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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    When I bought my 2007 Lucerne my wife told the salesman we didn't want the paint sealant because I was going to wax it at least 4 times a year anyway and she could buy a heck of a lot of wax for $500.

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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    Quote Originally Posted by dvtldav View Post
    When I bought my 2007 Lucerne my wife told the salesman we didn't want the paint sealant because I was going to wax it at least 4 times a year anyway and she could buy a heck of a lot of wax for $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Conrad View Post
    "This car doesn't need wax because it is kept in the garage"
    You sure that wasn't my cousin.. that's the exact same thing she said to me on the phone. "I bought this car 12 yrs ago and it still has wax on it."
    I said, Oh really.. that's interesting but wrong... and left it at that.

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    Zbest, I don't think it was your cousin unless they live in West Virginia. But I was shocked at this comment. But it just goes to show how little real education there is out there about detailing and taking care of cars.

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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    Wait, I thought each time it rained that wax fell from the sky...
    I do agree that amount of misinformation and just plain wrong information on car care is really just amazing
    With the power of the internet, you would think that would be greatly reduced

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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    If some people still think that their cars don't need wax, wait 1-2 years and they'll complain of how hazy, full of swirls, watermarks and contaminants their cars are. Then, they spend more just restoring the OEM shine. Well, to each his own.
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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    I had a woman today set up an appointment and said that the dealership told her NOT to wax her new Prius because it will ruin the finish!
    WHHYYYYYYYYY people WHHYYYYYYYYYYYY?

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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    Dealers tell people that to make them return to them to have the car repaired/cleaned/waxed and then traded back in on a new car a year or two later...

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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    The "this car is always garaged" line always puts a smile on my face. My usual response is to ask how many miles the car has on it. No matter the answer - 9,000 miles; 20,000 miles; 45,000 miles - my response is always the same: "that's gotta be a pretty big garage if you put that many miles on the car and it's always in the garage"

    Exposure is everything. Sure, you may have a car that's 6 years old and only has 6,000 miles on it, but 6,000 miles is LA to NY and back. You don't think a car picks up something in that distance?
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    Re: My car doesn't need wax

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Sure, you may have a car that's 6 years old and only has 6,000 miles on it, but 6,000 miles is LA to NY and back. You don't think a car picks up something in that distance?
    I know this thread is rather old, and just killing time reading, but............ wouldn't a car, waxed or not, "pick up something in that distance."? If it picks up something, wash it off. I personally don't believe a clearcoat needs to be waxed. Just like before no-wax kitchen floors/tiles, women used to wax the floor regularly. Ever see anyone waxing kitchen floors lately? Kitchen floor wax used to be big seller...completely off the market now, replaced by mop and glow, or whatever. My Father never waxed his cars, but he does take care of his 10 year old vehicle, and it looks like new. Sure, he might have have a swirl or two under a black light, but I don't see any wax cops out there looking for swirls. He even uses Dawn or whatever Mom has under the kitchen sink to wash it, and his rubber looks new. (I read somewhere on this site that dish soap ruins weather stripping...nonsense)
    That said, I enjoy waxing (and generally care for) my car, not because I believe it gets one iota of "protection" from wax: but because it makes the color (black) pop to use that term. I could probably get that "pop" with olive oil, but is is messy and not as convenient as M16.

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