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How often do you wash your Vibe?

Postby ebslopp » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:51 am

How often does everybody wash their Vibe?
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby cspmeinkc » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:54 am

at least so far once a week.
got to keep her clean!
i may put on her first wax job this weekend!
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Postby Sputnik » Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:49 am

er... yes... wash... I should do that one of these days.
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby wicked1981 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:02 am

Depends on how the car is. Sometimes longer than a week. Just depend on how dirty it is.
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Postby ragingfish » Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:25 pm

Used to wash weekly.

It's been a good 3-4 months lately sine I've washed. Too tired from all my working...and the novelty of the new car wore off.

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Postby AKLGT » Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:32 pm

ya, i used to wash it every week too. now it's like every 2-3 wks or even a month or so will go by. ever since i screwed up the lower front fender... i haven't cared as much.
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Postby drunkenmaxx » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:12 am

i let her go until she looks like crap. i always get mine washed, vaccumed at the local car wash, it can be pricey (too tempting to be lazy and have them armor all it too)
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Postby Mr. Poopypants » Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:25 am

It all depends, If she looks dirty she gets a bath. It's been 2 weeks today, she is still kinda clean. I need to give her a good once over before Columbus. I never wash it myself though. Always take it to a car wash. I do the waxing and inside myself but NEVER the outside.

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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby ColonelPanic » Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:45 am

I'm one of those 5+ times (or more) a month people. Went through a spell some time ago where I'd wash it only twice a month, but have gone back to my old habits. I generally go to a touchless car wash with a really good dryer, then dry off what is left before I leave. If it is dirty enough, I'll spray it off myself in the bay a couple times, then run it through the automatic, since it never wants to come clean.

I washed it yesterday, gave it a good once-over with the detail spray, and had to wash it again tonight. I parked in a different spot at work than I normally do, and the sprinkler system found it necessary to water my car for a long time. Then the sun baked that water into the paint and the windshield.

So, I had to wash it again tonight and hit it with the detail spray. Luckily *most* of the water spots came out.

Definitely going to spend quite a bit of time on it before Columbus. Plan on giving it a good waxing before the trip, and will try to find a good car wash once I arrive in town.

Yikes... I'm kinda obsessed with this car.

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Postby nismo » Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:06 am

I look at my wheels. If my wheels are dirty. Most of the time, the car is also dirty. Or even like if a bird poops on the windows. Usually wash the car like once a week.

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Postby Big_Red » Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:12 am

I try to wash my car as often as possible, but it is safe to say 2 times per month. If I had my own house and a garage, I would wash it every week.
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Postby damronjr » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:52 am

I'll just say "Not Enough!"
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Postby ArcsVibe » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:19 pm

Once a week in the summertime and twice a month in the winter time
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Postby NUBlackshirts » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:37 am

Once a week or so. Depends on the weather and how dirty the Vibe is.
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Postby ColonelPanic » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:55 am

What happened, Colonel? heh

You guys don't want to see how rotten the car looks now. *cry* (removed)!

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Postby AzFusionGT » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:51 pm

I usually wash my car about every two weeks. If a bird poops on the target it seems to have, it gets done sooner.
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Postby BOZACK » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:00 am

I wash mine once a week at least. My cousins have two car washes I can go to for free. I hand wax it myself but will have them detail it before and after the winter.
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Postby Jaycie685 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:40 am

Just washed it the other day. I don't like to put it through those automated car washes because with the paint being all crappy the way it is, I'm afraid it's going to actually take paint off! So I'll usually hand wash it on a day off.

Got a question... I noticed that after I washed my car, there are tiny specks of what I'm guessing is rust? They're "rust" colored specks that don't come off even after scrubbing with a rag. Anyone have that similar problem or know how to get rid of them?

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Postby BOZACK » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:42 pm

Actually the automated car washes put less presure on the car than you would. I know this because I work in them for fifteen years. And yes, I have went through while it was running. Mostly for maintainence.

As for the rust specks you need to determine if they are in the paint or on it.If it is in the pain see your dealer about a paint defect. If it is on it, try to clay it clean. You can now find clay in most auto parts store. I could not tell you what it is without seeing it.

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Postby Toolman » Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:01 pm

Washing is a good way to see "new" damage to the paint on a car. I washed the vibe before we paid for it, as did I with the
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Postby Atomb » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:46 pm

While i don't "wash" (use soap) as much as many of you, my Vibe gets a good water spray all over and under body every 2 or 3 days when i water my lawn. I take 15 minutes to spray off dust, etc. with the hose gun.
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Postby jake75 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:24 am

While I get the bird poop off asap I am not good at routine washing and waxing - twice a year? My bad!
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Postby Mathias » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:59 am

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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby joatmon » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:17 am

I washed/waxed mine yesterday

One of the nice things about silver cars is they hide the dirt well, but then when they are clean they don't look a lot better.

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Postby george » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:04 pm

gets washed pretty often , now i have a nice big heated garage to wash it in it gets wash 2-3 times a weak plus i have to wash my new mazda 5 aswell so dont mind use to wash cars for a living when younger love keeping them clean and nice, take care of them, they'll take care of you lol

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Postby ballrub » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:50 am

Even though I'm getting old, I wash the Vibe and the wife's Equinox once a week. I use the Mr. Clean Car Wash system, and haven't used a chamois in over a year now! The water beads off with no water spots! I love it! I also wax it twice a year.
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ColonelPanic)

Postby ColonelPanic » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:11 am

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I'm one of those 5+ times (or more) a month people.

Yikes... I'm kinda obsessed with this car.

Blast from the past... Sheesh, how pathetic. I'm glad I got over that phase.

I washed my car a few weeks ago, didn't even dry the stupid thing off. And before that, the last time it was washed was December when it was in the shop getting the transmission replaced when the dealer washed it. I sure didn't wash it. It was washed in October before that. The outside is trashed, the inside is trashed, the car is just trashed.

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Postby SheVibe » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:46 pm

How often do you wash your vibe?Everytime after (removed)!!!

OHHH you mean the other Vibe my bad

Ok I guess in MN it's when the weather is nice then she's clean and with ****ty weather cleaning her is harder to do.

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Postby ColonelPanic » Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:34 pm

Uhh... Ok. Here, this may be of interest. lol
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Postby ballrub » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:38 am

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How often do you wash your vibe?Everytime after (removed)!!!

OHHH you mean the other Vibe my bad

That cracked me up SheVibe! You seem to have a little bit of "bad girl" in you...which is good!

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Postby Vibr8tr » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:50 am

I like the once a week wash. Almost every sunday we go out to My girlfriends Parents house, and I take about an hour or two and wash it, clean the inside quick, and make sure the major dirt and grime is gone. About once a month I go through and REALLY clean it, Sometimes a nice wax, armor all the inside, vacum it out, wash all the windows, and really get it shining..... I am hoping to take some extra time this weekend and get some good pictures to put up here.....
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby vibegtcouple » Fri May 05, 2006 4:29 am

wash mine 2 times a week

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Postby tcam » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:01 pm

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wash mine 2 times a week

same here.

my parents wouldn't allow me to get it washed any more times than that i don't think. lol


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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe? (ebslopp)

Postby VivaVibe » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:14 am

Well, I've only had my Vibe for two weeks. It's rained about every three days during that time, and I'd towel dry it if I could. So, today after taking a nice fun drive on a long winding road I did a wash. It beaded up real nice, so I guess the dealer did a nice detail on it. I plan to hand wash and towel dry a couple times a month or when needed. I check it often for sap and bird drop as I have a large oak overhanging my driveway. But, that at least keeps it in the shade.
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Postby kevera » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:22 am

Quote, originally posted by ballrub »
I use the Mr. Clean Car Wash system, and haven't used a chamois in over a year now! The water beads off with no water spots! I love it! I also wax it twice a year.

I wash about once a week by hand depending on the weather.But the mister clean thing makes it so much easier,never have to dry the car with a chamois again.WUHOO.
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Postby VivaVibe » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:13 am

Wouldn't you know, I wash it Sat evening and it rains Sun afternoon. Had to go out and towel dry it afterward.
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Postby truckdriver402 » Sun May 06, 2007 8:36 pm

I wash mine once a week without question but more if needed.

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Postby ou.grizzly » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:38 pm

Frosty gets a shower maybe once every 3-4 months.
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Frosty gets a shower maybe once every 3-4 months.

+1 Good thing we don't live close to Whelan, he'd come and rip us a new one personally

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Postby cptnsolo77 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:46 pm

Wow! I cant remember when the last time my car was washed....lol. At least 5 months
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Postby bull77 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:25 am

washed it last night - but whenever the forecast doesn't call for rain over a 3-4 day period.


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Postby Whelan » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:00 am

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+1 Good thing we don't live close to Whelan, he'd come and rip us a new one personally


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Postby Old Tele man » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:37 am

...usually, after it RAINS, which isn't all that often.

...of course, a ten-inch rain in Arizona means ten-inches between the drops, which ends up just splatting the dust (wink,wink)

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Postby TONY TAT2 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:12 am

At least once a week,the yard where I work is a dust bowl,thay used crushed/recycled concrete. The area between the front & rear doors get the most dust.So thru the coarse of a night theres about 100 tractor trailers stirren the dust around. The dust really did a number on my old TransSport
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe?

Postby tpollauf » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:53 am

OK ... Nice weather, healthy trees/birds. BOTH Vibes parked outdoors = lots of car washes :o Resurrecting an old thread here 8-) I had to upgrade my company van from the older 2007 to a new 2012 and one half of the garage bay got used for inventory & stuff during the switch :x This meant MY Vibe sat outdoors. YEP, the birds noticed this and began target practice :twisted: Oh well, for now, BOTH Vibes are getting washed weekly even if not driven :? :? Otherwise I'd say they get washed once every other month.
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe?

Postby MrHatchWagon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:02 pm

I wash it once or twice a week, depending how often it gets dirty and what the weather looks like. I always put a few hours aside to wash, spray-wax, shine, clean windows, vacuum, etc. Try to look it looking like new at all times, it's just so rewarding and I find washing my car to be therapeutic.
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Postby FootScoot » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:51 pm

I wash mine when it needs it. I normally keep a cover over it, as it does sit in the driveway all the time. Works wonders for keeping the bird doo off of it. ;) I do need a new cover though, as the one I'm using is for the Corvette I used to have, and doesn't quite cover all of the rear. :D
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Re: How often do you wash your Vibe?

Postby vibolista » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41 pm

Very old thread... with names that have not appeared here in a long time. OK, well, wash the Vibe when I get a chance in Winter... mostly on "warm" days when the temperature gets up over 35 to 40F. If it gets really nasty, and it stays cold, then I take it to a touchless car wash a few miles away to try to keep the salt from eating it up too much. But normally outside of Winter, I wash the poor thing when it needs it.

This is off subject, but I do wax it in the Spring, then right before we get to the warmest Summer temperatures and of course again before the cold weather sets in. Paint seems to be holding up very well for an 08. Was a little worried about it with all the comments about the iffy paint quality, but so far the Vibe's exterior is still looking pretty good.
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Postby Nyx8 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:05 am

I take mine over to the "pay n' power wash it yourself" bay over at our local gas station every weekend. For 3 bucks it's cheap and I get the job done right myself! :D
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