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Old 04-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Sponge, brush or something else whe washing your truck?

I have always had small cars and have used grout sponges to wash my cars. This truck is so much bigger I was wondering if most people are using a small sponge, or one of those brushes on a broom stick style.

What are your tricks?
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Stay away from brushes on the paint. The more you touch the paint the more the likely hood you will scratch the paint. You want to be as gentle as possible. I always use a good quality sheepskin wash mitt they cost about $15. Check out page 1 of the ask a detailer thread at the top of the page. It goes over how to properly wash your truck.


Unfortunately I have no real tricks. I actually enjoy cleaning my truck. My normal weekly maintenance exterior wash takes me about 2hrs to clean the wheels, tires, inner fender wells, wash the truck, and dry.
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I would not use a sponge. It's probably not soft enough and may just drag the dirt on the surface and eventually make those spider-web fine scratches. Instead, use a cotton wash mitt like it.
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Micro-fiber wash mitt

I use two mitts, one for the tires/wheels and one for the body although the one for the wheels doesn't have to be micro-fiber. Also, be sure to use the two bucket method.
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Micro-fiber wash mitt

I use two mitts, one for the tires/wheels and one for the body although the one for the wheels doesn't have to be micro-fiber. Also, be sure to use the two bucket method.
Two bucket method????
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Micro-fiber wash mitt

I use two mitts, one for the tires/wheels and one for the body although the one for the wheels doesn't have to be micro-fiber.
Same here.
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A quick scrub with the foamy brush at my local car wash does the trick. Lather it up, stand back and rinse. The paint on these trucks isn't any different than any other car on the road so don't let these guys freak you out. Just don't hulk out when your hand washing.
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I have 2..One big micro fiber tassle-ey sponge for wheel areas, bumpers, grill area and lower doors (dirty areas) and a glove for the rest of the truck...works great. Got them all in a kit from ace hardware that was reduced to $9.99 from $15
Peak Microfiber Complete Carwash Kit (PKC0GL)
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...631166.2631170

HEre it is on amazon for $19
http://www.amazon.com/Peak-Microfibe.../dp/B0056CIJN2
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