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Is it just me....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tarheelfan_08, May 29, 2011.

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Do you enjoy washing/waxing your truck

This poll will close on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:45 PM.
  1. Yes

    352 vote(s)
    60.6%
  2. I'm going to do it now that you mentioned it

    43 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. No

    120 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. I love the dirty on it

    66 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. May 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM
    #41
    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

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    i love washing the cars, but i HATE IT when i forget about the roof till everything else is done, that only happens every once in a while tho
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM
    #42
    TKOMA

    TKOMA 408 TACO

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    I totally agree tarheelfan, i also enjoy detailing my truck. I also spend about 2 to 6 hrs. depending in how much time i have or how dirty it is. The problem is that once you start you want to keep going with every single detail and clean every single spot and corner. And yes TyW33;3239673, i do agree with you that you dnt want any help cuz you know what ur doing and know how to doit. that's what i feel too.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM
    #43
    TKOMA

    TKOMA 408 TACO

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    6" pro-comp bmx lift kit, XD Series 16'' rims with 33's Nitto Mud Grapplers, front skid plate, cab mount shop, ARE camper shell, aftermarket black front grill w/silver accents, 2-700 hellas behind grill, radiator paintedflat black, engine cover painted red, jdm offroad front bumper, tinted windows, after market headlights and cromed-smoked tail lights, lead parking lights, lead reverse and license plate lights,led shifter light,custom made seat covers, etc...
  4. May 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM
    #44
    bonfire

    bonfire Well-Known Member

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    I wash and wax once a month when the wife's Aunt flow is in town. It's nice to have a few hours to yourself.
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #45
    dwalden2

    dwalden2 Your mom goes to college

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    I can't stand washin my truck, and I absolutely HATE waxing it. I paid a lot of money for it, though, and she's my baby, so I clean her up anyway. I try to wash her every couple weeks and wax her twice a year. I'm pretty good friends with a mobile detailer, but I can't handle the thought of lettin someone else wash it for me.
     
  6. May 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #46
    bama trd

    bama trd Well-Known Member

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    K&N Cold Air Intake , Plasti-dip Bumpers , Painted tool box , Roll on Bedliner , Blacked out Emblems , Tinted Windows , Aftermarket CD player , Bed Linered Fender Flares
    Wash it 1-2 times a week , clay bared polished and waxed it 3 weeks ago:cool:

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  7. May 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM
    #47
    tarheelfan_08

    tarheelfan_08 [OP] Carolina Alliance

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    Chrome Grill, Chrome accessories(door handles and mirror covers), LEER Super White Cover, Mirrors with Turn Signals, Window Vent Visors, Step Rails, WeatherTech Digital Floor Mats, Mini Maglight Holder, Chrome Bull Bar
    So using a claybar will take out the water spots on the glass? I have a problem with that, and window cleaner does not work. Not even Castle Window Cleaner

     
  8. May 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM
    #48
    dwalden2

    dwalden2 Your mom goes to college

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    Pacer Magnum wheels powdercoated black, 265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, 4 Piece Billet Grill, 2.25" Leveling kit on front, Flowmaster, Westin step bars, AVS vent-visors and Bug-flector
    I've heard the claybar works wonders for windows. Haven't tried it yet, myself. I use NuGlass window cleaner. Put about a dime size amount on a rag, rub into a softball size spot on window. Put some muscle behind it and rub til ya hear squeaking. Wipe off, water spots are gone.

    Not liable for anyone that applies too much pressure and breaks glass.
     
  9. May 30, 2011 at 9:18 PM
    #49
    Night

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, aFe ProGuard 7, 3M Film, UnderCoating, alpine 920 headunit, alpine 6.5 components, 20% tint all around, JL Stealthbox, PDX-V9 Amp, Avid Lightbar, Avid Sliders, Full Metal JackRabbit Tonneau, TRD S/C
    Love washing and waxing my truck. Just waiting on that buffer after my next paycheck :)
     
  10. May 30, 2011 at 9:38 PM
    #50
    the arkitect

    the arkitect I will gladly pay you on Tuesday...

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    7 months out of the year, I enjoy spending a couple hours in the driveway making the truck look sexy and having some beers while I do it. The other 5 months suck ass unless I get up at 6:30 in the morning before it's 90 degrees outside with 100% humidity, but that's just Houston for you.
     
  11. May 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM
    #51
    leveltwo

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    im the same way, it is a stress reliever for me

    -wash/wax tomorrow morning
     
  12. May 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM
    #52
    MountainEarth

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    LOL I wash like 3 times a year. It's the mountains ... what's clean is clean for about 50 seconds.
     
  13. May 31, 2011 at 7:23 AM
    #53
    TacoTabe

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    X3
     
  14. May 31, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Did mine this weekend and even took a few extra minutes to polish up the stock exhaust using 0000 sw and metal polish :)
     
  15. May 31, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Bring them on guys. I will clean and wax all day. :D
     
  16. May 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I can't even stand washing my own truck. I take it in for a wash and wax.
     
  17. May 31, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    leveltwo

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    the damn cicadas were giving me a headache so i only washed about half of it
     
  18. May 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    bama trd

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    Washed again today:cool:
     
  19. May 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    yeah it's just you. though it's not your only flaw :D

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  20. May 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    ya my buds give me a weird look when i tell them i washed/waxedand polished my truck for 5 hours
     
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