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Your Tacoma? Clean? Or you just dont care?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacodan, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Tacodan

    Tacodan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I must admit I am very anal when it comes to keeping my vehicles clean..Especially my Tacoma. I go by a carwash every chance I get or do it myself at the house..LOL Am I the only one who is this funny over my truck? or are there others out there? BTW 05 Tacoma DC TRD Sport Silver
     
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  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    wash once a week then wax
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    PLC721

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    Interior spotless, exterior I wash once a week and wax before wheeling trips
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    I try to keep mine clean, but its hard in the winter around here. She has had a couple of baths since it has warmed up around here.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    I try to keep it clean but being a truck (hauling junk) being a firefighter and a student it just doesnt stay clean.

    I try, but man I remember when I sued to have time and now I have to make time
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    About the same as Deevon. I used to be much more anal when I was younger. For some reason I am a slob around my house though.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    Interior is always spotless
    Exterior gets washed once a week
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Asian13

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    I love a clean vehicle. I probably have a touch of OCD when it comes to cleaning. But I'll agree w/Deevon, winters in PA make it difficult to keep clean... I'd rather wash it by hand myself than take it to a car wash. You pay money for something that doesn't do nearly the job I can by hand.
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Navigator

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    The only way I could keep my BSP clean, while living on a gravel road. The dust was just a killer....
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  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Jefenator

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    Usually my cars are a basket case, inside and out. :rolleyes:

    I'm trying to keep the interior on this one pristine - at least until I pay it off. :D
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    glwood6

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    x2, although I usually wash it every other week. We live next to people with horses...fine layer of horse crap dust always settling on my vehicles.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Tacodan

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    I guess I always have "resale" in the back of my mind....When I sold my last 05 Sport (mistake) It was as clean as new. And that is what sold it...It had a ton of miles on it and the tranny was not up to par...I got top dollar for that Taco and all the buyer could comment on was how nice it looked..they could not have care about the mechanical aspects of the truck at all...they did not even try to get me down on the price..15k cash money! So CLEAN SELLS!! LOL
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    Mine is dirty right now

    I usually keep it clean though.

    How do you guys clean the arm rests on the doors though? Mine are getting filthy.
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    DGXR

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    Normally I exterior wash once a month, wax twice a year (garaged at home). The washes happen less often during the winter, not much point when it rains on a regular basis.

    Interior mostly clean... I don't track mud inside and I have custom washable floormat covers. I eat and drink in it once in a while but am very careful about it. I ask others to be careful not to spill when eating and drinking in it, but once they spill, never again. So I am not OCD/anal about it but it does matter and I do pay attention.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    I haven't washed my truck in about a month. . . It's just been too shitty outside. And, I have no time :( I don't like auto car washes.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Tacodan

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    If youre referring to the fabric on the door handles....Use a damp cloth and rub some washing detergent in with it...Dont use too much though because it will sud up...just damp...That should help GL
     
  17. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    Wash every week, polish about 4 time a year, interior very clean, I don't like clutter in my truck in fact I can't wait to take that damn snow brush out of the back. The only items not stored out of sight is a sunglass case and flashlight. She could use a interior wipe with the California Duster.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    davidpick

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    in the summer, mine's usually pretty clean. in the fall/winter/spring in the PNW it's not even a battle worth fighting trying to keep any vehicle clean for any length of time.

    interior stays pretty clean all the time though (love those husky liners!).
     
  19. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    I try to keep clean but it's a truck.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    mine has to be spotless, I get it detailed every other month for about $85 by a guy that's been doing detailing for 25+ years, he does show cars and has won many competitions using a vehicle he drove DAILY, beating out cars & trucks that lived in a garage to be showed lol he's badass he's like 65 and looks 50, but on top of that I try to keep it wiped down and out of the rain and such...it's a prerunner so I don't off-road at all
     
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