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      08-22-2005, 12:35 AM   #23

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Once a week wash and polish, so far, I have 6 coats of zaino on, 3 coats on the rims.

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      08-28-2005, 07:09 PM   #24
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on average I wash twice a week; Monaco Blue is just like Black, it shows everything.
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      08-28-2005, 07:56 PM   #25

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Don't have my car yet, but I typically wash my cars every 2 weeks and less during the winter rainy season.
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      08-28-2005, 09:01 PM   #26

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Averaging a little less than twice a week. My sister said "you can't keep it clean forever." I plan to prove her wrong for as long as I keep my car.
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      08-28-2005, 10:07 PM   #27
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Once a week, got the program down pat and it takes me about 60-70 minutes:
  • Vacuum interior
  • Spray wheels on one side with Griots wheel cleaner or P21S. Wash wheels with a sponge and soapy water made with Zaino wash. Rinse. Repeat on other side of car.
  • Wash car with fresh bucket of Zaino wash and Griot's boar's hair brush
  • Rinse well
  • Dry car using 2 microfiber big blue towels; dry wheels last
  • Apply Zaino Z6 with clean cotton cloth, lightly buffing with another cotton cloth
  • Do windows and mirrors with 3M Glass Cleaner and small micro-fiber towel
  • Admire car

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      08-29-2005, 10:39 AM   #28
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How long do you admire car for? HEHE :-)
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      08-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #29
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i wish i could clean my car more often. i live downtown and don't really have a decent spot to clean it. i end up at my parents house for most big cleanings. thinking of buying a house just so i can have a garage and driveway to wash my car in. i have all my zaino gear ready to go, just waiting for a decent day to do it, and a day i can take over my parents garage. fun stuff.
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      08-29-2005, 03:50 PM   #30

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Well I have washed my car every day since the day i got it, except for one day when it just sat in my driveway. I hate seeing my baby dirty so, after I get home from taking my sister to school I let my car cool off for about an hour or so and then I wash her and wax her and clean the rims. I have been making a serious efort to keep my engine bay detailed and I have been doing pretty good with keeping the interior spotless! Its so worth the time though, In the week that I have had it I have gotten so much attention (a girl flashed me at a redlight, people keep giving me thumbs up, etc...) Its so nice to feel the love LOL
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      08-29-2005, 04:39 PM   #31

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got flashed?! hmm...maybe i need to take a roadtrip to Houston. (j/k!)
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      08-30-2005, 07:08 PM   #32

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In high school, I lived in NY and had a '99 MB C230 Sport... and I used to clean it for hours in the driveway.
Unfortunatly, 6 years later, I now live in a nice apartment complex that lacks any kind of hose. I am switching from a '04 X3 3.0 to a '06 330i.
I didn't really wash the X3 much, but with the new 330, I plan to return to my obsessive car cleaning days
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      08-31-2005, 12:50 PM   #33
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I tried to wash it once a week. Because I washed it once a week, I really don't care to wash it after a rain storm. I guess I need to wash it every day before some girl flash me...
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      08-31-2005, 06:56 PM   #34

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once a month. actually i can get free car wash at the bmw dealer but too lazy to go. hence, wash once a month. ahahaha... ask natureboy. lol.
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      09-01-2005, 11:33 AM   #35
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I take mine to my dealer who wash and interior clean on any Sat or Sun - Free, Gratis!!
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