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Old 02-06-2005
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Everyone with BLACK trucks...

I have a black 99 Ranger, and no matter what I do I can not keep the thing clean. Even after a car wash I could hand dry the thing and there will STILL be water spots all over the place. It drvies me crazy. Any of you guys got some good advice on how to keep our black beauties clean?
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Yes I have found the answer it is called Dri Wash n Guard Ultra Ion, I sell it at www.waterlesscarwashproducts.com

It is a all in one wash and wax using no water

here is a video of me romoving salt from the truck.

I love this stuff along with several other members of this site as well.
If you have any questions on it please don't hesitate to ask them
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Yea buy a silver truck next time. No welcome to the hell of a black truck. After I get done I use a detial spray after I get done. It works good and it helps the water bead off if some gets on after.
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Not really...dark colors will show everything. If you live in the city, you probably have 'hard' water, or water with alot of additives or chemicals. That doesn't aid in the removal of waterspots.

Also make sure you get all the soap off too, and don't let the sun beat on it while wet. You'll think the water is still wet -- but there is water that has already done evaporated while leaving some still there.

Dri-Wash-N-Guard works well, I had a Sonic Blue...look into that, get ahold of Dave!
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Black is not the color if you are concerned about a spotless appearance. Thankfully I am not and I love my truck. I prefer it to be coated with a good thick layer of mud tho...
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White trucks are a pain too...

Unfortunatley there's not much you can do for it.
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black truck rule no matter what
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i just let mine stay dirty..
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Amen!
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i have no problems with water spots...my trucks a champagne color
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only way is to wax it or use a quick detailer or something after its dry i can usually get most of the spots off though
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i have no problems with water spots...my trucks a champagne color
The dirt blends in, which is nice since our old T-bird was that color, you never knew if it was dirty at all.
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Use Meguiar's Quik Detailer.
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My b/f's old truck is black.... he found the best way to keep it looking nice is to chamois (sp?) - dry - it right after washing, and to not wash often. Use a LOT of water, and wash panel by panel.... don't let soap sit on a panel for too long. NEVER wash in the sun.
His truck is one of the few black trucks I've seen that doesn't have a whole lot of swirls in the black. He waxes it once or twice a year. It looks dirty the day after you wash it, though. That's the bad part about black trucks. Go look on a dealer lot. Even if the trucks have never moved, the black ones will all look dirty.

This truck was his 2nd black truck. He made me promise that if he even looked at buying another black truck, to SLAP him!! They are too much work to keep clean. He just got a "new" used Superduty.... and it's green!
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Just dont wash in the sun, and dry in the shade.. Looks great..
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Or become friends with a detailer, also WHITE TRUCKS get super dirt fast, and show that dirt off and dirt is a ***** on it too, it shows way too easy.
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i get waterspots sometimes when i just wash mine but i find that if i wax it right after i wash it turns out awesome for a while... i havent tried one of those waxs that you spray on before you dry but i bet that would solve that problem...
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does that dri-wash stuff work on a fresh coat of mud? it looks cool and i know some people that might be interested if it really works.
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does that dri-wash stuff work on a fresh coat of mud? it looks cool and i know some people that might be interested if it really works.

It would but I don't reccomend it, for 2 reasons

you would use an insane # of towels to clean it,
and you would use an insane amount of dri wash to do it.

What I normally do is go to one of the carwashes with the power washers and spray most of it off first then go over it with the dri wash

If you want to try it keep in mind we offer a 100% money back guarantee on it as well
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I just let mine clean itself on its own, gotten tired of trying to wash it in FL wheather and just never really stays clean even when it is just sitting there! haha..Oh well, its been a while since i cleaned it and doesn't look too shabby
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Right now I too have said forget washing it for I currently am working in a dusty dirty pot holed gravel railyard. Pretty much just gets dirty by going through once whats the bother to clean it.
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My Ranger is Sonic Blue and does a Similare thing, but I have owned a Black Trans Am or Camaro for the past 10 years. I found that washing it and keep spraying it down to keep the paint wet the whole time and the drying with a chamois works just fine. The chamois stays damp as you dri, even as you wring it out, there is some moisture in it so it wipes off the water spots.


Also the quick detalier when you are finished drying works nice to get any extra dust or spots not removed.

Black is a pain, but in my opinion, nothing is prettier than a clean black sports car... or truck I guess. My Full Size Blazer is black, but it usually has a nice coat of Mud on it. Which I spray off at the Quarter wash then bring it home and wash it with soap and dry it. I don't worry about water spots n it though, but I use the chamois on it and it rarely has any problems.
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i use meguiars quick clay...

then use meguiars NXT tech wax

then use the meguiars nxt qucik detailer inbetween,

no spots here, but then agian i wash mine once or twice a week
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I posted that type of thing on this site....here's the link. A good read for anyone....no matter the color of your truck.

http://fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.c...er_waxbuff_job
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I know this is an old topic, but I thought I would share with you guys how I solved my problem. I got this product made by Eagle One thats called "Wax As U Dry". You spray it on BEFORE you dry your truck, then just dry as usual. Gets rid of water spots, way faster than a normal wax job, AND still gives a really good shine. Hope this helps some of you guys with black trucks.
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