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A Tip That Keeps Your Ride(s) Cleaner For Longer

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Midnight Storm, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Midnight Storm

    Midnight Storm Senior Member

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    I live in the rainy northwest. It’s hard to keep your truck clean when it’s sunny for a day, rainy for two, sunny for 1 etc etc.

    what I do is when I have been driving in the rain in a clean truck, when I get to my destination, preferably home, I hose off the entire truck. This replaces the dirty water that once dries, would leave it filthy, with clean water and if it clears up overnight you’re golden! If it dries up before you get to a hose this doesn’t work and you’re S.O.L.

    I just now went for a burn to get some cold buds and it’s pouring out. So here I am in the dark and the rain hosing down the beast. I’ll thank myself in the morning! B6FF8D0E-B1D2-468F-859F-0BEA85B42376.jpeg
     
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    Portland Oregon here, we have some seriously schizo weather dont we.

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    LOL....I thought my neighbors looked at me funny when I am drying off my truck with a leaf blower. Can't imagine their thoughts if they saw me outside at night rinsing my truck in the rain!

    Regardless, this makes sense. I'll give it a try next time
     
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    When I lived in MI, we did this and added a water filter to the hose. The filter is pricey but well worth it.

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    One nice thing about living up here is we get really nice water from the tap. I also pampered myself and have hot water to my washing hose.
     
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    I should have also said, the filter helps eliminate water spots...

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    I figured. I have such soft water I don’t even get noticeable water spots.
     
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    How do you think your Fire Dept always shows up with clean shiny trucks.........Yup, wash, and or rinse if there is any moisture in the air (i.e. rain or wet/damp roads) every time they come back from a call. In the spring and summer we do tend to do a rinse and dry. However, here in upstate NY once Nov 1st arrives and until April 1st (snow and salt season) we have to wash the rigs after every call.

    PS, we also rinse out the wheel wells and undercarriage to get the salt off when we wash them.
     

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