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07-06-2011, 02:53 PM #11
Hand wash once a week, if not more. Only time I go to the power wash is when I have been off roading.
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07-06-2011, 03:26 PM #12
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I do agree that you CAN get a better wash doing it by hand and then using the power washer to do a deep clean. However, for $3 to $5 and unlimited vacuums with these car washes that are popping-up all over town ... that's hard to beat the price. Many of them are brushless or soft-brush and they have guys that towel dry in some and then will detail for an extra fee.
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07-06-2011, 04:14 PM #13
I have my own pressure washer at home, so I guess I could say that I do both pressure wash and hand wash. I usually wash every two weeks.
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07-06-2011, 04:20 PM #14
I always hand wash, and I spend around 4-5 hrs. washing, waxing, vacuuming and detailing every time. You might say I'm a little OCD when it comes to having a clean truck lol.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
07-06-2011, 05:55 PM #15
I have my own pressure washer but still soap it up by hand and pressure it off followed by a good waxing in summer, But in winter i go to the local car wash to get the salt hosed off!2008 chevrolet silverado ec/sb 5.3L Z71
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07-06-2011, 06:56 PM #16
I use both. I usually wash the truck twice a week. There is a touch less car wash that does a good job so I use that but when I have time and it's a nice day out I will wash it by hand. It takes a long time to wash it by hand though, at least 2 hours to get the job done. Wax it twice a year with mother's 3 step wax.
07-07-2011, 02:02 AM #17
Hand wash, which means it does not get washed that often :=(
07-07-2011, 02:11 AM #18
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I also have my own pressure washer. I pretty much wash when it gets dirty, so usually once a week. I buff in the spring and fall. well let me be more specific i use my hand buffer (circular style not orbital) and wax. then i hand wax once a month or so. During the winter i take it to a do it yourself place and get rid of the salt... Even thought it is a PITA to keep it clean it seems before i get home in the winter it is just as dirty...Mike
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07-07-2011, 04:32 AM #19
I was mine once or more a week and quick wax once a month. I do it all by hand I don't trust anyone else. Just a to wash it polish my wheels and clean it out takes about 5-6 hours. I am OCD when it comes to my truck. I do the engine bay, wheel wells, under carriage, the inside of my wheels ect... I dry it off with a shammy too, Then come all the plastic that I have to hit up with a protectant lol and the tires. Vaccum, windows, dust the vents ect... Yall see how I am lol
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