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how cold is too cold to wash your truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackpearl11, Feb 24, 2012.

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how cold does it have to be for you not to wash your truck

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
  1. less than 70

    14 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. less than 60

    30 vote(s)
    9.6%
  3. less than 50

    60 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. less than 40

    52 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. less than 30

    47 vote(s)
    15.1%
  6. when the water freezes on the truck

    89 vote(s)
    28.5%
  7. Why would I wash my truck?

    20 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:57 PM
    #1
    blackpearl11

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    Hey guys. so, I washed my truck tonight when it was about 40 degrees and windy. It wasnt much fun. had a hard time specially since my hands were num after about 30 mins. So I started wandering how cold it has to be for you not to wash your truck. for me, anything less than 40 and im out. What about you guys?:popcorn:
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    MTgirl

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    in the winter...anytime over 32* is good for a quick automatic wash to get the grime off. 50*-ish and I will do a wax as well
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    babytruck

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    If the water starts to freeze that's sign enough for me.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    COMAtose HI

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    I wash, wax and polish in 40-45 degree weather every other weekend. It's supposed to be in the mid 30s this weekend..that will be the true test lol
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    amaes

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    Here in az anything under 50* is too cold.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Anything lower then 32 degrees
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Steves104x4

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  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Unless the water is heated
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    The only time I gave up was when the water from the hose froze on my windshield after the initial rinse. I figured it wouldn't do my paint any good to push a bunch of ice shards across the clear coat :eek:
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    blackpearl11

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    ya, 30's sucks for washing cars. washed my jeep once when it was 35 and will never do that again
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    dYL0n

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    60-100 degrees: ill do it
    40-59 degrees: bring it to someone
    less than 40: ill let it be dirty
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    thebigk

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    I took mine to the detailer the other morning...figured they's start on it later in the morning since the hi was going to be 55.

    It was 33 when I dropped it off and they got right to it. Not me brudda!
    Gotta at least be 50+ degrees for me to hand wash it.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    I have washed mine in pretty cold weather. Although I took my bucket in to the bath tub to put some hot water in and then when outside I add some from the hose and made it just warm. Helps keep my hands warm for a while anyway.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    it's below 50* for 9 months a year here so as long as it's not freezing it's good
     
  15. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Haha I was the only one that said less that 70 :laugh: I'm a desert rat, I don't like cold!
     
  16. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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  17. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    When the water comes out of the hose in chunks it's too cold.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    50 degrees and with sun and I will wash and clean it ... below that ... I wait a few days until the weather changes ... :D

    But I will wear wear shorts and flip-flops to zero ... just keep me dry & my chest kinda warm ... :eek:
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  19. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    Gieser

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    Doesnt matter how cold it is for me. just wash it and put it in my dads heated shop overnight to dry it out so it doesnt freeze solid.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    jackhart

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    i had a hot water line run to the hose bib by my garage. so i wash my truck with hot water in anything above say 30 degrees. usually it's just a quick wash to get the salt and road grime off, not going to polish or wax when it's that cold.
     
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