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View Poll Results: How Often Do You Wash or Have Your Saturn Washed?
Weekly 42 43.75%
Monthly 33 34.38%
Yearly 4 4.17%
Other 17 17.71%
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:54 PM   #21
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Whenever the dirt and muck get bad enough to hide the true colour of the car. I live on a dirt road, so washing is an effort in futility.

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Old 11-17-2003, 04:00 PM   #22
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Whenever I have a little extra cash. So although that usually means once or twice a month, it can be up to six times a month. Of course, silver hides dirt well, so unless you look closely it doesn't make a huge difference in the appearance of the car.

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Old 11-17-2003, 05:57 PM   #23
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I would say once a week at least unless the weather is being uncoperative. I try to wax it once every 3 or 4 months.

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Old 11-17-2003, 06:34 PM   #24
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I live on a dirt road, so I try to wash it once a week, or when it gets to point where I can't see out the back window.

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Old 11-17-2003, 07:40 PM   #25
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Dark blue is even tougher than black or green to keep clean.

During the summer, weather permitting, I can count on stopping at the car wash every week. In winter it's once or twice a month unless the birds decide to take care of their business...


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Old 11-17-2003, 11:00 PM   #26
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i try to wash mine every week or two. during the winter, who knows how long i go

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Old 11-17-2003, 11:03 PM   #27
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i wash it as much as i can. but everytime i wash it (even when there is no rain in the forecast) it rains! I DONT GET IT!

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Old 11-18-2003, 08:13 AM   #28
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Well, when I had my '92 SL It got washed at least monthly. Then when I had my '94 SL, it was lucky to get washed monthly. My '02 SL usually got washed by the dealership service guys (blah, should have done it myself). Just got a '03 Ion I Sedan, just 2 weeks ago, and it got washed last week, but this week it is raining.

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Old 11-18-2003, 08:26 AM   #29
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I would say that I average at least one wash per month...... it depends mostly on the weather forecast and if I have a date. I love the color of my SC2 but Dark Green is so hard to keep clean!

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Old 11-18-2003, 08:53 AM   #30
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Once a week in a heated garage.

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Old 11-19-2003, 03:08 PM   #31
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I wash/touch up my Saturn weekly during the racing season. Don't do a whole lot to her, once she's stored for the winter, in the garage.
Don't have to really wash her much, since she spends so much time in the garage anyway, but I at least wipe her down and clean her up once a week, usually a day or two before race day.

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Old 11-20-2003, 08:26 AM   #32
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Mine gets washed when it goes in for service. The service dept.
does it as a mater of course. During the winter I will take it to a self service wash and simply rinse off the salt and road crap.

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Old 11-20-2003, 10:34 AM   #33
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lol, where's the 'never' checkbox?

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Old 11-20-2003, 11:54 AM   #34
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Depends. I never wash it in the winter. In the summer, one every 2 weeks or so.

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Old 11-20-2003, 05:53 PM   #35
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I usually wash my Saturn (or have it washed) every two weeks. I think in the spring I'll have it detailed. Has anyone done that yet?

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Old 11-20-2003, 07:22 PM   #36
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I wash mine pretty much on a weekly basis. I use Meguirs Soap, Eagle One Wax-as-u-dry and wax it every quarter with Meguirs Gold polish. Also, the California car duster comes in handy during the dusty periods.
I hate when brake dust builds up on a car--especially the luxury automobiles. A clean wheel in the back and a brownish/reddish/blackish one in front.

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Old 11-21-2003, 07:37 PM   #37
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I try to keep it looking new but after one year its impossible since its used everyday. It has about 8coats of wax since i got it and its garaged every night, but pebble chips and stuff are impossile to pervent. Its washed weekly.

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Old 11-23-2003, 12:24 PM   #38
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I would have to say every other weekend keeps it looking "ok", but i do try to get at it every weekend when possible.
Now what is the story with wax on polymer ? Does it just protect the finish or clear coat, or does it keep the color from fadding?

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Old 11-23-2003, 03:35 PM   #39
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For the first 3 or 4 years, I washed my car every couple of weeks and kept it polished as well. I always made sure the water was still beading. Now that it's going on 7 years old and it has 169,000 miles, it pretty much only gets washed when I take it to the Saturn retailer for servicing.

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Old 11-24-2003, 09:13 PM   #40
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My baby finally got waxed before winter..waxed and interior is sparkling. NOw I just need to go over the engine bay come spring time with a fine toothed comb..that should be fun!

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