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undercarriage wash...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mwtaco, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    mwtaco

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    does rinsing off the salt from the undercarriage in the winter entail spending at least 7$ at the gas station? how do y'all do it?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    DrewH

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    Yeah pretty much.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    jandrews

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    ...I usually just drop an extra dollar in at the DIY carwash and rinse underneath...
     
  4. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Pugga

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    Unless you have a garage large enough to do it yourself, yep. Wait for a warm day and go through the carwash.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Pugga

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    Or to a warmer climate where it doesn't snow altogether :cool:
     
  6. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    I'm glad I don't have to mess with this. Everyplace I've lived uses sand instead of salt.
    Makes it a pain in the butt when it finally turns to cycle weather and there is sand everywhere for a few weeks though.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    LOL you quoted me but my post was only there for a few seconds... I realized it wouldn't make sense to rinse outside in your driveway in freezing weather.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Pugga

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    I'm quick like that, lightning fast reflexes :D
     
  9. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    when we get snow lol. and it is gone in a day or 2. i go down to moms work. (i can pull the car/trucks in side a heated building) and i wash the hole truck/car off and get the underside too. and sometimes do it in my uncles shop that has a water hose inside when we are in NY in the winter.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    I use a waterpik to get into all the nooks and crannies. :rofl: j/k

    Unless you want to get up under there and spray it with a power washer, the car wash with the under carriage sprays is the best. And an under carriage wash costs $7 or is that for a wash with the U/C added on?
     
  11. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    or just put a damn yard sprinkler under it. lol (i have not done that. but saw another member do it to get mud off)
     
  12. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    I think the best thing you can do is park the truck and hibernate during the winter.
     
  13. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    i dont get why they even use salt on the roads, just dumb imo. sand works well enough
     
  14. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    This ^^^ or quit being in denial that you actually like the winter and move somewhere warmer.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Salt rusts your car and sand chips your paint and windshield. It's a lose lose situation.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    If u have a truck u don't need sand or salt.

    Prob with sprinkler is that it's not that practical to use the hose when it freezing weather outside.

    I don't think $7 will even get u the undercarriage wash at BP. I think u need to spend $8. And that price is if u buy 8gal of gas.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    I've realized that you just have to drive the truck and enjoy it because eventually you'll sell it or it will end up in the scrap yard sometime, so its just as well to enjoy it now and not stress the small stuff...if you live where there is snow, rust is inevitable!
     
  18. Aug 23, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    How is it dumb? It melts the ice so you don't have black ice on the road. Don't hate just cause it's too damn cold for salt to be effective where you live. :D

    On an unplowed road, you're correct. If you're on a plowed road, trucks slide on ice just as well as cars... That mentality is exactly why you always see more 4x4's in the ditch every winter.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    709gade,
    i came to the same conclusion. enjoy the ride.
     
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