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Old 08-09-2010
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First wash n wax since I've had the truck

So between random "lets go down that dirt road" adventures and a couple small mud pits, my truck was dirty. Problem with this is I hadn't waxed the truck since I had owned it. so I figured I'd spend a day cleaning the truck up, cause who doesn't like a clean ride right?

here are the only pics i have of it dirty, and it got more mud before I washed it.





All in all it wasnt too bad

heres a couple in progress, with everything done except for the rims, tires, and the bottom of the truck... and the windows, those come last.



All washed, ready for claybar.


Claybar done ready for wax. I used meguires gold class paste wax and absolutely loved it, was my first time using a paste wax. Easier to tape the trim off then to get all the dried wax off it later in my opinion


Final product, I think it looks pretty good. White cars dont have as much "pop" to them as a black or red vehicle does, which is part of the reason I dont like the color of my truck, looks better covered in mud anyway.


notice anything different? who's gonna be the first to guess my latest mod?



And I know this is a fiddy, but heres what I'm talking about with red vehicles. My sisters truck after I detailed it


And as for black vehicles, what my project car USED to look like



ok one last vehicle, my moms 05 sebring after I detailed it (yuck mopar).
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BL?

truck looks good
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Nope, not a BL.

and thanks.
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Torsion Keys and Shackles.
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Torsion Keys and Shackles.
close enough, torsion bar crank (stock keys) and add a leafs. Body lift to come soon (hopefully)
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Looks good all cleaned up!
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Looks good!
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Missing mud flaps ! lol i rather let the mud fly free too
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Truck looks real nice
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Missing mud flaps ! lol i rather let the mud fly free too
Yea lol, I like the look better, plus they get in the way when tryin to back up onto rocks.
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Looks good.
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looks great! gahhh i love my white truck after a wax :) and i too did the ever so difficult and tedious time consuming delete modification of the mud flaps(sarcastic lol) it just makes the truck look like it sits higher :)
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2wheelin! wahoooooo. pulled my friends yota out...then went through it in the ranger danger just to **** him off :) never ever EVER underestimate the vulcan!
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BL?

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t-bars at least :)
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2wheelin! wahoooooo. pulled my friends yota out...then went through it in the ranger danger just to **** him off :) never ever EVER underestimate the vulcan!

Everyone doubts rangers, I've seen a 2wd ranger yank out an f350 psd, no problem.
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i traded my 150 in for a ranger and i will never regret it at all. nice lookin truck, whites classy
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i traded my 150 in for a ranger and i will never regret it at all. nice lookin truck, whites classy
thanks! I was actually looking into getting an f-150 before the ranger, saw a gorgeous 2005 black f-150, leather interior, loaded, 5.4 liter, fx4 package, flowmaster exhuast, thing was immaculate, for just a hair above what i paid for my truck. I dont regret for one second getting a ranger. plus hauling around 4 passengers is downright funny in a ranger.
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Oh, and i notice you have one post, welcome to the R-F!
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I just did a wash and polish on my own truck a few days ago.. honestly, it doesnt really look any different then just doing a normal wash like I usually do - thats the sad part with a white truck! But, on the offhand, white trucks look awesome all mudded up =)
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Man your truck is sexy
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Ha, thanks man. Yours ain't too bad looking either. Whites the new black right?
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