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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 November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

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

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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 Rockstar 4 Years 5000 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. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    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 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 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 Rockstar 100 Posts

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

    skoal bandit Member

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

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold 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 Rockstar

    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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