:16 PM
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

Thanks Junkman! I will look into the Wagners.
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

Seeings mine is black seems like I wash it everytime I drive it. 2-3 times a week depending on weather. Go to the trusty laser wash then towel dry when done.
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

I wash mine about once a month now. I'm older and I don't move as well as I use to.

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I wash mine about once a month now. I'm older and I don't move as well as I use to.
Same here and mine is Silver which doesn't show the dirt, but I know it's dirty (mostly dust) so I wash it.


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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

Washing it by hand is bonding time with it, right?
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I wash mine about once a month now. I'm older and I don't move as well as I use to.
Yeah, I need to change my vote from when I originally voted on this old poll.

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Yeah, I need to change my vote from when I originally voted on this old poll.


Yea, this poll has definitely aged!
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

I wash it when it needs it which is usually at least one a week (but could be a few times/month - just depends on weather and usage).

Two buckets - one for wheels, one for car. Wheels first after a good spray down getting "chunks off". Sometimes I jack it up and remove the wheels to be thorough (especially after track days when there is rubber chunks on the barrels). Use mostly Meguiars wheel products.

I use a de-ionized water system (I think the mods don't want me to list the brand so PM me if you want the spotless water system name). It works quite well. I use it to both rinse and wash the car even though they say you can use regular water to wash and the de-ionized/de-mineralized water to rinse.

Meguiars car wash and a fluffy microfiber mitt. The bucket has the dirt separator grid in the bottom. Mitt gets rinsed frequently. Wash top to bottom, then rear is last, then rinse, then blow dry with 4 HP "motorcycle" blower. This gets water out of nook/crannies that can later drip down and spot (except it doesn't spot cause of the processed water).

I dont use a squeegee anymore (afraid of scratches) and I only chamois the door sills and door edges and hatchback edges.

I use Invisible Glass to clean the glass, Liquid Ice (from Norton Industries) to bring up the shine, and various wax products. Liquid Ice is good for a quick detail inbetween washes.

Since hubby has a bad back - he watches me wash while he enjoys a scotch & cigar. I typically wash 1-2 cars each week. The third car is allowed to go to one particular automated wash cause it's a little bigger and harder to wash. But the Z06 (or any other sports car we own/have owned) have NEVER EVER seen an automated car wash. Only in the driveway - only by hand!

It's interesting reading the various techniques. We want to try one of those sudsing devices - it makes sense to rinse and then spray a layer of soap.

Almost forgot - Tarminator removes track/road tar and bugs. Works beautifully. We like Invisible Glass for the windows.

I actually use a swiss spa "back" brush for the sidewalls (bought it for myself but didn't like it).

The only downside to the conditioned water: I have to use a lower flow spray nozzle. Sometimes I use regular water and go full blast for an initial rinse. I also find the conditioned water helps reduce spots when I wash the wheels. I still blow dry but it's more about getting water out of nooks/crannies so it can't drip/spot later. But I don't blow dry completely cause with conditioned water it's no longer necessary (which saves a LOT of time).
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

You should watch my 2-bucket wash procedure.






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Once in a week... As I think dirt and dust particles get accumulated in the course of time and hamper its functionality....
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When it needs it. Mine is QS and it doesn't show the dirt a lot -which is good.

My procedure?

1) Take 14 year old son
2) Promise him we'll go "squeal the tires" when done
3) Bucket, car wash.
4) Me, sit back and watch him wash car
5) I dry car while he watches
6) We clean the inside together

7) go squeal tires.

my father does the same thing to this day but now i am not 11 anymore and 18 means i squeal the tires(hope and dream). so i stick to my 02 z and more than squeal mine
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

It seems I wash my car more than I drive it. 4-10 times a month? Colorado dust is the worst! And now that winter is coming, at least twice a month for car club activities.

It's so bad; I am now trying to bribe an Adam's associate to use my car as a demo for their clinic this Saturday.

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It seems I wash my car more than I drive it. 4-10 times a month? Colorado dust is the worst! And now that winter is coming, at least twice a month for car club activities.

It's so bad; I am now trying to bribe an Adam's associate to use my car as a demo for their clinic this Saturday.
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Re: How do you wash your Vette?

I wash mine about 3-4 in a 6 month season,other than that I'm constantly cleaning after each drive. Just have to be careful how you wipe it down since don't want to chance scratching.
As far as the rims go,since their chrome I wipe em down every chance I get.

Of course my brothers and friends tease me relentlessly for being so meticulous.
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