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Wisconsin Tacomas

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jan 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM
    pearing

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    I apologize if this has been hashed before... but, what is the coldest temperature at which you all wash your vehicles? The salt FREAKS me out (I came from out west where they use these cool things called studded snow tires), so I tend to wash a lot in the winter. today's high was -4 and its been almost two weeks like this. Made the mistake last year on a cold day-shit froze as it was sprayed on and it was a bit embarrassing trying to get all the soap embedded ice off so I could see. Anyway, maybe it will warm up next week, but the truck needs a bath! Do tell...
     
  2. Jan 25, 2022 at 4:46 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Derriere extraordinaire

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    Thursday it's supposed to be 30°. I would try to do it then if possible. I try to do it when it's above freezing, but obviously not an option right now. :D

    I use touchless automatic. It's not as nice as a hand wash, but it's worked for me in the winter.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2022 at 4:51 PM
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    Pixeltim Who is John Galt?

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  4. Jan 25, 2022 at 4:52 PM
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    Never too cold


    With a heated shop
     
  5. Jan 25, 2022 at 4:53 PM
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    I wash mine in the spring when it’s above freezing
     
  6. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:16 PM
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    I'll go through the touchless when it's in the 20s.
     
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  7. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    Touchless for now, real wash in the spring, and fluid film before winter hits again
     
  8. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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    Touch less when its above 20 at Fleet Farm
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:06 PM
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    I go threw the tunnel scrubber with bidet as long as it's 20 or better.
    Hand dryed at the end.
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:08 PM
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    Yessss..... wouldn't that be a nice thing to have.
     
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    Yup, I towel off as well after. Just whining as its been too cold for too long and the only day temps were in the 20's I couldn't. Does look like by weekend I can get a wash on!
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:13 PM
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    I don't towel anything the guy at the end does it.
     
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    Yea... I live at the end of the road, we don't have those kinds of service up here. I do remember though, back when I lived in the big city... People look at you kinda weird when your outside the carwash, its 20 something and your toweling of the ice...
     
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  14. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:54 PM
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    If it’s super cold, I wouldn’t worry about accumulating salt. It’s when it’s melty and when it starts getting warmer that oxidation can start happening. i read that on internet so…,

    Same as already said, ill go through touchless when it getting close to 30.
     
  15. Jan 25, 2022 at 9:31 PM
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    Yea getting to wash the truck inside with warm water is kinda nice in the winter,
    never leaving the seat is a bonus.
     
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  16. Jan 26, 2022 at 3:27 AM
    Larry Dangerfield

    Larry Dangerfield When in doubt, throttle out

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    I'm ready for spring now
    IMG20220126052640.jpg
     
  17. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:22 AM
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    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    Agreed - I'll be in FL in two weeks! I'll keep an eye out for @Thatbassguy
     
  18. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:36 AM
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    Seriously?? Where? I might see you
     
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  19. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:59 AM
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    I'll be in Venice, just south of Sarasota.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2022 at 8:29 AM
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    I'll be 70 miles from there, on Pine Island!
     

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