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I love washing my truck.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyComa92, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    I dont know about you guys but i love washing,Drying and waxing my truck on a nice day like it was today, little chilly but its the best we are gonna see for a couple days haha. Sorry just wanted to show off the ride a little, no hate please :D;)

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  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Stepping back and being all "Shit, I'm awesome" is a great feeling.

    driving by beaches and whatnot I always got paranoid about rust and salt...so I wash my truck every 2 weeks or so.

    know how you feeeeel!
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I hear yah OP. I love washing my truck too. But like in CO, the weather is getting pretty cold out here to so I dont wash her as much.:eek:
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    Everyone calls me dumb for washing my WHITE truck days before its supposed to snow, I say if i dont wash it when its nice then it will just build up and be so ridiculously dirty it will start to eat the paint, They dont realize that salt on our Colorado roads eats your clear :)
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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    Konaborne

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    I washed/waxed my truck an hour before going wheeling on a loose dirt/cinder trail, to go camping at the beach.

    my mind set was the wax would protect the paint from the salt from the beach, everyone still thought I was overdoing things
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:21 AM
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    tacomtn

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    I love washing my Super White too. White just looks so awesome and clean when it's all shined and pretty. My SW would look even better with that white grill surround of yours and you could have my Chrome grill. Hahem. yes.

    White trucks rule
     
  7. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    ToyComa92

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    Hey man, The girlfriend, Friends and even family can just get used to the fact that i enjoy taking care of my truck and going all out on keeping it looking great :) I love seeing 1st gen tacomas that are like yours Kona, Nicer then some 2nd gens! :)
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    Leer

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    I love washing my truck too, I just wish I was taller so I could reach the top of the cab and the very top center of my windshield easier!!!
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    I usually stand in the bed to get the top of the cab, And for the windshield i stand on the door sills :) Does anyone have any Recommendations for a good bug and tar remover for my front bumper? Sorry i just say NO to chrome haha :) Super White FTW
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    Who cares what anyone else thinks. Its "your" truck and you like taking care of it and thats all that matters. People always ask why I wash my dirt bike before I put it away, its like my truck, I love my bike and like taking care of her!!:p
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    I washed and waxed mine yesterday too. Today after work I'm pulling the seats out and detailing the interior. Thank God for Weather Tech, I camp and hunt, my interior still looks brand new.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    Anybody want to wash my truck? Timberland Mica shines up real nice after a wash and wax! :D
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    Pugga

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    Same here man, I just fully detailed the truck 2 weeks ago, clay bar, polish and sealant (clay bar and polish was to remove stains, otherwise I wouldn't have done that before winter hit). Everyone thought it was dumb right before winter but you have to get a good coat of wax or sealant on before the salt comes! I love the looks of the superwhites when they're clean and shiney! :D
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  14. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    I JUST got finished cleaning my SW too, all nice and shiney :D

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    Some people may think I'm crazy for SUGGESTING this, as I thought it was a wild idea until I saw it done myself, but the Bounce brand dryer sheets (never tried another brand to compare) take bugs off the front like they are absolutely nothing!
     
  15. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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  16. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Pugga

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    Thanks! Check out Rocketball's also, he's got Speedway Blue with color matched headlights and they look awesome! (I kinda stole the idea after seeing his) :eek:
     
  17. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Is it just me or does it seem like it is mostly the Super White owners that are nuts about cleaning there trucks.

    I wash mine once a week, even if I know it is going to rain the following week.

    This would be an interesting pole.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    i wash my truck alot too, but the pinstriping will always be there :pout:
    good thing the white hides it well :)
     
  19. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    i chose silver to buy me time between washings...i hate washing my truck.

    during hunting season (now), i never do. i am blasting down backroads, and climbing some gnarly stuff for months. the harder i use my truck, the less i have to hike. hehe.

    i'll probably wash/wax it right before spring turkey season. maybe. i waxed it prior to hunting season this year, which is rare.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    you guys must all be young! at one time I enjoyed washing and waxing a vehicle, especially when it was a brand new 425HP 427 "66" impala. now that I'm a little older, and have done it too many times, on multiple vehicles, for too many years, it's "WORK". don't worry, you'll get there too. :rolleyes: and I still got the "66" and am still washing and waxing it, just not as often:burnrubber:
     
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