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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 11-26-2003, 10:53 PM   #41
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My blue/black SC2 and black ION are also dirt magnets! When it's warm outside I wash both cars once a week, including vacuuming and using Armor-All on the SC2. On the SC2 I pop off the door pulls, ashtray, plastic piece under the e-brake, radio bezel and get all the dirt/lint/crumbs out. The sad thing is, after about two days of driving (which for me is almost 400 miles down the interstate and in the back woods of Georgia) they are dirty again. The SC2 starts out a very shiny dark blue when she's clean and ends up a dull black when she's dirty. The ION is pure black when clean and a dull gray when it's dirty. In the winter time I only wash them every couple of weeks.

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Old 01-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #42
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Every week -weather permitting on the Saturns.

My truck is 6-8 weeks need it or not!


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old S10 truck

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Old 01-05-2004, 06:22 PM   #43
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During dry periods, I wash it once a week, however during this time of year in KY, its snows or rains every other day, I hate driving a dirty car.

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Old 01-06-2004, 03:03 PM   #44
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No salt in my area so I would say rarley....most of the time it gets washed is when I stop by the dealership.

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Old 01-06-2004, 06:51 PM   #45
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washed weekly as I have an undergroud heated garage

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Old 01-08-2004, 06:31 PM   #46
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During the summer, I'll wash it either at home or at a do-it-yourself car wash at least once every two weeks.

During the winter, I take it through an automatic car wash once a month.

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Old 01-11-2004, 11:13 PM   #47
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As little as possible. I bought a car with plastic body panels so I could ignore it here in the salt capital of the universe.

Saturn: Drive it year around. Wash it whenever the wife can't stand the way it looks.

Suburban: Drive it year around, keep slopping paint on the chips and hope for the best.

Lotus: Don't drive it in winter. Dry it out well if it gets rained on on autocross day. Don't bother washing it.

Triumph: Don't drive it in the winter. Wash and wax it now and again. Dry it out well if it gets rained on, but that's usually unlikely.

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:38 AM   #48
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I would say biweekly

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Old 07-04-2005, 06:19 PM   #49
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I wash it weeklymonthly...with the Collinite's 845 on it. Most of the time after it rains, a Handi Wipe does it fine. Nothing like a free rinse from Mom Nature.

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Old 07-06-2005, 02:11 PM   #50
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I used to wash her at least once a week. But, with work now, I really have been neglecting her, poor dirty thing.

I did have her fully TropiCare'd last month! (For those that don't know, TropiCare is a local detailer here that has made and perfected his own products, top of the line in this area) She was so pretty afterwards too! The hood was so shiny, it reflected like a mirror



Thinking about it, it's probably time for her to get another bath... I'll have to do that this weekend!

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Old 07-06-2005, 02:22 PM   #51
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I introduced my new RL to Meguiar's Gold Class wax on the 4th of July, so now I can let the daily rains rinse most of the daily dust off. After driving along the coast, though, getting the salt film off is a high priority.

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Old 08-08-2005, 04:11 PM   #52
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Since my SC2 is gold and looks sharp when clean. I wash it at least twice a week. But, Florida the weather/rain rinses it off daily. Use wax while u dry on it and it works well.

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Old 10-11-2005, 06:59 PM   #53
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Never wash it. Every spring I remove the wheels a detail everything to remove crud and rust. Most of my cars last for many years. Mike

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Old 10-18-2005, 01:32 PM   #54
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If no rain in the 7-day forecast at least 2x a week (more or less on Fridays after work for the night out and sunday evening for the work week).
If there is rain planned just concentrate on the inside cleaning (vaccum & dust the inside)

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