How often do you wax your car?

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Waterobert, Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. Twice a month

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  2. Once a month

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  3. Every second month

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  4. Every six months

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  5. Once a year

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  1. Waterobert

    Waterobert Junior Member

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    This weekend I am planning to wax my Prius Prime Advanced. This would be the second time since I got my car in late December. Do you wax more ofter? Does it really protect paint if you do it more often?
     
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    I wash my Niro pretty much every weekend. I will no longer toss money away at those clear coat swirling car washes!! I find it relaxing to spend 45 minutes, roll my kit outside and go for it! When I first got the car I detailed it myself and finished with a coating of Chemical Guys "Jet Seal" 1 yr. sealer! Good stuff!! Water rolls off her back just like a duck, that makes drying a breeze!
    I use a Metro Vacuum B3-CD Air Force Blaster Dryer. Blows all the remaining water off the car in a snap. Then every other month I use the CG "Buttery Carnuba Wax", easy to apply & buff!! More good stuff!! Check these guys out, ChemicalGuys.com
     
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    Every 6 months. I could probably stretch it to yearly, but meh.
     
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    Do you avoid waxing the sensors all over the car?
     
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    My ambition is to do it twice a year; the reality is most years once.

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    If it is left to me I would never wash it except cleaning windows weekly.

    But, I do 1 bucket wash monthly to keep my wife happy.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    I wax mine every other month. Every 6 months, I finish the wax with a spray on detail. It has kept the paint really clean looking.
     
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    you forgot to add never to the options
     
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    Since we Prius owners can't do low 9's in the quarter mile, .......................we wax like crazy!
     
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    I do the Prius and the RX450h together every other month during the non rainy season months, so about 4 times a year:).

    Doing the Prius now and the RX later today(y).
     
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    When I was younger, a LOT more than now.
    Probably every 2 months or less.
    Now?
    I try to wax every spring-for summer.
    Every fall-for winter.
     
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    I always have good intentions about waxing regularly, but if I'm honest it usually happens twice a year in the spring and fall.
     
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    Nope, they get a wax job as well. Wax will DO NOTHING to interfere with those little sensors....
     
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    I would like to do it by hand more often. Now it only gets waxed at the car wash, which is minimal at most. I know the automatic washes don't do a very good job with all the angles and curves on the Prime.
     
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    I would like to do it by hand more often. Now it only gets waxed at the car wash, which is minimal at most. I know the automatic washes don't do a very good job with all the angles and curves on the Prime.
     
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    Does it bead in the rain? Always a good sign.

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  19. Waterobert

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    Sounds like most people want to wax every second month but actually do it twice a year, lol. When I get new car, I start out doing it every month, however after few times, I get lazy and end up doing it twice a year and hope that will be enough to keep paint protected.
     
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    By "wax" do you mean hand wax? If so, "never" would be my answer. I you include "wax" in the automatic car wash, then maybe once a month or longer depending on how badly I need to wash my car.
     
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    I am nearing 1 year and have not waxed the car. Can someone post what do I need to buy to do car wash and cleaning myself. I live in an apartment, so I am looking for portable items, so that I can do it outside.
     
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