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Washing your truck - Hand wash or drive-through car wash?

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by ChevyFan, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Just curious who prefers to wash their own truck or go through the drive thru to have it done?

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh New Member

    I use the pressure washer at the car washes to get most of the big crap off, then I bring the truck home and hand wash it. $2.50 every week or so isn't too bad, plus I get free cleaning supplies from my Uncle since he is a detailer. I'm really liking Mothers products right now.
  3. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts

    X2 on the pressure wash to get all the mud off, & then I wash it myself if I want it really clean, & go to the automatic wash when I'm lazy or in a hurry.
  4. Never have I used a car wash for my truck, even in the winter, I guess I think that I'll do a better job by hand wash. My truck sits out in the open and I have plenty of trees around my house so I usually have to wash my truck it seems about every 2 weeks
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts

    Hand wash truck once a week. Pressure wash under side a few times a year.
  6. Brumby

    Brumby New Member

    We use both hand wash and car wash.
    There is a great local quick lub. service with one of the best car wash facility that I have ever used.

    I just have to remember to take off the hitch cover before entering!!
  7. 98Hotrod98

    98Hotrod98 New Member

    Normally i hand wash once a month, and pressure wash ( spray off ) as needed between hand washes.
  8. skoal bandit

    skoal bandit New Member

    ALWAYS thru the drive thru...I'm too lazy to do it myself and its only $3!
  9. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member 1000 Posts

    I hand wash mine, but I really need to get in and do a real good wash and wax. Plus the truck doesnt fit through most the drive thrus. pressure wash the underside every now and then.
  10. AzDragonLord

    AzDragonLord New Member

    Hand-washing takes too long! I use a carwashing place that will not only clean and dry the outside but also clean the inside.

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