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    Default How often do you clay your car!?

    As the title states!

    I usually do mind once a month

    I have to stay at home tomorrow so I might give the car a good going over, take wheels off and scrub arches/brakes and springs, respray grille and eyebrows, then a good clay and polish!

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    Mine's only been done the once so far, it's a new one on me so went down to Messsy's and he showed me how (day out for a grumpy git thread) I park near a tree, so I'd be looking at doing mine at least three times a year, full day long session. Overdue now, but weather's not been helpful.

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    i did my first one last month and i've heard most people say only twice a year but i can't seeany harm in doing it more often? i could be wrong though...

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    i think about every 6months i do mine ,but the tar doesn't get time to stick on the car . im going to clay it hopefully this week as i want to try out the zanio range which i got for xmas , khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Never.....

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    Once a year - if the car needs it.

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    I do mine a couple of times a year, once a month seems abit much tbh, does it pickup many contaminants in a month? Seems alot as you'll have to seal and wax the car every month?

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    i try to do it every 2 to 4 weeks . dont like a dirty car


    could call me sad tho..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cossy View Post
    I do mine a couple of times a year, once a month seems abit much tbh, does it pickup many contaminants in a month? Seems alot as you'll have to seal and wax the car every month?
    i agree if is got a good top coat on then should not be picking up much if anything in a month . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Once every 6 months is more than adequate, unless you live next to the local oil refinery, or steel mill, imo.


    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Never.....
    You should do it mate, your paint work feels like glass after it.

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