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Old 09-19-2008
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how often do you clean your truck?

every friday after a week of dirt from work i take my truck to the car wash, drive it home and sham it, then clean the whole interior. The whole process takes 1-1/2 hours but it's a routine i've forced myself into, how about you guys?
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I washed it in May, I think?

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usually interior at least once a week, exterior, dont much b/c i live on a dirt road
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When it is dirty and I can't take it anymore.
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whenever. like once every 2-3-4-5-6 weeks. Usually when i dont have **** to do.
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I actually "cleaned" it for the first time ever the other day. LOL And I didn't even finish it yet. I have had the truck for 3 years and the most it has ever been cleaned it spray with a hose and run. LOL
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One to two times a week depending on what I have time for. Washed my Mustang in the middle of a thunder storm once..I had a show to go to the next morning, washed it outside and dried and finished it in the garage. I dont like having a dirty vehicle.
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When it is dirty and I can't take it anymore.
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Usually exterior once every 2 weeks. I clean all the crap out of the interior at that time but I hardly ever REALLY clean the inside. Part of the road I park on at work is dusty, so while I try to stay away from that part it drifts.
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when i can't see out the windows anymore... so damn near never ha ha
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Will finally for the first time this month...Interior is usually just a layer of dust...i wiped it down once.
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i do about once a month or so
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I wash it inside and out once a week as long as the weahter is alright.
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Usually once a week minimum. i do it all at home. I dont clean the interior every time. I usually switch between waxing and cleaning the interior every other time. Takes about 2 hours if I wax and 1.5 hours if its an interior day.
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I just washed mine the other day, but before thats its been months. The rain does a good job of washing it most of the time. My interior is a mess though, it needs to be cleaned bad....
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i dont normally get my interior dirty.

i try to wash it once a week
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Not often enough. My truck looks like poop right now.
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I wash it inside and out once a week as long as the weahter is alright.
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Usually every 2 weeks sometimes every other day if i am bored.. some times couple months go by... that was alot easier with the silver truck it never looked dirty...

interior when it starts getting dusty or the windows dirty dont normally muck up the interior
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Usually once a year. The dirt helps hide the imperfections caused by off-roading.
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When the planets are in line at high tide on the 7th day of the 7th month during a solar eclipse after 2pm.
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When the planets are in line at high tide on the 7th day of the 7th month during a solar eclipse after 2pm.

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Hahaha, some of you guys would have had a heart attack if you saw the interior of my Dodge a couple weeks ago.

I found an apple in there that I had for a lunch but never ate a month or so before I cleaned the truck.

The Ranger looks like Ike went through it right now. Not just the interior of the truck, but the tool box as well.

Both trucks have quite the layer of dust on the dashes because I also live on a gravel driveway. Haven't wiped either one of them down really good.
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i cleaned mine a while back but all it does for now is sit in my driveway awaiting a new fuel pump that we dont have the time to do. but if we go mudding, i wouldnt clean the body for at least a week.
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