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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. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Bens MBL TACO

    Bens MBL TACO Well-Known Member

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    CLEAN!
    Even cleaner is that tacomaworld.com sticker on the back window. Ive seen it a few times now on other pics, how do I get one?

     
  2. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    i feel like machine car washes r terrible for paint. is there a specific brand of wax u guys use?
     
  3. Aug 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM
    #103
    Bens MBL TACO

    Bens MBL TACO Well-Known Member

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    Well im out of San Diego and Im a detailer so I buy from auto beauty products. They do have a web site, I use a satin creme sealer wax on bentleys, lambos, bmws and of course the Tacoma once a month.
    http://www.prowax.com/
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 5:29 PM
    #104
    cooktaco

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    Got the same problem as others here.

    Got my truck about a month ago and the first thing I did was get it clean and put two coats of wax on it. Waxed the door jambs this weekend. Usually put the ballgame on the radio and get 3 or 4 hours alone while I get it cleaned up. Not afraid to get it dirty, just like it cleaned up.

    I am using P&S Ultracoat wax with a polymer urethane paint sealant as a basecoat (2 or 3 times a year) and XPress wax liquid carnauba polymer wax on top or about once a month.

    As far as Ms. Reid goes, if you get a stack of lawn chairs and charge ten bucks apiece to watch her wash your truck you could probably just buy a new one when the old one gets dirty.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM
    #105
    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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    ive had my truck for about 3 weeks now and i already washed it about 6 or 7 times, cant stand seeing my baby dusty and dirty
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 9:40 PM
    #106
    cmburn01

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    Debadged, removed pinstripe, window tint, borla muffler.
    I enjoy washing my truck for sure:cool: I like seeing my results and trying new stuff especially since this is my first black truck.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2011 at 5:13 AM
    #107
    808TRDTaco10

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    Lol, I absolutely HATE washing/waxing my truck, but IMO the black sand pearl paint looks damn awful when it isn't clean. Call me stupid, but I wash and wax weekly. I do so because we have bad acid rain here on the Big Island (Hawaii) from the volcanic gases. Even though I wash/wax weekly my paint still has some pretty bad acid rain spots and my glass also. Clay bar hasn't helped that much, so I'm pretty much screwed. :(
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 5:56 AM
    #108
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Which side of the island are you on? the Ace up mauka kona side sells a waterspot remover that worked pretty well on my windows. If not, a good polish or white vinegar should do the trick for the spots.

    An no worries brah, I wash mine as much as I can too. Drive down Ali'i drive a lot, so I pass by the beach daily....get paranoid about the salt
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    #109
    gatrapper

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    Like washing, hate waxing.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

    808TRDTaco10 Black Sand Mirror

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    I'm from Waimea but going school at UH Hilo, so my truck spends most of its time in Hilo. Been looking for a good way to remove those spots off of the glass, I'll keep in mind what you recommended.

    Haha yeah I'm pretty paranoid about salt too. Hell, whenever I drive into Hilo and the ocean looks even a little rough, I avoid driving over the singing bridge as you enter Hilo and take the other way around (the one that comes out by the post office). My friends think I'm weird but eh, as long as the truck stays in top shape thats all that matters :cool:
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Screw the rest, I like driving an OILY truck! haha

    try put some rubbing compound or white vinegar on a microfiber cloth and rub it on the glass with a decent amount of pressure, and do small areas at a time- should take care of those waterspots
     
  12. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    Gregero

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    That's my problem right there
     
  13. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    she has a face?
     
  14. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Ivan

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    I like washing it, drying it, and I'm gonna wax it up for the first time tomorrow
     
  15. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Nah your not lazy, its a truck for goodness sake!:D
     
  16. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Kingfrog

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    Hate it.... Once a year Wash and Zaino.. The rest of the time its Automatic car washes if it gets road splashed in the rain. Otherwise I don't bother......

    Silver.......E A S Y and dirt is invisible LOL

    I have my vehicles professionally detailed, dings removed, bumper painted if needed, just before I am ready to sell or trade them.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    aznutx

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    i use to, then i got old, now i wash once a month about
     
  18. Sep 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    I actually finished detailing my truck this weekend. I got to use Chemical Guys Black Light for the first time and WOW! That stuff is the real deal! I highly recommend it :D.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    Warhorseforever

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    I wash and wax mine like every 3 weeks to a month, silver shows very little dirt untill it's really dirty. Meguires Quick Wax ftw, I can do my whole truck in about 15 minutes. Then I'll use some mothers back-to-black on all my black trim. I can't find any clay bar around here tho.
     
  20. Sep 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    99TacoDriver

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    i like the look of mine washed but it looks good with mud on it too, it has o be a nice day with nothing to do for me to wash it tho
     
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