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getting dirty right after a wash

ive had my truck for almost 2 weeks now and ive washed it 6 times. black may have been a bad idea. first day i washed it hit a crow when taking it out to dry it off. crap all over my headlight and fender as well as some blood and feathers, day 2 someone was blowing sand out of their driveway as i was pulling out of the car wash. day 3 washed it at home by hand. beagle jumped on it when my stepmom brought it back from its walk. fixed this problem by removing the beagle from the equation. day 5 dusty construction area about 1/2 mile from car wash. day 6 washed in the driveway again, windy and lots of pollen on it after i took a crap. washed it again today in the driveway, covered it up, not touching it ill drive the old truck.
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ive had my truck for almost 2 weeks now and ive washed it 6 times. black may have been a bad idea. first day i washed it hit a crow when taking it out to dry it off. crap all over my headlight and fender as well as some blood and feathers, day 2 someone was blowing sand out of their driveway as i was pulling out of the car wash. day 3 washed it at home by hand. beagle jumped on it when my stepmom brought it back from its walk. fixed this problem by removing the beagle from the equation. day 5 dusty construction area about 1/2 mile from car wash. day 6 washed in the driveway again, windy and lots of pollen on it after i took a crap. washed it again today in the driveway, covered it up, not touching it ill drive the old truck.
that sucks you must love a clean truck ! i cleaned my ranger once in 2 years XD
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welcome to the world of having a black vehicle.....i hate it too.....and it doesnt help that i wheel my truck too. After 6 months i pretty much just gave up on the whole wash/wax deal and etc. A week or two ago i washed my truck...for the first time in like a year....so ya.

id say.....get over it or get a new paintjob thats not black lol
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or you can do what i do for my cobra, a bottle of instant detailer and a microfiber cloth. spray and wipe and wha la your clean again. you think your truck gets dirty my car is dirty everyday, come to AZ all there is is dirt and dust.
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^ well that and theres the spray wash stuff (waterless car wash) works great...i just ran out of cans and cant find where i got the particular one i got....love it...too bad i only bought 2 cans.
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^ well that and theres the spray wash stuff (waterless car wash) works great...i just ran out of cans and cant find where i got the particular one i got....love it...too bad i only bought 2 cans.
ya that works too but at the same time how much is it for one of your cans?
my instant detailer is like 4 bucks a bottle and lasts me months....

never used the waterless wash hows it work??
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or you can do what i do for my cobra, a bottle of instant detailer and a microfiber cloth. spray and wipe and wha la your clean again. you think your truck gets dirty my car is dirty everyday, come to AZ all there is is dirt and dust.

Thats what I do on my vehicles. Its less work to wipe them down with detailing spray than it is to wash and dry them. Obviously if its snowing out or muddy she's going to get washed.

I've owned one black car in my life and I'll never do another. It was a 4th gen Camaro and its impossible to keep it looking nice on a DD. After I had some of the stuff repainted it would just damn near take a leaf to fall on it and swirl mark the hell out of it. Make sure you always have a Microfiber cloth on hand at all times. For the longest time I had dreamed of painting my 37 Ford black to help accent the chrome, after owning my Camaro the 37 got painted DSG.
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or you can do what i do for my cobra, a bottle of instant detailer and a microfiber cloth. spray and wipe and wha la your clean again. you think your truck gets dirty my car is dirty everyday, come to AZ all there is is dirt and dust.
same here in Nevada too, right where I live people are riding quads and bikes in front of my house every day, I have washed my truck and it was literally dusty a half hour later, The California car duster is my freind, along with the instant detailer.
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the color of my truck is a bear to keep clean too...sonic blue has to be one of the worst colors to keep clean...its like a black vehicle it looks awesome clean but looks like crap when its dirty
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The California car duster
^Pick one of these up, they really do work great. That and what everyone else said about spray detailers will save you a full wash every time. Black sucks, but damn it looks good clean!
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i hate california car dusters.
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i hate california car dusters.
hmm, thats strange, they work very well for me. Also I have never heard anything bad about them. What is it that you hate about them?
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i used one every day to dust off lawnmowers for about 2 years. all they did was push the pollen and dust and didnt pick it up. and they have California in the name
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i used one every day to dust off lawnmowers for about 2 years. all they did was push the pollen and dust and didnt pick it up. and they have California in the name
I've noticed that sometimes they almost leave a wax/grease film on the paint. I think its whatever they put on them to help make the dust stick. Plus as you've said it has Cali in the name so it can go jump off a bridge for all I care.
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ya that works too but at the same time how much is it for one of your cans?
my instant detailer is like 4 bucks a bottle and lasts me months....

never used the waterless wash hows it work??
i dont recall. if i remember right i only payed like 12 bucks or so for 2 cans that were slightly larger than your average rattle can (in size so maybe 4oz more?) idk but it works great....

i know there used to be a dealer on here for dri wash or something but its great stuff.
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or you can do what i do for my cobra, a bottle of instant detailer and a microfiber cloth. spray and wipe and wha la your clean again. you think your truck gets dirty my car is dirty everyday, come to AZ all there is is dirt and dust.
thats nothing. come drive a day in a NY winter. doesn't matter what color your car is, it'll be brown by the end of the day.
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thats nothing. come drive a day in a NY winter. doesn't matter what color your car is, it'll be brown by the end of the day.
eh i think ill stay in AZ where i have less of a chance of getting my **** stolen
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eh i think ill stay in AZ where i have less of a chance of getting my **** stolen
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eh i think ill stay in AZ where i have less of a chance of getting my **** stolen
so your another that assumes the WHOLE of NY is a crime fest? i live in wayne county on a hay farm, the most redneck part of this state. over 6 hours away from NYC. my cousins leave their keys in their trucks 24/7 and haven't had them stolen. ever. Theres more to NY than just the city (which i've never been to, nor do i plan on going. i hate cities)
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so your another that assumes the WHOLE of NY is a crime fest? i live in wayne county on a hay farm, the most redneck part of this state. over 6 hours away from NYC. my cousins leave their keys in their trucks 24/7 and haven't had them stolen. ever. Theres more to NY than just the city (which i've never been to, nor do i plan on going. i hate cities)
idk who stuck the tampon up the wrong hole with you but take it out and learn to take a joke.
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idk who stuck the tampon up the wrong hole with you but take it out and learn to take a joke.
i know how to take a joke. If you heard that **** as many times as i did youd be just as tired as me of hearing it said over and over.
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ive had my truck for almost 2 weeks now and ive washed it 6 times. black may have been a bad idea. first day i washed it hit a crow when taking it out to dry it off. crap all over my headlight and fender as well as some blood and feathers, day 2 someone was blowing sand out of their driveway as i was pulling out of the car wash. day 3 washed it at home by hand. beagle jumped on it when my stepmom brought it back from its walk. fixed this problem by removing the beagle from the equation. day 5 dusty construction area about 1/2 mile from car wash. day 6 washed in the driveway again, windy and lots of pollen on it after i took a crap. washed it again today in the driveway, covered it up, not touching it ill drive the old truck.
Instead of re-washing it, I would have just taken my power washer to it real quick and then dried it. If that **** happened right after washing it completely, its easy to get it off your paint with pressurized water

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fixed this problem by removing the beagle from the equation.
lol are you saying you killed it? haha

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