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Old 06-25-2011
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truk lewks gud...all detailed up (56k DO NOT ENTER)

Like many today, I washed and waxed and detailed the truck today taking advantage of the beautiful weather. I rolled out of bed at 10:30, threw on some deodorant and my flops and grabbed the wash bucket lol. I started at 10:45. Finished at 4:00

My Process:

Wash with Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash
Cleaned wheels, tires, and engine with Simple Green and various brushes
dried using microfiber towels (go over twice)
waxed using AutoGlym High Definition Wax
Wiped engine plastic down with Meguiar's Natural Shine
vacuumed
detailed interior with Meguiar's Natural Shine
Cleaned glass with off brand Glass Cleaner
Polished wheels with Meguiar's Hot Rims and Meguiar's DynaCone
Final wipe down with Meguiar's Quick Detailer

Then I changed the oil in her and installed some new Pioneer speakers!

Nasty ***** hasnt been waxed since September

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All the dust from going camping last year (ive been slacking)

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clean engine!

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MMMMMMM

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Detailed Engine:

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On to the wheels

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Interior:

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I know red ranger will always have a place for you Pedro...ROFL
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I know red ranger will always have a place for you Pedro...ROFL
you know it lol i want another one so bad. it will come eventually
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Looks so good. Man those rims rock when they are cleaned up.
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If only I were half as motivated as you. It's been a year since I waxed my truck and I think three weeks since a wash? Although it's been raining a lot and all it takes is me to drive through one puddle and the truck is covered in dirt. The disadvantage of having tires that stick out past my flares an inch or two. Looks good though, if I was local to you I'd let you clean mine haha
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Looks so good. Man those rims rock when they are cleaned up.
YES they do. They really need to be removed for a better polishing, but I was already doing too much today. You see all that nice Pisgah dirt all over the engine LOL

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If only I were half as motivated as you. It's been a year since I waxed my truck and I think three weeks since a wash? Although it's been raining a lot and all it takes is me to drive through one puddle and the truck is covered in dirt. The disadvantage of having tires that stick out past my flares an inch or two. Looks good though, if I was local to you I'd let you clean mine haha
Wow, I could never go that long! Id go through withdrawals. Winter kills me as is! Hell yeah Id clean it up for ya
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Looks great Scott! Thought I think that front end needs to come up about an inch!
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Looks great Scott! Thought I think that front end needs to come up about an inch!
yeah yeah so Ive heard.....a few million times haha
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Looks great! I just haven't been able to find time to do mine... and we've had nothing but crap weather here lately! Come on up here and do mine... it'd be a good tour!
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yeah yeah so Ive heard.....a few million times haha
Hey if more then one person is saying it. Then you know you should give in! lol. I actually noticed when I did the 1" crank on my truck it actually road a lot better.
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OUCH MY EYES!!! Too shiny.

Looks good. I need some good 'ol clean the truck time.
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Lookin good man. Wish mine would shine like that...i think i need to go to autozone tomorrow and get me some of that wax lol

Nice drill too. I use the same one haha
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U autozone won't find it at autozone. It was $35 at walmart at one point and I picked it up for $10 on clearance. I then had two more shipped to me by a friend befause everyothr walmart clearancrd them out.
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Missed a spot
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Hmm thats weird lol well walmart is closer anyway but i hope its on clearance when i get there
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Man you'd freak out if I told you how long its been since I washed mine lol.

Your truck looks great, nice and shiny.
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Clean truck, where was Sara during this photo shoot?
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looks good scott...i need to detail my engine...any pointers for doing that
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Looks good all cleaned up.
The engine looks good, can’t seem to get to that level.
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how many miles on it?

truck is ridiculously clean.
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Lol Miss Sara was at work, hence why I got to spend all day rubbing on my other love lol.

As for the engine, all I did was cover up the distribution box, alternator and coil pack with aluminum foil and then spray the motor down with Simple Green. Took a soft bristle wheel brush and scrubbed everything. Then rinsed.a.d then sprayed with simple green again and repeated. Took a towel and dried everythng off. Then took Meguiar's Natural Shine and wiped all the plastic down.

Steel, I'm at 84k miles
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Not bad looking, I just got some of that AutoGlym, i'm gonna give it a try today. Pics to follow,
How do you like that stuff for the tire shine? i've never tried it but wanted to. I usually use Black Magic, but that doesn't get inbetween the outer sidewall treads really well.
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Hard work does pay off. Great job dooder.
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Damn that doesn't look like it has half that many miles on it!
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