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We all like to keep our MX5s clean but not at the expense of driving them :)

So how often do you wash and polish your MX5 and what is your usual routine - a quick wash and drive to dry off or the full works - wash, clay bar, polish and wax?

Much though I like cleaning my MX5 I must admit that I prefer driving it, so usually only wash it if there is an OC event or other organised drive or if it is looking particularly dirty. I usually settle for the wash and dry (wash mitt and microfibre cloth to dry) and then go for a drive :)

I try to polish my car several times a year and once or twice a year will go for the full paint cleaner, polish and wax routine :)
 
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Same as you mark only if we have a drive coming up then about once every 3-4 weeks :)
 
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Seriously, this is becoming an obessesion - no not me claning mine but people talking about it

Hose
Bucket with shampoo..... lambswool mitt.....
do paintwork and glass - hose.... take thin crap cloth and do wheels.... hose... if paintwork has dried quickly then re-hose that as well
Get MFT and dry methodically by walking round and round until dry

Polish if in mood and have time and use of certain garage
Once in a blue moon do interior

Done when can and have desire to do so

At the end of the day, i do love looking at her when she's clean but i gain far more pleasure ind riving her and, after all, that's why i own her

In defensive mode.... seriously, you guys drive on MUCH MUCH MUCH cleaner (less dirty) roads that i... fact! :)
 
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Twice a year, inbetween we use the Mazda-mender magic mix, which stands for........Mmmm
M-m
 

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All 3 at least once a week. And waxed as often as I get time. The routine depends on how dirty they are, but a good session can last 5-6 hours:rolleyes:
 

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I have a bit of a rota system going on which ones the dirtiest, as I have to do all 3 cars, my wife never washes cars , she always gets me to do it saying that "I" make a better job anyway .
But answering the question I always make sure that the MX5 is clean whenever I drive it which sadly is'nt often enough
 

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Looks at all 4 of the cars parked outside and in the garage and runs and hides when he sees how dirty they are :oops:

In all fairness, I did clean the Mark 2 last Friday and Saturday evenings before the OC National Rally :)

Out with a few MX5 friends for a drive tomorrow too, so really should clean the one I'm taking, but I'm in rebel mode :)
 

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Looks at all 4 of the cars parked outside and in the garage and runs and hides when he sees how dirty they are :oops:

In all fairness, I did clean the Mark 2 last Friday and Saturday evenings before the OC National Rally :)

Out with a few MX5 friends for a drive tomorrow too, so really should clean the one I'm taking, but I'm in rebel mode :)
Its a bit dark now!
 

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wash each week end then about every 6 weeks polish, then at eight week rinse,wash dry polish and wax , then next week end wash, then six weeks later polish then at eight weeks rinse, next week end wash then about every 6 weeks polish then at eight weeks wash dry polish and wax then every week end wash all weather permitting of course I think this is habit forming :p:roflmao:
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