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gearmax

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2010 12:56:11 PM

Did you know that by simply waxing your car you can gain about 2 miles per gallon more. Is it just me or is it true, what do you think
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:56:44 AM

no
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b899
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:42:11 AM

Yes You need a wax job that will mesmerize the other motorists in their tracks, then you are often free to go, less Idle Time, more MPG. Right! Have to check my portfolio on Wax stocks(airplane wax) first! Then Speedboat wax! ETC. ........
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:59:18 AM

Simply another myth. It's all in your head.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:37:57 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:29:39 AM

Never.....
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:44:11 AM

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Treasurehuntxxx
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:31:44 AM

NO
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:53:10 AM

I don't wax my cars period.
I know I should, but I really just don't care anymore.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:39:42 AM

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Vin63
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 9:50:20 AM

No, I wax my vehicle regularly to protect the clear coat.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 9:28:40 AM

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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 9:31:51 AM

fantasy
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 9:25:44 AM

if you believe this then I have ocean front property in Arizona to sell you!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:55:06 AM

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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 11:04:51 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:32:29 AM

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contiki
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Never......
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contiki
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Never.........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 6:24:19 AM

No, just to make the car look purdy!!
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 5:56:09 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 3:13:41 AM

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b899
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contiki
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Never.......
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 7:35:42 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:49:07 AM

I wax and wash regular to keep clean and protect the paint.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:36:33 AM

I don't wax like I used to. It did not have any measurable effect on gas mileage.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:29:58 AM

For points I say yes Wax for More Personal Glances(MPG's) maybe a few more WOW's ! Stay light on the Pedal >>> both of them, Helps mileage......
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:18:26 AM

I don't believe a wax job is going to make a significant difference.
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 8:14:03 AM

No
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contiki
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Never..........
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:25:54 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 10:35:22 AM

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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:33:24 PM

Yes for More Personal Glances!
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 7:29:19 PM

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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 8:41:42 AM

yup, big help on fuel milage
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cv
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 5:40:41 AM

I wax for protection.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 8:57:04 PM

I wax it for cleanness, not for gas.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 9:05:10 AM

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b899
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 1:42:17 PM

no...........
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 3:08:40 PM

just did yesterday!!
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 11:33:09 AM

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contiki
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Never..........
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