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1. How often do you wash your car? 2-4 times a year
2. By hand or car wash? By hand
3. How often do you wax? Once 3 years ago
4. Ever buff your car? Never
5. Clay bar? Once 3 years ago
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? Twice, 3 years ago
7. In a day? Once
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? No
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? No
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? No
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Wash mitt
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Yes
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? 1 hour
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yes
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? 5 gallon bucket
17. Wear specific clothes? No
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Who cleans those??
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? No
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Never
21. Is 21 questions enough? :yes:
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? 3 to 4 per month
2. By hand or car wash? By hand
3. How often do you wax? 4 per yr.
4. Ever buff your car? Never
5. Clay bar? Bought one but haven't found time
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? Twice
7. In a day? Once
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? yes to paint calipers
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? No
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? yes
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? both
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Yes
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? 1 hour
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yes
15. Do you allow eating in your car? try not too
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? no
17. Wear specific clothes?yes
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents?no but i want one
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? No
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? yep
21. Is 21 questions enough? no, you forgot "Now that your older with a family and three cars do you pay someone else because you have better things to do?
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? Usually Once a week
2. By hand or car wash? By hand with NO exceptions
3. How often do you wax? Once every 6-8 weeks (zaino)
4. Ever buff your car? When I wax it
5. Clay bar? Once a year or when it desperately needs it
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 2 times
7. In a day? 2 times
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? Not yet ours have clearcoat peel and and arent worth that much time.
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? When I feel like the energizer bunny!
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Of course!
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? microfiber dish cloths from marshals.
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? yeah but they're not worth the money.
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? 1:20 on avg to wash and do the wheels, on a major detail 12 hours.
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yep, Zaino everything
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes...
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Always, to was it too.
17. Wear specific clothes? No but nothing with buttons or zippers, and/or a long t-shirt to cover jeans, no scratches
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Not yet!
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? Nope!
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yep, mod money for the TB
21. Is 21 questions enough? Here's one!
22. What is your favorite wax? Zaino Show Car Polish
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? About 6 times per year
2. By hand or car wash? Either..
3. How often do you wax? Never, in 4 years I owned it
4. Ever buff your car? Never
5. Clay bar? What is a clay bar?
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 1 times
7. In a day? 1 times
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? No
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? Never, and I live on gravel...can you imagine how dirty it is!
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Nope, sponge or micro-fiber, whatever is in the wash bucket
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Either
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? yeah I own one, never use it.
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? 15 minutes tops
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yep, Turtle wax soap
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes...
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Who sees the roof?
17. Wear specific clothes? No
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Nope
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? Nope!
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Nope
21. Is 21 questions enough? Yep

All you anal retentive car washers are the ones I like to buy my cars from...you wouldn't ever want to buy mine...lol
 

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All you anal retentive car washers are the ones I like to buy my cars from...you wouldn't ever want to buy mine...lol
Yeah and you're one of those SOB's that buys my used vehicles and then I see them somewhere dirty and looking like hell!! I hate that!! lol

I've seen so many of my former vehicles trashed. :no::cry:
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? A lot
2. By hand or car wash? Mostly by hand only got to the car wash for the undercarage wash and if im too busy to do it myself (which isn't very often).
3. How often do you wax? quikwax all the time and paste wax about every 3 months or so
4. Ever buff your car? Yep even got my own buffer
5. Clay bar? Naw
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? I think 3 but probably more. Depends on how much it rains.
7. In a day? 1 time
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? dont need to take them off to do that. But it does get done from time to time.
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? All the time. Degrease and armor-all. Simple Green works great too.
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Yep
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Usually wash mitt
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Definitely. I got about 3 of them.
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? Depends usually from 30 to 4 hrs based on what im doing
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yep, cant give away my show-n-shine secrets
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Only on trips but never fries.
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? im six feet tall. I just stand on the running boards.
17. Wear specific clothes? something confortable but I usually try not to rub against it while im washing.
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Nope got a good vacuum tho.
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? Sure did lol
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yeah, I do detailing on the side.
21. Is 21 questions enough? Could be more but 21 is good.

:excited:A clean envoy is a happy envoy.:excited:
 

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Yeah and you're one of those SOB's that buys my used vehicles and then I see them somewhere dirty and looking like hell!! I hate that!! lol:
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I've seen so many of my former vehicles trashed. :no::cry:
I know what you mean. I don't think I will ever be able to trade mine in. Because If I saw someone with my baby and they wasn't treating her right. I would be so mad. All that hard work I put in to make her outstanding.
 

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Yeah and you're one of those SOB's that buys my used vehicles and then I see them somewhere dirty and looking like hell!! I hate that!! lol

I've seen so many of my former vehicles trashed. :no::cry:

Yeah, well, a car is a car, it is a tool for getting from one place to another...

When you die your friends can say "Gee, he kept the cleanest car on the block."


Just keep cleaning it so I can buy it from you!! :crackup:
 

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I've washed mine once since I bought it - and it's been raining ever since.

That was a WEEK ago! Been driving the 'for sale' minivan ever since.
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? Weekly and then Paint Correctin tri monthly basically
2. By hand or car wash? By hand but I have been lazy before and gone touchless

3. How often do you wax? I use Megs Polymer Sealant so it really depends

4. Ever buff your car? Yes M105/205 PainT Correction basically use a wide variety of the megs professional line all done with a Porter Cable 7424, flex is a good one too but I wont pay the $300

5. Clay bar? If buffing is needed I always clay also do it before applying a sealent

6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 5-6

7. In a day? 1 exterior 2interior

8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? about twice a year on total overhaul 2 day projects

9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? Diluted Simple Green every wash

10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Yep for interior and exterior all chemical/product specific

11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Lambs Wool

12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Sure Do

13. How much time do you spend washing your car? Over Haul can get out of hand ive put 4-8 hours per ext and int

13. Have specific products you use religiously? MEGS

15. Do you allow eating in your car? Rarely Roadtrips always an exceptions

16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Not the entire roof

17. Wear specific clothes? Tshirt nike shorts something cool for those 100 degree summer days

18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Yes

19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? nope

20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? I agree to it occasionally

21. Is 21 questions enough? Come up with more. Or answer

22 Edit. Absolute Favorite Product? Megs #20 Polymer Sealent
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? Every chance I get.
2. By hand or car wash? By hand whenever possible. Car wash when necessary
3. How often do you wax? Monthly
4. Ever buff your car? Yep. Last week in fact.
5. Clay bar? Never.
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 3
7. In a day? 2 times.
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? No. I get under and brush them.
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? Once a year or if anything drips where it shouldn't
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Yup
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Both.
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Hate them.
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? However long it takes to get my results.
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Zymol Wax, Meguiar's Show Car Glaze, 3M Polishing Compound, Mother's Bacl to Black.
14. Do you allow eating in your car? Not usually.
15. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Nah. I stand on the doorsteps and bumper.
16. Wear specific clothes? Nope.
17. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Yes.
18. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? Cut and paste :p
19. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Occasionally
20. Is 20 questions enough? Not really.
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? When its dirty
2. By hand or car wash? By hand with VERY few exceptions with touchless in the winter.
3. How often do you wax? (the car people) Once a month usually
4. Ever buff your car? When I have a scratch I want to get off or it just needs it.
5. Clay bar? Once or twice a year or when it needs it
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 6 times I think
7. In a day? Twice (I got straifed by a flock of Geese:hissy:)
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? Yep, a few times a year
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? All the time
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Who doesn't, tire towel NEVER touches the paint!
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Sponges hold rocks, rocks scratch paint, sponge doesn't touch paint EVER!!!
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? DUH, of course. Hey anyone use that shamWOW thing on TV?
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? Quick wash 30 to 45 minutes, full detail 3 hours minimum.
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yep
15. Do you allow eating in your car? No fast food or messy stuff.
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Yep
17. Wear specific clothes? No but nothing with buttons or zippers, and/or a long t-shirt to cover jeans, no scratches
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? yep, 3 of em.
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? :dielaugh:
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yep, thats drinkin money right there!
21. Is 21 questions enough? Come up with more. Or answer these.:weird:
For my Envoy ..

1) Whenever I can
2) Car Wash
3) 3X/year. Once in the Spring (April), Summer (July) & Fall (October)
4) Same answer
5) Haven't tried the Clay method
6) 3X
7) Not that I know of
8) Nope
9) Usually
10) Of Course
11) No
12) Yes
13) Meguairs products usually work well IMO
15) NO Eating in my 'Voy. NO Smoking either
16) No ladders, I can reach the roof standing on the door sills
17) No
18) No
19) Lol, but I do have a ? for 14 - "What's the one thing you ask your passengers regarding your ride?" To respect it by not eating or smoking in it, or slamming the doors
20) Not yet, but my friends do make smartass comments (in a good way, of course) that I keep my 'Voy clean inside & out
21) 21 is fine w/ me
 

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My car is an 02 but I get a lot of compliments about how nice it is and clean. It's usually by my friends who are used to riding in dirty cars though.


1. How often do you wash your car? Weekly
2. By hand or car wash? Car wash now because we have strict water restrictions and don't want to get a fine
3. How often do you wax? Monthly
4. Ever buff your car? Just to get haze out
5. Clay bar? No
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? twice
7. In a day? once
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? no but probably should
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? Some times but no one ever looks under there
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? I have specific rags
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? no mitt some times a sponge
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Yes I have a few
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? If it's just a wash maybe an hour, full detail at least 4 hours
13. Have specific products you use religiously? meguiars fast detailer. i get hit with a lot of bird poop and golf course sprinklers.
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes but I clean it up
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Occaisionally
17. Wear specific clothes? no
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? no
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet?
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yeah my friends but they are really lazy
21. Is 21 questions enough? Come up with more. Or answer these.
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1. How often do you wash your car? Once a week
2. By hand or car wash? By hand
3. How often do you wax? Once a month
4. Ever buff your car? Nope
5. Clay bar? Once or twice a year or when it needs it
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in a week? 4 times I believe
7. In a day? Twice rain got me
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? Yep, a few times a year
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? All the time
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Yes! Who doesn't
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Wash mitt
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Yep
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? Usually about and 1 1/2 hrs minimum
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Yep
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes but you make a mess and you clean it
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Yep
17. Wear specific clothes? A pair of shorts with no buttons or zippers
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? Nope
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? ... Really
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yeah but it costs them.. Enough beer to finish the job
21. Is 21 questions enough? Yep...
 

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1. How often do you wash your car? Once a week
2. By hand or car wash? By hand, 2 bucket method, Meg's Gold Class Wash with ONR added
3. How often do you wax? Seal 2x a year, wax once a month
4. Ever buff your car? For initial correction/spot repair
5. Clay bar? Once after winter to remove winter grime, once in the fall to prep for winter
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in a week? twice
7. In a day? when doing a full correction, 1 wash, but 3 QD wipes and 1 alchohol wipe
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? Every major detail, twice a year
9. Wash/clean the engine compartment? Wash when I do #8, wipe down with Meg's 40 every wax
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? Yup, green guzzlers for drying, yellow MF's for polish removal, blue/white MF's for sealant/wax removal/finishing, black for wheels
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Chanille Sponge
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? Yup, and I know never to use one on any of my vehicles or my customers'
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? Wash - 30 minutes...rest of detail 9+ hours
14. Have specific products you use religiously? Yup:
Exteriors:
-Wash = Meg's gold class & ONR
-Clay = Meg's Detailers Mild clay, ONR for clay lube
-QD = ONR QD mix
-Polish = Meg's 105 and 205, Meg's softbuff pads
-Sealant = Used to be the Klasse twins (AIO + HGSG), now is Ultima Paint Guard Plus, everyone should try it
-LSP = depends on car...trailblazer is a light pearl and gets Pinnacle Signature Series II...others may get various dodo juices or Pinnacle Liquid Souveran
-Wheel/Tire Cleaner - Meg's Wheel Brightener
-Wheel Sealant - DP Wheel Glaze
-Tire Dressing - Meg's 40
Interior:
-Cleaner (everything from dashes to carpets) - Meg's APC+
-Vinyl Dressing - Meg's 40
-Leather Dressing - Wolfgang Leather Conditioner
-Glass cleaner - 50% IPA with 1oz of ONR added
15. Do you allow eating in your car? Yes, don't get crap sticky though
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? Nope, stand on running boards/inside with doors open
17. Wear specific clothes? No shoes inside when cleaning, long sleeves when doing outside to keep sweat off car, apron when detailing in general
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents? yup
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? ... yup and changed it
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? Yup, generally happy to show them the ropes as that helps keep better looking vehicles on the road. I detail part time so money is also win :)
21. Is 21 questions enough? Nope...a couple more:
22. Own/use a buffer, if so, rotary, free spindle DA, or gear driven DA? Yes, rotary
23. Does your trailvoy have any swirls? Nope :)
24. When waxing, do you apply in circles or straight lines? - circles, doesn't matter if the surface is cleaned properly before hand.

That's all I've got :)
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1. How often do you wash your car? Twice Monthly
2. By hand or car wash? By hand
3. How often do you wax? once in 3 months
4. Ever buff your car? Whenever it needs
5. Clay bar? Once in a year or when it needs
6. Whats the most amount of times you've washed your car in one week? 2 times
7. In a day? no
8. Ever take the rims off to wash them and the wheel wells? no not at all. Wash/clean the engine compartment? most of the time
10. Do you have specific rags/towels for different parts of the car? yes i use one of interior and other for exterior
11. Do you use a sponge or a wash mitt? Sponges and wash mits
12. Do you know what a chamoise is? yes of course.
13. How much time do you spend washing your car? 2 to 3 hours
13. Have specific products you use religiously? Turtle shampoo
15. Do you allow eating in your car? No not at all.
16. Ever get on a ladder to wax the roof? use a stone
17. Wear specific clothes? lose tee shirt and shorts
18. Have a brush to clean the dust out of the vents?yes.
19. Did you notice there's no number fourteen yet? no
20. Do other people ask you to wash their car and mean it? people just watch as they don't wash their own car
21. Is 21 questions enough? more than enough
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