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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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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:09:42 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:02:58 AM

Not so much anymore. It made no measurable difference in gas mileage.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:35:09 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:02:51 AM

Never.....
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:56:18 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 4:45:18 AM

You have been misinformed.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:08:47 AM

no
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retiredat44
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:51:35 PM

a long time ago, I sent NASCAR a question about the speed of the cars with fresh wax on the paint, they said it made no difference. So, apparently gas mileage is the same. But, I could swear when I waxed my custom van, with a v8 engine, with clean paint and wax it felt like it got better mileage. Must have been the placebo effect.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 12:54:47 PM

No, wasted effort.
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:29:10 AM

cant believe this ridiculous post is still getting the replies it is!
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:56:28 AM

sure, works very well
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:26:33 AM

No.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:06:37 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:33:46 AM

no
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Safari7350
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:37:30 AM

No, to preserve it.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:21:50 PM

Makes since to me.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:59:08 PM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:08:29 PM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:15:14 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:35:21 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:19:29 AM

Never...............
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:27:49 PM

Yes
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 4:32:11 PM

no.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:09:12 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 7:52:15 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 7:09:50 AM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 4:49:07 PM

I didn't know that.
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 2:05:08 PM

Washing it has more effect than waxing it.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:08:42 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:35:43 PM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:09:11 AM

sure
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 9:28:34 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 7:25:22 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:36:53 PM

no
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:57:02 AM

Never.........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 6:23:04 AM

simonize!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 4:58:13 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:30:27 PM

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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 10:10:28 AM

I keep all my vehicles waxed to protect the finish, but don't get improvement in MPG.
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Cruiser001
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 9:24:03 AM

No
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jmac8612
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 9:19:54 AM

NOPE, kinda a silly question
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 9:10:46 AM

No
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 6:35:34 AM

no
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jnoff1973
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 8:38:15 PM

I've found in regions of extreme temps, southern Arizona in the Summer,
waxes that contain carnauba wax will clump up on the car finish causing bumps
and melted deposits that will obstruct air flow and the natural aerodynamics of the car, thus causing drag
and a fuel reduction!
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 8:35:25 AM

No
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:57:44 PM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:48:29 AM

No measurable difference. I have not waxed for a couple years.
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:40:38 AM

No. And that is funny!
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:16:39 AM

no and I kind of doubt it but that's just me.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:18:36 AM

Never......
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