E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > how often do you wash your car this time of the year



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-13-2017, 10:02 AM   #1
pinco000
Captain
pinco000's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
626
Posts

Drives: E92 LCI
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

how often do you wash your car this time of the year

Hi guys, as the title says..how often? Im asking this coz I feel guilty of not washing once a week like normally. Im just thinking, whats the point, wash it today and then its heavy rain on sunday forecast. And almost every time I feel it deserves a wash the forecast stops me from doing so.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 10:14 AM   #2
IanS100
Brigadier General
IanS100's Avatar
England
81
Rep
4,345
Posts

Drives: 520d F10 LCI M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southport UK

iTrader: (0)

I'm the same, my car hasn't been washed for a couple of weeks and is filthy, but every time I summon the time and inclination to wash it, either the heavens open or it freezes. I don't like using drive through washes or wash monkeys, bit I'm seriously thinking about biting the bullet and letting someone else loose on it with a sponge
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 10:39 AM   #3
TomD335xicoupe
Private First Class
75
Rep
192
Posts

Drives: 08 335XI me ,16 X5 wife
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (1)

Lots of salt on roads when we get snow in New Jersey (USA) if it is over 40 degrees out comes the hose.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
Chappers 71
Captain
Chappers 71's Avatar
United Kingdom
57
Rep
742
Posts

Drives: E92 335i SE
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Kent

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I still wash mine once a week regardless of the weather. Gives me an excuse to disappear into the garage for a couple of hours & get a bit of man time
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 12:09 PM   #5
richk84
Major
England
39
Rep
1,382
Posts

Drives: e93 330i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: All over

iTrader: (0)

If you have a good level of protection on your paint work it wont matter too much, however the more regular you wash it the longer that protection will last. I gave mine a wax top last week whilst the weather was milder.

Last edited by richk84; 01-13-2017 at 12:45 PM.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #6
pinco000
Captain
pinco000's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
626
Posts

Drives: E92 LCI
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

I think I wash it tomorrow, enjoy it and go nowhere on sunday
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 01:38 PM   #7
The0pportunist
Lieutenant
The0pportunist's Avatar
United Kingdom
46
Rep
595
Posts

Drives: F13
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

I used to wash my cars every week regardless of weather however since getting a silver car the gap has been 2-3 weeks.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
Dann
Major
Dann's Avatar
58
Rep
1,053
Posts

Drives: E90 LCi 335i
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

iTrader: (0)

Whenever I can be bothered.
Probably once a month (thats about 200 miles for me)
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 03:16 PM   #9
IanS100
Brigadier General
IanS100's Avatar
England
81
Rep
4,345
Posts

Drives: 520d F10 LCI M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southport UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The0pportunist View Post
I used to wash my cars every week regardless of weather however since getting a silver car the gap has been 2-3 weeks.
My car is supposed to be black but it's a lot closer to silver at the moment, particularly the back bumper and boot lid
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2017, 05:52 PM   #10
Raj59
BMW Miniature Collector!
Raj59's Avatar
United Kingdom
119
Rep
5,377
Posts

Drives: E60 LCI 530i M Sport & E84 X1
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by richk84 View Post
If you have a good level of protection on your paint work it wont matter too much, however the more regular you wash it the longer that protection will last. I gave mine a wax top last week whilst the weather was milder.
Agreed, I had a winter application applied on mine a while ago and makes washing the car so much easier in these conditions.
__________________
My BMW Miniature Collection: http://www.bmwcollection.co.uk

Past: E92 LCI 325i M Sport | F10 523i M Sport | E90 LCI ///M3 | E60 LCI 525i M Sport | E92 330i SE | E60 LCI 525d M Sport | E39 530d Sport | E65 730d Sport | E90 330i M Sport | E39 525d Sport | E46 320d Sport | E46 325i Sport | E46 320d SE
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2017, 04:52 AM   #11
MattOz
Major
MattOz's Avatar
United Kingdom
93
Rep
1,449
Posts

Drives: F31 335i 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Warwick

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 F31 335i  [0.00]
I was mine every week if I can, however, it can be tricky. Had to defrost the hose yesterday!
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2017, 05:24 AM   #12
abeardo83
Captain
abeardo83's Avatar
United Kingdom
32
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
Normally once every two weeks. Did it yesterday and froze my balls off.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2017, 06:24 AM   #13
djgandy
Colonel
djgandy's Avatar
83
Rep
2,279
Posts

Drives: E93 M3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 M3  [0.00]
Not often in Winter. Gets waxed up before it gets too cold then not really touched. Did it this weekend as wheels were filthy and I wanted to get started on wet sanding.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2017, 08:59 AM   #14
mjn77
Captain
mjn77's Avatar
United Kingdom
189
Rep
823
Posts

Drives: E90 335d LCI Sport Saloon
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Herts, UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Hasn't been washed since October.
__________________
E90 335D LCI Individual Azurite Black and Anthracite Maple Trim // HEL Braided Brake Hoses // Veemann VM2 19" alloys // EBC Grooved Discs
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2017, 06:59 AM   #15
zippyonline
Enlisted Member
zippyonline's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
36
Posts

Drives: E91 330i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Essex, UK

iTrader: (0)

I think mine needs a clean now....


Filthy E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr

That was mostly from a 400 mile journey yesterday.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2017, 09:49 AM   #16
pinco000
Captain
pinco000's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
626
Posts

Drives: E92 LCI
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyonline View Post
I think mine needs a clean now....


Filthy E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr

That was mostly from a 400 mile journey yesterday.
advantage of a dirty car as yours is that even if get clocked speeding, they wont be able to read your plate
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2017, 04:35 AM   #17
BMW Steve
Lieutenant
United Kingdom
30
Rep
575
Posts

Drives: F11 535D & e93 335i Highline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Witlshire UK

iTrader: (0)

At the moment twice a week, washed on Saturday then washed on Tuesday afternoon, and this is today all dirty looking "Again" it's crap having a white car in this weather, getting washed again on Saturday....
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      01-29-2017, 10:39 AM   #18
mjn77
Captain
mjn77's Avatar
United Kingdom
189
Rep
823
Posts

Drives: E90 335d LCI Sport Saloon
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Herts, UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Gave it a snow foam and power wash today. Got rid of about 80% of the winter grime.
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #19
MattOz
Major
MattOz's Avatar
United Kingdom
93
Rep
1,449
Posts

Drives: F31 335i 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Warwick

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 F31 335i  [0.00]
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyonline View Post
I think mine needs a clean now....


Filthy E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr

That was mostly from a 400 mile journey yesterday.
Chris,

You're doing it right!
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2017, 04:59 AM   #20
zippyonline
Enlisted Member
zippyonline's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
36
Posts

Drives: E91 330i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Essex, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattOz View Post
Chris,

You're doing it right!
I've fixed it now!

2 x snowfoam and pressure washer, 6 bucket wash (rinse bucket changed 5 times!) using a gtechniq wash mitt, and dried using BH QD as a drying aid with a super soft microfibre drying waffle towel thing.


Cleaned E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr


Cleaned E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr
Appreciate 0
      02-01-2017, 06:06 PM   #21
RENT-A-GOAT
Second Lieutenant
RENT-A-GOAT's Avatar
United Kingdom
32
Rep
294
Posts

Drives: E91 Lci Exclusive Edition
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Warwickshire

iTrader: (0)

In this weather and with working in a rural location so the lanes resembling more of a mud bath my touring ends up a crispy brown salty mess by the time Friday comes about so it's been weekly snow foams and rinses and then a foam, rinse and multiple bucket in the two bucket method stylee on every other week or if it's really wet and muddy I will just get the pressure washer out and rinse it off so it doesn't crust and build.
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2017, 05:50 AM   #22
pinco000
Captain
pinco000's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
626
Posts

Drives: E92 LCI
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

my car gets a hand carwash twice a week as it rains almost every day
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST