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View Poll Results: WHEN YOU HAND WASH YOUR TRUCK, DO YOU RINSE OFF YOUR TRUCK WITH SOFT OR HARD WATER?
SOFT WATER 43 33.33%
HARD WATER 61 47.29%
AUTOMATIC CAR WASH 13 10.08%
I LEAVE MY TRUCK DIRTY 12 9.30%
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Since I wash my truck at home and have a water softener, it gets watched with soft water. Not sure I'd go out of my way to look for soft but since I have it that's what gets used.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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I really rarely hand wash my truck, but when I do I just use tap water, which is hard... Usually I just hit the automatic, and hand dry when I get home...
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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i use water from the hose which is hard but i use a detergant that has a sofener so it makes me feel better about it
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:40 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by wolfpack_5150 View Post
I usually hit the touchless automatic car wash which has soft water and skip out before the dryer kicks on. Seems it flings all the left over suds from the bed over the cab onto the windshield. Then I hit the freeway.
^^^ What he said...
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:53 AM   #6
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i pressure wash it some times when i have to
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:09 AM   #7
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tap water ftw... lol
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:22 AM   #8
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I have yet to hand wash my own truck. I bring it in for automatic car wash for $5 and it does its job and I bring shammy to dry it off completely.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:46 AM   #9
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I just use a hose. I use old worn out bathroom towels to dry it, which takes care of water spots. My truck is a light color so it doesn't matter anyway. I probably wax it every 2-3 months anyway.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:14 AM   #11
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I pressure wash my truck because the tap water in our town is so hard it leaves nasty spots. Theres a bunch of cars out here that park by sprinklers and they let it dry and have to buff it out late on.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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I use whatever comes out the end of my garden hose.
x2 lol
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #15
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I use whatever comes out the end of my garden hose.
X2.

It's a truck, not a crystal goblet. It's lucky to get washed every now and then.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:18 PM   #16
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Nice run through the car wash, dip out before the blower kicks on (went through a couple when i first got the truck and watched the hood act like a kid was jumping on it) and shamwow when i get home, i live 2 mins away.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:24 AM   #17
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Just the old tap hard water. It all depends on the soap used and other additional care after you wash it if you ask me.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #18
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... I dunno how but it gets real dirty fast! so I've more grown into the " eh puddles and rain can wash my truck" mood its sad but its true
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:23 AM   #19
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I dont wash it much, but when i do i use a pressure washer.
Is that flat black paint?
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:52 AM   #20
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Soft. This is what I use.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...rrivals&page=1
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