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View Poll Results: Do you enjoy washing/waxing your truck
Yes 349 60.49%
I'm going to do it now that you mentioned it 42 7.28%
No 120 20.80%
I love the dirty on it 66 11.44%
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:13 PM   #102
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Wax mine on the regular and just clayed it a couple weekends back but I live in San Diego and its detailing weather year round, and I am a part-time mobile detailer, haha.

Nothing better though than driving with your arm out of the window and feeling your super smooth paint after a clay/wax. U have to enjoy the little things from the hard work we put into our trucks.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:15 PM   #103
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My neighbors think i'm crazy how clean both my vehicles are, even in the dead of winter!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #104
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CLEAN!
Even cleaner is that tacomaworld.com sticker on the back window. Ive seen it a few times now on other pics, how do I get one?

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all clean and waxed
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #105
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i feel like machine car washes r terrible for paint. is there a specific brand of wax u guys use?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #106
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i feel like machine car washes r terrible for paint. is there a specific brand of wax u guys use?
Well im out of San Diego and Im a detailer so I buy from auto beauty products. They do have a web site, I use a satin creme sealer wax on bentleys, lambos, bmws and of course the Tacoma once a month.
http://www.prowax.com/
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #107
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Is it wrong to wax the door jambs?

Got the same problem as others here.

Got my truck about a month ago and the first thing I did was get it clean and put two coats of wax on it. Waxed the door jambs this weekend. Usually put the ballgame on the radio and get 3 or 4 hours alone while I get it cleaned up. Not afraid to get it dirty, just like it cleaned up.

I am using P&S Ultracoat wax with a polymer urethane paint sealant as a basecoat (2 or 3 times a year) and XPress wax liquid carnauba polymer wax on top or about once a month.

As far as Ms. Reid goes, if you get a stack of lawn chairs and charge ten bucks apiece to watch her wash your truck you could probably just buy a new one when the old one gets dirty.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #108
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ive had my truck for about 3 weeks now and i already washed it about 6 or 7 times, cant stand seeing my baby dusty and dirty
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #109
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I enjoy washing my truck for sure I like seeing my results and trying new stuff especially since this is my first black truck.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:13 AM   #110
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Lol, I absolutely HATE washing/waxing my truck, but IMO the black sand pearl paint looks damn awful when it isn't clean. Call me stupid, but I wash and wax weekly. I do so because we have bad acid rain here on the Big Island (Hawaii) from the volcanic gases. Even though I wash/wax weekly my paint still has some pretty bad acid rain spots and my glass also. Clay bar hasn't helped that much, so I'm pretty much screwed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:56 AM   #111
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Lol, I absolutely HATE washing/waxing my truck, but IMO the black sand pearl paint looks damn awful when it isn't clean. Call me stupid, but I wash and wax weekly. I do so because we have bad acid rain here on the Big Island (Hawaii) from the volcanic gases. Even though I wash/wax weekly my paint still has some pretty bad acid rain spots and my glass also. Clay bar hasn't helped that much, so I'm pretty much screwed.
Which side of the island are you on? the Ace up mauka kona side sells a waterspot remover that worked pretty well on my windows. If not, a good polish or white vinegar should do the trick for the spots.

An no worries brah, I wash mine as much as I can too. Drive down Ali'i drive a lot, so I pass by the beach daily....get paranoid about the salt
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:23 AM   #112
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Like washing, hate waxing.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:17 AM   #113
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Which side of the island are you on? the Ace up mauka kona side sells a waterspot remover that worked pretty well on my windows. If not, a good polish or white vinegar should do the trick for the spots.

An no worries brah, I wash mine as much as I can too. Drive down Ali'i drive a lot, so I pass by the beach daily....get paranoid about the salt
I'm from Waimea but going school at UH Hilo, so my truck spends most of its time in Hilo. Been looking for a good way to remove those spots off of the glass, I'll keep in mind what you recommended.

Haha yeah I'm pretty paranoid about salt too. Hell, whenever I drive into Hilo and the ocean looks even a little rough, I avoid driving over the singing bridge as you enter Hilo and take the other way around (the one that comes out by the post office). My friends think I'm weird but eh, as long as the truck stays in top shape thats all that matters
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:18 AM   #114
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Screw the rest, I like driving an OILY truck! haha

try put some rubbing compound or white vinegar on a microfiber cloth and rub it on the glass with a decent amount of pressure, and do small areas at a time- should take care of those waterspots
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:04 PM   #116
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #117
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I like washing it, drying it, and I'm gonna wax it up for the first time tomorrow
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:29 PM   #118
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lol i cant believe in the past what i did to make my truck shine... all the steps wash, claybar, polish, wax, seal... nowdays its like bleh too much work..... maybe im just getting lazy lmao
Nah your not lazy, its a truck for goodness sake!
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Hate it.... Once a year Wash and Zaino.. The rest of the time its Automatic car washes if it gets road splashed in the rain. Otherwise I don't bother......

Silver.......E A S Y and dirt is invisible LOL

I have my vehicles professionally detailed, dings removed, bumper painted if needed, just before I am ready to sell or trade them.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #120
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i use to, then i got old, now i wash once a month about
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