Does anyone still wax their own car?

@MJLami (1173)
United States
June 17, 2007 7:44am CST
Does anyone still do that themselves or do you just to go to the car wash and pay the extra for wax? When I wash my own car I admit I don't wax it. I buy the zip car wash that has wax in the wash so it shines without me having to do the extra. When I go to the car wash I pay for the wax to be applied. How about you?
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11 responses
@urbandekay (18314)
17 Jun 07
My car is a Landrover Defender and having an aluminium body, needs no waxing! Yes, oh yes, thank you all the best urban
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
18 Jun 07
LOL! What a smart investment you made. Thanks for commenting.
@student7 (1002)
• United States
17 Jun 07
My husband would usually wax my car. I haven't washed my car in a long time because it was broken down. I do wash and wax my own car.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
That's nice that you have a husband who does it for you and yet you still like to do your own. Thanks for sharing.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
17 Jun 07
I guess I was lazy. I had an old car that I just drove through the car wash and got it waxed there. I always wanted to wax it by hand but never got around doing it. Now I have a new car that is fresh and shiny and I drive it through the car wash and it gets waxed there. The polish is standing on the shelf in the garage...
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
LOL! I don't even have the polish to collect dust. I tried waxing my first car, did it once and was very unhappy with the job I did. Since then I've bought the car wash stuff that doesn't need wax anyway. Thanks for sharing. I'm not the only one who pays for the wax to be applied without my efforts. LOL.
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17 Jun 07
I don't own a car. Though my grandfather would max his at times and I used to do it for him. (he still worked even after he reached 70) not a great deal but he was a handy man for my uncle and didn't like not working. So I used to do it for him. (I loved the smell after) :P ~Joey
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
That's really nice that you waxed his car for him. Funny, I never noticed a smell associated with car waxing. Thanks for commenting :)
17 Jun 07
I've always had a sensitive nose lol. Actually the wax smelled similar to polish without being overwhelming. (but he did use old fashioned wax with was known for it's fresh smell) kudos. ~joey
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
That makes sense...I would bet the old fashioned waxes were differnt. Thanks for explaining :)
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Hello MJLami, I don't use the carwash very often. Instead, we generally wash our cars at home. But, when I do go to the carwash, I always end with a coat of wax. At home, we use the old fashioned, "Mothers Wax", at least once per year. A good coat of rub on/rub off wax offers good protection for many months. It's alot of work, but it does a wonderful job.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I am unfamiliar with "mothers wax" but I definitely agree, adding wax definitely protects the finish and your investment. Thanks for commenting.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Hi MJLami, "Mothers" is the brand that we've found to protect the longest. It's a carnuba wax blend that smells nice, keeps it's smooth consistency, and keeps the cars all shiny & protected.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Thanks for that. I appreciate it :)
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@AmbiePam (43981)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I don't ever wax my car, but once a year my dad will ask me to bring my car over, and he will wash and hand wax it. He does the same thing to my mom's car.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
That's really sweet he does that for you :) I hope you're doing something special for him today :) Thanks for commenting.
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@AmbiePam (43981)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I would if he were here! LOL, he is spending Father's Day with my sister today, but I saw him yesterday and we had our celebration. I was disappointed he was going to be gone, but it is only right my sister get to spend some time with him.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
That's really great you spent yesterday with him and today your sister is. Your dad is one very lucky man:)
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I usually have mine done at a local carwash. But once a year I do it myself. I have an electric buffer so it makes it earier and faster and a far better shine etc this method. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
18 Jun 07
That's great you have an electric buffer to use. Thanks for commenting Grandpa Bob :)
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I go to car wash also...usually the one that automatic and wax already mix. But once a month we go to the one that they do everything for you, vacuum the inside, dry it, wax it and shine the tire! LOL...I live in condominium complex so they prohibit us to wash the car in the parking lot.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I remember living in apartments too and having to go to the car wash year round. It's an extra hidden expense for living like that. Thank you for commenting :)
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 07
My boyfriend still waxes his own car. He doesn't like anyone else to do it because he says that they'll ruin the paint job. It is true though. Some places don't really know how to do a good job so some cars end up with swirls on the body of the car that you could see under the sun. I guess guys are more particular about this than us ladies.. :P
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I have to agree with that - I think guys are more particular about car waxing. Thanks for commenting :)
@fly_shay (333)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
We do it ourselves so we can save.But for those people who are busy, I recommend you to a car wash.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
It is much more economical to do your own. I only go to the car wash during the winter when you don't want to be outside washing your car anyway. The rest of the year it's for me to manage myself. Thanks for commenting.
@raj_ka (431)
• India
20 Oct 10
It is always good to wax your car by yourself or using car wash service...Some people dont spend huge amount on car service, so such people can spend some time and follow steps advised in this article. http://www.boddunan.com/miscellaneous/78-home-a-garden/4499-ten-extra-uses-for-car-wax.html Hope this information is useful..