Quote, originally posted by ParknVibe Â»I would be the same ...washing and waxing my former cars. Then get mad when it rains the next day and there's spots all over the body.With my new Vibe, I wanted to see how it will hold up without waxing.I did buy a spray on wax but never had the time after I washed the car. I have theory that if you wax the car, The rough Wax film will easily collect and hold the dirt onto the surface. As a result, the car gets dirty-er faster. Without the wax coating the rain washes off the dirt.I used to wash my Mustang every 1-2 weeks, and wax it at least 3 times a year. It is not a clear coat finish, so it oxidizes pretty fast even with wax. One thing is for sure, before the wax job, my towels would stay put on the hood just fine, even when the car is dry. After a thorough compound/ polish/ wax process, the towels would always slip right off the hood with no effort. Now I'm lucky if I wash my cars 3 or 4 times a year, and I've only waxed our 06 Vibe and 07 Explorer once since we bought them 3-1/2 years ago. I just don't have the time now, and I refuse to pay money for someone else to do it. They do have a rough surface, but with the clear coats, they don't show the wear like older finished did. And the rains do clean them off pretty well, as long as I don't drive in the rain.
the "Mustang Guy"
1987 5.0 LX Mustang
2016 Mustang GT - current daily
2004 Satellite Vibe &
2009 Red Vibe GT -twin's cars
2003 Neptune Vibe GT - prior daily
2010 Red Vibe GT - RIP 6/16/14
2006 Platinum Vibe - son's car