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Old 12-17-2006
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You can have your chassis under coated from the dealer but with heavy guage metals you don't have to worry about rot, it's only going to get surface rust. The best thing to use is brush on POR13 and it will last longer than the truck. Also any type of two part epoxy paint will do the job well too. Then use the under coat of your choice, I prefer 3M brand in the green can. I use this all the time and it does not stain.
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Keeping the interior smelling fresh

I use one of those white round disks that are made to keep campers fresh. It is about 7-8 inches in diameter and after you peel of the sticker, (to let the fragrance loose), I just slip it under the seat. They are available at Walmart and only run about $4. Works great!
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i pee on the wheels of my old ladies grand am gets some of the brake dust off not really that i want them clean i just hate the car that much also brings out the cars natural smell of "LEMON"
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I use one of those white round disks that are made to keep campers fresh. It is about 7-8 inches in diameter and after you peel of the sticker, (to let the fragrance loose), I just slip it under the seat. They are available at Walmart and only run about $4. Works great!
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I use q tips to get the dirt out of the vents. Also there is an opening in the heater box where ive screwed in a air freshener can. I fill it with cotton and find a good smelling candle/warming oil?(dunno wife gets it)and put some of that on the cotton. Lasts for months. I turn on the heat , it warms it up and cab smells good. But you can put in whatever you want on the cotton, fav fabric softener, cologne, etc. Oil based stuff is better but only works well with heat on it. Also less is more with that stuff.

Microfiber towels, and lots of them I clean everything on the truck including door jambs., seals, and when i the interior apart I am cleaning those pieces also.

Now the house, thats a different story. The truck is the one thing I have control over, along with the garage and my toolboxes.
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Dixieboy removes his bed to detail his truck.. Izzat weird? lol



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Old 12-16-2010
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Well if anyone knows me I'm a freak when it comes to cleaning my truck haha. Every wash I pull down the spare and clean it off.

My "weird" detail trick is using a spray on plastic shine made for atv/dirtbike plastics on my bed caps, door handles, dash, door panels etc. Works wonders compared to armor-all since it isn't greasy.

Also I q-tip the in the lug holes on the wheels and once a month I pull all the lugnuts off and polish them.

Plus I always keep a few microfiber towls in the truck and some spray on wax lol.

When I traded in my last car I was actually offered a detailing position my the manager at the dealership lmao. They didn't even inspect the car they put a sticker on it and had it out on the lot the next morning
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This thread should be labeled the Ranger OCD thread.


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I learned this trick a few trucks ago...Its amazing how well tire cleaner works on interior plastic. Gives it a semigloss shine..just spray it on and wipe it off.
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I either pressure wash it at the .25 place or drive though the touchless carwash before i wash it by hand. I wash and then dry with a shammy, then blow all the wheels and crevices with my backpack blower and then redry.

I use Rain X soup and Eagle Was as you dry while drying.

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anyone ever cleaned ur windoms with invisible glass cleaner and newspaper no streaks what so ever
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