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Black Tacoma and pollen?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SoftwareTaco, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    SoftwareTaco

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    Hey all, I’ve never had a black vehicle before and the pollen out here in Texas is going crazy right now. I’ll wash it and overnight it gets covered. I can’t put it in my garage but is there something any of your black taco owners do to prevent washing every day? I don’t mind doing it but damn it’s gonna get annoying this pollen season lol
    TYIA
     
  2. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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  3. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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  4. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    Is this something I can apply myself? I’d like to keep all maintenance as far as detailing and general upkeep to myself. Thanks!
     
  5. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Honestly might be out of luck. It helped when I ceramic coated my truck but still pollen gets on there. Truck cover for overnight?

    I used this for diy ceramic coating and really like it. High Gloss 9H 3D Diamond Hardness nano super ceramic automotive coating car kit,Hocossy Anti-Scratch Super Hydrophobic Liquid Pro Premium Ceramic Car Coating Paint Sealant Protection-30ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GR7FXJK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_G2KWG9CABYKAP9SJE064
     
  6. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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    Could definitely look into it. Would you think just a daily hose down would eliminate the accumulation or would I have to do a full wash each time?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    I would honestly do weekly washes at most. Black and Tacoma’s in particular tend to get swirl marks and scratches. If you hose it down only and you use just hard water you’re going to regret the water spots that develop. If you coat the truck with the ceramic coating shouldn’t have to wash that frequently because the pollen shouldn’t stick to the clear as much
     
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  8. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    A good rinse gets the bulk off. A full wash will do a better job, but you won't keep up with it. Black looks great for the .5 minutes it is clean.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Okay yeah I figured it would show from frequent washes so I try to use lightweight cleaners and microfiber only but I’m still worried about that. I’m gonna have to coat it soon before this gets out of hand lol
     
  10. Apr 4, 2021 at 10:53 AM
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    I just got a black taco and didn't realize how much pollen the neighborhood trees produced.... like OP said until very recently. But I'll look into the ceramic coating that was mentioned
     
  12. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    Lemme know what you find out! I’m gonna be doing the same. Probably in like 2 weeks.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    E5FEF84B-84E3-41E3-A294-2B7A8F75C352.jpg For pollen not mud a spray detailer of some type and micro fiber cloth. Wipe off in straight lines not circular to keep swirls to a minimum
     
  15. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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  16. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    Man I would love to park in The garage but it’s just not long enough. I put in a makeshift wood bench at the foot end so the bed wouldn’t clear it and the front sticks out the garage by like a foot. I’ll probably look into removing it, on top of applying the ceramic coating.

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  17. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    Yeah I’m soaking in every moment of this lol

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  19. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    You’ll be good. My truck has been outside for... it’s 11th anniversary, this month
     
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