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Old 12-23-2009
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i put on some gloves and use the quarter wash, takes 10 minutes and its clean. once a week. not too many rust issues with my 03. every spring i spend about twice as much for a few weeks and really get every nook and cranny.
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Its going to take me for ever to get my truck clean after this winter to the way i usually keep it. Good thing i bought those rubber mats from Clayton (cchsbuzz); or my carpet would be ruined after this last snow.
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lol it wont be ruined anyway. you just get some carpet cleaner and it looks brand new after some work.

i just run the carpeted mats in my 150. they wash right up.
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Old 12-23-2009
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I to use the touchless systems in the area.
Some of the self bays at some washes have hot water. I will sometimes just use the hot water with no soap and just spray the underside and get the wheel wells better than the automatic one does. I do the same with my Focus beater.

I also try to get inside the rockers real good. There are huge holes under the rockers on the 07 that allow nice easy access to flush out all the winter muck and junk.
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Old 12-24-2009
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They dont use salt on the roads around here...they use sand...but we havent gotten anything for them to have to sand the roads yet...it rained yesterday or the day before for a lil bit...but it didnt freeze.
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never heard of the oil idea thats pretty sweet. I usually just head to the quarter wash and spray the salt and slush off and hit it with the hot wax. stays clean for quite a while if its super cold out, then the roads are never wet. But when its like 20-30 it pretty hard to keep it clean. And when your tires stick out past the body its nearly impossible to keep it clean heh.
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I have never used oil, but I use white lithium grease in all the door jams and along the tailgate. It works great. I spray it twice per year. Once in the spring and once in the fall.
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I park my truck in a salt pile and keep water sprayed on it 24/7 it works great you should try it sometime it turns your truck a brownish color then you realize your truck is disappearing...


Haha incase you couldnt tell i dont do that

I need to wash mine cause of the little snow we got last week im covered in salt but i know as soon as i wash it its gonna rain and all the salt on the road is gonna go right back on my truck...

So before winter i put a nice coat of wax on the truck so it offers some paint protection and get all my mud off so it doesnt retain salt water... I wash it when its fairly warm outside and pressure wash my underbody...
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Old 12-25-2009
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up here in the great white north.
we have a company called CROWN RUST CONTROL
for $135.00 they spray every nook and cranny they can get to,, they even drill holes in the cab and fenders
to spray every nook and cranny in there too.
but i found out the hard way they do not warranty the frame or suspension components
just the body parts.

soooo i now use CASTROL MOTORCYCLE CHAIN LUBE .this stuff is great the emolients in the aerosol kill the active surface rust bacteria on contact ,, and it sticks to rust like glue,, the deeper rust bacteria die of oxygen starvation when the chain lube semi dries
and it keeps moisture in the metal ,, so you do not get that annoying squeaking after every bump you drive over.
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Old 12-25-2009
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soooo i now use CASTROL MOTORCYCLE CHAIN LUBE .this stuff is great the emolients in the aerosol kill the active surface rust bacteria on contact ,, and it sticks to rust like glue,, the deeper rust bacteria die of oxygen starvation when the chain lube semi dries
and it keeps moisture in the metal ,, so you do not get that annoying squeaking after every bump you drive over.
Umm, not exactly scientific . . . or how rust works, but good advice with the chain lube.
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