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View Poll Results: How long do you spend cleaning your car every week?
>5 hours - Meguiars etc know my name 1 6.25%
3-5 hours - no tar spots here 3 18.75%
1-2 hours - I keep on top of things 3 18.75%
0-1 hours - meh, it's cleanish 5 31.25%
< 0 hours - rain does a great job 4 25.00%
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Old 10-06-2013   #1
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Weekly poll: How much time do you spend cleaning your car?

Time to resurrect the weekly poll.

As we're now into the long summer nights and hopefully better weather I thought we'd start by finding out how much time you all spend cleaning your cars each week. Do you have a vast collection of cleaning products and spend hours polishing and waxing in your spare time or are you a once over good enough type person?

It's just for fun folks and no judgement involved - thankfully for me at least
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with the van, the rain does a lovely job, literally :-)

car, sits on the drive, so never overly gets dirty in the first place, but a quick once over keeps it in order usually :-)

If its particularly mucky, i pay a company to come valet it for me mwhaha...
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Polo is getting bathed about twice a week now the nicer weather is here and it's done in about an hour. X takes at least 2hrs so gets about once a fortnight as Gill has it away at work on a night.
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"my car is for driving, not for cleaning"

And often used phrase of mine when people point out the dirt :laugh:

In the weather we have now though, i wash it once every couple of weeks and spend about an hour and a half doing so.
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About 5-6 hours a week
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I'm proud to say I was able to vote I wash the car between 0 and 1 hours per week.

Ok so most weeks it doesn't get washed but just occasionally I spend 30 minutes removing mud so that counts
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If Dubster's lucky I take him to a jetwash once a week, normally spend 10 - 15mins at the Jetwash.
Found a cheap one near work, £1= 4mins, chepaest Jetwash in Ayrshire.
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Stilo owned since march 2012 I spent 5 mins at petrol station that's IT total (can't vote on poll either)
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i wash both my cars about twice a week each sometimes more
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Golf got treated to a wash today..
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Every time i see one of those golfs, i am tempted to go at it with a hammer so i can put some "styling" on it. I've seen Fridge freezers with more design flair.
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This is true.

They're EVERYWHERE up here. Seems every rep on planet earth has one.

Luckily, for me, it's gone on Thursday
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Errm the pug gets washed errm , once i get told to wash it , so about 3-4 month lol , cinq is a good 5+ hours a week
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I've not washed Dubster for about a month.... hmm might treat him to a jetwash later.
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