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Winter Time Washing....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Chris(NJ), Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I decided to finally wash the truck today. I wont take my car to any car washes, so during the winter, I use Optimum No Rinse. I pre-sprayed the surface w/ Poorboys Spray n Wipe (could've used ONR premixed in a spray bottle, but this was already handy), then went ahead (using 2 bucket method), and washed a panel at a time w/ ONR. This obviously doesnt do much for the undercarriage, wheel wells, wheels, etc, but it got the crap off of my paint at least. Well, it did until it decided to snow again this afternoon (totally didnt think we were getting any more until tues/wed). Anyway, heres a few before/after shots.

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  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Dark_Taco

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    results look good. I always use the touchless carwash it sprays off all the salt and stuff including the undercarriage.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I just leave the truck dirty in the fall and winter months. As soon as I wash the tacoma it gets dirty again!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Thanks! We really dont have many around here though. Down south, they seem like theyre a dime a dozen, but for whatever reason, it hasnt caught on up here, except in a few random places.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Dark_Taco

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    I got lucky were I live. There is a place right down the block. Its nice cuz there is a huge blow dryer that blows most of the water off as i pull out. So nothing has frozen shut yet.
     
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