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How Often do you wash

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by twfsa, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Once a year...if that
     
  2. FCMtaco

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    At least once a week. More if I drive on the beach.. gotta get all the salt off
     
  3. flatblack

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    First wash in months...
    I like to keep a solid layer of mud on it, cause I hate the color
    (After-market paint job; you can't tell from the crappy cell-phone pic, but there's an obnoxious amount of blue flakes in the paint - to the point that it looks glittery :(... oh, it also has black ghost flames on the hood and fenders)

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  4. se7enine

    se7enine Well-Known Member

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    When mother nature decides to wash it.
     
  5. otis24

    otis24 Well-Known Member

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    My truck is gold and it matches the color of the dirt around here. I've had it for 8 months and I've washed it probably 4 times...so every two months or so.

    My honda civic gets washed every 3 years. So every 2 months is pretty good.
     
  6. Yamaha Dave

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    And see that's what I love about a truck, you don't feel so pressured to have to wash it because its a truck. I used to have a 2005 WRX STi, and I used to wash that thing sometimes twice a week well because it was an STi. Now that I have a truck, and an older one at that (2003), I wash it about once a month.
     
  7. JMaberry

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    Maybe once a month or so, for most of the year. During utah winters I do a drive through wash to get the salt off at least twice a week.
     
  8. flatblack

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    ...Never ever freaking fails
    Doesn't matter how long of a dry-spell we've had (at least a month, this time around)...
    if I spend a little bit more than I should have at the car-wash, within 24 hours it POURS rain
     
  9. SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug Washington State University

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    Too much in the summer, she gets spoiled. About 1-2x a month in the summer and once every other or every 3 months in the winter.
     
  10. SmogSUX

    SmogSUX No Money. No Love.

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    Once a year. Paints already scratched up.
     
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    Yotabilly Well-Known Member

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    I manage a large full service car wash, but I live next door to it so my truck doesn't get too dirty. So probably twice a month. My Stang gets it every week.
     
  12. Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    ^I used to wash the Evo every week like you. Now it only seems to get washed 3 or 4 times a year. But then I only put about 2000 miles on it a year.

    My truck gets washed about half that these days. Yesterday was one of those days though!
     
  13. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Just here for the bewbs! I was mine every couple of months.
     
  14. hickorylarge

    hickorylarge Well-Known Member

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    The boobs brought me here too. Maybe like once a month or month and a half. Before the tacoma I had a dark grey civic, similar to mgm, and man that color hid the dirt so well I almost never washed it and it looked fine. Now my truck is black, so even right after I wash it it looks all spotty. It's really hard to keep the black looking clean.
     
  15. Kirk1589

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    When it rains. It's going to body shop next week for a cab and bed swap. All new paint so it will be washed quite often
     
  16. tacoftw

    tacoftw 5100s are the same price as spacers, seriously

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    usually every 10 days or so and wax it every 2-3 months
     
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