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Bed Cleaning Sanity Check

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Kevotaco, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Kevotaco

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    I have the hose-clamp tailgate lock :-) best $3.14 I've ever spent
    Ok, long story short, lost power just cleaned out the fridge/freezer and took garbage to landfill. Now truck bed smells like a fish asshole...

    Can I use dish soap to clean the bed? I read recently that a guy left permanent damage on his truck bed cover due to contact with it while his arms were wet with bug spray... I don't want something similar to happen to the bed. Let me know if you have used it or if you think it's safe to use.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Pugga

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    Use something on the more mild end like Dawn and you'll be fine. If you get it on your paint, rinse it off quickly and wax the truck. Dish soaps strip all of the wax off of your paint but most will not actually harm the paint unless left on for an extended period of time or in the hot sun.

    Normal car soap should do the trick though...
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    I have the hose-clamp tailgate lock :-) best $3.14 I've ever spent
    Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Citra safe. Lowes has it. Same as above for your paint.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    ziggynagy

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  6. Jul 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Gooch

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    Something with lemon (or orange) should kill the smell.

    BTW a push broom works great for cleaning the bed. "Sweep' longways after you've dumped your cleaner in the bed. The bristles get down in the grooves and you don't have to bend over.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    as far as the bug spray i would believe it, i damaged a sport watch with bug spray.

    and yes i would us some dish soap to cut the grease (just in the bed). I had chocolate melt all over my bedliner and bake in the 90 degree heat. Had a very hard time cleaning it up.
     

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