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i posted this question in G & J I and wanted others input. just curious and wanted to know how often you people wash your cars during the winter months. it gets somewhat cold down here in GA so i bizatch when i wash it (i know i'm a wuss). couldn't imagine washing cars during the winter up north

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

Slap on some rubber gloves and I give the underbody a wash once a week. For sure atleast once every two weeks and then let it dry in the garage.
(Can't wait for our new heated garage)
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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (PineappleMonkey)

I just recently discovered the "Laser Wash" up here, it'll be responsible for keeping my car clean every week. Completely touchless and it works great. Never have to get out of your car.

And I live in Alaska.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (Code-7)

uhm.. well i wash and wax the summer car
before she goes into hiding and the ones driven in wintre get washed at DIY yourself places 2X a week. and no im not anal about it
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

I'll do it once a month at either the do it yourself coin place, or the local wash that does a nice job. It's not touchless but they take all kinds of very nice cars in all the time and I haven't seen a single problem yet.
And you think it get's cold in GA?
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (landrumdh)

I think I wash my car more in the winter since I want to get the salt off it. A two car garage with an insulated garage door helps to keep the temps above freezing even in February. I wash them at least once every two weeks generally. If they were brand new cars, they would be washed every two days.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (PhilHVW)

There is no way that I'm washing it when there is snow / ice on the ground by hand. I don't care what I own it isn't happening.
And since my car sits outside 24x7 (only my mom's RX300 gets a garage spot) the snow generally dosen't melt as quickly on it.
And if I washed it as soon as it got dirty as you suggested I wouldn't make it one day. My town loves to over use sand. There is sand on the road until Aug here
Plus I do 60mi per day.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (landrumdh)

Once a week faithfully - by hand - gotta bite the bullet and keep her clean.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

Try to wash them once to twice a month. But given Raincouver's rain + freezing rain + snow weather that only has a few days off sunny, its hard to wash them frequently.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (Code-7)

quote:[HR][/HR]I just recently discovered the "Laser Wash" up here, it'll be responsible for keeping my car clean every week. Completely touchless and it works great. Never have to get out of your car.

And I live in Alaska.
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where can i order one
i wash my bunny myself (don't trust others) about once every 2 weeks. keep in mind i drive another animal also. i'm so glad i don't have to deal with snow and even worse, all the sand and salt. nasty! you guys definitely make me feel much better when i hear what you must do for your rides. props http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

I wash the cars weekly to get the road salt off. I live 400 feet from salt water and my cars would rust into scrap in no time if I didn't remove the salt. I happily use the cheapest nastiest brush-using car wash I can find so I can show off the orange-peel paint job and door dings. Washing cars by hand cuts into your drinking time.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

we wash the 'rocco about 2-3 times a week.
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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (GreenVW1.8T)

in winter i only wash it after it snows and/or they've laid a bunch of salt/sand. in summer, i wash it when iget embarrassed by its dirtyness.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

I wash my ride every morning in the shower......er, you were talking about cars weren't you
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (GeoffD)

quote:[HR][/HR]Washing cars by hand cuts into your drinking time.[HR][/HR]​
technique my friends, one hand on the washing mit and one on the keg tap
and yes we are talking about cars, silly me. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (hare up your arse)

Usually once a week. Or more frequently if they are throwing down major salt. There are wand wash places here avery couple of blocks, so it's not hard to find a good cheap place to do it.
 

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Re: how often you wash your ride during the winter? (DanG)

I wash mine at least once a week. If it's too cold to wash it in the driveway, I'll take it to one of the wash it yourself places. The water is usually heated, so it's not so bad.
If the salt gets too bad during the week that I don't want to wait till the weekend, I'll just stop in and hose it off. Otherwise, on the weekend, I get out the sponge, and really give it a good washing/drying.
 
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