Tips on washing/Drying Truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by 09Z71BLKBST, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. 09Z71BLKBST

    09Z71BLKBST Rockstar 100 Posts

    I have a black truck and evertime i wash it there are always spots left... I tried 2 different chamois cloths, and was thinking about buying one of those squeegee things... I was just wondering if anyone has any tips to wash and dry a vehicle cause apparently i am just not good at it....
  2. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    My uncle ownes a car wash and so ive detailed my fair share of vehicles in my day and once you get done washing your truck, immediatly dry it off with a micro- fiber towel until it is completely dry so you dont get water spots. Also go to car washes that have a water softener because they leave much less waterspots. And for they spots that you do find, there are products that take away water spots by simply spraying them on, then wiping off. Cant remember the name of the one that i use but its at AutoZone.
  3. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I use Eagleone nanowax every time I wash. I let the truck air dry then go over it with the nanowax on a microfiber cloth and no more water spots. It's very simple to use, I use it on everything except the glass and tires. It doesn't leave a residue on plastics ( bumper cap, bed rails) cleans and protects the headlights really well and is great on chrome. The best thing is you can use it in direct sunlight on a hot surface. I can do the whole truck in about 45mins with very little effort, and for the next several days the truck can be wiped free of dust making it look like you just washed it. Also it makes it really easy to clean the bugs off the front end.

  4. 09Z71BLKBST

    09Z71BLKBST Rockstar 100 Posts

    excelent info! Thanks for the help! I will have to go pick up some of that nanowax today!
  5. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Your supposed to wash these things????? Wow am i in trouble!! :lol:

    I use a micro fiber cloth and was every so often with some off brand wax/Scratch remover.. I dont notice the spots on my truck.. I have had those water blades and they seem to work some but you will still be stuck drying with a cloth just not as much of the truck..
  6. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    One of the reasons i purchased a white truck.
  7. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    When you're done washing your truck, get all the water off as fast as possible. I've used one of those squeegee things, and they work good. But only on very smooth parts. Also, wash your truck in the shade, not in the sun. This will also help for the water droplets drying and leaving spots.
  8. 09Z71BLKBST

    09Z71BLKBST Rockstar 100 Posts

    i almost got white instead of black but i still think its worth it. I just gotta try these tips that the fellow members have offered up and i think i will be more than happy! ;)
  9. j-schmizzle

    j-schmizzle Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

  10. mmorgan1865

    mmorgan1865 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    I've got dark blue and getting all the water off quickly is the hardest part. I use a shamus and microfiber wipes. It's always a pain.

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