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03-03-2012, 01:30 PM #1
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Spring Truck Cleaning?
Who waits for the winter to end before they start to do a good cleaning, and who keeps their rig clean all winter long?
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03-03-2012, 02:02 PM #2
Try to keep mine somewhat clean over the winter. I wash it once a week to keep the salt off of it. I think we are done with snow up here now, we didn't get any this year, so I started spring cleaning it today, probably a week long process. So far I've given it a good wash and a once over with the clay bar. It'll get a good polish in the next couple of days. Then I'll go over the interior.Adam
03-03-2012, 07:16 PM #3
I keep mine clean all year long...must be my OCD. My interior is covered w/ mats so throughout the winter I will wash them and give the truck a quick vac. I also make everyone clap their feet off before entering my truck, which is something my father drove in to me. My center console is getting a little cluttered w/ some receipts but nothing too crazy. I also wash the exterior, wheel wells, and under carriage throughout the winter. In the spring time it always rains so that's a drag for people who don't like their vehicles dirty. In the spring I do lift the hood to give it a light wash. I grew up learning detail work onvehicles so I know how to do this without getting water in areas it shouldn't be. In the summer it's nice to be able to go 2 weeks w/out having to spend 2+ hours cleaning the exterior. Oh and I highly recommend the interior california car duster as it is just enough to keep the interior looking good.
03-03-2012, 07:20 PM #4
I spent $15,000 on dismantling, stripping and repainting my truck, so I try to keep it clean year round. Before that I only cleaned the outside twice a year.1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
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03-03-2012, 07:20 PM #5
03-03-2012, 08:15 PM #6
Meguiar's is the brand I used, someday I'm going to spring for some Adams products.
03-03-2012, 09:01 PM #7
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I try to keep the outside as clean as possible, but it's hard with my commute after a good bit of wetness on the road. The interior is another story. I try to keep as much out of it, but it's hard to keep clean when you have dirty gear all the time. This is as clean as I have it right now:
Will be a lot better come spring, but that's still another couple months away at least.2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
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Planned mods not in order
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