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Poll: How often do you wash your Fiesta? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

How often do you wash your Fiesta?

  1. Once a Week (17 votes [40.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.48%

  2. Once every two weeks (12 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. Once a month (7 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Once every 6 months (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  5. Once a year (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  6. Other (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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#1 Hjalle

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

Hey guys

 

I just thought I would start a poll to see how often you wash your car and what you do when you wash it? It is a pet hate of mine to have a dirty car, resulting in weekly washes.

 

Every Sunday is car washing day for me (its my relaxing time) I either wash by hand or take it down to the local car wash and use the hand power hose depending on how much time I have. I never use the automated machines though. I always wipe my car down afterwards and give the windows a bit of a polish to make sure my Fiesta is nice and shiny for the week.

 

My biggest hate is when my Fiesta is dirty and especially the brake dust that builds up on the front alloys. Anyone have any suggestions to reduce the amount of brake dust? 

 

What about you, are you an anal car washer like me, or do you go for the natural dirty look?



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#2 tom_d

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

Usually every two weeks for me!

And I normally just do the two bucket method, would also love to know how to reduce brake dust or make it easier to clean off, really bugs me! Haha

#3 E5GDM

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

One way to reduce brake dust is learn to go around corners faster.......lol

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

If i have time, i wash twice a week and vacuum every 5 days. 

 

The brake dust is a nightmare. 

 

I showroom shine once a week and wash normally with jet wash once a week.  

 

I DO NOT take to a garage or car wash to be done. 

 

I find time to do it. 

 

The 8 spoke alloys are a nightmare to clean! 



#5 Gary Watt

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

Hello

 

Since I got my new Fiesta a few weeks ago I have been using Showroom Shine waterless wash/wax.

Works great on a cleanish car but have got other stuff to use when it is dirty.

 

I've a bottle of alloy stuff that coats the alloy to help prevent brake dust clinging.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:22 PM

Hi,

I have had my metal from new since November & have become quite anal about washing it.
I normally wash it about every 2 weeks & I do it like this
Power wash
meguiars snow foam shampoo with snow lance
Power wash
Hand wash using meguiars shampoo with lambswool mitt & 2 bucket method
Power wash
I have never dried it or polished it yet & it still shines like it has just come out of the show room
The alloys are a nightmare but it helps that mine are black lol

#7 Mike77

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

The 8 spoke alloys are a nightmare to clean !!!

 

You wanna try the 16 spoke titanium alloys grrrrrr  :blink:



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

It takes quite some time to clean the rims....but afterwards.... BLING BLING  :D



#9 scousa

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

I use the two bucket method weekly and then polish and seal monthly.

For brake dust on alloys I use 3 layers of poor boys wheel sealant so now the brake dust generally just rinses off

#10 Philf1

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Usually wash once a week. Polish maybe monthly. As for the alloys I got some wonder wheels cleaner and wax from Halfrauds, it helps cleaning but doesn't cure it. 



#11 b1g_dav3

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

Once every when I can be bothered :P

 

I use Wonderwash Waterless stuff and works amazingly.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

I have two big rainwater tubs that collect water off my house roof, and washing the car with this is so much better than using tap water. No more salty stains and cheaper, more eco-friendly too. For the alloys I use a Lakeland bottle-brush which is excellent, quick and thorough. PS, loved E5EGM's reply about avoiding brake dust. Spot on.

#13 welshy_maverick

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Jetwash once a week with the karcher...alloys easy to clean on the ST as you can get your hand right in between each of the 5 spokes...best stock ford alloys I've ever had for cleaning...

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

This is the £2.29 bottle brush that has beautifully soft bristles set into a plastic core, so there's never any chance of scratching the clear coat covering of your alloys. I even do it dry and don't feel I'm harming anything.
Oh we're a domesticated lot, aren't we?

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

Hand car wash once a week.. In side and out. However when colder weather I do leave it a bit longer...really shouldn't.

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