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Old 01-01-2017, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to start washing my truck at home.
5 years of brush drive through carwashes and a year of diy carwashes, needless to say I have a ton of swirl marks I am looking to get rid of.

I am wondering what do you use far as brush wise for washing the truck.
I am lifted on 35s so the hood, windshield and roof are hard to get to.
I have looked at a lot of RV brushes but most of them look flimsy and cheap. Was hoping someone here can point me in the right direction for a good washing brush.

I plan on using a towel for as much as I can and only use the brush on the hard to reach areas.


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I am looking to start washing my truck at home.
5 years of brush drive through carwashes and a year of diy carwashes, needless to say I have a ton of swirl marks I am looking to get rid of.

I am wondering what do you use far as brush wise for washing the truck.
I am lifted on 35s so the hood, windshield and roof are hard to get to.
I have looked at a lot of RV brushes but most of them look flimsy and cheap. Was hoping someone here can point me in the right direction for a good washing brush.

I plan on using a towel for as much as I can and only use the brush on the hard to reach areas.
Since you insist on using a brush, check out Detailed image, Autogeek and Autopia. Each site sells high quality brushes. The softest material is microfiber then real wool for wash mitts.

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go to home depot in the window cleaning isle.

The brushes are way cheaper than the ones in the car section of autopart store and the one I found was even softer and has a hose attachment.


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I saw some at auto-zone that looked decent. I was quoted 800 dollars to have a shop do it for me...
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$800 for what????
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$800 for what????

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Use the two bucket method. Buy a foam canon and a high quality wash mit. I use chemical guys for all my stuff


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Yup...only microfiber mits for this guy.

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I only use micro fiber towels too; both wash and dry. I have a 6" lift with 35s and use one of these. Mine is similar to the orange one and gets me high enough that I can clean over half of the top on each side and I am 5'10". I also like and am getting a second one from Craftsman too so I don't have to stop and move the stand from side to side as I am often trying to stay ahead of the Las Vegas sun to prevent spotting.



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The estimate of $800 may not be to far off depending on the amount of swirls you have and the condition of the paint. For a full correction of the paint and installing a quality coating that should last 3-5 years, that price is in the ball park. I think that you will find that "most" professional detailer prefer to use microfiber over brushes when you are washing your truck.
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