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How clean do you keep your Taco?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Packguy2, Nov 5, 2009.

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How often do you wash your Taco?

Poll closed Dec 5, 2009.
  1. Wipe it down every time I see a spot

    22 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. Once per week

    69 vote(s)
    23.0%
  3. Once every other week

    57 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. Only when it starts to look dirty

    109 vote(s)
    36.3%
  5. Hardly ever wash it...stays dirty

    43 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    #1
    Packguy2

    Packguy2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep my truck pretty clean, inside and out. Just wondering how often others wash their Taco's and how clean they keep them. I usually wash it once every other week or so. With previous cars I've had, I'd wipe them down every time I saw a spot on them. (2003 Audi A4 I was crazy about). If I had somewhere to go offroading I wouldn't care so much, but since I don't I figure I'll keep it clean.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:06 PM
    #2
    mjp2

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    I'm lucky if I keep my air filter clean. :p
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Lots.
    I had my girl clean it today :D
     
  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    1337Taco

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    I clean it when I'm not lazy and it starts to get dirty. Or if I'm showing it off.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:12 PM
    #5
    oshky

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    Outside - When I get to it

    Inside - SPOTLESS!!
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Brunes

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    I give it REALLY good cleaning now and again- most of the time it stays dirty.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:14 PM
    #7
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Mine sits inside my garage 6 days a week so I don't wash it to much!!!:eek: Dang, I need to take her out more!!!:eek::D
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM
    #8
    ColtsTRD

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    Its a truck...its suppose to get dirty :)

    Edit: On the outside!
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    my truck doesnt know clean
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    TacoTRD420

    TacoTRD420 ( . Y . ) = :)

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    Outside: about once a week when im in.

    Inside: Spotless, beside the stain on the seat.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM
    #11
    yotarob2005

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    Outside, every other week. It sleeps in the garage so it doesn't get too dirty unless it rains while I'm at work

    Inside, Stays clean all the time, I vacume it out weekly & never leave trash in it.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    rick

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    dirty on the outside, clean on the inside
     
  13. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    danbow

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    Spotless interior
    Exterior--- well--- it gets dirty and stays that way, but hec, it's a truck right?
     
  14. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    4X4_TRD

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    It gets cleaned every time it rains. But if someone would like to volunteer to do it I'll throw in a few beers.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    Im weird.. clean on the outside, kinda dirty on the inside.. I keep stain remover under my back seat so I can keep the seats clean but I am always getting the floor boards dirty from being at the barn.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    oofy15354

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    the inside of mine is kept spotless (except for now. ive been putting in a stereo for almost a month and different parts of my dash are scattered about)
    the outside of mine used to be washed every so often but after going off roading once and getting it covered in mud, i liked the look so much, it stays like that permanently
     
  17. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    danbow

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    what kind of beer?
     
  18. Nov 5, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    Usualy I keep it real clean inside and out...wash every week, but Now that school has started I've been too busy and I park in a dirt lot so it's not worth it
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Back when I was in high school and I had my firebird, I cleaned it about every two weeks inside and out. Nowadays I just don't have the time and I just don't want to do it.

    The inside stays clean most of the time, the outside is dirty a lot. I will spray it off though every two weeks to get off some dirt, and do a quick spray ASAP every time I see some bird crap on the paint. Every two months or three I'll give it a real cleaning using Mothers car wash.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Dashe

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    theres a guy here who is semi-homeless who details cars all over town for $15 a pop. He does a really good job. wax, tire shine, the whole 9 yards. he comes by every week and knocks on my door when hes done. probably the only bonus to living in the hood in charleston.
     
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