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How often do you wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by bustabenl, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:20 AM
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    bustabenl

    bustabenl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a 2015 Taco and I am babying the hell out of it. From where I'm currently stationed at the beautiful state of Louisiana :rant: the weather here is not how I would compare it to the Southern California weather during the summer time. It gets hot as hell in the south plus humidity. I have little to no shade to protect the paint from the sun or any other damaging elements given by our atmosphere. I understand that waxing is the first line of defense to the clear coat and the underlying car paint. My question is how often do you all wax and will it completely protect my truck?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:24 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    To answer your question; not enough. Congrats on the new truck!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:29 AM
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    Flowin

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    About 4-5 times a year by hand but I also use the "wax as you dry" stuff every time I wash it (I only wash the truck by hand too)
     
  4. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:31 AM
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    DeltaSteve

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    Spring & Fall ... Good through hand wash, detail (myself), clay bar and Zano. Takes about 3/4 of a day, but the rest of the year anytime she get's dirty or extremely dirty all ya do is hose her off.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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    skb7527

    skb7527 Political Correctness Sucks!

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    I do the clay bar, polish and wax about 4 times a year on my Tacoma and my wife's Highlander. I also use a buffer to speed up the processes.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:44 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I have become comfortably numb

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    I do spring/fall for a heavy wax. But every 2-3 weeks I hit it with some of this.

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  7. Feb 17, 2015 at 7:13 AM
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    ace96

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    I use Blackfire products. Amazing stuff for the protection of your truck.[​IMG]
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  9. Feb 17, 2015 at 7:41 AM
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    greeneggsnspam

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  10. Feb 17, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    TacoM3DX

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    Hand wash every 2 weeks. Polish and seal every 6 months. Big fan of Menzerna products. I use the Power Lock to seal. Rupes orbital polisher helps reduce the polish time by half.

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