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Getting snow off of the Taco

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tango down, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    tango down

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    So, I have a truck I care about now. I have a $3 snow brush. My friend says the little nylon needles that make the brush will scratch the paint.
    True? if so, what do you guys use brush/wipe snow off the truck and still have the paint look decent when its warm out?

    tia
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    RV7Garage

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    I've trained mine to just shake it off like a dog. :D


    Seriously tho, if you wax it well before the snow season, and you're not too aggressive about getting the snow off, you will be fine.

    Also, I never use the brush to remove snow from the paint, just the windows and mirrors.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Pugga

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    Don't press hard and you won't scratch the paint. If you go all Chuck Norris with the brush, then yes, you will do damage, otherwise, no worries, just don't use the ice scraper on the paint.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    It doesnt snow on Chuck Norris' s truck.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    True... but the OP isn't Chuck Norris :cool:
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Pretty much anything scratches the clear coat on these trucks

    I use a brush but don't go right down to the paint , leaving a 1/4" of snow or so .
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Car dealerships use a little handled plow-like devise to remove the snow from the vehicles. My ex's mon worked at a hinda dealership when i was seeing her daughter and bout me one for Christmas one year, but i have a garage and haven't ever thought to use it. Might want to look into that...
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    I have no idea what you just typed here. I must be getting old or something.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Lemme break it down for you:
    He used to date a chick but they broke up.
    Said chick's mom used to work at a Honda Dealership.
    They use fancy plow-like devices to clear snow off the cars at that particular dealership.
    Said chick's mom bought dude one of those fancy plow-like devices for X-mas while he was dating her daughter.

    You must be getting old :D
     
  10. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Thank you for the translation, Pugga. What would I do without friends like you? :)
     
  11. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    too many details. you lost me at "used to date"
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    :facepalm:
    Fine... Some chick's mom gave him a cool plow-like device for clearing snow off his truck.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    don't feel bad babytruck, i had to read it again too. thought he said he plowed his ex's mom hinda dealership once a year and daughter bout found him.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    :eek:
    That would have been a much better story!
     
  15. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    LOL at above, but OP I use a normal old snow brush I think from WalMart, and never had a problem, I don't push hard and no scratches on anywhere from it.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    OP, if you are really paranoid, you can buy an extension cord and hair drier, plug it in the bed, and melt all the snow off.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Take it to the car wash :rolleyes:
     
  18. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    I thought his ex mom Linda had a deal to ship her daughter one year to Moscow because she had gout.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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  20. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    :rofl: nice
     
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