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Ocean Cleaning

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoSauce07, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Oct 24, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    TacoSauce07

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    Hey guys I am a new owner of a 3rd gen TRD Off Road. I was recently up in Oregon (Lincoln City) with a group of friends and decided to take my Tacoma on the beach and got some sweet drone footage and photos. Obviously the sand and seawater can be pretty bad so I made sure to go right after to wash it off and rinse the under part of the car. Headed back to Utah and the windows are a little scratchy due to the sand and i am worried still that not everything is clean as it should be. Any tips on cleaning when I get home or do you know of any places in Salt Lake that could help make sure the fun beach drive doesn’t cause any problems? thanks so much!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    If sand is still hanging around, so too is the salt.
    If you own a pressure washer I'd go home and do it all over again.
    I've even gone so far in the past as too hook the washer to hot water, but that's just me.

    Maybe hit it with some of this when you're all done. We used to use it on our skis.
    https://www.amazon.com/CRC-SX128-Te...ocphy=9059382&hvtargid=pla-569805719243&psc=1
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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  4. Oct 24, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    Yeah salt likes to stick use water and white vinegar 50/50 then wash it again with car soap
     
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    So I was in the ocean thursday and friday. will it still be pretty effective of getting it all off if i hit it late tonight when i’m home or tomorrow?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    any tips on cleaning the inside? i vacuumed all the sand out but some water is hanging around on the inside of the doors and dash a little bit
     
  8. Oct 24, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    While those undercarriage attachments are better than nothing, there are going to be a lot of nooks and crannies those won't get into. You're better off laying on your side and getting under there. Make sure to get into the frame channels.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    Rule of thumb: once you take your truck onto beach sand you will never, ever ever ever get it all out. It's been ten years since I last took my truck onto a beach and I still find sand when I'm cleaning.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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    You should also pull your tires off and clean your front and rear brakes.

    Clean the front disk brakes, calipers and rotors. Pull your rear drums off and clean your brakes, hardware and drums. You may need to re-lubricate your rear backing plate.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    Marine product out there called Saltaway.. removes those salt deposits no problems . Use it here in Florida with complete succcess.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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  13. Oct 25, 2020 at 8:58 AM
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    OCD much..... just kidding sand never all comes out get used to it as others have said multiple cleans on the underside and body of truck to get all the salt off.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    My bad I got the name wrong

    9E0E7062-0506-4F5F-85F2-DAE96DF964E7.jpg
     
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    Yea a little bit haha but i don’t think the sand being there bothers me but just not too familiar with cleaning it and want to be sure that nothing is gonna cause problems in the future
     
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  17. Oct 25, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    I hear ya I just spent 2hrs under my truck with 5 cans of fluid film to get ready for the snow and the brine shit they pour all over our streets.
     
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