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How to clean outside of cab

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sgt.Tee, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 8, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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    Sgt.Tee

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    This may have been covered, looking for a assistances to clean the back of cab outside where it meets the truck bed. Certainly my hands and wash mitt do not fit. Hoping someone bought or made something to wash this area
     
  2. Aug 8, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    CaptAmerica

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    Stickers and not enough wax
    I just let the foam fall through that gap and clean as it slides down.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    That is what I am doing now. You would think someone would enter the market with a device to scrub in between. The salt on roads is what I am worried about
     
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    A very soft wheel brush does the trick
     
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    My woman gave me a swifter, going to try that
     
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    swifters are genderless you bigot
     
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    :eek::rofl:
     
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    Adding a dump bed would allow you to get in there real easy.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Tallwalker

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    I have always had tops on my trucks. When I got a new top for the Tacoma I decided to get the fold down window on this one to make cleaning easier. To clean between the cab and top/box areas I have always just used a soft indoor fan blade cleaner like these: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Harbor-Breeze-Poly-Fiber-Extendable-Ceiling-Fan-Duster/3115475

    I just pull the handles off and modify them. Some just get a length of clear tubing attached, or for really good scrubbing some paracord on each side to pull it back and forth. That and plenty soap suds has always worked for me.
     
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  10. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Maybe she will let me use her vacuum cleaner to do the inside.
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    I will typically just use my hand in a micro-fiber cloth. I have a pretty large hand but can get in far enough to reach any dirt/grime that's visible.
    It really dirty and want to get in further, I will use a soapy refrigeration condenser cleaning brush. The bristles are soft and flexible so you can bend or straighten to get int o hard to reach areas.
    Pretty good all-purpose brush.
    You can typically get them from appliance stores.

    IMG_0694.jpg
     
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  12. Aug 8, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    looks like a sex toy
     
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    The bristles are soft, but not that soft.:rofl:
     
  14. Aug 8, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    I've never even considered washing that area. You're talking about inside the rubber flaps?
     
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    A pressure wash isn't good enough?
     
  16. Aug 8, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    It takes a lot of prep work to get a clean final result. Almost like you’re not cleaning anything and then bam, it’s all good.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    Don’t know where you guys are located, but I am in Louisiana. In the spring it rains enough that space grows green algae from always being wet. Then the pollen comes and sticks to the algae and turns to green sticky muck. Which eventually turns to black mold. Just water pressure alone does little to clean it so it needs a brush and soap.

    When I lived in the desert I was dumbfounded when I discovered you could sand a hood down to bare metal, wake up in the morning and it would still be shiny. Here you chase rust as you sand every few inches.
     

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