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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
Why is armour all bad for your vehicle?
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wash once a week clay bar once a month wax every other week
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usaully clean it about three days after its rained and ive driven down ever dirt road and hole i can find, here lately, once a week
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It has to be over 40 degrees outside, sunny, and no rain or snow predicted for at least a couple of days, and it has to need it. This usually works out to about once every 7-10 days during the spring summer and fall, and every time it gets over 40 and sunny during the winter. During the winter, I try to keep the road salt off it as much as possible. I do a hand wax job every spring and fall. I vacuum it out once every six months or when needed. It usually stays pretty clean. I touch up the paint for scratches and dings as needed. A good wipe down of the dashboard and clean the inside of the windows every six months.(Spring and Fall) I like to go into the winter months with a nice clean truck. Then clean it again in the spring.

I just cleaned the engine compartment this week with some Simple Green a garden hose and some towels. It came out looking pretty good.

Last week I cleaned the chrome wheels.

So I have been keeping after it, a little bit every once in awhile, so overall, it looks pretty good most of the time.
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Exterior gets washed about every week to 10 days. Depends on how windy it gets here in the desert. (dust)
I wax it about every 6-8 weeks. Clay it 3-4 times a year.
I "dust" it EVERY morning with a detail spray and a micro fiber towel. (Takes me less than 10 minutes.)
Interior gets done as needed. If I see a smudge or something like that I take care of it immediately.
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When it is dirty and I can't take it anymore.
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mine usually gets it once a month.....depends on what the weather does or what i am doing on the weekend
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in the four years ive had my truck, ive maybe washed it 4 times. The last time my fiance did it cause she was tired of it being dirty and she was bored.
Trucks are supposed to be dirty!
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in the four years ive had my truck, ive maybe washed it 4 times. The last time my fiance did it cause she was tired of it being dirty and she was bored.
Trucks are supposed to be dirty!
Gotta agree with you on that one. My truck gets washed every 4-6 months. The amount that I go off the beaten path makes it pointless to do it any sooner.

Muddy truck ftw!
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I wash mine about once every two weeks. Interior doesnt get real dirty. I vaccum it out like once a month. Normally just clean the windows when i wash it then wipe down the dash and clean up any messes that there may be.
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I personally think my truck looks ghey being clean.

So it is washed about once a season. Or whenever I plan on doing anything to the exterior of the truck...mods. etc.
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Every friday, my truck gets handwashed here at my job.

I love my job.
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I run it through a car wash about once a week, if it's not supposed to rain for a few. I detail the outside if I have and event or something to go to, or just bored. I've never waxed it, and it needs a good buff. The interior has been cleaned 4 times, and detailed professionally once. I won't waste my money on them again, I do a better job myself. I like it to be clean, but I'm not obsessive.
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I personally think my truck looks ghey being clean.

So it is washed about once a season. Or whenever I plan on doing anything to the exterior of the truck...mods. etc.
I keep my truck clean cause I don't want to look like a slob.
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If it is not raining, I take turns. One day I wash the Evo, next day I wash the Ranger. So I would say usually every other day. Sometimes I skip a day if it still looks like it was just cleaned.
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Only after a beach trip which tends to be atleast once a week since it loads up in the side with sand and the under body is covered in salt so might as well right?
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I keep my truck clean cause I don't want to look like a slob.
I don't see how it makes me look like a slob? The inside of my truck is spotless. I'm a neat freak. But the outside? Who cares if its got dirt its a truck.
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i clean my truck once a week, and every other week i put on a thick coat of wax on it and a thick coat of glaze (buffin it off to save time) as well as shampoo the carpets, i clean it so well that you can bake the interior with the smell of smoke and then let it all out then it smells clean again lol
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I don't see how it makes me look like a slob? The inside of my truck is spotless. I'm a neat freak. But the outside? Who cares if its got dirt its a truck.
There's nothing "ghey" about a clean truck. I care that my truck looks good. My friends and family see my truck a lot, and they alway compliment me on how good my truck looks. I like it that way. I like the idea of keeping road salt, mud, grit and grime off my paint.

It also helps the resale value if your truck is in good condition.
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my ranger and F150 stay dirty only thing i keep clean is the interior and the frames their trucks their built to work not to sit pretty
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3-4 times a month.
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3-4 times a month.
thats about once a week ;-)
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when it needs it..lol
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I wash and wax my truck every weekend. and clay bar like every 3 or 4 weeks
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I wash it when I can no longer see out of the windows...

Unless one of my females tells me it's too dirty, then I throw a bikini at her and make her wash it while I watch...
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