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Guess I'm the lucky one, we have a mobile detailer that comes to our work every other monday & does the managers vehicles. A company perk!
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Weather permitting of course, I wash it once a week. Inside is a different story, I drive soooo much that it gets dirty instantly (it seems) so I do it probably 4-6 times a year...
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black truck gets dirty almost instantly after you wash it so i usually only wash it about once a month - sometimes longer - cant find a good shamy that wont leave those damn streaks
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black truck gets dirty almost instantly after you wash it so i usually only wash it about once a month - sometimes longer - cant find a good shamy that wont leave those damn streaks
use a water blade first then use a shamy helps get most the water off
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I try to wash it every week or 2 in the summer

I try to at least hose it off every week in the winter but that never happens

and I rarely touch the interior
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use a water blade first then use a shamy helps get most the water off
I just usually use a shamy on mine, works good enough for me....
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cant find a good shamy that wont leave those damn streaks
You can use a bath towel... the key is to go over it once and get all the water, then use a dry portion to go over it again and that gets the streaks. Same concept as the squeegee idea.

My brother took a detailing certification class (no sh*t) so not only do i know some of his tricks but the bar is high to keep the truck clean.
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You guys are killin me!!! I wipe mine down with a chamois or my Cali duster before I even leave my dreiveway. Wax her once a month, and use the Meg's Ultimate Detailer after every wash, which is usually at least twice a week. Interior gets the same detail.
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I'll be a lot more religious about washing it when the snow falls and the mag chloride hits the road... but to put in perspective the last time I washed the truck was for Ford Fest in June... I have mud splatters from the scrap yard when I dropped off the freezer for work, dust, rain dust, dust on top of that, more dust, a little more mud from a washout, more dust.... you get the gyst... my Ranger is dirty.

The interior, Well I was hanging with Ory (rangermuse) last night, got to talking and I need to go through and thouroughly detail the interior of my truck... it's a wreck.
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You can use a bath towel... the key is to go over it once and get all the water, then use a dry portion to go over it again and that gets the streaks. Same concept as the squeegee idea.

My brother took a detailing certification class (no sh*t) so not only do i know some of his tricks but the bar is high to keep the truck clean.
cotton towel and black trucks do not get along..
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cotton towel and black trucks do not get along..
Hmm... my brother's car is black and all he has are old kitchen/bath towels...
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i used to wash it once a week. now it only gets washed whenever im going somewhere like the first day of school.
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i wash my truck about once a week
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usually do an interior/exterior basic detail weekly, and waxing quarterly.
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when there is salt on the road i spray it at least once a week, and do the inside when i feel like going out in the cold.
now for the summer i spray it once a week and give it a good scrubbing bout 2 time a month. and at least vaccume the inside once a week and clean it at least 2 times a month thanks too all the hair the dog leaves, but no armor all ever i cant stand that stuff and its bad for your car/truck
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I wait for the rain. If it dosnt rain in about 2 weeks or so I wash it.

Day after having a little fun in the mud.
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once a week...faithfully...
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usually once a week if i take it through mud, other than that usually every other week i try to keep it pretty clean

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during the summer I wash my truck every other week and clean the interior once a month. and fall, winter and spring I wash my truck once a week and I clean my interior once a month
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When my wheels start to get brake dust I usually wash it.
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whenever. like once every 2-3-4-5-6 weeks. Usually when i dont have **** to do.
and when i have the extra money which sure as hell isn't now..

by the end of the week when i'm driving my truck again it'll be shiny as hell
i don't really do the interior, i spend lots of time on dirt forest roads with the windows down so it gets dirty quick
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I used to wash it a couple of times a week when I was younger and had time, but now working two jobs and only being able to spend two nights at home a week, the truck might get washed a once a month if I'm lucky, and that's by a car wash.
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Mine gets done whenever it gets dirty. Usually every 2 weeks. The inside really doesn't get that bad so that I usually do every month. But my truck mostly sits in the spring/summer time.
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It's not my daily driver, I've only washed it 4 times, which is the same amount of times it's been offroad lol. I've only had it since late May.
Not dirty right now, just collecting some dust in the garage.
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"On June 19th, 1987, at 9:47 A.M. EST, the Earth passed into the extraordinarily diffuse tail of Rhea-M, a rogue comet. According to astronomical calculations, the planet would remain in the tail of the comet for the next eight days, five hours, twenty-nine minutes, and twenty-three seconds"
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