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    Just a quick question about polishing and waxing..

    .....how often should you do it?

    I spent 44 quid at the weekend and now own the Megs 3 stage kit, polishing mit, terry towels, and applicator pads. I haven't had a chance to do the car yet but have a day off on Friday so will be giving her the best clean she's ever had, but I wanted to know how often I should polish and wax her? I try to wash her once every two weeks, but this is the first time ive ever decided to go for the full paint restore, polish and wax treatment.

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    oooo your arm will be acheing after that little lot! LOL (but it will be worth it)

    you will need to Wax more often than you polish, wax is a dimishing layer (it protects your paint) a well waxed car would need a coat of polish every 6 months I'd say. and a top up coat of wax every month or so. Of course, this depends on weather, how often you drive it etc.

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    so wash every 2 weeks,
    polish every 6 months
    wax every month

    how often would you have to use the stage 1 part then?
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    The polish stage 2 is non abrasive so you can do that as often as you want. The first stage can be done every 3 months, maybe wash the car more than once every two weeks.
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    ok cool thanks guys. I've underestimated the importance of keeping a vehicle in tip top condition, as have always gone for the easy car wash route. Its only being on this forum that has encouraged me to take a more active involvement in my vehicle than just viewing it as a means of getting from A to B.
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