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Village Idiot
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Just wondering how long people spend dpoing it.

I take friggen ages. dunno if im doing something wronge, or im just slow.


So how long do u take?
Or how long do u think it should take?
 

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Waxing by hand alwyas takes a while , but it gives the best result in the end . I usually do it once every 3 months , and it makes washing so much easier after its applied .
 

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About the time it takes to watch a movie... I pay someone to do mine professionally!!
 

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Depends if I am just doing a wax maybe about 2hrs.
But if I am doing it propally eg:
1) Paint cleaner
2) Polish
3) Wax

Then maybe about 5 or 6 hours. It doesn't really bother me that much I kinda like it. Usually get a couple of my mates to come around and help out though. It's as good a excuse as any to have some beers and talk some nonscence.
 

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i take about 3 hours cause i wash the car use turtle wax colour cure and then wash it again and use eagle one wax as you dry
 

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XR8 Mad
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Don't rub the stuff in too hard....lightly does it and don't rub it off too hard either....you will just take off what you put on.
 

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About a six pack cool days and atleast a doz in hot weather.. Rum & coke...
 

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Clear coat prep 3 hours
 

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Village Idiot
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I take a few hours for wash n wax. Polishing, and cutting if required is a whole other storey. Lasted 3 days once (not all day everyday).

My mate ganked soem detailing stuff from his work for me. Wax remover works great as a engine detailer! :)

I might go take out some of the council sprinklers soon....
 

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It take's me a good couple of hr's, to wax, but if I'm using the paint cleaner,polish and then wax, well a good day at a moderate pace, see's me in.
 

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It used to take me 2 days (about 15hrs) to do my EL xr. That was to paint clean, polish and wax normally 2 coats of wax. It just depends on how fussy you want to be.
 

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Usually when I wash and polish it, I take up to 4 hours.

When I just wash it, I take about an hour.

Theres nothing wrong with taking your time, as long as you do a thorough job.
 

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Blue Blood
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About 5 hours when I can be bothered... unfortunately i'm currently living in an apartment so I haven't done it for a while because there is no spot to do it in the shade.
 

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Dark_Horse said:
:AAHHH: About 6 hours, and then maybe a couple of hours the following day if I miss anything (which is what usually happens). :AAHHH:
And considering you do it 3 times a week............ :wnc:
 

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If Only I Had Lexus Power
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4-6 hours once i have washed, paint cleaner, scratch x,polished it
 

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Dont know

Never done it lol.

But im sure I'll have to make it a priority when i get to sydney, 4 days off at a time means im not going to know what to do with myself

thats if im allowed the water to wash my car
 

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did mine today.... 10... finished at 1 so 3 hrs.... not too bad i guess, looks grouse!!! :hy:
 
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