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How often do you wash your Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mtnrunner, Nov 25, 2012.

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How often do you wash your Tacoma

  1. Weekly

    408 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. Monthly

    333 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Only after mudding

    57 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. Never!

    68 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Mudfinger

    Mudfinger Well-Known Member

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    I hose out the undercarriage after playing in the mud. I hose out the bed if it gets filthy. I don't ever wash the exterior body panels. Not. Ever. :eek:

    That said, I'm pretty diligent about keeping the interior clean, and have been known to use everything from a steam cleaner to Q-tips in pursuit of that.

    And the windows, I can't stand dirty windows.

    The way I figure it, that coat of grime and dust is protecting my truck's paint...right? :devil:
     
  2. worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that it could matter much but some serious hypermilers swear that their mpg drops whenever they clean. Mild golf ball dimple effect is the idea, and free.
     
  3. woodchip

    woodchip Well-Known Member

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    Once a decade.So next one is in 2020
     
  4. Fractured

    Fractured FPS-a-holic

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    Wow that is serious. I wish I had the time and patience.

    I take it somewhere called "ducky's" and get it done, inside and out for about 20.00$ It only takes 15-20 minutes and they do a killer job.

    Every once in a while I will do the quick detail spray after a wash.
     
  5. StickShifty

    StickShifty Well-Known Member

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    every couple weeks or after a wheeling trip.
     
  6. rascalrider

    rascalrider Well-Known Member

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    Read where someone said washing is their alone time. That's my excuse!! If I want to relax and just chill that's what I do. Plus I like it clean!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013
  7. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Once a month
     
  8. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Active Member

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    I think I bought mine in late Jan early Feb and yet to wash it, maybe tomorrow. I did vacuum the inside though.
     
  9. MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

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    Just washed mine for the first time in 7 months.

    Usually I just let the rain and snowmelt do the cleaning, but my wax coat was finally wearing off, and the dirt and mud was starting to film and cake on the panels. But when I do clean her, she gets a thorough scrubbing, engine degreased, undercarriage powerwashed, panels waxed, locks lubricated, wiring harnesses checked and retaped if needed, frame rust spots noted for treatment come warmer weather, and all components and seals inspected for leaks. None yet! (Knock on wood :))
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  10. Fireguy25

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    I always try for every week but it usually happens every two weeks. I am in the dirt a lot so it's difficult to keep it clean.

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  11. 81shark

    81shark Well-Known Member

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    about twice a year i'll hose it off.
     
  12. mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

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    When i'm at school, there's really no place to wash it unless i want to go through a car wash, and i prefer to do it myself. That being said, i usually wash it about once every other week during the summer, but it feels pointless sometimes, because the old off-white color never gets too clean, and i'm not sure if it has the ability to shine anymore...but i still do it anyways, because it's my truck, I like to take care of it, and it's good alone time. unless I can convince a girl to help me in a bikini...
     
  13. 1YOTA6

    1YOTA6 1YOTA6

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    I drive tractor trailer over the road so I wash my Tacoma before i get on the road to get any salt and dirt off before it sits for a week or 2 than i wash it when i get back to drive it around for the few days im home.
     
  14. haider320

    haider320 Well-Known Member

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    My vehicle's is one of my hobbies.
     
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  15. Chepo

    Chepo Well-Known Member

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    Itake it to the carwash every other week, depending on how dirty it is... If the interior is really dusty, I clean it myself...
     
  16. Mudfinger

    Mudfinger Well-Known Member

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    Inadvertantly parked next to a broken sprinkler last night. Truck is washed. :proposetoast:
     
  17. mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Every weekend since the day i bought it.
     
  18. lowercaselong

    lowercaselong Well-Known Member

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    not washing mine till this GA pollen quits, its out of control down here.

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  19. Del Scorcho

    Del Scorcho O-------l

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    Suck it California, I'm moving to Idaho...
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    Nope...
    When its dirty...

    I have the WORST hard water at my place and I'm a bit OCD when it comes to cleaning. It's perfection or nothing, and one thing leads to another etc... So like 4 hours later I have a truck you can eat off of.... But I've come to terms with my condition and just take it somewhere most of the time. About every other month I'll go through it if I have a half a day to kill....
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2013
  20. Del Scorcho

    Del Scorcho O-------l

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    Suck it California, I'm moving to Idaho...
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    Nope...
    If they were REALLY dedicated, they would just leave their car out during a hailstorm.... Instant golf ball.
     
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