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View Poll Results: How often do you wash your Tacoma
Weekly 408 47.11%
Monthly 333 38.45%
Only after mudding 57 6.58%
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #161
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There are two types of Tacoma people.

The first type washes their Tacoma once a week and methodically cleans, polishes, and details the exterior.

The second type washes their Tacoma once a year by opening the doors and hosing out the dirt, rocks, and debris from the interior.

I try to keep my Tacoma as clean as possible, but with all the snow we've had this winter, its been tough. Can't wait for the nicer weather.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #162
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There are two types of Tacoma people.

The first type washes their Tacoma once a week and methodically cleans, polishes, and details the exterior.

The second type washes their Tacoma once a year by opening the doors and hosing out the dirt, rocks, and debris from the interior.

I try to keep my Tacoma as clean as possible, but with all the snow we've had this winter, its been tough. Can't wait for the nicer weather.

Chris

hmm i bring mine to the car wash once a week and just spray it. someone who polishes/details inside and out every week needs to get a hobby.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #163
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I hose out the undercarriage after playing in the mud. I hose out the bed if it gets filthy. I don't ever wash the exterior body panels. Not. Ever.

That said, I'm pretty diligent about keeping the interior clean, and have been known to use everything from a steam cleaner to Q-tips in pursuit of that.

And the windows, I can't stand dirty windows.

The way I figure it, that coat of grime and dust is protecting my truck's paint...right?
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #164
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I doubt that it could matter much but some serious hypermilers swear that their mpg drops whenever they clean. Mild golf ball dimple effect is the idea, and free.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #165
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Once a decade.So next one is in 2020
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:21 PM   #166
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This will tell you everything you need to know.

http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-De...ng/#two-bucket

You use one bucket for clean soapy water and another where you rinse your mit after every panel on the truck. My dirty water bucket has a grit guard insert that helps trap dirt particles at the bottom. Never put your mit into the clean bucket without rinsing it in the dirty bucket first. No dirt on the mit= no swirls.

The foam gun applies soap to the truck as a pre rinse... Well worth the $$ fir sure
Wow that is serious. I wish I had the time and patience.

I take it somewhere called "ducky's" and get it done, inside and out for about 20.00$ It only takes 15-20 minutes and they do a killer job.

Every once in a while I will do the quick detail spray after a wash.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #167
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every couple weeks or after a wheeling trip.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #168
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Read where someone said washing is their alone time. That's my excuse!! If I want to relax and just chill that's what I do. Plus I like it clean!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #169
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:33 AM   #170
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I think I bought mine in late Jan early Feb and yet to wash it, maybe tomorrow. I did vacuum the inside though.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:54 AM   #171
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Just washed mine for the first time in 7 months.

Usually I just let the rain and snowmelt do the cleaning, but my wax coat was finally wearing off, and the dirt and mud was starting to film and cake on the panels. But when I do clean her, she gets a thorough scrubbing, engine degreased, undercarriage powerwashed, panels waxed, locks lubricated, wiring harnesses checked and retaped if needed, frame rust spots noted for treatment come warmer weather, and all components and seals inspected for leaks. None yet! (Knock on wood )
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:53 AM   #172
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I always try for every week but it usually happens every two weeks. I am in the dirt a lot so it's difficult to keep it clean.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #173
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Depending on "level of dirty" and immediate weather forecast. I wash it and started using a little trick I discovered, use my leaf blower to blow the water off, save time and effort from chamois and towels and prevents the water spots if you don't. works great, leaves windows and paint streak and water spot free and finishes off a nice wash job.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #174
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about twice a year i'll hose it off.
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When i'm at school, there's really no place to wash it unless i want to go through a car wash, and i prefer to do it myself. That being said, i usually wash it about once every other week during the summer, but it feels pointless sometimes, because the old off-white color never gets too clean, and i'm not sure if it has the ability to shine anymore...but i still do it anyways, because it's my truck, I like to take care of it, and it's good alone time. unless I can convince a girl to help me in a bikini...
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #176
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I drive tractor trailer over the road so I wash my Tacoma before i get on the road to get any salt and dirt off before it sits for a week or 2 than i wash it when i get back to drive it around for the few days im home.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #177
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hmm i bring mine to the car wash once a week and just spray it. someone who polishes/details inside and out every week needs to get a hobby.
My vehicle's is one of my hobbies.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #178
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Itake it to the carwash every other week, depending on how dirty it is... If the interior is really dusty, I clean it myself...
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #179
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Inadvertantly parked next to a broken sprinkler last night. Truck is washed.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:42 AM   #180
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Every weekend since the day i bought it.
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